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Wildlife-Associated Pathogens Affecting Agricultural Health, Food Security, and Food Safety

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2018

Bevins, S.N., M. Lutman, K. Pedersen, N. Barrett, T. Gidlewski, T.J. DeLiberto, and A.B. Franklin. 2018. Spillover of swine coronaviruses, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 24(7):1390-1392. doi: 10.3201/eid2407.172077

Brown, V.R. and S.N. Bevins. 2018. A review of classical swine fever virus and routes of introduction into the United States and the potential for virus establishment. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 5:31. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00031

Brown, V.R. and S.N. Bevins. 2018. A review of African swine fever and the potential for introduction into the United States and the possibility of subsequent establishment in feral swine and native ticks. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 5:11. doi: 10.3389/fvets/2018.00011

Cadieux, B., A. Colavecchio, J. Jeukens, L. Freschi, J-G Emond-Rheault, I. Kukavica-Ibrulj, R.C. Levesque, S. Bekal, J.C. Chandler, S.M. Coleman, B. Bisha, and L.D. Goodridge. 2018. Prophage induction reduces Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Salmonella enterica on tomatoes and spinach: A model study. Food Control 89:250-259. doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.02.001

Chandler, J.C., L.A. Baeten, D.L. Griffin, T. Gidlewski, T.J. DeLiberto, J.M. Petersen, R. Pappert, J.W. Young, and S.N. Bevins. 2018. A bead-based flow cytometric assay for monitoring Yersinia pestis exposure in wildlife. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 56(7):e00273-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00273-18

Chandler, J.C., S.F. Aljasir, A. Hamidi, D. Sylejmani, K.G. Gerow, and B. Bisha. 2018. Short communication: A country-wide survey of antimicrobial resistance in Kosovo's dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science 101(8):6982-6989. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-14091

Dirsmith, K.L., J.J. Root, K.T. Bentler, H.J. Sullivan, A.B. Liebowitz, L.H. Petersen, H.E. McLean, and S.A. Shriner. 2018. Persistence of maternal antibodies to influenza A virus among captive mallards (Anas platyrhynchos). Archives of Virology 163(12):3235-3242. doi: 10.1007/s00705-018-3978-4

Franklin, A.B., P.C. Carlson, A. Rex, J.T. Rockweit, D.Garza, E. Culhane, S.F. Volker, R.J. Dusek, V.I. Shearn-Bochsler, M.W. Gabriel, and K.E. Horak. 2018. Grass is not always greener: rodenticide exposure of a threatened species near marijuana growing operations. BMC Research Notes 11:94. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3206-z

Kopanke, J.H., K.E. Horak, E. Musselman, C.A. Miller, K. Bennett, C.S. Olver, S.F. Volker, S. VandeWoude, and S.N. Bevins. 2018. Effects of low-level brodifacoum exposure on the feline immune response. Scientific Reports 8(1):8168. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-26558-3 

Miller, M.P., S.M. Haig, E.D. Forsman, R.G. Anthony, L. Diller, K.M. Dugger, A.B. Franklin, T.L. Fleming, S. Gremel, D.B. Lesmeister, M. Higley, D.R. Herter, and S.G. Sovern. 2018. Variation in inbreeding rates across the range of Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina): Insights from over 30 years of monitoring data. The Auk 135(4):821-833. doi: 10.1642/AUK-18-1.1

Schaeffer, J.W., J.C. Chandler, M. Davidson, S.L. Magzamen, A. Perez-Mendez, S.J. Reynolds, L.D. Goodridge, J. Volckens, A.B. Franklin, S.A. Shriner, and B. Bisha. 2018. Detection of viruses from bioaerosols using anion exchange resin. Journal of Visualized Experiments 138:e58111. doi: 10.3791/58111

2017

Brown, V.R., and S.N. Bevins. 2017. A review of virulent Newcastle disease viruses in the United States and the role of wild birds in viral persistence and spread. Veterinary Research 48(1):68. doi: 10.1186/s13567-017-0475-9

Chandler, J.C., A. Perez-Mendez, J. Paar 3rd, M.M. Doolittle, B. Bisha, and L.D. Goodridge. 2017. Field-based evaluation of a male-specific (F+) RNA coliphage concentration method. Journal of Virological Methods 239:9-16.  doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2016.10.007 

Chandler, J.C., J.W. Schaeffer, M. Davidson, S.L. Magzamen, A. Perez-Mendez, S.J. Reynolds, L.D. Goodridge, J. Volckens, A.B. Franklin, S.A. Shriner, and B. Bisha. 2017. A method for the improved detection of aerosolized influenza viruses and the male-specific (F+) RNA coliphage MS2.Journal of Virological Methods 246:38-41.  doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2017.04.004

Dannemiller, N.G., C.T. Webb, K.R. Wilson, K.T. Bentler, N.L. Mooers, J.W. Ellis, J.J. Root, A.B. Franklin, and S.A. Shriner. 2017. Impact of body condition on influenza A virus infection dynamics in mallards following a secondary exposure.  Plos ONE 12(4): e0175757.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175757 

Ellis, J.W., S.A. Shriner, H.E. McLean, L. Petersen, and J.J. Root. 2017. Inventory of wildlife use of mortality pits as feeding sites: implications of pathogen exposure. Human-Wildlife Interactions 11(1):8-18. doi: digitalcommons.usu.edu/hwi/vol11/iss1/4

Lewis, J.S., K.A. Logan, M.W. Alldredge, S. Carver, S.N. Bevins, M. Lappin, S. VandeWoude, and K.R. Crooks. 2017. The effects of demographic, social, and environmental characteristics on pathogen prevalence in wild felids across a gradient of urbanization. PLoS ONE 12(11):e0187035. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187035

Pepin, K.M., S.L. Kay, B.D. Golas, S.A. Shriner, A.T. Gilbert, R.S. Miller, A.L. Graham, S. Riley, P.C. Cross, M.D. Samuel, M.B. Hooten, J.A. Hoeting, J.O. Lloyd-Smith, C.T. Webb, and M.G. Buhnerkempe. 2017.Inferring infection hazard in wildlife populations by linking data across individual and population scales. Ecology Letters.  doi: 10.1111/ele.12732

Rockweit, J.T., A.B. Franklin, and P.C. Carlson. 2017. Differential impacts of wildfire on the population dynamics of an old-forest speciesEcology 98(6):1574-1582.  doi: 10.1002/ecy.1805

Root, J.J., S.A. Shriner, J.W. Ellis, K.K. VanDalen, and A.B. Franklin. 2017. Transmission of H6N2 wild bird-origin influenza A virus among multiple bird species in a stacked-cage setting. Archives of Virology 162(9):2617-2624. doi: 10.1007/s00705-017-3397-y 

Root, J.J., S.A. Shriner, J.W. Ellis, K.K. VanDalen, and H.J. Sullivan. 2017. Low viral doses are sufficient to infect cottontail rabbits with avian influenza A virus.  Archives of Virology 162(11):3381-3388.  doi: 10.1007/s00705-017-3493-z

2016    

Bevins, S. N., R. J. Dusek, C. L. White, T. Gidlewski, B. Bodenstein, K. G. Mansfield, P. DeBruyn, D. Kraege, E. Rowan, C. Gillin, B. Thomas, S. Chandler, J. Baroch, B. Schmit, M. J. Grady, R. S. Miller, M. L. Drew, S. Stopak, B. Zscheile, J. Bennett, J. Sengl, C. Brady, H. S. Ip, E. Spackman, M. L. Killian, M. K. Torchetti, J. M. Sleeman, and T. J. Deliberto. 2016. Widespread detection of highly pathogenic H5 influenza viruses in wild birds from the Pacific Flyway of the United States. Scientific Reports 6:28980. doi: 10.1038/srep288980

Bevins, S. 2016. Pathogen emergence in the age of pandemics. BioScience 66(5): 421-423. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw039

Bevins, S., R. Pappert, J. Young, B. Schmit, D. Kohler, and L. Baeten. 2016. Effect of storage time and storage conditions on antibody detection in blood samples collected on filter paper. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(3):478-483. doi: 10.7589/2015-09-242

Bosco-Lauth, A.M., A.E. Calvert, J.J. Root, T. Gidlewski, B.H. Bird, R.A. Bowen, A. Muehlenbachs, S.R. Zaki, and A.C. Brault. 2016. Vertebrate host susceptibility to heartland virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases 22(12):2070-2077. doi: 10.3201/eid2212.160472

Bosco-Lauth, A.M., R.A. Bowen, and J.J. Root. 2016. Limited transmission of emergent H7N9 influenza A virus in a simulated live animal market: Do chickens pose the principal transmission threat? Virology 495:161-165. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2016/04.032

Carver, S., S.N. Bevins, M.R. Lappin, E.E. Boydston, L.M. Lyren, M.Alldredge, K.A. Logan, L.L. Sweanor, S.P.D. Riley, L.E.K. Serieys, R.N. Fisher, T. Winston Vickers, W.Boyce, R. McBride, M.C. Cunningham, M. Jennings, J.Lewis, T.Lunn, K.R. Crooks, and S.VandeWoude. 2016. Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States. Ecological Applications 26(2):367-381.

Duggar, K.M., E.D. Forsman, A.B. Franklin, R.J. Davis, G.C. White, et al. 2016. The effects of habitat, climate, and Barred Owls on long-term demography of Northern Spotted Owls. The Condor. 118:57-116. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-15-24.1

Franklin, A.B. and K.C. VerCauteren. 2016. Keeping wildlife out of your food: Mitigation and control strategies to reduce the transmission risk of food-borne pathogens. In M. Jay-Russell and M. P. Doyle, editors. Food Safety Risks from Wildlife. Springer International Publishing. Pgs.183-199. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24442-6_8

Harris, L.J., V. Lieberman, R.P. Marshiana, E. Atwill, M. Yang, J.C. Chandler, B. Bisha, and T. Jones. 2016. Prevalence and amounts of Salmonella found on raw California inshell pistachios. Journal of Food Protection 79(8):1304-1315. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-054

Shriner, S.A., J.J. Root, M.W. Lutman, J.M. Kloft, K.K. VanDalen, H.J. Sullivan, T.S. White, M.P. Milleson, J.L. Hairston, S.C. Chandler, P.C. Wolf, C.T. Turnage, B.J. McCluskey, A.L. Vincent, M.K. Torchetti, T. Gidlewski, and T.J.DeLiberto. 2016. Surveillance for highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus in synanthropic wildlife associated with poultry farms during an acute outbreak. Scientific reports 6:36237. doi: 10.1038/srep36237

Shriner, S.A., J.J. Root, N.L. Mooers, J.W. Ellis, S.R. Stopak, H.J. Sullivan, K.K. VanDalen, and A.B. Franklin. 2016. Susceptibility of rock doves to low-pathogenic avian influenza A viruses. Archives of Virology 161:715-720. doi: 10.1007/s00705-015-2685-7

Shriner, S.A., K.K. VanDalen, J.J.Root, and H.J. Sullivan. 2016. Evaluation and optimization of a commercial blocking ELISA for detecting antibodies to influenza A virus for research and surveillance of mallards. Journal of Virological Methods 226:130-134. doi: 10.1016/jviromet.2015.11.021

2015 

Bevins, S. N., and A. B. Franklin. One health in action: Reducing feral swine damage and disease. One Health Newsletter 7:4-6.

Bosco-Lauth, A.M., N.A. Panella, J.J. Root, T. Gidlewski, R.R. Lash, J.R. Harmon, K.L. Burkhalter, M.S. Godsey, H.M. Savage, W.L. Nicholson, N. Komar, and A.C. Brault. 2015. Serological investigation of Heartland virus (Bunyaviridae: Phlebovirus) exposure in wild and domestic animals adjacent to human case sites in Missouri 2012-2013. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 92(6):1163-1167.  doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0702

Carlson, J.C., D.R. Hyatt, K. Bentler, A.M. Mangan, M. Russell, A.J. Piaggio, and G.M. Linz. 2015. Molecular characterization of Salmonella enterica isolates associated with starling-livestock interactions. Veterinary Microbiology 179:109-118.  doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.03.015

Carlson, J.C., D.R. Hyatt, J.W. Ellis, D.R. Pipkin, A.M. Mangan, M. Russell, D.S. Bolte, R.M. Engeman, T.J. DeLiberto, and G.M. Linz. 2015. Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistant Salmonella enterica transmission associated with starling-livestock interactions. Veterinary Microbiology 179:60-68.  doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.04.009

Lewicki, K.E., K.P. Huyvaert, A.J. Piaggio, L.V. Diller, and  A.B. Franklin. 2015. Effects of barred owl (Strix varia) range expansion on Haemoproteus parasite assemblage dynamics and transmission in barred and northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina). Biological Invasions 17(6):1713-1727. doi: 10.1007/s10530-014-0828-5

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

Root, J.J., A.M. Bosco-Lauth, H. Bielefeldt-Ohmann, and R.A. Bowen. 2015. Experimental infection of peridomestic mammals with emergent H7N9 (A/Anhui/1/2013) influenza A virus: Implications for biosecurity and wet markets. Virology 487:242-248.  doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2015.10.020

Root, J.J., S.A. Shriner, J.W. Ellis, K.K. VanDalen, H.J. Sullivan, and A.B. Franklin. 2015. When fur and feather occur together: Interclass transmission of avian influenza A virus from mammals to birds through common resources. Scientific Reports 5:14354.  doi: 10.1038/srep14354

Werner, S.J., S.T. DeLiberto, A.M. Mangan, S.E. Pettit, J.W. Ellis, and J.C. Carlson.  Anthraquinone-based repellent for horned larks, great-tailed grackles, American crows and the protection of California's specialty crops. Crop Protection 72:158-162.  doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2015.03.020

2014

Bevins, S. N., and A. B. Franklin. One health in action: Reducing feral swine damage and disease. One Health Newsletter 7(2):4-6. 

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.

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. 

Bosco-Lauth, A., Harmon, J.R., Lash, R.R., Weiss, S., Langevin, S., Savage, H.M., Godsey Jr, M.S., Burkhalter, K., Root, J.J., Gidlewski, T. and Nicholson, W.L., 2014. West Nile virus isolated from a Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in northwestern Missouri, USA, 2012Journal of wildlife diseases50(4), pp.976-978.  

DeVault, T.L., T.W. Seamans, J.A. Schmidt, J.L. Belant, B.F. Blackwell, N. Mooers, L.A. Tyson, and L. VanPelt. 2014. Bird use of solar photovoltaic installations at US airports: Implications for aviation safety. Landscape and Urban Planning 122:122-128.  doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.017.

Lee, J.S., S.N. Bevins, L.E.K. Serieys, W. Vickers, K.A. Logan, M. Aldredge, E.E. Boydston, L.M. Lyren, R.McBride, M. Roelke-Parker, J. Pecon-Slattery, J.L. Troyer, S.P. Riley, W.M. Boyce, K.R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude. 2014. Evolution of puma lentivirus in bobcats (Lynx rufus) and mountain lions (Puma concolor) in North America. Journal of Virology 88(14):7727-7737.  doi: 10.1128/JVI.00473-14.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Piaggio, A.J., R.M. Engeman, M.W. Hopken, J.S. Humphrey, K.L. Keacher, W.E. Bruce, and M.L. Avery. 2014. Detecting an elusive invasive species: a diagnostic PCR to detect Burmese python in Florida waters and an assessment of persistence of environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14:374–380. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12180.

Root, J.J., S.A. Shriner, K.T. Bentler, T. Gidlewski, N.L. Mooers, J.W. Ellis, T.R. Spraker, K.K. VanDalen, H.J. Sullivan, and A.B. Franklin. 2014. Shedding of a low pathogenic Avian Influenza virus in a common synanthropic mammal - the cottontail rabbit. PLoSOne 9(8): e102513. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102513.

Root, J.J., K.T. Bentler, S.A. Shriner, N.L. Mooers, K.K. VanDalen, H.J. Sullivan, and A.B. Franklin. 2014. Ecological routes of Avian Influenza virus transmission to a common mesopredator: An experimental evaluation of alternatives. PLoSONE 9(8): e102964. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102964. 

Tracey, J.A., S.N. Bevins, S. VandeWoude, and K.R. Crooks. 2014. An agent-based movement model to assess the impact of landscape fragmentation on disease transmission. Ecosphere 5(9):119. doi: 10.1890-ES13-00376.1

Werner, S.J., R. Buchholz, S.K. Tupper, S.E. Pettit, and J.W. Ellis. 2014. Functional significance of ultraviolet feeding cues in wild turkeys.Physiology and Behavior 123:162-167. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.10.010.

Werner, S.J., S.K.Tupper, S.E. Pettit, J.W. Ellis, J.C. Carlson, D.A. Goldade, N.M. Hofmann, H.J. Homan, and G.M. Linz. 2014. Application strategies for an anthraquinone-based repellent to protect oilseed sunflower crops from pest blackbirds. Crop Protection 59:63-70. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2014.01.016.

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