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Fred L. Cunningham, DVM

   
 
 

Fred L. Cunningham, DVM.is a Supervisory Wildlife Research Biologist and Project Leader at the National Wildlife Research Center Starkville, Mississippi Field Station. 

 NWRC Research Project: Aquaculture and Feral Swine


Current Research

  • Can fish eating birds transfer Virulent Aeromonas hydrophila between catfish ponds,

  • Antibody production and genetic drift of H3N2 Influenza A virus in feral swine

     

Education

  • Certificate, Executive Veterinary Program in Swine Health and Management, University of Illinois,
  • D.V.M., Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Mississippi State University-College of Veterinary Medicine
  • M.S., Animal Science, 1981, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
  • B.S., Animal Science, 1979, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Contact information

  • Address: USDA/APHIS/WS/NWRC Mississippi Field Station PO Box 6099, Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Telephone: 662-325-8612
  • Fax: 662-325-8704
  • Email: Fred.L.Cunningham@aphis.usda.gov

 

Publications 

Cunningham, F.L., S.W. Jack, D. Hardin, and R.W. Wills. 2014. Risk factors associated with enteric septicemia of catfish on Mississippi commercial catfish farms. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 26(2):84-90.  doi: 10.1080/08997659.2014.886635

Feng, Z., J.A. Baroch, L.-P. Long, Y. Xu., F.L. Cunningham, K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, B.S. Schmit, A.S. Bowman, T.J. DeLiberto, and X.-F. Wan. 2014. Influenza A Subtype H3 viruses in feral swine, United States, 2011-2012. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(5): 843-846. doi: 10.3201/eid2005.131578.

Cunningham F.L., Jack, S.W., Hardin D,  and Wills, R.W.  Pond-level risk factors associated with columnaris disease on Mississippi commercial catfish farms. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 2012 Sep;24(3):178-84. doi: 10.1080/08997659.2012.675932.

Feng, Z., J. Gomez, A. Bowman, J. Ye, L.-P. Long, B. Martin, K. Jia, J. Nolting, F. Cunningham, C. Cardona, J. Zhang, K.J. Yoon, R. Slemons, and X.-F. Wan. Antigenic and genetic characterization of swine influenza viruses from Ohio agricultural fairs. Journal of Virology, 87(13):7655-7667.

Wan, X.-F., J. L. Barnett, F. Cunningham, S. Chen, M. G. Yang, S. Nash, L.-P. Long, L. Ford, S. Blackmon, Y. Zhang, L. Hanson, and Q. He. Detection of African Swine Fever Virus-like Sequences in Ponds in the Mississippi Delta through Metagenomic Sequencing. Virus Genes, 46(3):441-446.

Ye, J., Y. Xu, J. Harris, A.S. Bowman, F. Cunningham, C. Cardona, K. J. Yoon, R. D. Selmons, and X.-F. Wan. Mutation from arginine to lysine at the position 189 of hemagglutinin contributes to the antigenic drift in H3N2 swine influenza viruses. Virology, 446(1-2):225-9

 

 

 

 



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