My research is focused on viruses. I have a focus on viruses of cats (feline
coronavirus, calicivirus, lentivirus). I have an interest in infectious diseases of
wildlife, particularly viruses of endangered animals. I am also interested in improving
and developing diagnostics for viral diseases, as well as new antiviral therapies. 



Serologic survey of felids in the Peten region of Guatemala (with Adrienne Lickey, Sharon Patton, and Edward C. Ramsay), Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (2005)

Blood samples were analyzed from 30 domestic cats (Felis domesticus) from the Petén region of...


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PCR prevalence of Ranavirus in free-ranging eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) at rehabilitation centers in three southeastern US states (with Matthew C. Allender, M Abd-Eldaim, Juergen P. Schumacher, D McRuer, and L S. Christian), Journal of wildlife diseases (2011)

Ranaviruses (genus Ranavirus) have been observed in disease epidemics and mass mortality events in free-ranging...



Sensitivity and specificity of a nested polymerase chain reaction for detection of lentivirus infection in lions (Panthera leo) (with H Adams, M van Vuuren, Stephen Kania, A M. Bosman, D Keet, and J New), Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (2010)

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



Bovine Viral Diarrhea Infections in New World Camelids—A Review (with Sarel R. Van Amstel), Small Ruminant Research (2010)

Bovine virus diarrhea virus (BVDV) has recently been identified as an important infectious disease of...



An update on Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Veterinary Medicine (2009)

CONCLUSION FIP is an enigmatic disease that can frustrate clinicians and distress cat owners. It...



Influenza virus A (H1N1) in giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla (with S Nofs, M Abd-Eldaim, K V. Thomas, David Toplon, and D Rouse), Emerging infectious diseases (2009)

In February 2007, an outbreak of respiratory disease occurred in a group of giant anteaters...