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Isaac Olufemi Olatoye

Isaac Olufemi Olatoye

Affiliate Faculty

olatoye@vetmed.wsu.edu

 

Dr. Olatoye is a faculty member at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University specializing in food safety, antibiotic residue and resistance surveillance and intervention research. 

His research is primarily in:

  • Surveillance of food-borne pathogens and antibiotic residues risks in food of animal origin being consumed in Nigeria.
  • Survey of culture and pattern of production, antibiotics usage in livestock and the associated public health risks in South Western Nigeria.
  • Determination of ecological and socio-economic factors that contribute to the persistence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance in food animal zoonotic bacteria in Nigeria using molecular epidemiological surveillance.

Dr. Olatoye is a veterinarian with 10 years private practice experience in veterinary extension services and supply of poultry birds, livestock drugs, feeds and vaccines in southern Nigeria. He has developed close connections with livestock producers, processors and drug/input suppliers and public health workers in Nigeria. He is also actively involved in professional activities and consultancy services to livestock producers across the country.

He is currently engaged in teaching and researching Food safety, Drugs and Animal Disease Surveillance Intervention, training of Doctor of Veterinary Medical (DVM) and graduate students at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ibadan. He is also involved in ambulatory and rural and preventive clinical services and public health extension activities of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Ibadan. He is in active collaboration with other faculty members in Nigeria and SGAH in research efforts for tracking and control of antibiotic residue and resistance in food borne pathogens.