Mo Salman

Professor Clinical Sciences


(970) 297-0353

About Mo

Dr. Salman’s educational background is in veterinary medicine (BVMS), preventive veterinary medicine (MPVM), and comparative pathology (Ph.D.). He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE). His research interests focus on surveillance and survey methodologies for animal diseases with emphasis on infectious diseases. He is editor of a 2003 book entitled “Animal Disease Surveillance and Survey Systems: Methods and Applications”. Dr. Salman is the author of over 300 refereed papers in scientific journals and has participated in numerous conferences, and national and international meetings in over 30 years as a faculty member at Colorado State University. He is the Editor in Chief of Elsevier journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine. He also has served on the board of American Journal of Veterinary Research and is section editor for the epidemiology section of Animal Health Review.


BVMS, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, 1973MPVM, University of California-Davis, 1980PhD, University of California-Davis, 1983


American College of Preventive Veterinary Medicine
American College of Epidemiology


Doherr MG, Calavas D, Cameron A, Dufour B, Greiner M, Gustafson L, Hoinville L, Knopf L, Roger F, Stark KD, Salman MD. First international conference on animal health surveillance (ICAHS). Prev Vet Med. 2012 Jul 1;105(3):165-8. Salman M, Silano V, Heim D, Kreysa J. Geographical BSE risk assessment and its impact on disease detection and dissemination. Prev Vet Med. 2012 Aug 1;105(4):255-64. Estrada-Peña A, Farkas R, Jaenson TG, Koenen F, Madder M, Pascucci I, Salman M, Tarrés-Call J, Jongejan F. Association of environmental traits with the geographic ranges of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of medical and veterinary importance in the western Palearctic. A digital data set. Exp Appl Acarol. 2013 Mar;59(3):351-66.. Ketusing N, Reeves A, Portacci K, Yano T, Olea-Popelka F, Keefe T, Salman M. Evaluation of Strategies for the Eradication of Pseudorabies Virus (Aujesky’s Disease) in Commercial Swine Farms in Chian-Mai and Lampoon Provinces, Thailand, Using a Simulation Disease Spread Model. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2012 Oct 3. Kelly AM, Ferguson JD, Galligan DT, Salman M, Osburn BI. One health, food security, and veterinary medicine. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013 Mar 15; 242(6): 739-43. PMID: 23445280 (PubMed in process)Salman M. Is the United States really at risk for introduction of Rift Valley fever virus? J AM Vet Med Assoc. 2013 Mar 1; 242(5):606-8. PMID: 23402404 (PubMed in process)Havas KA, Ramishvili M, Navdarashvili A, Hill AE, Tsanava S, Imnadze P, Salman MD. Risk factors associated with human brucellosis in the country of Georgia: a case-control study. Epidemiolo Infect. 2013 Jan;141(1):45-53. Nol P, Rhyan JC, Robbe-Austerman S, McCollum MP, Rigg TD, Saklou NT, Salman MD. The Potential for Transmission of BCG from Orally Vaccinated White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Cattle (Bos taurus) through a Contaminated Environment: Experimental Findings. Epub 2013 Apr 2. PMID: 23565211 [PubMed- in process]Uhrig SR, Nol P, McCollum M, Salman MD, Rhyan JC. Evaluation of Transmission of Brucella abortus Strain 19 in Bison by Intravaginal, Intrauterine, and Intraconjunctival Inoculation. J Wildl Dis. 2013 Jul;49(3):522-6. Estrada-Peña A, Salman MD. Current Limitations in the Control and Spread of Ticks that Affect Livestock: A Review. Agriculture 2013 Apr; 3, 221-235. Wiedenheft Am, Traub-Dargatz JL, Gillette SC, O’Keefe GJ, Rao S, Salman MD. Knowledge Base and Effectiveness of Online Continuing Education about Foreign Animal Diseases for Equine Veterinarians. J Vet Med Educ. 2013 Spring; 40(1):69-75. DOI: 10.3138/jvme.0612-056R. PMID: 23475415 [PubMed – in process]Hoinville L, Alban L, Drewe J, Gibbens J, Gustafson L, Hasler B, Saegerman C, Salman Mo, Stark K. Proposed terms and concepts for describing and evaluating animal-health surveillance systems. Prev Vet Med. 2013Rhyan J, Van Campen H, McCollum M, Nol P, Davis R, Barfield J, Salman Mo. Rabies in Two Bison from Colorado. Hindawi Publishing Corp, Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine, vol 2013, Article ID 906782.Havas KA, Boone RB, Hill AE, Salman MD. A Brucellosis Disease Control Strategy for the Kakheti Region of the Country of Georgia: An Agent-Based Model. Zoonoses Public Health. 2013 Jul 42Salman M. Is the United State really at risk for introduction of Rift Valley fever virus? J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013 Mar1; 242(5):606-8. Heffernan C, Salman M, York L. Livestock infectious disease and climate change: a review of selected literature. CAB Reviews 2012 7, No. 011. Steneroden Katie, Salman M.D., Satish Kumar, Nitin Bhatia, Rao Sangeeta. Biosecurity and Public Health Challenges in Veterinary facilities with special reference to India and other developing countries. Intas Polivet 2012, Vol. 13 (I).BOOK: Animal Disease Surveillance and Survey Systems: Methods and Applications. Salman, MD, Iowa State Press, Ames, Iowa (222 pages) 2003.4. Carlson JC, Clark L, Antolin MF, Salman MD. Rock pigeon use of livestock facilities in northern Colorado: implications for improving farm bio-security. Human-Wildlife Interactions 5(1). Spring 2011.8. Tempia S, Salman MD, Keefe T, Morley P, Freier JE, DeMartini JC, Wamwayi HM, Njeumi F, Soumare B, Abdi AM. A sero-survey of rinderpest in nomadic pastoral systems in central and southern Somalia from 2002 to 2003, using a spatially integrated random sampling approach. Rev., 2010, 29(3)2. Havas KA, Burkman KD, Heaton P, Salman MD. A Retrospective Time-to-Event Analysis of Military Working Dog Discharges from 2003 to 2006. JAVMA. Accepted for Publication April 2010.3. Schumaker BA, Corso BA, Rhyan JC, Philo LM, Salman MD, Gardner IA. Evaluation of the fluorescence polarization assay for the detection of Brucella abortus antibodies in bison in a natural setting. Comp Immunol Microbiol Dis. 2010 Aug 19. 6. Steneroden KK, Hill AE, Salman MD. A needs-assessment and demographic survey of infection-control and disease awareness in western US animal shelters. Prev Vet Med. 2010 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21126786 [PubMed – as supplied by publilsher]5. Steneroden KK, Hill AE, Salman MD. Environmental Sampling for Salmonella spp. in Colorado Animal Shelters. Zoonoses and Public Health. 2010 Nov 18. Doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378. 2010.01380.x. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21083828 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]7. Nol P, Kato C, Reeves WK, Rhyan J, Spraker T, Gidlewski T, VerCauteren K, Salman M. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak in a captive facility housing white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) bison (Bison bison), elk (Cervus elaphus), cattle (Bostaurus), and goats (Capra hircus) in Colorado, U.S.A. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2010 Sep:41(3): 510-5 PMID: 20945651 [PubMed – in process]1. Salman M. Editorial: Preventive veterinary medicine-What has changed in 2009? Prev Vet Med. 2010 January. Volume 93 (1).

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