Dr. Dale Smith recently attended the Joint Leibniz-IZW/EAZWV/ECZM Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference 2019 (aka the European Zoo Vet Meeting) in Kolmården,Sweden. Also attending were a number of Pathobiology graduate alumni from the Zoo and Avian/Exotics programs: Mads Bertelsen, Pauline Delnatte, Maya Kummrow, Delphine Laniesse, David McLelland, Ellie Milnes, Adriana Nielsen, Rolf-Arne Olberg, Jean Paré, Doug Whiteside. Kathryn Perrin and Eva Greunz, who spent time in the Department as part of their residencies at the Copenhagen Zoo, and David Eshar, who managed the OVC Avian Exotic Service for several years, were also present.
Two presentations were given that derived from our collaborations with the Toronto Zoo:
Milnes EL, Delnatte P, Barta JR, Léveillé AN, Smith DA, Thornton G, Nemeth N
TICK-BORNE DISEASE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: INVESTIGATING THE EMERGENCE OF BABESIA ODOCOILEI IN CANADIAN CERVIDS
Delnatte P, Milnes EL, Vos R, Nielsen AW, Smith DA, Dutton C
WILDLIFE EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES: RISKS FOR A SEMI-URBAN ZOO, IMPORTANCE OF SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH
Dr. Ellie Milnes received second place in the student presentation competition, and was also the recipient of the The Rudolf Ippen Young Scientist Award. This very prestigious award "honours a young scientist whose scientific output, particularly the papers published in the past 12 months, document the beginning of a promising career in wildlife veterinary science, conservation medicine, or zoo animal medicine".