Ynte Schukken is a Professor of Epidemiology and Herd Health in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Schukken received his DVM from the University of Utrecht in 1985, his M.Sc. from Cornell University in 1987, and his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Utrecht.
My current research interests are involving 1) udder health, food safety and milk quality in well managed dairy herds 2) understanding population dynamics of infectious diseases in animal populations, and 3) application of epidemiological, statistical and mathematical methods to animal disease research
Research Interests/Work in Progress
Current research in collaboration with the faculty in the department of food science includes:
- Infection dynamics of mastitis pathogens.
- Molecular epidemiology of food borne pathogens.
- S. agalactia infections in bovine and human hosts.
- Antimicrobial resistance patterns in animal pathogens.
- Listeria Biofilm in milking equipment.
- Risk analysis.
- On-farm risk factors for milk–spoilage bacteria in bulk milk.