Program: MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Dr. Murray Jelinski, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Home community: Hoeksche Waard, The Netherlands / Victoria, British Columbia
- BSc, University of Victoria — 2021
Daniël Kos is from the Hoeksche Waard, South Holland, The Netherlands. After immigrating to Canada, he graduated from high school and attended the University of Victoria where he completed his BSc degree in biochemistry.
At the University of Saskatchewan, his research focuses on environmental detection of bacteria associated with bovine respiratory disease and antimicrobial resistance.
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is associated with Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica, Mycoplasma bovis and Histophilus somni. BRD causes fatalities among stressed cattle & calves. This research will involve laboratory work with BRD bacteria and environmental samples. The overall objective is to create a consistent detection method for BRD associated bacteria and their antimicrobial resistances in order to allow for informed decision making on the use of antibiotics.