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2010/2011 Publications List

Allen, S.E., Boerlin, P., Janecko, N., Lumsden, J.S., Barker, I.K., Pearl, D.L., Reid-Smith, R.J., Jardine. C. 2011. Antimicrobial Resistance in Generic Escherichia coli Isolates from Wild Small Mammals Living in Swine Farm, Residential, Landfill, and Natural Environments in Southern Ontario, Canada. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 882-888.

McLelland, D.J., I.K. Barker, G. Crawshaw, L.A. Hinds, L. Spilsbury and R. Johnson. 2011. Single dose pharmacokinetics of oxytetracycline and penicillin G in tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii).  Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 34: 160-167.

Jardine, C., L.R. Lindsay, V.M. Nicholson, D. Ojkic, J.F. Prescott.  2011.  Longitudinal Study on the seroprevalence of avian influenza, leptospirosis, and tularemia in an urban population of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Ontario, Canada.  Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11:37-42.

Al-Hussinee L, Lumsden JS. (2011) Detection of VHSV IVb within the gonads of Great Lakes fish using in situ hybridization. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms doi:10.3354/dao02338.

Allen S, Boerlin P, Janecko N, Lumsden JS, Pearl DL, Reid-Smith R, Jardine C. (2011). Antimicrobial resistance in generic Escherichia coli isolated from wild small mammals living in farm, residential, landfill and natural environments in southern Ontario. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:882-888.

Al-Hussinee L, Lord S, Stevenson RMW, Casey RN, Groocock GH, Britt KL, Kohler GA, Wooster GA, Getchell RG, Bowser PR, Lumsden JS. (2011). Immunohistochemistry and pathology of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, type IVb associated with mortality in multiple Great Lakes fish. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 93:117-127.

Garver K, Al-Hussinee L, Edes S, Hawley L, Lord S, Stevenson RMW, Contador E, LePage V, Russell S, Souter B, Schroeder T, Wright E, Lumsden JS. (2010). First identification of koi herpes virus (KHV) in wild common carp in Canada. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46:1242-1251.

Al-Hussinee L, Huber P, Russell S, LePage V, Reid A, Young KM, Nagy E, Stevenson RMW, Lumsden JS. (2010). Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) type IVb experimental infection in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) and fathead minnow, Pimphales promelas (Rafinesque). Journal of Fish Diseases 33:347-360.

Huber P, Petrie B, Allen S, Lumsden JS. (2010). Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus IVb inactivation by UVC and storage viability at 4oC and –20oC. Journal of Fish Diseases 33:377-380.

Velarde, R., S.E. Calvin, D. Ojkic, I.K. Barker, and É. Nagy.  2010. Avian Influenza Virus H13 Circulating in Ring-Billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis) in Southern Ontario, Canada. Avian Diseases 54(s1): 411–419.

Pasick, J., Y. Berhane, H. Kehler, T. Hisanaga, K. Handel, J. Robinson, D. Ojkic, F. Kibenge, M. Fortin, R. King, A. Hamel, D. Spiro, J. Parmley, C. Soos, E. Jenkins, A. Breault, D. Caswell, C. Davies, J. Rodrigue, K. McAloney, and F. Leighton. 2010. Avian Influenza Surveillance in Canadian Wild Birds 2005 to 2007. Avian Diseases 54(s1): 440-445.

Kummrow MS, Gilman C, Mackie P, Smith DA, Mastromonaco GF. 2011. Noninvasive analysis of fecal reproductive hormone metabolites in female veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) by enzyme immunoassay. Zoo Biology 30: 95-115.

Castillo-Alcala F, Mans C, Bos AS, Taylor WM, Smith DA. 2010. Clinical and pathologic features of an adenomatous polyp of the colon in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Canadian Veterinary Journal 51: 1261-1264.

Taylor WM, Beaufrère H, Mans C, Smith DA. 2010.  Long-term outcome of treatment of dental abscesses with a wound-packing technique in pet rabbits: 13 cases (1998-2007). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 237: 1444-1449.

Raghav R, Taylor M, Delay J, Ojkic D, Pearl DL, Kistler AL, Derisi JL, Ganem D, Smith DA. 2010. Avian bornavirus is present in many tissues of psittacine birds with histopathologic evidence of proventricular dilatation disease. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 22: 495-508.

Bauer SA, Leslie KE, Pearl DL, Fournier J, Turner PV. 2010. Survey of prevalence of  overweight body condition in laboratory-housed cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 49: 407-414.

Bauer SA, Leslie KE, Pearl DL, Fournier J, Turner PV. 2010. Retrospective case-control study of hyperglycemia in group-housed, mature female cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis). J Med Primatol. 39:408-416.

Zedrosser A, Cattet M, Swenson JE, Stenhouse G. 2011. One species, two populations, three patterns of growth; brown bears in Canada and Sweden. Ecography (in review)

Ashley NT, Barboza PS, MacBeth BJ, Janz DM, Cattet M, Booth RK, Wasser SK. 2011. Glucocorticosteroid concentrations in feces and hair of captive caribou and reindeer following adrenocorticotropic hormone challenge. General and Comparative Endocrinology (in review)

Chow BA, Hamilton J, Cattet M, Stenhouse G, Obbard ME, Vijayan MM. 2011. Serum corticosteroid binding globulin expression is modulated by fasting in polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A, 158: 111-115.

Chow BA, Hamilton J, Alsop D, Cattet M, Stenhouse G, Vijayan MM. 2010. Grizzly bear corticosteroid binding globulin: Cloning and serum protein expression. General and Comparative Endocrinology 167: 317-325.

Wang K, Franklin SE, Guo X, Cattet M. 2010. Remote sensing of ecology, biodiversity and conservation: A review from the perspective of remote sensing specialists. Sensors 10: 9647-9667.

Macbeth BJ, Cattet M, Stenhouse GB, Gibeau ML, Janz DM. 2010. Hair cortisol concentration as a non-invasive measure of long-term stress in free-ranging grizzly bears (Ursus arctos): considerations with implications for other wildlife. Canadian Journal of Zoology 88: 935-949.

Cattet M, Obbard ME.  2010. Use of hyaluronidase to improve chemical immobilization of free-ranging polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(1): 246-250.

Ludwig, A., M. Bigras-Poulin, S. Lair and D. Bélanger. Morphological Description ofAmerican Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos, Populations in Southern Québec. anadian Field-Naturalist 123(2): 133-140.

Piché, C., L. Measures, C. Bédard, S. Lair, Bronchoalveolar lavage and pulmonary histopathology in harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) experimentally infected with Otostrongylus circumlitus. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 46(2): 409–421, 2010.

Desmarchelier, M., A. Santamaria-Bouvier, G. Fitzgérald, S. Lair. Mortality and morbidity associated with gunshots in raptorial birds from the province of Quebec: 1986 to 2007. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 51: 70–74, 2010.

Ludwig, A., M. Bigras-Poulin, P. Michel, D. Bélanger. Risk factors associated with West Nile virus mortality in American crow populations in southern Quebec. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 46(1): 195–208, 2010

Desmarchelier, M., E. Troncy, G. Fitzgerald, S. Lair. Assessment of meloxicam-induced analgesia on post-operative orthopedic pain in pigeons. American Journal of Veterinary Research. In press 2010.

Desmarchelier, M., E. Troncy, G. Beauchamp, J. Paul-Murphy, G. Fitzgerald, S. Lair. Evaluation of a fracture pain model in the Pigeon (Columba livia). American Journal of Veterinary Research. In press 2010.

Séguin, G., F. Bouchard, C.F. Uhland, L.N. Measures, S. Lair. Fatal infections of Philometra sp. in wild-hatched captive-raised striped bass, Morone saxatilis (Walbaum). Journal of Fish Diseases. In press 2010.

Larrat, S., M. Simard, S. Lair, D. Bélanger and J.F. Proulx. From Science to Action or from Action to Science? The Nunavik Trichinellosis Prevention Program. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. In press 2010.

Wong M, Toth J, Haney S, Krewski D, Leighton FA, Ricketts M, Westaway D and Cashman N. 2011. PrioNet Canada: A Network of Centres of Excellence for Research on Prion Diseases—Ongoing and Future Research Directions. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. 74: 73-87.

Millins C, Reid A, Curry P, Drebot MA, Andonova M, Buck P, and Leighton FA. 2011. Evaluating the use of House Sparrow nestlings as sentinels for West Nile Virus in Saskatchewan. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11(1): 53-58.

Brook RK, Kutz SJ, Millins C, Veitch AM, Elkin BT, Leighton T. 2010. Evaluation and delivery of domestic animal health services in remote communities in the Northwest Territories: A case study of status and needs. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 51(10):1115-22.

J. Pasick, Y. Berhane, H. Kehler, T. Hisanaga, K. Handel, J. Robinson, D. Ojkic, F. Kibenge, M. Fortin, R. King, A. Hamel, D. Spiro, J. Parmley, C. Soos, E. Jenkins, A. Breault, D. Caswell, C. Davies, J. Rodrigue, K. McAloney and F. Leighton. 2010. Survey of Influenza A Viruses Circulating in Wild Birds in Canada 2005 to 2007. Avian Diseases 54:440–445.

Pasick J, Berhane Y, Hisanaga T, Kehler H, Hooper-McGrevy K, Handel K, Neufeld J, Argue C, and  Leighton F. 2010. Diagnostic Test Results and Pathology Associated with the 2007 Canadian H7N3 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak. Avian Diseases 54:213–219.

Himsworth CG, Jenkins e, Hill JE, Nsungu M, Ndao M, Thompson RCA, Covacin C, McConnell A, Leighton FA, Skinner S. 2010. The emergence of sylvatic Echinococcus granulosus as a parasitic zoonosis of public health concern in an indigenous Canadian community. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 82(4): 643-645.

Himsworth CG, Skinner S, Chaban B, Jenkins E, Wagner BA, Harms NJ, Leighton FA, Thompson RCA and Hill JE. 2010. Multiple Zoonotic Pathogens Identified in Canine Feces Collected from a Remote Canadian Indigenous Community. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 83(2): 338-341.

Himsworth CG, Elkin BT, Nishi JS, Neimanis AS, Wobeser GA, Turcotte C, Leighton FA. 2010. An outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in an intensively managed conservation herd of wild bison in the Northwest Territories. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 51:593–597.

Himsworth CG, Elkin BT, Nishi JS, Epp T, Lyashchenko KP, Surujballi O, Turcotte C, Esfandiari J, Greenwald R, Leighton FA. 2010. Comparison of test performance and evaluation of novel immunoassays for tuberculosis in a captive herd of wood bison naturally infected with Mycobacterium bovis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(1):78-86.

D. D. Evelsizer, R. G. Clark , T. K. Bollinger 2010 Relationships between local carcass density and risk of mortality in molting mallards during avian botulism outbreaks. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46 (2): 507-513.

D. D. Evelsizer, T. K. Bollinger, K. W. Dufour, and R. G. Clark. 2010 Survival of radio-marked mallards in relation to management of avian botulism. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46 (3): 846-877.

C. I. Cullingham, E. H.Merrill, Evelyn H., M. J. Pybus, T. K. Bollinger, G. A. Wilson, D. W. Coltman. 2011. Broad and fine-scale genetic analysis of white-tailed deer populations: estimating relative risk of chronic wasting disease spread. Evolutionary Applications 4(1): 116-131.

C. I. Cullingham, S. M. Nakada, E. H.Merrill, T. K. Bollinger, Evelyn H., M. J. Pybus, D. W. Coltman. 2011 Multiscale population genetic analysis of mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) in western Canada sheds new light on chronic wasting disease spread. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 89:134-147.

Risling, T., Å. I. Fahlman, N.A. Caulkett, and S. Kutz. 2011. Physiological and behavioral effects of hypoxemia in reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) immobilized with xylazine-etorphine. Animal Production Science. 51: In press Jan 2011.

Curry, P.S., B.T. Elkin, M. Campbell, K. Nielsen, W. Hutchins, C. Ribble and S.J. Kutz. 2011. Expanding the disease surveillance tool box: Blood-on-Filter-Paper for detecting Brucella exposure in caribou. Journal of Wildlife Disease, XXXX.

Polley, L., E. Hoberg and S. Kutz. Climate change, parasites and shifting boundaries. 2010. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. 52(Suppl 1):S1. ttp://

Kowalzik, B.K., M.S.M. Pavelka, S.J. Kutz, and A. Behie. 2010 Parasites, primates, and ant-plants: clues to the lifecycle of Controrchis sp. in black howler monkeys, Alouatta pigra, in southern Belize. J. Wildl. Dis. Accepted June 29th, 2010.

Sim, K.A., B.M. Hoar, S.J. Kutz and N. B. Chilton. 2010. A sensitive PCR-based assay to amplify the second internal transcribed spacer ribosomal DNA of individual trichostrongylid nematode larvae. J. Vet. Diag. Inv.  22(3).

Brook, R.K., S.J. Kutz, C. Millins, A.M. Veitch, B.T. Elkin and T. Leighton. 2010. Evaluation and delivery of domestic animal health services in remote communities in the Northwest Territories: A Case Study of Status and Needs. Can. Vet. J. XXXXX.

Schock, D.M., G.R. Ruthig, J.P. Collins, S.J. Kutz, S. Carrière, R.J. Gau, A.M. Veitch, N.C. Larter, D.P. Tate, G. Guthrie, D.G. Allaire and R. Popko. 2010. Amphibian chytrid fungus and ranaviruses in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.XXXX.

Stockin, K.A., Law, R.J., Roe, W.D., Meynier, L., Martinez, E., Duignan, P.J., Bridgen, P., Jones, B. 2010. PCBs and organo-chlorine pesticides in Hector’s (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) and Maui’s (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) dolphins. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60: 834-842.

Wilkinson, I.S., Chilvers, B.L., Duignan, P.J., and Pistorius, P.P.A. 2011. An evaluation of hot-iron branding as a permanent marking method for adult female New Zealand Sea Lions, Phocarctos hookeri. Wildlife Research (In press).

Foster, A.P., Johnston, P.E., Duignan, P.J., and Schock, A. Pericardial myxoid liposarcoma in a common eland (Taurotragus oryx). J. Comp. Path (In press).

Hirota S, K Fines, J Ng, D Traboulsi, J Lee, E Ihara, Y Li, WG Willmore, D Chung, MM Scully, T Louie, S Medlicott, M Lejeune, K Chadee, GD Armstrong, SP   Colgan, DA Muruve, JA MacDonald & PL Beck. Hypoxia inducible factor signaling provides protection in Clostridium difficile-induced intestinal injury. Gastroenterology, 2010. Doi: 10.1053/j.gastro. 2010.03.045

Lejeune M, Leung P, Beck PL & Chadee K. Role of EP4 receptor and prostaglandin transporter in augmenting ProstaglandinE2 induced alteration in colonic epithelial barrier integrity. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 299: G1097–G1105, 2010.

Lejeune M & Chadee K. ProstaglandinE2 produced by Entamoeba histolytica alters tight junction protein and affects colonic epithelial integrity. American journal of Pathology (in press)

Curry P, Elkin B, Campbell M, Nielsen K, Hutchins W, Ribble C, Kutz S. 2011.  Filter-Paper Blood Samples for ELISA Detection of Brucella Antibodies in Caribou. J Wildlife Diseases, 47: 12-20.

Curry P, Kutz S, Hutchins W, Elkin B, Ribble C, Veitch A, Jenkins D, Hope G, Nielsen K. 2010. Caribou Health Matters: Innovative Sampling and Hunter Perspectives. Kah Mowitch: Where are the Deer? 10th National Gathering of Grad Students in Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, Vancouver, BC, Jun 24-26.

Hammel L, Stephen C, Bricknell I, Evensen O. 2009 “Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue Working Group Report on Salmon Disease” commissioned by the Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue, World Wildlife Fund. available at

Munasinghe N, Stephen C, Abeynayake P, Abetgunwardens I. 2010.  Shrimp farming practices in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka: Implications for disease control, industry sustainability and rural development. Veterinary Medicine International . Article ID 679130, 7 pages doi: 10.4061/2010/679130

Pollock S, Stephen C. 2010. Why you should get to know your local veterinarian. BC Medical Journal. 52(1):15

Robertson C, Sawford K, Daniel S, Nelson T, Stephen C. Mobile phone–based infectious disease surveillance system, Sri Lanka. Emerging Infectious Diseases [serial on the Internet]. 2010 Oct. content/16/10/1524.htm

Stephen C, Ninghui L, Zhang L, Yeh F. Animal health policy principles for highly pathogenic avian influenza: Shared experience from China and Canada. Zoonoses and Public Health DOI: 10.1111/j.1863- 2378.2010.01351.x

Stephen C, Stitt T, Dawson-Coates J. Pathogen/Parasite Study between Water Basins: Risk Assessment Expectations and Options for Prospective Fish Health Studies. 10 December 2009.

Stephen C, Daibes I. 2010. Defining features of the practice of global health research: an examination of 14 global health research teams. Global Health Action 3: 5188.

Vrbova L, Stephen C, Kasman N, Boehnke R, Doyle-Waters M, ChablittpClark A, Gibson B, Brauer M, Patrick D. 2010. Systematic Review of Surveillance Systems for Emerging Zoonoses. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 57(3): 154-161.

Forzán MJ, Vanderstichel R, Hogan NS, Teather K, Wood J.  Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in three species of wild frogs on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Disease of Aquatic Organisms, 2010, 91:91-96.

Daoust, P-Y, FSB Kibenge, RAM Fouchier, MWG van de Bildt, D van Riel, and T Kuiken. 2011. Replication of low-pathogenic avian influenza virus in naturally infected Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) causes no morphological lesions. Journal of Wildlife Diseases [in press]

Nemiroff L, T Wimmer, P-Y Daoust, and DF McAlpine. 2011. Cetacean strandings in the Canadian Maritime provinces, 1990-2008.  Canadian Field-Naturalist 123: [in press]

Birkenheuer, AJ, B Horney, M Bailey, S McBurney, V Catto, HS Marr, A Camacho and AE Balman.  2010.  Babesia microti-like infections are prevalent in North American Foxes.  Vet. Parasit. 172 (3-4): 179-182.

Clancy N, B Horney, S Burton, A Birkenheuer, S McBurney and K Tefft.  2010.  Babesia annae in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) from Prince Edward Island, Canada. J. Wildl. Dis. 46: 615-621.

Technical Reports

Tubbs L, S. Russell and J.S. Lumsden. (2010). Kingfish mortality investigation. NIWA, New Zealand.

Larrat, S., S. Lair. Saumon atlantique et inflammation périanale au Québec en 2009. Centre québécois sur la santé des animaux sauvages, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal. 2010. 12 pages.

Lelièvre, F., C. Brisson-Bonenfant, F. Bouchard, N. Côté, S. Lair, C. Fehlner-Gardiner, L. Lambert, S. Larrat, I. Laurion, J. Mainguy et S. Nadin-Davis. 2011. Surveillance des maladies de la faune - Rapport annuel 2009. Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune. 67 p.

Larrat, S., S. Lair. Implantation chirurgicale d’émetteurs satellitaires sur des macreuses brunes (Melanitta fusca) et macreuses à front blanc (Melanitta perspicillata) à Forestville. Presented to Environment Canada. 2010. 12 p.

Larrat, S., S. Lair. Saumon atlantique et inflammation périanale au Québec en 2009. Presented to the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune. 2010. 24 p.

Training Manual on Wildlife Diseases and Surveillance. Prepared for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) by F.A. Leighton, Paris. 45pp.

Mancell J, Stitt T. 2010. Potential for Oil and Gas Toxicology on Woodland Caribou in Northeastern British Columbia. Report to Helen Schwantje, BCMOE. 23 November 2010.

Pollock S, Stitt T, Stephan C. First Nations Health Care Systems: Physician and frontline health care practitioner knowledge of parasitic disease. 26 March 2010.

Stephen C. 2010. Federal Government Role in One health: Wildlife Issues. Public Health Agency of Canada

Stephen C, Stitt T. Economic Considerations of the “One World One Health” Approach for the Public Health Agency of Canada. Notes in Support of a Presentation to Senior Management. 16 November 2009.

Stitt T. 2010. Animal Determinants of Emerging Disease (ADED) National Teleconference Rounds: Year End Report. 20 April 2010.