My primary and active research areas involve diseases and injuries that occur at the human-animal interface. These often reflect new and emerging issues (i.e. C. difficile, MRSA) or evolving disciplines such as veterinary infection prevention in the clinic/hospital setting.
My laboratory is focused on understanding factors (genetics, metabolic state, nutrition, management, behavior) associated with immune function and health of periparturient dairy cows. Furthermore, in my laboratory we explore reproductive strategies to improve fertility of cows.
Anatomic pathology as it relates to infectious diseases, agriculture, public health and biomedical research
The broad aim of my research program is to understand infectious disease dynamics within wild animal populations, within domestic animal populations, and at the interface between wild and domestic animals.
My research program focuses on providing evidence based therapeutic and preventative solutions for dairy cow lameness.
Dr. Goyal's research interests include diagnosis, pathogenesis and control of viral infections in livestock and poultry and the development of methods for the detection and prevention of human and animal viruses in food, water and environment.
Research to support public policy-making in the areas of animal health, food safety and public health. Using risk analysis tools to support decision-making for preparedness and response. One Health competencies and leadership
I have been transitioning from a primary focus on reproductive physiology in wildlife to more of a focus on emerging challenges at the intersection of livestock, humans, wildlife and the environment
Risk analysis of food safety and animal health issues Antibiotic resistance of foodborne pathogens
I seek to identify cost-effective and efficacious interventions for reducing foodborne pathogen contamination of meat and for minimizing the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
My research uses quantitative epidemiological tools to study risk factors for disease and health on dairy cattle operations. Specific topic areas include paratuberculosis, stockmanship and organic dairy production.
I am interested in ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of infectious agents. My group uses a combination of epidemiological, evolutionary, and molecular tools to address - pathogen-host interactions, population genetic structure of microbes, and investigations on molecular mechanisms host adaptation, enhanced transmissibility and virulence.
Epidemiology of ruminant parasites
I am currently involved with ecosystem health studies, largely infectious diseases, that seek to understand the ecology of infectious diseases and the interconnectedness between animal and human hosts.
I have been studying host responses and the underlying basic mechanism in animals and humans infected with avian influenza viruses. We are recently also exploring the emerging novel bunyaviruses that may be present in agricultural animals and pose a threat to animal and human health
1. Epidemiologic studies related to the prevention and control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) and to the prevention and eradication of Mycobacterium bovis (bovine tuberculosis) in cattle and other food-producing animals. 2. Use of analytic epidemiologic methods directed towards control of economically important disease conditions in livestock and poultry, including monitoring and surveillance, herd prevalence estimation and testing, risk factor modeling, risk assessment, and use of data from complex surveys.