University of Vermont

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)


Dr. David Kerr receives AFRI grant

Dr. David KerrThe long-term goal of the Kerr lab research is to identify genetic differences between animals in their ability to resist mastitis (infection of the mammary gland). This disease is the most costly infectious disease of dairy cattle, affecting both the quality and quantity of milk produced. Infectious disease must also be controlled to ensure the welfare and longevity of dairy animals. The Kerr lab has recently received a national grant from the USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The AFRI award is to continue this research into natural disease prevention mechanisms.

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