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.


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.



  1. Congratulations to Dr. Sankar Renu

    Aug 20, 2019

    Congratulations to Dr. Sankar Renu who received the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Young Investigator Award at the International Veterinary Immunology Symposium in Seattle, WA on August 13-16, 2019.

  2. Congratulations to Dr. Linda J. Saif!

    Aug 16, 2019

  3. FAHRP Research News

    Jul 25, 2019

    FAHRP researchers have found evidence that early exposure to farm animals could lead to robust immune system development in children.

    Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system