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October 5, 2020

Double presentations for Anatomy and Physiology Seminar

Submitted by Gail Eyestone

Miriam Martin and Andrew Curtis, graduate research assistants with Hans Coetzee in the anatomy and physiology department, will each have a brief presentation at the next Anatomy and Physiology Seminar at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, via Zoom.

Martin will present "Assessment of the Diagnostic Sensitivity and Specificity of Pain Biomarkers in Cattle Using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curves" and Curtis will speak on "Assessment of within-herd seroprevalence of Anaplasma marginale antibodies in 12 Florida Bos indicus cow herds and the association with sporadic outbreaks of bovine anaplasmosis."  

Martin's research includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, use in livestock during elective procedures. Martin is also exploring ways to help veterinary students be prepared to advocate for animal welfare. The goal of her research is to help veterinarians and producers better manage pain and improve animal well-being.

Curtis conducted a survey in an area in Florida considered endemic for bovine anaplasmosis, which revealed an absence of uniform herd immunity and the importance of avoiding unrestricted movement of cattle among geographic regions.

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