Dr. New has been on the faculty of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine since 1977
with teaching responsibilities in public health, zoonotic diseases (diseases shared by
animals and people), food safety and the human-animal bond. For several years he has been
involved in collaborative studies of factors that contribute to dogs and cats being
relinquished to animal shelters. One study compared the characteristics of cats and dogs
and their owners who relinquished them to shelters with a national sample of cat and dog
owners who still had their animals in their home. Information on differences in the
animals as well as knowledge of owners were reported. 

He and collaborators have estimated the birth and death rates for dogs and cats in the
U.S., the first such national estimates. More recently, he lead a study team to expand
the Shelter Population Index (SPI) which provides a general measure of how well
communities are dealing with the cat and dog surplus. 

Dr. New is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Tennessee Veterinary
Medical Association (AVMA), Delta Society, Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT), and
served as a representative to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy
(NCPPSP). He is the recipient of the Leo Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian and the
AVMA Animal Welfare Awards. Selected publications of the study teams can be found on the
NCPPSP web site – www.petpopulation.org. 

Articles

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Sensitivity and specificity of a nested polymerase chain reaction for detection of lentivirus infection in lions (Panthera leo). (with H Adams, M Van Vuuren, S Kania, A M. Bosman, D Keen, and M Kennedy), Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (2010)

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a lentivirus in the Retroviridae family that causes lifelong infection...

 

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Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) in eastern Tennessee (with Marcy J. Souza, Edward C. Ramsay, and Sharon Patton), Journal of Wildlife Diseases (2009)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor) carcasses (n=118) were collected from July through December 2007 throughout eastern Tennessee....

 

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Estimating the time of death in domestic canines (with K W. Proctor and William J. Kelch), Journal of Forensic Sciences (2009)

Because 36.1% of U.S. households have dogs, the time of death (TOD) of dogs at...

 

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The epidemiology of lion lentivirus among a population of free-ranging lions (Panthera leo) in Kruger National Park, Republic of South Africa (with H Adams, Melissa Kennedy, M van Vuuren, A Bosman, and D Keet), Journal of South African Veterinary Association (2009)

Feline immunodeficiency virus is a lentivirus of domestic cats that causes significant lifelong infection. Infection...

 

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The epidemiology of lion lentivirus infection among a population of free-ranging lions (Panthera leo) in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. (with H Adams, M Van Vuuren, A M. Bosman, D Keet, and Melissa Kennedy), Journal of the South African Veterinary Association (2009)

Feline immunodeficiency virus is a lentivirus of domestic cats that causes significant lifelong infection. Infection...

 

Presentations

Veterinary Public Health: A Collaborative DVM/MPH Option at the University of Tennessee (with Nancy Howell, C. B. Hamilton, and James J. Brace), AAVMC/ASPH Joint Symposium (2007)
 

Other

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Animal Welfare in AAI, International Veterinary Social Work Summit (2010)
 

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Global food systems and public health : production methods and animal husbandry, A National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production Report. Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (with M Salman, M Bailey, Corrie Brown, L Detwiler, D Galligan, C Hall, Melissa Kennedy, G Lonergan, L Mann, D Renter, M Saeed, B White, and S Zika) (2008)