Welcome to the Food Animal Health Research Program at The Ohio State University

Our program focuses on enhancing food safety, protecting the environment, and making animals and people healthier.

Please see our new page at http://fahrp.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/

Our Areas of Expertise

Animal Disease

A dedicated and experienced staff performs a full range of diagnostic testing services that arm veterinarians and health officials with the information they need to protect and improve animal and therefore, human health.

Zoonoses & Food Safety

Pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites are contracted by consuming contaminated food or drinking water. The risks are present from farm to fork and require prevention and control throughout the food chain.

Animal Models

Animal models of human disease have been used to find pathways of normal function and identify abnormalities leading to disease, and develop diagnostics and therapy. Better models of human disease result in more efficient drug discovery.

Mission & Focus

To protect and enhance animal and public health through research, education and outreach; and to support the animal industries in economically producing safe, wholesome food.


FAHRP offers top-notch graduate and undergraduate programs of study. Our exceptional faculty provide students with excellent classroom instruction and exciting, hands-on opportunities for basic and applied research in the field.


The Food Animal Health Research Program has modern laboratories with the latest equipment, including AALAC accredited laboratory animal and germ-free facilities.