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The Department of Pathobiology is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in veterinary and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases and immunology. Our faculty members’ research ranges from the basic understanding of the mechanisms of disease caused by a wide range of agents (including emerging and zoonotic pathogens) to the different protective and pathological responses o host organisms. We offer advanced training in diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as research training in our areas of expertise.

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Department News

Dr. Bryam Bridle receives Terry Fox Grant to Help Dogs, Humans with Bone Cancer  - Studying bone cancer in dogs may yield new therapies for treating osteosarcoma patients >> more

Dr. Byram Byram was interviewed by CHCH about his grant and bone cancer research. >> click her to watch the news clip

News Articles:

Researcher searches for clues to antibacterial resistance - Molecular epidemiologist Prof. Patrick Boerlin is working with researchers in the United States and Alberta on several projects, studying antibiotic resistance in bacteria from beef cattle. >> more

Genome Canada Press Release - Dr. Bonnie Mallard successful applicant in Genome Canada LSRAP competition.

Dr. Bonnie Mallard recently received $125,000 from OMAF Gryphon Laair funds to evaluate the potential of using the HIR/Immunity+ technology in beef cattle. Dr Doug Hodgins, a research associate with my group will spearhead this project. >> Research Magazine - Gryphon's Laiir Summer 2015 pages 34-35

OVC researchers share in CFI investment to U of G -Pathobiology professors Nicole Nemeth and Leonardo Susta teamed up and received a $125,000 grant to advance their studies in infectious avian diseases.

Dr. Shayan Sharif has recently been selected as an Editor-in-Chief for Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.

Prof.  Patricia Turner is leading a research team committed to developing a user-friendly set of biosecurity recommendations. The team includes Dr. Scott Weese and Dr. Patrick Boerlin.  >> more

Dr. Patricia Turner was appointed Chair of the Code Scientific Committee for NFACC's Rabbit Code Development Committee. The Code Scientific Committee provides guidance on key animal welfare priority issues, which will be used as a basis to make recommendations for enhancing the care of commercial meat rabbits nationwide.

Dr. Patricia Turner was appointed Chair of the Animal Welfare Working Group for the World Veterinary Association. The WVA's mandate is to promote animal health, animal welfare, and public health on a global basis through key partnerships with other international associations, such as the OIE, FAO, WAP, and WMA. Animal welfare was identified as 1 of 4 critical external priorities for the WVA in their 2015 Strategic Plan. Other priorities include zoonotic diseases, pharmaceutical stewardship, and veterinary education.

Dr. Byram Bridle received $32,100 for one year from the National Centre of Excellence in Cancer Biotherapies.  This is part of a larger Catalyst Grant led by Dr. Jason Moffat from the University of Toronto and includes Dr. Paul Woods from the Dept. of Clinical Studies.  This funding is to prepare for upcoming clinical canine melanoma biotherapy trials.