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Welcome to the Food Animal Health Research Program. Our program focuses on enhancing food safety, protecting the environment, and making animals and people healthier. Our areas of expertise are highlighted below

Animal Disease

A dedicated and experienced staff performs a full range of diagnostic testing services that arm veterinarians and health officials with the information they need to protect and improve animal and therefore, human health.

Zoonoses and Food Safety

Pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites are contracted by consuming contaminated food or drinking water. The risks are present from farm to fork and require prevention and control throughout the food chain.

Animal Models

Animal models of human disease have been used to find pathways of normal function, identify abnormalities leading to disease, and develop diagnostics and therapy. Better models of human disease result in more efficient drug discovery.

Education

FAHRP offers top-notch graduate programs of study. Our exceptional faculty provide students with excellent classroom instruction and exciting, hands-on opportunities for basic and applied research in the field.

 

News

  1. More and more viruses ‘spilling over’

    Apr 6, 2020

    Viruses have been increasingly shifting from animals to people, a recent trend that has researchers at The Ohio State University closely studying a pig virus that can survive in human cells.

    Click below to see the full article at CFAES News.

    More and more viruses ‘spilling over’

  2. Coronavirus: Warnings went unheeded, Ohio State virologist says

    Mar 30, 2020

    Coronavirus: Warnings went unheeded, Ohio State virologist says

    FAHRP professor Dr. Linda Saif was interviewed for an article in The Daily Record on March 30, 2020.

  3. OSU Wooster experts closely monitoring new coronavirus

    Feb 3, 2020

    OSU Wooster experts closely monitoring new coronavirus

    FAHRP professors Dr. Linda Saif and Dr. Qiuhong Wang interviewed for an article in The Daily Record on February 1, 2020.

    For additional information about coronavirus, including symptoms, treatment or a list of university precautions and requirements, please visit the university’s coronavirus webpage.