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Derek Foster

Antimicrobial resistance development in bacteria — like E. coli, (pictured above), can have devastating effects on human health.

Apr 2, 2017

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Food Animals

Responsible drug practices and antimicrobial resistance research is a CVM priority. The CVM includes faculty considered experts on such matters who shape the international conversation on approaches on drug use and antimicrobial resistance... 

dairy cows in pasture

Jan 23, 2017

Training the Next Generation of Large Animal Veterinarians in Effective Drug Use

Research on drug contamination and effective antibiotic practices for large animals is consistently conducted on campus. Out back, the CVM’s distinctive Teaching Animal Unit and herd of cows is a daily reminder that this type of veterinary medicine work isn’t just important... 

Veterinarian working with students on a horse

Jul 13, 2016

A Different Kind of Field Work

Ft. Bragg’s 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion and NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine created a pilot program to train Civil Affairs soldiers and medics in some basic veterinary care for farm animals... 

Danielle Mzyk strokes cow

Jul 6, 2016

Mzyk One of Five Vet Med Students to Receive National Conference Scholarship

Danielle’s interest in internal medicine is an outgrowth of her focus on food safety issues resulting from antibiotic drug residues in beef and dairy cattle... 

doctor holding baby goat

Jun 1, 2016

Amazing Grace: World Class Survivor

Large animal intern Sarah Blackwell was on duty when little Grace was admitted to the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center at NC State Veterinary Hospital. “She was comatose and unresponsive,” Dr. Blackwell recalls... 

Curious calf at the dairy farm off Lake Wheeler Road.

Jan 18, 2016

CALS & CVM Partner on Animal Agriculture Research

The separate investigations into the production health of swine, cattle, and poultry will involve nine faculty members from the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and four from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). This is the second year of... 

Sep 11, 2014

‘One Medicine’ Pilot Studies at College of Veterinary Medicine Help Uncover Genetic Basis of Disease

New discoveries are being made daily in the field of genomics—the study of the genetic basis of disease and health—that have the potential to create new and effective treatments for many complex diseases plaguing both people and animals. Modern technology, for example, allows researchers to identify, or map, diseases to specific regions of chromosomes. Sequencing…