James J. England, DVM, Ph D
DVM--1981, Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
PhD--1972, Microbiology, Colorado State University
BS--1968, Bacteriology (Chemistry Minor), University of Idaho
1995-2001: Professor, Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Idaho, Caine Veterinary Teaching Center, Caldwell
1995-2001: Director, Caine Veterinary Teaching Center, Caldwell
1981-1995: Director, Louisiana Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State
1981-1995: Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State
1973-1981: Chief, Virology Section, CSU Diagnostic Laboratory, Colorado State University
1973-1981: Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Colorado State University
1972-1973: Postdoctoral Fellow (Viral Oncology), Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University
1971-1972: Laboratory (Virologist), Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University
James England, DVM, PhD -- Virologist.
Dr. England has not a firm appointment in research, yet he has become active in some high-priority research areas.
For example, respiratory disease of cattle has been the highest research priority for the U.S. Department of
Agriculture for over 50 years. Dr. England has begun a research project on the earliest occurrences of bovine lung
infections utilizing the University of Idaho's cattle herd at the Hot Springs Ranch in Salmon, ID. Close monitoring
and a strong health and wellness program promise to minimize respiratory disease in this demonstration herd.
Additionally, Dr. England has been active in another very important cattle disease arena, Johne's Disease caused
by Mycobacterium paratuberculosis. This insidious intestinal infection slowly destroys the animal's ability
to digest properly, causes profuse diarrhea, and the animal wastes away. Some beef herds have gone out of business
because of it. Dairy productivity can be retarded if Johne's Disease has its way there. Existing control programs are
having a positive effect.
Dr. England is involved in a study designed to detect the infected animals early in life and eliminate them
from the herd, thus preventing spread to the healthy herd mates. It's that early detection that is vital and Dr.
England's demonstration project in a beef herd promises to lead the way in showing how to eliminate this disease from
a population of cattle. Funds are being solicited to show the same kind of positive result in a dairy herd using new
and improved detection methods.