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Division of Applied Veterinary Research

The Division of Applied Veterinary Research (DAVR) conducts applied and basic research using terrestrial and aquatic animals and animal systems in support of current and evolving regulatory issues. We provide research solutions to issues of animal health, food safety of animal derived products, and other animal industry associated technologies.

The Division of Applied Veterinary Research (DAVR) conducts research to investigate the pharmacology of veterinary drugs, primarily in food-producing animals; the interactions between diet and drugs in food producing animals; the interactive effects of dietary, environmental, physiological, immunological, and genetic factors on drug metabolism; the regulatory problems associated with animal feeds; and new procedures and models to support the evaluation of the safety or efficacy of animal drugs. These research efforts support the scientific decision-making in the Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Current interests include developing new procedures and models for evaluating drug safety and efficacy, residue depletion of drugs in food producing animals, and pharmacological models for drug bioavailability. The Division uses a combination of approaches, including innovative proteomic and genomic models, microbiology, and analytical chemistry, in investigations into a variety of research areas for our stakeholders.