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Derek Foster, DVM, PhD

Derek FosterRuminant Health and Production Medicine
Assistant Professor

Office: Main Building, D-252
Phone: 919.513.6415
Fax: 919.513.6464
Email: derek_foster@ncsu.edu

 

 

 


Course Involvement

  • VMP 916: Health Maintenance and Animal Production I
  • VMB 923—Physiology II
  • VMC 933—Theriogenology
  • VMP 936: Health Maintenance and Animal Production II
  • VMP 956 - Health Maintenance and Animal Production III
  • VMP 962—Ruminant Medicine and Surgery
  • VMP 970—Bovine Health Management
  • VMP 971: Food Animal Pharmacology
  • VMP 972: Ruminant Health Management II
  • VMP 987—Ruminant Special Topics
  • VMP 991: Current Issues in Food Animal Medicine
  • Self Paced -- Brown Swiss #3048

Graduate Courses

  • PHY 820A: GI Journal Club

Education and Training

  • Board Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Large Animal
  • PhD, Gastrointestinal Physiology, North Carolina State University
  • DVM, North Carolina State University
  • MSpVM, North Carolina State University
  • BS, Animal Science, North Carolina State University

Teaching Innovations

"An Animated Model of Rumen Motility." http://www.ncsu.edu/project/cvm_gookin/rumen_motility.swf

Clinical and Teaching Interests

  • Ruminant and camelid medicine and surgery
  • Ruminant GI physiology

Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal physiology
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Ruminant Internal Medicine
  • Colostrum management in calves

Awards and Honors

 

  • AVMA/AVMF Young Investigator Award- 2011
  •  Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award- 2012
  •  Faculty of the Year, NC State Student Chapter of AABP-  2010 & 2012
  • Large Animal Clinician of the Year, Class of 2012 

Selected Publications

  • Smith GW, Alley ML, Foster DM, Smith F, Wileman BW. Characterization of passive immunity stimulated by vaccination of dry cows with a Salmonella bacterin. J Vet Intern Med. Submitted for publication.
  • Jacob ME, Foster DM, Rogers AT, Balcomb CC, Shi X, Nagaraja TG. Evidence of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in the feces of meat goats at a U. S. slaughter plant. J Food Protect. 2013; 76(9):1626-9.
  • Jacob ME, Foster DM, Rogers AT, Balcomb CC, Sanderson MW. Prevalence and relatedness of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains in the feces and on the hides and carcasses of US meat goats at slaughter. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013; 79(19):4154-8
  • Jacob ME, Foster DM, Rogers AT, et al. Evidence of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in the feces of meat goats at a U. S. slaughter plant. J Food Protect. Accepted for publication
  • Jacob ME, Foster DM, Rogers AT, et al. Prevalence and relatedness of E. coli O157:H7 in the feces and on the hides and carcasses of U. S. meat goats at slaughter. Applied and Environ Microbio. Accepted for publication
  • Foster DM, Stauffer SH, Stone MR, Gookin JL. Proteasome inhibition of pathologic shedding of enterocytes to defend barrier function requires X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein and nuclear factor-κB. Gastroenterology. 2012; 143:133-44. A figure from this manuscript was chosen for the cover.
  • Azcarate-Peril MA, Foster DM, Cadenas MA, Stone MR, Jacobi SK, Stauffer SH, Pease A, Gookin JL.  Acute necrotizing enterocolitis of preterm piglets is characterized by a unique consortium of ileum-associated bacteria.  Gut Microbes. 2011; 2(4):234-43. A figure from this manuscript was chosen for the cover.
  • Young G, Smith GW, Alley ML, Foster DM.  Efficacy of amprolium for the treatment of pathogenic Eimeria species in Boer goat kids.  Vet Parasit. 2011; 178(3-4):346-9.
  • Foster DM, Chinnadauri S, Nutt J, Pandiri A, Linder K, Alley M, Smith GW.  Congenital pericardeoperitoneal diaphragmatic hernia in an alpaca.  Aust Vet J. 2011; 89(1-2):51-4.
  • Smith GW, Davis JL, Smith SM, Gerard MP, Campbell NB, Foster DM.  Efficacy and pharmacokinetics of pantoprazole in alpacas.  J Vet Intern Med.  2010; 24(3):949-55.
  • Gookin JL, Foster DM, Harvey AM, McWhorter D.  An animated model of reticulorumen motility.  J Vet Med Educ.  2009; 36(4):444-50.
  • GW Smith, MP Gerard, NB Campbell, DM Foster, SM Smith and JL Davis (2009) Third-compartment cannulation in alpacas using a polyurethane gastrostomy tube. Aust Vet J 510:487-491
  • Smith, GW, and Foster, DM. (2007). Absorption of protein and immunoglobulin G in calves fed a colostrum replacer. J Dairy Sci 90:2905-2908.
  • Foster, DM, Smith, G, Sanner, TR, and Busso, GV. (2006). Serum IgG and total protein concentrations in dairy calves fed two colostrum replacement products. J Am Vet Med Assoc 229:1282-1285.
  • Foster DM, Smith GW, Pandiri A, Blond L. Posterior paresis resulting from a vertebral body fracture in a bull.Bov Pract. 2008; 42(1):41-4.
  • Foster DM and Smith GW. Pathophysiology of Diarrhea in Calves, Veterinary Clinics of North America—Food Animal Practice. 2009; 25(1):13-36.