Animal TB
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Animal TB

Publications - 2019

  1. Viljoen, I., T. Sylvester, S. Parsons, R. Millar, P. van Helden, and M. Miller.  2019.  Performance of the tuberculin skin tests in Mycobacterium bovis-exposed and unexposed Africa lions (Panthera leo).  J. Wildl. Dis.  In press.
  2. Higgitt, R.L., O.L. van Schalkwyk, L.-M. deKlerk-Lorist, P.E. Buss, P. Caldwell, L Rossouw, T. Manamela, G.A. Hausler, P.D. van Helden, S.D.C. Parsons, and M.A. Miller. 2019.  An interferon gamma release assay for the detection of immune sensitization to Mycobacterium bovisin African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). J. Wild. Dis. In press.
  3.  Miller, M.A., P. Buss, T.T. Sylvester, K.P. Lyashchenko, L.-M. deKlerk-Lorist, R. Bengis, M. Hofmeyr, J. Hofmeyr, N. Mathebula, G. Hausler, P. van Helden, E. Stout, S.D.C. Parsons, and F. Olea-Popelka.  2019.  Mycobacterium bovis in free-ranging lions (Panthera leo) – Evaluation of serological and tuberculin skin tests for detection of infection and disease.  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.  In press.
  4.  Rosen, L.E., F. Olea-Popelka, S.L. Deem, R. Isaza, D. Schmitt, and M. Miller.  2019.  Survey of anti-tuberculosis drug administration and adverse effects in elephants in North America.  J. Zoo Wildl. Med.  In press.
  5.  Chileshe, J., W.J. Goosen, P.E. Buss, P.D. van Helden, R. Warren, S.D.C. Parsons, and M.A. Miller.  A commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of interferon-gamma in white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). J. Vet. Diagn. Invest.  Accepted Jan. 2019.
  6.  Miller, M.A., P. Buss, E. Roos, G. Hausler, A. Dipenaar, E. Mitchell, L. van Schalkwyk, S. Robbe-Austerman, W.R. Waters, A. Sikar-Gang, K.P. Lyashchenko, S.D.C. Parsons, R. Warren, and P. van Helden.  Fatal tuberculosis in a free-ranging African elephant and One Health implications of human pathogens in wildlife.  Front. Vet. Sci. Accepted Jan. 2019.
  7.  Rosen, L.E., F. Olea-Popelka, S.L. Deem, R. Isaza, D. Schmitt, and M. Miller.  Survey of tuberculosis diagnostic results in elephants in North America. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. In revision.
  8. Higgitt, R.L., van Schalkwyk, O.L., de Klerk-Lorist, L.-M., Buss, P.E., Caldwell, P., Rossouw, L.,  Manamela, T., Hausler, G.A., Hewlett, J., Mitchell, E.P., van Helden, P.D., Parsons, S.D.C., Miller, M.A. High apparent prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis infection in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Kruger National Park.  Submitted to Emerging Infectious Diseases (Oct. 2018).
  9.  Kerr, T.J. C.R. de Waal, P.E. Buss, J. Hofmeyr, K.P. Lyashchenko, and M.A. Miller.  Seroprevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex antibodies in free-ranging African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Kruger National Park, South Africa. J. Wildl. Dis. (submitted Dec 2018).
  10.  Edwards, K.L., M.A. Miller, K. Carlstead, and J.L. Brown.  Relationships between housing and management factors and clinical health events in elephants in North American zoos.  PLoS One (submitted Dec 2018).
  11.  Miller, M.A., C. Gortazar, E.O. Roos, M.A. Risalde, A. Johnathan-Lee, A.A. Sridhara, and K.P. Lyashchenko.  Serological reactivity to MPB83 and CFP10/ESAT-6 antigens in three suid hosts of Mycobacterium bovis infection. Vet. Micro. (submitted Jan 2019).
  12. Gibson, K.M., Nguyen, B.N., Neumann, L.M., Miller, M., Buss, P., Daniels, S., Ahn, M.J., Crandall, K.A. and Pukazhenthi, B., 2019. Gut microbiome differences between wild and captive black rhinoceros–implications for rhino health. Scientific reports, 9(1), p.7570.
  13. Edwards, K.L., Miller, M.A., Carlstead, K. and Brown, J.L., 2019. Relationships between housing and management factors and clinical health events in elephants in North American zoos. PloS One, 14(6), p.e0217774.
  14. Byrne, A.W., Allen, A., O'Brien, D.J. and Miller, M.A., 2019. Bovine tuberculosis–international perspectives on epidemiology and management. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6, p.202.
  15. Miller, M.A., Buss, P.E., Roos, E.O., Hausler, G., Dippenaar, A., Mitchell, E., Van Schalkwyk, O.L., Robbe-Austerman, S., Waters, W., Sikar-Gang, A. and Lyashchenko, K.P., 2019. Fatal tuberculosis in a free-ranging African elephant and one health implications of human pathogens in wildlife. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6, p.18.
  16. Bernitz, N., Kerr, T.J., Goosen, W.J., Clarke, C., Higgitt, R., Roos, E.O., Cooper, D.V., Warren, R.M., van Helden, P.D., Parsons, S.D. and Miller, M.A., 2019. Parallel measurement of IFN-γ and IP-10 in QuantiFERON®-TB Gold (QFT) plasma improves the detection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer). Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 169, p.104700.
  17. Chileshe, J., Roos, E.O., Goosen, W.J., Buss, P., Hausler, G., Rossouw, L., Manemela, T., van Helden, P., Warren, R., Parsons, S.D. and Miller, M., 2019. An interferon-gamma release assay for the diagnosis of the Mycobacterium bovis infection in white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 217, p.109931.
  18. Kerr, T.J., de Waal, C.R., Buss, P.E., Hofmeyr, J., Lyashchenko, K.P. and Miller, M.A., 2019. Seroprevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in free-ranging African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 55(4), pp.923-927. 
  19. Chileshe, J., Goosen, W.J., Buss, P.E., van Helden, P.D., Warren, R., Parsons, S.D. and Miller, M.A., 2019. A commercial ELISA for detection of interferon-gamma in white rhinoceros. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, p.1040638719843955.
  20. Miller, M.A., Buss, P., Sylvester, T.T., Lyashchenko, K.P., deKlerk-Lorist, L.M., Bengis, R., Hofmeyr, M., Hofmeyr, J., Mathebula, N., Hausler, G. and van Helden, P., 2019. Mycobacterium bovis in free-ranging lions (Panthera leo)—evaluation of serological and tuberculin skin tests for detection of infection and disease. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 50(1), pp.7-15.
  21. Pohlin, F., Buss, P., Miller, M., Steenkamp, G., Gleed, R., Poore, L., Boesch, J. and Zeiler, G., 2019. Etorphine-ketamine constant rate infusion for maintenance of anaesthesia in a compromised white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine, 2019.
  22. Rosen, L.E., Olea-Popelka, F., Deem, S.L., Iszaz, R., Schmitt, D. and Miller, M.,  2019. Survey of antituberculosis drug administration and adverse effects in elephants in North America. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 50(1), pp.23-32.
  23. Bernitz, N., Kerr, T.J., Goosen, W.J., Higgitt, R.L., de Waal, C., Clarke, C., Cooper, D.V., Warren, R.M. van Helden, P.D., Parsons, S.D.C. and Miller, M.A., 2019.  Impact of Mycobacterium bovis-induced pathology on interpretation of QuantiFERON®-TB Gold assay results in African buffaloes (Syncerus caffer).  Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2019.109923
  24. Viljoen, I.M., Sylvester, T.T., Parsons, S.D.C., Millar, R.P., van Helden, P.D. and Miller, M.A., 2019. Performance of the tuberculin skin test in Mycobacterium bovis-exposed and -unexposed African lions (Panthera leo).  Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 55(3), pp. 537-543.
  25. Roos, E.O., Scott, L.A., Ndou, S., Olea-Popelka, F., Buss, P.E., de Klerk-Lorist, L.-M., Warren, R.M., van Helden, P.D., Sylvester, T.T., Miller, M.A. and Parsons, S.D.C., 2019.  Cytokine gene expression assay as a diagnostic tool for detection of Mycobacterium bovis infection in warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus).  Scientific Reports 9:16525. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53045-0
  26. Neiffer, D., Buss, P., Hewlett, J., Hausler, G., Rossouw, L., Manamela, T., Grenus, B., Thulson, E., Olea-Popelka, F. and Miller, M., 2019.  Evaluation of physiological parameters and effectiveness of an immobilization protocol using etorphine, azaperone, and butorphanol in free-ranging warthogs (Phacochoerus africanus).  Frontiers in Veterinary Science,  doi:  10.3389/fvets.2019.00402
  27. Miller, M.A., Gortazar, C., Roos, E.O., Risalde, M.A., Johnathan-Lee, A., Sridhara, A.A. and Lyashchenko, K.P., 2019. Serological reactivity to MPB83 and CFP10/ESAT-6 antigens in three suid hosts of Mycobacterium bovis infection. Veterinary microbiology, 235, pp.285-288. 

Book chapters:
  1. Buss, P. and Miller, M., 2019. Update on Field Anesthesia Protocols for Free-Ranging African Lions. In Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 9 (pp. 536-538). WB Saunders.

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