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John M Adaska- BS, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology


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1986 BS Zoology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1990 DVM, MPVM Veterinary Medicine & Preventive Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
2005 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA
1994 Residency in Anatomic Pathology, Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine,
1996 Research Fellowship, Leishmania, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute and University of Washington,

Honors and Awards

2002 Best Brief Communication - Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathology (Anatomic Pathology)
License to practice Veterinary Medicine, State of California

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Correa C, Blanchard PC, Adaska J, Clothier K, Moeller R. Soft tissue abscesses and vertebral osteomyelitis due to Nocardia farcinica in two Holstein calves JAVMA,
  • Link Icon 2012 Adaska JM, Whitlock RH Low rate of detectable in utero transmission of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in a dairy herd with a low prevalence of Johne‚Äôs disease J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2010 Aly SS, Anderson RJ, Adaska JM, Jiang J, Gardner IA Association between Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection and milk production in two California dairies J Dairy Sci,
  • Link Icon 2009 Odani JS, Blanchard PC, Adaska JM, Moeller RB, Uzal FA Malignant edema in postpartum dairy cattle J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2009 Aly SS, Anderson RJ, Whitlock RH, Fyock TL, McAdams S, Adaska JM, Jiang J, Gardner IA Reliability of Environmental Sampling to Quantify Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis on California Freestall Dairies Journal of Dairy Science,
  • Link Icon 2008 Berge AC, Thornburg E, Adaska JM, Moeller RB, Blanchard PC Antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Dublin from dairy source calves in the central San Joaquin Valley, California (1998-2002) J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2008 Ruzante JM, Gardner IA, Cullor JS, Smith WL, Kirk JH, Adaska JM Isolation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis from waste milk delivered to California calf ranches Foodborne Pathog Dis,
  • Link Icon 2008 Moore DA, Adaska JM, Higginbotham GE, Castillo AR, Collar C, Sischo WM Testing New Dairy Cattle for Disease Can Boost Herd Health, Cut Costs California Agriculture,
  • Link Icon 2008 Adaska JM, Silva AJ, Sischo WM Comparison of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhimurium isolates from dairy cattle and humans using in vitro assays of virulence Vet Microbiol,
  • Link Icon 2006 Adaska JM, Silva AJ, Berge ACB, Sischo WM. Genetic and phenotypic variability in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolated from California dairy cattle and humans Applied and Environmental Microbiology,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2008 Adaska, J: Campylobacter, Haskell S, (ed), 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ames, IA. .

2008 Adaska, J: Anthrax, Haskell S, (ed), 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ames, IA. .