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John M Adaska- BS, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Professor of Clinical
California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab

Tulare Laboratory
Tulare, CA 95616

+1 559 688 7543


Research Focus

Gastrointestinal disease of cattle.

Specialty Focus

Diagnostic pathology


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 2014 Aly SS, Anderson RJ, Whitlock RH, Adaska JM Sensitivity and Specificity of Two Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assays and a Quantitative Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Bovine Paratuberculosis Testing of a Large Dairy Herd Int J Appl Research Vet Med,
  • Link Icon 2014 Adaska JM, Aly SS, Moeller RB, Blanchard PC, Anderson M, Kinde H, Uzal F Jejunal Hematoma in Cattle: A retrospective case analysis Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation,
  • Link Icon 2014 Kinde H, Pesavento PA, Loretti AP, Adaska JM, Barr BC, Moore JD, Anderson ML, Rimoldi G, Hill AE, Jones MEB Congenital portosystemic shunts and hepatic encephalopathy in goat kids in California: 11 cases (1999-2012) JVDI,
  • Link Icon 2013 Correa CE, Moeller RB, Adaska JM, Clothier KA, Blanchard PC Pathology in practice. Soft tissue abscesses and vertebral osteomyelitis attributable to N farcinica infection in 2 calves Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2013 Moeller RB, Adaska J, Reynolds J, Blanchard PC Systemic Bovine herpesvirus 1 infections in neonatal dairy calves J Vet Diag Invest,
  • Link Icon 2012 Aly SS, Anderson RJ, Whitlock RH, Fyock TL, McAdams S, Byrem TM, Jiang J, Adaska JM, Gardner IA Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies to identify Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis super-shedder cows in a large dairy herd using antibody enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, and bacterial culture J Vet Diag Invest,
  • 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 subspecies paratuberculosis on California free-stall dairies Journal of Dairy Science,

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. .