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Brandon S. Schmit

Brandon S. Schmit, Wildlife Disease


Brandon Schmit is a wildlife disease biologist in the National Wildlife Disease Program.  His research interests include the ecology and surveillance of feral swine disease and other wildlife epidemiology.

Current Projects

  • Comprehensive feral swine disease surveillance (CSF, FMD, ASF, PRV, SB, SIV, HEP E)
  • Plague and tularemia surveillance
  •  Feral swine genetics: demographics and disease susceptibility


  • M.S., Ecology, Florida State University
  • B.S., Biology, Northern Arizona University

Contact Information

  • Address: Wildlife Services, NWRC, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80521
  • Telephone: 970-266-6079
  • Fax: 970-266-6063
  • E-mail:

Recent Publications

Pedersen, K., B.S. Schmit, T.J. DeLiberto, J.R. Suckow, A.J. Davis, D. Slate, R.B. Chipman, R.L. Hale, and A.T. Gilbert. 2018. Raccoon (Procyon lotor) biomarker and rabies antibody response to varying oral rabies vaccine bait densities in northwestern Pennsylvania. Heliyon 4(9):e00754. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00754

McCann, B.E., T.J. Smyser, B.S. Schmidt, R.A. Newman, A.J. Piaggio, M.J. Malek, S.R. Swafford, R.A. Sweitzer, and R.B. Simmons. 2018. Molecular population structure for feral swine in the United States. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82(4):821-832. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21452

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

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.

Leiser, O.P., J.L. Corn, B.S. Schmit, P.S. Klein, and J.T. Foster. 2013.Feral swine brucellosis in the United States and prospective genomic techniques for disease epidemiology. Veterinary Microbiology 166:1-10.  doi: 10.1016/jvetmic.2013.02.025

Pedersen, K., S. N. Bevins, B. S. Schmit, M. W. Lutman, M. P. Milleson, C. T. Turnage, T. T. Bigelow, and T. J. Deliberto. 2012. Apparent prevalence of swine brucellosis in feral swine in the United States. Human-Wildlife Interactions 6:38-47.

Mohamed F, Swafford S, Petrowski H, Bracht A, Schmit B, Fabian A, Pacheco JM, Hartwig E, Berninger M, Carrillo C, Mayr G, Moran K, Kavanaugh D, Leibrecht H, White W, Metwally S. 2011. Foot-and-mouth disease in feral swine: Susceptibility and transmission. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 58(4):358-71.

Schmit BS, Primus TM, Hurley JC, Kohler DJ, Graves SF. 2010. Response of captive skunks to microencapsulated tetracycline. J Wildl Dis 46(3):1024-8.

Swafford, SR, BS Schmit, K Pedersen, MW Lutman, and TJ DeLiberto. 2009. Classical Swine Fever Surveillance in Feral Swine. Boulanger, J, ed., Proceedings of the Thirteenth Wildlife Damage Management Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY: 35-39.

Deliberto TJ, Swafford SR, Nolte DL, Pedersen K, Lutman MW, Schmit B.S., Baroch JA, Kohler DJ, Franklin A. 2009. Surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds in the USA. Integrative Zoology 4(4):426-39.

Bentler K.T, Hall JS, Root JJ, Klenk K, Schmit B, Blackwell BF, Ramey PC, Clark L. 2007. Serologic evidence of west nile virus exposure in north american mesopredators. Am J Trop Med Hyg 76(1):173-179.

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