Abstracts/Publications

Abstracts:

  1. Development of a TSH stimulation test in euthyroid ferrets. Hypothyroidism in Ferrets. AEMV Proceedings, October 2012.
  2. Strategies for controlling Mycobacterial disease in zebrafish facilities. (with Whipps C, Lieggi C, Rigatti L) World Aquaculture Society, Zebrafish Workshop, February 2012.
  3. GonaCon® GnRH Vaccination for the Treatment and Prevention of Adrenal Cortical Disease in Ferrets. (with Miller L, Fagerstone K) 2nd Annual Colorado Vaccine Summit, November 9, 2011.
  4. Characterization of Mycobacterium marinum-related mortality in a colony of Xenopus laevis and effective management techniques. (with Rigatti LH, Petro A, Zullo TA, Blasko G, Grainy D) AALAS Proceedings, October 2-6, 2011.
  5. Updates on Adrenal Disease: GnRH Agonists and GnRH Vaccine Studies. International Ferret Congress. June 2011.
  6. What is New in Exotic Animal Practice? PVMA and WPVMA Winter Meeting, February, 2011.
  7. Collagenous Colitis in Immunosuppressed Baboons – an Infectious Origin? (with Dons EM, Echeverri GJ, Klein EC, Montoya C, Wolf R, Jzermans JNM, Cooper DKC) XXIII International Congress of TTS, August 2010.
  8. Duration of Ferret Distemper Antibodies following Vaccination. AFA Annual Convention for Veterinarians May 2010.
  9. GnRH vaccination for the Treatment and Prevention of ACD in ferrets. AFA Annual Convention for Veterinarians May 2010.
  10. The biology of mycobacterial disease in a zebrafish facility. (with Pierce B, Grainy D) World Aquaculture Society, Zebrafish Workshop, February 2010.
  11. Large Swine Surgical Model in the Research Setting. (with Nakon M, et al). AALAS Proceedings, November 8-12, 2009.
  12. Is this bag of IV fluids still good? A study of fluid sterility once the seal is broken. (with Cashman S, et al) AALAS Proceedings, November 8-12, 2009.
  13. Profound Thrombocytopenia Limits Survival of Genetically-Engineered Pig Livers in Baboons. (with EkserB, LongC, EcheverriGJ ) International Xenotransplantation Association Congress, October 12-16, 2009.
  14. Biosecurity and Select Pathogen Control in Fish Facilities. Detection, Impact and Control of Specific Pathogens in Animal Resource Facilities Workshop, National Institutes of Health, April 23–24, 2009
  15. Clinical aspects of hyperthyroidism in the Guinea pig. (with Mayer J) AEMV Annual Conference, Aug. 2009.
  16. Strategies for control of infectious diseases in a large multi-user zebrafish facility. (with Pierce B, Grainy D ) World Aquaculture Society, Zebrafish Workshop, February 2009.
  17. Ferret Reproductive and Neonatal Diseases. IFC Ferret Breeders Symposium, Nov. 2008.
  18. Adrenal Cortical Disease in Ferrets: Studies using GnRH vaccination. (with Miller L, Finkler M ) Development of Reproductive Control Methods for Control of Overabundant Birds and Mammals, 2004-2008. USDA NWRC, Nov 2008.
  19. Co-management of a zebra fish facility. (with Newsome JT ) AALAS Proceedings, November 2008; P95:74.
  20. Primate Uterus Allograft Transplantation. (with DelPriore G, Schlatt S, et al.) Fert Steril, 2007, 88: S221–S222.
  21. Primate Uterus Allograft Transplant-One Year Later. (with Stega J, Schlat S, Nair A, Ferret M, DelPriore, G ) ASRM, November 2008.
  22. Effective and inexpensive influenza vaccine in poultry: Dose escalation and route of administration studies of an adenovirus-based influenza A (H5N1) vaccine in chicken. (with Steitz J, Bristol T, Donis R, Gambotto A ) 11th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, March 2008.
  23. Regulatory Oversight of the Zebrafish Facility and Six Years of Diseases at DLAR Aquatics Facility. (with Reddinger J ) World Aquaculture Society, Zebrafish Workshop, February 2008.
  24. Medical Management of Adrenal Cortical Disease in Ferrets: The Old and the New. AFA Annual Convention for Veterinarians, June 2007.
  25. The detection of adenovirus infections in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) with real time PCR. (with Dahlhausen R, Klein EK ) ARAV Proceedings, April 2007.
  26. Techniques in Treating Vaginal Prolapse. (with Newsome JT ) APV Annual Proceedings, October 2007.
  27. Ferret Cardiology lecture and Ultrasound wet lab. AFA Annual Convention for Veterinarians, September 2006.
  28. Pharmacokinetics of Exogenous Creatinine in Normal Pigeons and in Renal Compromised Pigeons. (with Lefebvre HP ) AAV Research Abstract, August 2006.
  29. Deep Hypothermia Improves Survival after Prolonged, Hemorrhagic Shock in Dogs. (with Wu X, et al) 64th annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, September 2005.
  30. Mild Hypothermia Improves Survival after Prolonged, Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock in Pigs. (with Wu X, et al) 63rd annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, September 2004.
  31. Iridovirus Infections of Turtles and Tortoises. (with Johnson AJ, et al) AAZV, AAWV and WDA Annual Proceedings, August 2004.
  32. Adrenal disease in ferrets – Medical vs. surgical treatments. AFA Advanced Course Proceedings: Management of the ferret for veterinary professionals, November 2003; 3:43-53.
  33. Unexplained paraesthesia and paralysis in the New Zealand White Rabbit following epidural adenoviral vector injection. (with Tarr TL, Capozzi DK, Klein EC ) AALAS Proceedings, October 2003; P95:74.
  34. Pharmacokinetics of Metronidazole administered as a single oral bolus to Red Rat Snakes. (with Bodri MS) ARAV Proceedings, September 2001.
  35. Pulmonary T-cell Lymphoma in a STLV Positive Baboon. (with Capozzi DK, Klein EC ) APV Annual Proceedings, November 1999.
  36. Tissue and Plasma Enzyme Activities in the Common Green Iguana, Iguana iguana. (with Wetzel R) ARAV Proceedings, September 1998.
  37. Preclinical Evaluation of a Novel Bioartificial Liver. (with Khanna A, et al) American Society of Transplant Surgeons, May 1998 and The Transplant Society, July 1998.
  38. The Novel Use of Hinged Braces as Support Devices for Soft Tissue Joint Injuries in Long-legged Birds. (with Klein PN, Cranfield MR) AAZV Annual Proceedings, October 1997.
  39. The Clinical an Pathological Findings in Five Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus ) with Complex Odontomas. (with Garman RH, Cranfield MR ) AAZV Annual Proceedings, October 1997.
  40. Intracranial and Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Stabilization with a Bioartificial Liver Assist Device in a Canine Liver Model. (with Block GD, et al) World Congress of the International Society for Artificial Organs, June 1997.
  41. Preliminary Canine Studies of a New Hollow-Fiber-Based Bioartificial Liver System. (with Mazariegos GV, et al) ASAIO, May 1997.
  42. D-glactosamine Canine Liver Failure Model. (with Block GD, et al) ASAIO, May 1997.
  43. Canine Evaluation of a Novel Bioartificial Liver Support System. (with Khanna A, et al) American Society of Transplant Surgeons, May 1997.
  44. Injectable Calcium Dynamics and Calcitonin Response in Green Iguanas. (with Bodri MS ) ARAV Proceedings, August 1996.
  45. Reptile Physical Exam and Specimen Collection. Reptile and Pocket Pet Medicine Symposium, Blacksburg, VA, November 1994.
  46. Iguana Diseases and Management. Reptile and Pocket Pet Medicine Symposium, Blacksburg, VA, November 1994.
  47. Ferret Diseases and Management. Reptile and Pocket Pet Medicine Symposium, Blacksburg, VA, November 1994.
  48. Reptile Anesthesia Review. 7th Annual Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine Symposium, Davis, CA, January 1992.
  49. An African Elephant Tusk Pulpotomy: A Conservative Approach. (with Bentz G) AAZV/Exotic Animal Dental Conference, September 1991.
  50. Periodontal Disease in Inia geoffrenis. (with Bentz G ) Second Exotic Animal Dental Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 1989.
  51. Pneumonia in snakes:  A prospective study of disease and glottal flora. (with Hilf M, Yu VL) American Society of Microbiology, B288, New Orleans, LA 1989.
  52. Pharmacokinetics of gentamicin and piperacillin in Blood Pythons: A new dosing schedule. (with Hilf M, Swanson D, Yu VL ) AAZV Annual Proceedings 1989.
  53. Pharmacokinetics of gentamicin and piperacillin in Blood Pythons: A new dosing schedule. (with Hilf M, Swanson D, Yu VL ) 13th International Herpetological Symposium on Captive Propagation and Husbandry, Phoenix, AZ 1989.
  54. Oropharyngeal flora in Boids: A long-term follow-up. (with Hilf M, Yu VL ) 12th International Herpetological Symposium on Captive Propagation and Husbandry, NY 1988.
  55. Epidemiology of Acanthocephalid infections in Sturnidae. Mid-Atlantic States Avian Meeting and AAZV Annual Proceedings, 1986.
  56. Defining the reproductive cycle of a White Rhino. AAZV Annual Proceedings, Chicago, IL 1986.
  57. Management of Acanthocephalid infections in an Aviary. AAZPA Northeast Regional Proceedings, Mystic, CT 1986.
  58. Woolly Monkey Hypertension. Woolly Monkey Studbook 1985.
  59. The Clinical Syndrome of Woolly Monkey Hypertension. (with Klein E ) AAZV Annual Proceedings, Phoenix, AZ 1985.
  60. Pathology of Woolly Monkey Hypertension. (with Klein E) AAZV Annual Proceedings, Louisville, KY 1984.

 Publications

  1. Pig-to-Baboon Heart Transplantation – First Experience with Pigs Transgenic for Human Thrombomodulin and Comparison of Three Costimulation Blockade-Based Regimens. Hayato I, Ekser B, Satyananda V, Bhama J, Hara H, Ezzelarab M, Klein E, Wagner RA, Ayares D, Cooper DKC
  2. Use of a GnRH Vaccine, GonaConT, for Prevention and Treatment of Adrenal Cortical Disease (ACD) in Domestic Ferrets. Vaccine 2013 Jul 29 [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.07.035.
  3. Chapter 5 – Management of nonhuman primates in studies of xenotransplantation. In Ekser, ed.: Genetically Engineered Pig Liver Xenotransplantation (submitted) Wagner RA
  4. Cardiology. In Fox and Marini, ed.: Biology and Diseases of the Ferret (3rd edition). Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger; 2014. Wagner RA
  5. Use of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone for a thyrotropin stimulation test in euthyroid ferrets. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013; 243(10): 1432-1435. Mayer J, Wagner RA, Mitchell MA, Fecteau K. doi: 10.2460/javma.243.10.1432.
  6. Edwardsiellosis caused by Edwardsiella ictaluri in Laboratory Populations of Zebrafish Danio rerio. J Aquatic Health 2013; Sep;25(3):171-83. Hawke JP, Kent M, Rogge M, Baumgartner W, Wiles J, Shelley J, Savolainin C, Wagner RA.
  7. The use of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone for thyrotropin stimulation test in euthyroid guinea pigs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2013; 242 (3): 346-349. Mayer J, Wagner RA, Fecteau K. doi: 10.2460/javma.242.3.346.
  8. Comparison of hematologic, biochemical, and coagulation parameters in a 1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-knockout pigs, wild-type pigs, and four primate species. Xenotransplantation 2012; 19(6):1-13. Ekser B, John Bianchi J, Ball S, Iwase H, Walters A, Ezzelarab M, Veroux M, Gridelli B, Wagner RA, Ayares D and Cooper DKC.
  9. A Syndrome of Severe Hypoglycemia and Acidosis in Young Immunosuppressed Diabetic Monkeys and Pigs-Association with Sepsis.Transplant Infectious Disease. 2012 Nov; 2. [Epub ahead of print] Zhou H, van der Windt D, Dons EM, Echeverr JG, Murase N, Bottino R, Wijkstrom M, Wagner R, Cooper DKC.
  10. Collagenous Colitis-like Condition in Immunosuppressed Infant Baboons. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012; Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print] Dons EM, Echeverri GJ, Rigatti LH, Klein EC, Montoya C, Wolf RF, Ijzermans, JNM, Cooper DKC and Wagner RA.
  11. Cellular effects of Cyclosporin (CyA) on primate uterus post one year transplant. Transplantation. July 2013; 96 (2): 121–130. Malanowska-Stega J, Schlatt S, Wagner RA, Chaganti P, Schron D Nagappan N and Del Priore G.
  12. Mycobacteriosis in Zebrafish Colonies. ILAR J 2012; 53(2): 95-105. Whipps CM, Lieggi C, Wagner RA.
  13. Comparison of Surgery to Two Medical Treatments in Ferrets with Adrenocortical Disease. J Exotic Pet Med 2012; 21 (4):332-335. Wagner RA, Lennox A.
  14. Duration of serologic response to canine distemper vaccines in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). J Exotic Pet Med 2012; 21 (2): 243–247. Wagner RA, Bhardwaj N.
  15. Xenotransplantation. Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research: Biology and Management. 2nd ed. 2012; 16 (1): 391-402. Abee CR, Mansfield K, Tardif SD, and Morris T, eds. Academic Press: San Diego. Cooper D, Wagner RA.
  16. Authority to establish housing requirements. Performance standards for housing. Lab Anim (NY). 2011 Aug 19;40(9):270. Adusumilli S, Wagner RA, Newsome J.
  17. T Cell-Based Immunosuppressive Therapy Inhibits the Development of Natural Antibodies in Infant Baboons. Transplantation. 2012 Apr 27, 93(8):769-76. DOI: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182481168. Dons EM, Montoya C, Long CE, Hara H, Echeverri GJ, Ekser B, Ezzelarab C, Medellin DR, van der Windt DJ, Murase N, Rigatti LH, Wagner RA, Wolf RF, Ezzelarab M, West LJ, Ijzermans JN, Cooper DK.
  18. Uterus Transplantation: On the Edge. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 2010; 29 (1): 55-60. Del Priore G, Schlatt S, Wagner RA, Reynoso E, Malanowska-Stega J.
  19. Assessment of route of administration and dose escalation for an adenovirus-based influenza A Virus (H5N1) vaccine in chickens. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2010 Sep; 17(9):1467-72. Steitz J, Wagner RA, Bristol T, Gao W, Donis RO, Gambotto A.
  20. Advanced Diagnostic Approaches and Current Management of Thyroid Pathologies in Guinea Pigs. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2010; 13 (4): 509-523.  Mayer J, Wagner RA. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2010.05.009.
  21. Sex hormones modulate the arrhythmia phenotype in rabbit hearts with drug induced long QT type 2 J Physiol 2010; 588 (5) 785-792. Salama G, Liu T, Mantravadi R, Wagner RA.
  22. Impact of Thrombocytopenia on Survival of Baboons with Genetically Modified Pig Liver Transplants: Clinical Relevance. Am J Transplant. 2010 Feb, 10(2):273-85. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02945.x. Epub 2009 Dec 23 Ekser B, Long C, Echeverri GJ, Hara H, Ezzelarab M, Lin CC, de Vera ME, Wagner RA, Klein E, Wolf RF, Ayares D, Cooper DK, Gridelli B.
  23. Uterus allograft transplantation in non-human primates. Reproductive Sciences, vol. 16, no. 3, supplement, pp. 3A–66A, 2009. J Malanowska-Stega, S Schlatt, R Wagner, AR Nair, D Schron, W Miller, and G Del Priore.
  24. Cyclophosphamide dosage in pigs. Ann Transplant 2009; 14 (4): 91-92. Echeverri GJ, Wagner RA, Cooper DKC.
  25. Endoscopic Gastric Submucosal Transplantation of Islets (ENDO-STI): Technique and Initial Results in Diabetic Pigs. Am J Transplant. 2009 Nov, 9(11):2485-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02815.x. Epub 2009 Sep 22. Echeverri GJ1, McGrath K, Bottino R, Hara H, Dons EM, van der Windt DJ, Ekser B, Casu A, Houser S, Ezzelarab M, Wagner RA, Trucco M, Lakkis FG, Cooper DK.
  26. Ferret Cardiology. Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. 2009; 12 (1): 115-134. Wagner RA. doi: 10.1016/j.cvex.2008.09.001.
  27. The Treatment of Adrenal Cortical Disease in Ferrets with 4.7 mg Deslorelin Acetate Implants. J Exotic Pet Med 2009; 18:146-152. Wagner RA, Finkler MR, Fecteau KA, Trigg TE.
  28. Primate Uterus Allograft Transplant—One Year Later. Cancer & Fertility Society, September, 2008; 90: S169–S170. Malanowska-Stega J, Schlatt SR, Wagner RA, Nair RM, Del Priore G.
  29. Diagnosing Gastric Hairballs in Ferrets. Exotic DVM 2008; 10 (2): 19-23. Wagner RA, Finkler M.
  30. Ranavirus infection of Free-Ranging and Captive Box turtles and tortoises in the United States. J Wild Dis 2008; 44(4): 851-863. Johnson AJ, Pessier AP, Wellehan JFX, Norton TM, Stedman NL, Bloom CD, Belzer W, Titus VR, Wagner RA, Brooks J, Spratt J, Jacobson ER.
  31. The Innate Immune Response and Activation of Coagulation in Α1,3-Galactosyltransferase Gene-Knockout Xenograft Recipients. Transplantation 2009, 87(6):805-812. Ezzelarab M, Garcia B, Azimzadeh A, Sun H, Lin CC, Hara H, Kelishadi S, Zhang T, Lin YJ, Tai HC, Wagner RA, Thacker J, Murase N, McCurry K, Barth RN, Ayares D, Pierson RN, Cooper DKC
  32. Babesia as a complication of immunosupression following pig-to-baboon heart transplant. Xenotransplantation 2007; 14: 162-165. Ezzelarab M, Yeh P, Wagner RA, Cooper DK.
  33. Selected Physiologic Compatibilities and Incompatibilities between Human and Porcine Organ Systems. Xenotransplantation 2006; 13: 488-499.  Ibrahim Z, Busch J, Awwad M, Wagner RA, Cooper DK.
  34. The treatment of third degree heart block in ferrets with subcutaneous or oral isoproterenol. Exotic DVM 2006; 8 (2): 6-7. Wagner RA.
  35. Pharmacokinetics of Metronidazole administered as a single oral bolus to Red Rat Snakes. J Herp Med Surg 2006; 16 (1): 15-21. Bodri MS, et al (Wagner RA).
  36. Iridoviruses: Emerging Pathogens of Turtles. J Zoo Wild Med 2006; 35:78-82. Johnson AJ, et al (Wagner RA).
  37. Pharmacokinetics of Exogenous Creatinine in Pigeons. J Vet Intern Med 2005; 19:465-466. Wagner RA, Lefebvre HP.
  38. Mild Hypothermia Improves Survival after Prolonged, Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock in Pigs. J Trauma. 2005; 59(2):291-301. Wu X, et al (Wagner RA).
  39. Identification and characterization of a reptile RNase A ribonuclease gene, from Iguana iguana. Gene 2005; 352: 36-44. Nitto T, Lin C, Dyer K, Wagner RA, and Rosenberg HF.
  40. Clinical observations and endocrine response to treatment of adrenal cortical disease in ferrets with GnRH (deslorelin acetate) implants. Am J Vet Res 2005; 66 (5): 910-914. Wagner RA, Piche C, Jochle W, and Oliver JW.
  41. An Analysis of Geographic Microsatellite Variability in Central American Howling Monkeys. Int J Primatology 2004; 25 (1): 197-210.  Whinkler L, et al (Wagner RA).
  42. A Third Case of “Golfball Disease” in an Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) Associated with Streptococcus iniae Infection. J Zoo Wild Med 2003; 34 (3):296-301. Boner CJ, Wagner RA.
  43. D-galactosamine based canine acute liver failure model. HBPD Int 2002; 1:354-367. Patzer JF, et al (Wagner RA).
  44. Rhinotomy for Treatment of Complex Odontoma in Black-tailed Prairie Dogs. Exotic DVM 2001; 3(5): 29-34. Wagner RA, Johnson D.
  45. Leuprolide acetate treatment of adrenal cortical disease in ferrets. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2001; 218 (8): 1272-1274. Wagner RA, Bailey EM, Schneider JF, Oliver JW.
  46. Novel Bioartificial Liver Support System: Preclinical Evaluation. Ann NY Acad Sci 1999; 875: 340-352. Patzer JF, et al (Wagner RA).
  47. Tissue and Plasma Enzyme Activities in Juvenile Green Iguana. Am J Vet Res 1999; 60 (2): 201-203. Wagner RA, Wetzel R.
  48. Clinical and Pathological Findings in Ten Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) with Complex Odontomas. Exotic DVM 1999; 1(1): 7-11. Wagner RA, Garman RH, Collins BM.
  49. D-glactosamine induced liver injury in large dogs: is it really fulminant liver failure? Hepatology 1996; October.  Block GD, et al (Wagner RA).
  50. Plasma Cell Neoplasia in a Rhesus Monkey and a Brief Review. Contemp Topics Lab Anim Sci 1996; 35 (6): 80-83.  Capozzi DK, Klein EC, Wagner RA.
  51. Estrogen induced bone marrow depression in a ferret with adrenal gland tumors. J Sm Exotic An Med 1995; 3 (2):59-61.  Wagner RA.
  52. Evaluation of serum estradiol concentrations in alopecic ferrets with adrenal gland tumors. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1994; 205:703-707. Wagner RA, Dorn D.
  53. Pharmacokinetics of Piperacillin in Blood Pythons (Python curtus) and In Vitro Evaluation of Efficacy Against Aerobic Gram-Negative Bacteria. J Zoo Wild Med 1991; 22 (2):199-203. Hilf M, Swanson D, Wagner RA, Yu VL.
  54. Prospective study of upper airway flora in healthy Boid snakes and snakes with pneumonia. J Zoo Wild Med 1990; 21 (3):318-325. Hilf M, Wagner RA, Yu VL.
  55. A new dosing schedule for gentamicin in blood pythons: A pharmacokinetic study. Res Vet Sci 1991; 50:127-130. Hilf M, Swanson D, Wagner RA, Yu VL.
  56. Clinical Challenge: Cardiomyopathy in a Black Kingsnake. J Zoo An Med 1989; 20 (2):238-239. Wagner RA.
  57. Estrous cycle determination in a Southern White Rhino. Pachyderm 9, December, 1987. Proceedings of African Rhino Workshop, Cincinnati, OH, October 1986. Wagner RA.

 

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