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Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine (FIVM) Seminar Series

Submitted by avnguye on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:01pm

On Friday, February 17, Dr. Stuart Carter will describe the emerging nature of digital dermatitis and associated lesions and his ongoing efforts to develop a vaccine

Dr. Stuart Carter, Liverpool Veterinary School

Digital dermatitis (DD) is a major worldwide disease of dairy cattle, which presents as severely inflamed lesions on the rear feet. The lesions are extremely painful, and are associated with significant lameness, making DD an important animal health concern and one of the most important infectious diseases of cattle with significant economic consequences for farmers.

On Friday, February 17, Dr. Stuart Carter, will talk about how DD, in recent years, has crossed species barriers and is now commonly reported in sheep in the United Kingdom, where it is classified as a rapidly emerging disease. Dr. Carter’s presentation will describe the emerging nature of digital dermatitis and associated lesions and his ongoing efforts to develop a vaccine.

Dr. Carter has been a veterinary immunologist at Liverpool Veterinary School for many years. During that time, he has served as Research Dean and Director of Postgraduate Research for the Veterinary Faculty.

Dr. Carter’s research interests have covered many areas, involving a variety of diseases and species. He has published on infection immunology in seals, snakes, ostriches, camels, buffalo, elephants, as well as domestic species.

In recent years, he has focussed on the pathogenesis of digital dermatitis (DD) in cattle, sheep and goats, and considered aetiology, pathogenesis, genetics, epidemiology and immunology. His recent findings have identified the spread of the bacteria initiating DD lesions and their emergence in other tissues and species to become a major threat to domesticated and wild life species. Having identified bacterial species involved in DD, Dr. Carter is currently in the process of developing a vaccine to prevent this infection.


FIVM Seminar Series Schedule 2016-2018

August 2016 BREAK
September 23, 2016 Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine
October 21, 2016 Clinical and Translational Research
November 18, 2016 Infection Biology
December 2016 BREAK
January 13, 2017 Pain and Animal Welfare
February 17, 2017 Cattle Health
March 17, 2017 Wildlife Health Ecology
April 21, 2017 Veterinary Education Research and Scholarship
May 19, 2017 Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine
June 2017 BREAK
July 2017 BREAK
August 2017 BREAK
September 15, 2017 Clinical and Translational Research
October 20, 2017 Infection Biology
November 17, 2017 Pain and Animal Welfare
December 2017 BREAK
January 19, 2018 Cattle Health
February 16, 2018 Wildlife Health Ecology
March 16, 2018 Veterinary Education Research and Scholarship
April 20, 2018 Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine
May 18, 2018 Clinical and Translational Research
June 2018 BREAK
July 2018 BREAK
August 2018 BREAK

Cattle Health

Wildlife Health Ecology

Infection Biology

Pain and Animal Welfare

Clinical and Translational Research

Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine

Veterinary Education