Scholarship & Research
Advancing the field of zoological and wildlife pathology through research is a priority for ZPP. ZPP research interests are wide ranging and the program has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. ZPP faculty are scientific advisors to and experts for a variety of national and international conservation organizations, and contribute to the field of veterinary pathology through service to the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Examples of Ongoing ZPP Research Projects:
- Atoxoplasma infections in passerines
- Nanniziiopsiaceae fungal infections in chelonians
- Brucella sp. infections in free-ranging cetaceans.
- Risk factors for stress & gastritis in cheetahs
- Tuberculosis diagnostics for elephants
- Heart disease in great apes
ZPP residents also contribute to original scholarship through their involvement in the MS program. Selected recent resident publications:
- Delaney MA, Terio KA, Colegrove KM, Briggs MB, Kinsel MJ. Occlusive fungal tracheitis in 4 captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Vet Pathol 50(1): 172-6, 2013.
- Kagan RA, Kinsel M, Gloor K, Mylniczenko ND, Langan JN, Farina LL, Terio KA. Morphologic evidence suggestive of hypertension in Western gray kangaroos (Macropus fulginosus). Veterinary Pathology. 46: 977-984, 2009.
- Landolfi J., Terio K.A. Transitional Cell Carcinoma in Fishing Cats (Prionailurus viverrinus): Pathology and Expression of Cyclooxygenase-1, -2, and p53. Veterinary Pathology. 43:674-681, 2006.
- Pinkerton ME, Wellehan JF Jr, Johnson AJ, Childress AL, Fitzgerald SD, Kinsel MJ. Columbid herpesvirus-1 in two Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii) with fatal inclusion body disease. J Wildl Dis 44:622-8, 2008.