UK Veterinarian Receives National Excellence Award
At the recent American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians convention, the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Erdal Erol, DVM, MSc, PhD, received the 2018 BIOMIC Excellence in Diagnostic Veterinary Microbiology Award.
This national award recognizes distinguished scientists for research accomplishments in the field that can be applied for the betterment of veterinary medicine.
Erol has led the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory’s (UKVDL) diagnostic microbiology unit since 2010. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on several research projects that have added to researchers’ understanding and knowledge base of bacterial infectious diseases in animals, some of which have been devastating to the livestock and horse industries. His seminal work to better understand the etiology of nocardioform placentitis in broodmares has helped better characterize the epidemiology and pathogenesis of this mysterious agent that results in late-term fetal loss, leading to ideas for better management and preventive
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