The Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine (PPM) is diverse in function, specialty and geographic location, but the foundational role is diagnostic and clinical service. Our faculty provide diagnostic and animal health assistance for Mississippi poultry, livestock and companion animals through their work in the Mississippi Veterinary Research Diagnostic Laboratory (MVRDL) at Jackson and Starkville.
PPM faculty staff the catfish diagnostic laboratory, located at the Thad Cochran Warmwater Aquaculture Center, and support the Mississippi catfish industry with diagnostic service, on-farm consultation and catfish disease research.
Mississippi food animal industries receive assistance with animal health problems through our intensive in-hospital patient care, as well as on-farm, real world animal care. We have faculty who specialize in reproductive problems in animals, and they make extensive use of the Morgan Freeman Equine Reproduction Research Unit to improve knowledge of equine reproductive disorders.
Lastly, faculty specializing in food safety, public health and epidemiology (the study of disease in large populations) assist our poultry and processing industries to identify and manage food safety hazards. We use our service activities to involve veterinary and graduate students in case and herd management. Real world problems become our research projects, and we work to create knowledge for today.
Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Pathobiology & Population Medicine
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100