Paul S. Morley, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate A.C.V.I.M.
Department of Clinical Sciences
Epidemiology and Biosecurity
In general, my research career has emphasized the investigation of patterns of disease occurrence, evaluating risk factors and methods of disease prevention, and characterizing diagnostic tests, all in relation to infectious diseases of animals. Over time, my efforts have increasingly focused on what I have come to think of as “animal-human interface” issues. That is to say, infectious disease issues in animals that potentially impact the well-being of animal owners, veterinarians, and consumers.
Examples of my research activities in the past 10 years include investigation of food-safety pathogens (such as Salmonella and E. coli O157) in cattle, investigations related to antimicrobial drug use and antimicrobial resistance in cattle and hospitalized animals,. and investigations related to infection control in veterinary hospitals, all of which impact animal well-being, zoonotic disease exposure in humans, food safety, and the well-being of animal owners and caregivers.
While on sabbatical leave in 2005, I worked as a feedlot and as a research consultant at Feedlot Health Management Services in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. I am currently working on developing novel methods for the isolation of respiratory pathogens of feedlot cattle, conducting syndromic surveillance in North American livestock populations, and identifying the efficacy of furosemide treatment for pulmonary hemorrhage in thoroughbred race horses.
In addition to my research activities, I am currently the Director of the Animal Population Health Institute and Director of Biosecurity for the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at CSU. In my professional capacity, I serve as president elect of the Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and I am an Associate Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.