Research Summary

  • "An economic approach to optimal dry cow therapy strategies" - USDA/NRI CGP: $349,985, 2005-2008. (Rajala-Schultz, P.J., DeGraves, F.J., Hogan, J.S., St-Pierre, N.)
  • Detailed characterization of naturally occurring S. aureus intramammary infections" - USDA/Animal Health Formula Funds: $31,044, 2005-2006 (Rajala-Schultz, P.J., DeGraves, F.J.)
  • "Acute bloat syndrome in dairy calves." - Ohio Dairy Farmer=s Federation $3,714, 2004-2005 (Shoemaker, D., Midla, L, Rajala-Schultz, P.J.)
  • "Can selective dry cow therapy maintain udder health in US dairy herds?" -USDA/Animal Health Formula Funds: $16, 948, 2003-2004 (Rajala-Schultz, P.J., Torres, Silveira, F.)
  • "Evaluation of the effectiveness of commercial Neospora Vaccine (NeoGuardTM) to reduce incidence of abortion and vertical transmission of N. caninum in a commercial herd" - Ohio Dairy Farmer=s Federation $3,628, 2003-2004(Meiring, R.W., Rajala-Schultz, P.J.)
  • "Evaluation of reproductive performance in Ohio dairies: Cost-effectiveness of "contract breeding." - OSU Office of Research, Seed Grant $9000. Matching funds from Central Ohio Breeding Association $12,000, 2001-2005 (Rajala-Schultz, P.J., Frazer, G.S., Moss, L.E.)
  • "Antibiotic resistance of bovine mastitis pathogens from first lactation and older cows" - USDA/Animal Health, Formula Funds $29, 763, 2001-2002 (Rajala-Schultz, P.J., Smith, K.L.)
  • "Potential risk factors for early embryonic deaths in dairy" - Ohio Dairy Farmer's Federation, $5,000, 2001-2002 (Rajala-Schultz, P.J., Frazer, G.S.)