Eric R Burrough

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Education & Certifications  
Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary Pathology, Iowa State University, 2011
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2010
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, 1997

VDPAM 455        Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum (VDPAM 455)
VDPAM 456        Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine
VDPAM 551        Advanced Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine (VDPAM 551)

Research Focus & Interests  

Dr. Burrough’s primary research focus is on Brachyspira-associated colitis of swine with projects investigating pathogenesis and the development of improved diagnostic techniques.  Dr. Burrough also has previous and ongoing projects investigating pathogenesis and prevention of porcine enteric diseases.

Honors & Awards  
Iowa State University CVM Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice 2022
Iowa State University Emerging Leaders Academy 2017-2018
Burton J. and Gertrude E. Gray Fellowship 2014
Iowa State University CVM Award for Early Achievement in Research 2013
BIVI Professorship in Food Animal Infectious Diseases 2012-2017
Fort Dodge Animal Health Fellowship 2010-2011
Iowa State University Faculty Senate
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Executive Board

American College of Veterinary Pathologists
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
American Veterinary Medical Association
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society

Selected Publications  

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Helm ET, Burrough ER, Leite FL, Gabler NK. Lawsonia intracellularis infected enterocytes lack sucrose-isomaltase which contributes to reduced pig digestive capacity. Vet Res 2021; 52:90.

Helm ET, Lin J-H, Gabler NK, Burrough ER. Brachyspira hyodysenteriae infection reduces digestive function but not intestinal integrity in growing pigs while disease onset can be mitigated by reducing insoluble fiber. Front Vet Sci 2020; 7:587926.

Burrough ER, De Mille C, Gabler NK. Zinc overload in weaned pigs: tissue accumulation, pathology, and growth impacts. J Vet Diagn Invest 2019; 31(4):537-545.

Card RM, La T, Burrough ER, Ellis R, Nunez-Garcia J, Thomson J, Mahu M, Phillips ND, Hampson DJ, Rohde J, Tucker AW. Weakly haemolytic variants of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae newly emerged in Europe belong to a distinct subclade with unique genetic properties. Vet Res 2019; 50:21. doi: 0.1186/s13567-019-0639-x.

Rhode J, Majzoub-Altweck M, Flakenau A, Hermanns W, Burrough ER, Ritzmann M, Stadler J. Occurrence of dysentery-like diarrhoea associated with Brachyspira suanatina infection in a German fattening pig farm. Vet Rec 2018; doi: 10.1136/vr.104705

Burrough ER, Arruda BL, Plummer PJ. Comparison of the luminal and mucosa-associated microbiota in the colon of pigs with and without swine dysentery. Front Vet Sci 2017; 4:139.

Burrough ER: Swine dysentery: etiopathogenesis and diagnosis of a re-emerging disease. Vet Pathol 2017; 54(1): 22-31.

Wilberts BL, Arruda PHE, Kinyon JM, Frana TS, Wang C, Magstadt DR, Madson DM, Patience JF, Burrough ER. Investigation of the impact of increased dietary insoluble fiber through the feeding of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) on the incidence and severity of Brachyspira-associated colitis in pigs. PLoS ONE 2014; 9(12): e114741.

Burrough ER, Wilberts BL, Bower LP, Jergens AE, Schwartz KJ. Fluorescent in situ hybridization for detection of “Brachyspira hampsonii” in porcine colonic tissues.  J Vet Diagn Invest 2013;25:407-412.

Burrough ER, Strait EL, Kinyon JM, Bower LP, Madson DM, Wilberts BL, Schwartz KJ, Frana TS, Songer JG. Comparative virulence of clinical Brachyspira spp. isolates in inoculated pigs. J Vet Diagn Invest 2012; 46:1025-1034.