Swine Program

Mycoplasma Research Laboratory - MycoLab

Research rationale

In the MycoLab we focus on diagnostics and epidemiology of Mycoplasma species in order to generate information that the veterinary practitioner can use for control and elimination of important animal diseases.

Maria Pieters close-up

Dr. Maria Pieters
Principal Investigator

Ongoing research

  • Mycoplasma gilt acclimation initiative
  • Molecular characterization of swine Mycoplasmas
  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae elimination programs
  • Disease transmission in swine reproductive herds
  • Diagnostic epidemiology of swine Mycoplasmas

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The team

Graduate students

  • Luiza Roos, DVM
  • Alyssa Anderson, BS
  • Amanda Sponheim, DVM

Visiting scholar

  • Karine Takeuti (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

DVM students & undergrads

  • Chris Deegan
  • Jonathan Tubbs
  • Megan McMahon
  • Alicia Butler