Kerri Pedersen

Kerri Pedersen

 
photo of Kerri Pedersen Kerri Pedersen,
Wildlife Disease
Biologist 

 

Project: Rabies in Free Ranging Wildlife


Current Projects

  • Avian influenza surveillance
  • Feral swine disease surveillance
  • Swine brucellosis culturing
  • Improving the DART
  • Wildlife surveillance TB manual
  • Swan diseases in the Great Lakes region
  • Role of the National Wildlife Disease Program in wildlife disease surveillance


Education

  • M.S., Ecology (Wildlife Focus), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • B.S., Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Contact Information

  • Address: Wildlife Services, NWRC, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80521
  • Telephone: 970-266-6272
  • Fax: 970-266-6063
  • E-mail: Kerri.Pedersen@aphis.usda.gov


Recent Publications

2018
Pedersen, K., R.S. Miller, A.R. Musante, T.S. White, J.D. Freye, and T. Gidlewski. 2018. Antibody evidence of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus detected in sera collected from feral swine (Sus scrofa) across the United States. Journal of Swine Health and Production 26(1):41-44.

2017
Martin, B.E., H. Sun, M. Carrel, F.L. Cunningham, J.A. Baroch, K.C. Hanson-Dorr, S.G. Young, B. Schmit, J.M. Nolting, K. Yoon, M.W. Lutman, K. Pedersen, K. Lager, A.S. Bowman, R.D. Slemons, D.R. Smith, T. DeLiberto, and X. Wan. 2017. Feral swine in the United States have been exposed to both avian and swine influenza A viruses. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83:e01346-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01346-17 

Pedersen, K., E. Wang, S.C. Weaver, P.C. Wolf, A.R. Randall, K.R. Van Why, A.P.A. Travassos Da Rosa, and T. Gidlewski. 2017. Serologic evidence of various arboviruses detected in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the United States. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 97(2):319-323. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0180 

Pedersen, K., N.E. Bauer, S. Olsen, A.M. Arenas-Gamboa, A.C. Henry, T.D. Sibley, and T. Gidlewski. 2017. Identification of Brucella spp. In feral swine (Sus scrofa) at abattoris in Texas, USA. Zoonoses Public Health 64(8):647-654. doi: 10.1111/zph.12359   

Pedersen, K., R.S. Miller, T.D. Anderson, K.L. Pabilania, J.R. Lewis, R.L. Mihalco, C. Gortazar, and T. Gidlewski. 2017. Limited antibody evidence of exposure to Mycobacterium bovis in feral swine (Sus scrofa) in the USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(1):30-36. doi: 10.7589/2016-07-164      

2016
Hause, B.M., A. Padmanabhan, K. Pedersen, and T. Gidlewski. 2016. The feral swine virome is dominated by single stranded DNA viruses and contains a novel orthopneumovirus which circulates both in feral and domestic swine. Journal of General Virology 97:2090-2095.  doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000554

Pedersen, K., D.R. Marks, E. Wang, G. Eastwood, S.C. Weaver, S.M. Goldstein, D.R. Sinnett, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2016. Widespread detection of antibodies to eastern equine encephalitis, West Nile, St. Louis encephalitis, and Turlock viruses in various species of wild birds from across the United States. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 95(1):206-211.  doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0840

Pedersen, K., T.D. Anderson, S.N. Bevins, K.L. Pabilonia, P.N. Whitley, D.R. Virchow, and T. Gidlewski. 2016. Evidence of leptospirosis in the kidneys and serum of feral swine (Sus scrofa) in the United States. Epidemiology and Infection 145:87-94.  doi: 10.1017/S0950268816002247

2015
Sun, H., F.L. Cunningham, J. Harris, Y. Xu, L-P. Long, K. Hanson-Dorr, J.A. Baroch, P. Fioranelli, M.W. Lutman, T. Li, K. Pedersen, B.S. Schmit, J. Cooley, X. Lin,  R.G. Jarman, T.J. Deliberto, X-F. Wan. 2015. Dynamics of virus shedding and antibody responses in influenza A virus-infected feral swine. Journal of General Virology 96(9):2569-2578.  doi:10.1099/jgv.0.000225

Kistler, W.M., D.E. Stallknecht, C. Lebarbenchon, K. Pedersen, D.R. Marks, R. Mickley, T.J. DeLiberto, and M.J. Yabsley. 2015. Influenza A virus H5-specific antibodies in Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) in the USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(2):523-526. doi: 10.7589/2014-08-192

Pedersen, K., K.L. Pabilonia, T.D. Anderson, S.N. Bevins, C.R. Hicks, J.M. Kloft, and T.J. Deliberto. 2015. Widespread detection of antibodies to Leptospira in feral swine in the United States. Epidemiology and Infection 143:2131-2136.  doi: 10.1017/S0950266814003148.

2014
Pedersen, K., D.R. Marks, D.M. Arsnoe, S.N. Bevins, E. Wang, S.C. Weaver, R. M. Mickley, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Short Report: Antibody prevalence of select arboviruses in Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) in the Great Lakes region and Atlantic coast of the United States. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 91(6):1247-1249.  doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0280.

Hill, D.E., J.P. Dubey, J.A. Baroch, S.R. Swafford, V.F. Fournet, D. Hawkins-Cooper, D.G. Pyburn, B.S. Schmit, H.R. Gamble, K. Pedersen, L.R. Ferreira, S.K. Verma, Y.Ying, O.C.H. Kwok, H. Feidas, and G. Theodoropoulos. 2014. Surveillance of feral swine for Trichinella spp. and Toxoplasma gondii in the USA and host-related factors associated with infection. Veterinary Parasitology 205:653-665. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.07.026.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, J.A. Baroch, B.S. Schmit, D. Kohler, T. Gidlewski, D.L. Nolte, S.R. Swafford, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Large-scale Avian Influenza surveillance in wild birds throughout the United States . PLoSOne 9(8): e104360. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104360.

Feng, Z., J.A. Baroch, L.-P. Long, Y. Xu., F.L. Cunningham, K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, B.S. Schmit, A.S. Bowman, T.J. DeLiberto, and X.-F. Wan. 2014. Influenza A Subtype H3 viruses in feral swine, United States, 2011-2012. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(5): 843-846. doi: 10.3201/eid2005.131578.

Pedersen, K., C.R. Quance, S. Robbe-Austerman, A.J. Piaggio, S.N. Bevins, S.M. Goldstein, W.D. Gaston, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Identification of Brucella suis from feral swine in selected states in the USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(2): 171-179. doi: 10.7589/2013-09-235.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, T. Gidlewski, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014.  Consequences associated with the recent range expansion of nonnative feral swine. BioScience Online 64(4): 291-299.  doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu015.

Pedersen, K., D.R. Marks, D.M. Arsnoe, C.L. Afonso, S.N. Bevins, P.J. Miller, A.R. Randall, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014.  Avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 (Newcastle disease virus), avian influenza virus, and Salmonella spp. in mute swans (Cygnus olor) in the Great Lakes region and Atlantic coast of the United States.  Avian Diseases 58(1): 129-136.  doi: 10.1637/10638-081413-Reg.1.

Pepin, K.M., E. Spackman, J.D. Brown, K.L. Pabilonia, L.P. Garber, J.T. Weaver, D.A. Kennedy, K.A. Patyk, K.P. Huyvaert, R.S. Miller, A.B. Franklin, K. Pedersen, T.L. Bogich, P. Rohani, S.A. Shriner, C.T. Webb, and S. Riley. 2014. Using quantitative disease dynamics as a tool for guiding response to avian influenza in poultry in the United States of America. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 113(4): 376-397. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2013.11.011.

Musante, A.R., K.Pedersen, and P. Hall. 2014. First reports of pseudorabies and Winter Ticks (Dermacentor albipictus) associated with an emerging feral swine (Sus scrofa) population in New Hampshire. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(1) 131-134. doi: 10.75.89/2013-05-119.

2013
Brown V.L., J.M. Drake, D.E.Stallknecht, J.D.Brown, K.Pedersen, and P. Rohani. 2013. Dissecting a wildlife disease hotspot: the impact of multiple host species, environmental transmission and seasonality in migration, breeding and mortality. J R Soc Interface 10:20120804. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0804.

Dubey, J.P., S. Choudhary, O.C.H. Kwok, L.R. Ferreira, S. Oliveira, S.K. Verma, D.R. Marks, K. Pedersen, R.M. Mickley, A.R. Randall, D. Arsnoe, and C. Su. 2013. Isolation and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii from mute swan (Cygnus olor) from the USA. Veterinary Parasitology 195: 42-46.

Pedersen, K. S.N. Bevins, J.A. Baroch, J.C. Cumbee, Jr., S.C. Chandler, B.S. Woodruff, T.T. Bigelow, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2013. Pseudorabies in feral swine in the United States, 2009-2012. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(3): 709-713.

Pedersen, K., Marks, D.R., Arsnoe, D.M., Afonso, C.L., Bevins, S.N., Miller, P.J., Randall, A.R. and DeLiberto, T.J., 2013. Avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 (Newcastle disease virus), avian influenza virus, and salmonella spp. in mute swans (Cygnus olor) in the great lakes region and Atlantic coast of the United States. Avian diseases58(1), pp.129-136. 

Pedersen, K. S.N. Bevins, J.A. Baroch, J.C. Cumbee, Jr., S.C. Chandler, B.S. Woodruff, T.T. Bigelow, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2013. Pseudorabies in feral swine in the United States, 2009-2012. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(3):709-713.  doi: 10.7589/2012-12-314.. 

Pedersen, K., and Y. Nadler.  2013.  Pseudorabies (Aujeszky’s Disease). In Gamble, K. C. and Clancy, M. M., eds.  Infectious diseases of concern to captive and free ranging wildlife in North America. 2nd Edition.  American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Infectious Disease Committee. 
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