Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
George Saperstein

Amelia Peabody Professor of Agricultural Science
Chair, Department of Environmental and Population Health
Director of Contract Research

Livestock Disease Control, Sustainable Agriculture

Campus Phone:
508-839-8725

Fax:
508-839-7948

Education

  • DVM - Kansas State University - 1978

Congenital abnormalities of internal organs and body cavities.

Author(s):Saperstein, G.
Publication year: 1993
Journal / Book title: The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice

Spinal muscular atrophy in Brown Swiss calves.

Author(s):el-Hamidi, M. | Leipold, H.W. | Vestweber, J.G. | Saperstein, G.
Publication year: 1989
Journal / Book title: Zentralblatt fur Veterinarmedizin. Reihe A

Effect of levamisole on induced bovine viral diarrhea.

Author(s):Saperstein, G. | Mohanty, S.B. | Rockemann, D.D. | Russek, E.
Publication year: 1983
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Diprosopus in a Hereford calf.

Author(s):Saperstein, G.
Publication year: 1981
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Record

Intestinal atresia in calves.

Author(s):Leipold, H.W. | Saperstein, G. | Johnson, D.D. | Dennis, S.M.
Publication year: 1976
Journal / Book title: Veterinary medicine, small animal clinician : VM, SAC

Otognathia with complete pharyngeal fistulae in an Angus calif.

Author(s):Saperstein, G. | Guffy, M.M. | Leipold, W.
Publication year: 1976
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Record

Congenital defects of sheep.

Author(s):Saperstein, G. | Leipold, H.W. | Dennis, S.M.
Publication year: 1975
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Rectal and vaginal constriction in Jersey cattle

Author(s):Leipold, H.W. | Saperstein, G.
Publication year: 1975
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Three mutations and the karyotype of the prairie vole. White spotting, polydipsia, and muscular dystrophy in Microtus ochrogaster

Author(s):Hartke, G.T. | Leipold, H.W. | Huston, K. | Cook, J.E. | Saperstein, G.
Publication year: 1974
Journal / Book title: Journal of Heredity

Tibial hemimelia in Galloway calves.

Author(s):Ojo, S.A. | Guffy, M.M. | Saperstein, G. | Leipold, H.W.
Publication year: 1974
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

General Research Interests

  • Sustainable agriculture.
  • Preservation of germplasm from endangered breeds of livestock.
  • Antibiotic susceptibility diagnostics.
  • Congenital and hereditary diseases of large animals.
  • Staphylococcal mastitis in cows and goats.
  • International veterinary medicine.

Selected Research Projects

  • Strengthening Regional Collaboration in Animal Disease and Zoonoses in the Middle East, 1999 - 2002. USAID. Involved coordinating efforts of veterinarians and laboratory workers in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority to harmonize procedures to reduce the prevalence of important infectious diseases of animals in the region.
  • Preservation of Germplasm from Endangered Breeds of Livestock, 2002 - present. Privately funded. Involves collecting and freezing germplasm from endangered breeds of American livestock that possess valuable genetic traits.

Research Interests by Area

International, Wildlife and Conservation Medicine
  • Sustainable livestock agriculture; Germplasm collection from endangered breeds of livestock

Sustainable Agriculture Program for New England Family Farmers

With funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, Dr. Saperstein is encouraging regional livestock producers to participate in a local premium livestock branded product program aimed at bringing local farmers added revenue streams by changing the way they raise livestock and market their products. Farmers can learn more about this opportunity by checking out the website:azulunabrands.com

Patent Information

Saperstein, G., Antibiotic Sensitivity Test for Pathogenic Organisms Present in Mastitic Milk. Patent No. 5,026,638. Issued June 25, 1991.