Claire Jardine

Claire Jardine

Regional Director CWHC ON/NU | Associate Professor

BSc Guelph; MSc UBC; DVM WCVM; PhD Saskatchewan
 Office: PAHL 4842
 519-824-4120 Ext. 54656

 Lab: PAHL 3820
 519-824-4120 Ext. 54662


Research Interests

  • Ecology of zoonotic diseases in wild animal populations;
  • Rodent and vector borne zoonotic diseases
  • Wildlife and ecosystem health

Current Graduate Students

  • Simon Jeeves - PhD
  • Naima Jutha - PhD
  • Kellie Libera - PhD
  • Kerry Schutten - PhD
  • Kaytlyn Wise - MSc

Selected Publications

  • Bondo KJ, Weese JS, Rouseau J, Jardine CM. 2015. Longitudinal study of Clostridium difficile shedding in raccoons on swine farms and conservation areas in Ontario, Canada. BMC Vet Res. 2015 Oct 7;11(1):254.
  • Bondo KJ, Pearl DL, Janecko N, Boerlin P, Reid-Smith RJ, Parmley J, Jardine CM. 2015. Epidemiology of Salmonella on the Paws and in the Faeces of Free-Ranging Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) in Southern Ontario, Canada. Zoonoses Public Health. 2015 Sep 25.
  • Werden L, Lindsay LR, Barker IK, Bowman J, Gonzales EK, Jardine CM. 2015. Prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti in Ixodes scapularis from a Newly Established Lyme Disease Endemic Area, the Thousand Islands Region of  Ontario, Canada. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. Oct;15(10):627-9.
  • Tatiersky L, Rollins-Smith LA, Lu R, Jardine C, Barker IK, Clark ME, Caswell JL. 2015. Effect of glucocorticoids on expression of cutaneous antimicrobial peptides in northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens). BMC Vet Res. Aug 8;11:191.
  • Medhanie GA, Pearl DL, McEwen SA, Guerin MT, Jardine CM, LeJeune JT. 2015. Dairy cattle management factors that influence on-farm density of European starlings in Ohio, 2007-2009. Prev Vet Med. Jun 15;120(2):162-8.
  • Himsworth CG, Zabek E, Desruisseau A, Parmley EJ, Reid-Smith R, Jardine CM, Tang P, Patrick DM. 2015. Prevalence and characteristics of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. in the feces of wild urban Norway and black rats (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus) form an inner city neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada.  J Wildl Dis. Jul;51(3):589-600.
  • Himsworth CG, Bai Y, Kosoy MY, Wood H, DiBernardo A, Lindsay R, Bidulka J, Tang P, Jardine C, Patrick D. 2015.  An investigation of Bartonella spp., Rickettsia typhi, and Seoul hantavirus in rats (Rattus spp.) from an inner-city neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada: Is pathogen presence a reflection of global and local rat population structure? Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. Jan;15(1):21-6.
  • Jardine CM, Pearl DL, Puskas K, Campbell DG, Shirose L, Peregrine AS.  2014. The impact of land use, season, age, and sex on the prevalence and intensity of Baylisascaris procyonis infections in raccoons from Ontario, Canada J Wildl Dis. Oct;50(4):784-91.
  • Medhanie GA, Pearl DL, Schrock J, McEwen SA, Guerin MT, Jardine CM, LeJeune JT.  2014. A longitudinal study of feed contamination by European starling excreta on 15 dairy farms in Ohio (2007 - 2008).  Journal of Dairy Science 97(8):5230-5238 (August)
  • Allen SE, Ojkic D, Jardine CM.  2014. Seroprevalence of Leptospira in wild mammals trapped on livestock farms in Ontario, Canada.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50: 666-670.
  • Himsworth CG, Parsons KL, Feng AYT, Kerr T, Jardine CM, Patrick DM. 2014.  A Mixed Methods Approach to Exploring the Relationship between Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Abundance and Features of the Urban Environment in an Inner-City Neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97776.
  • Himsworth CG, Jardine CM, Parsons KL, Feng AYT, Patrick DM.  2014.  The Characteristics of Wild Rat (Rattus spp.) Populations from an Inner-City Neighborhood with a Focus on Factors Critical to the Understanding of Rat-Associated Zoonoses. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91654.  
  • Himsworth CG, Zabek E, Parsons KL, Koehn M, Tang P, Jardine CM, Patrick DM.  2014.  Bacteria isolated from conspecific bite wounds in Norway and black rats: implications for rat-bite-associated infections in people.  Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 14(2): 94-100
  • Himsworth CG, Miller R, Montoya V, Tang P, Patrick DM, Jardine CM, Hoa L, Romney M, Kerr T, Weese JS.  2014.  Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by Wild Urban Rats.  PLoS ONE 9(2): e87983.
  • Himsworth CG, Patrick DM, Mak S, Jardine CM, Tang P, Weese JS.  2014.  Carriage of Clostridium difficile by Wild Urban Norway and Black Rats (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80 (4): 1299-1305. (Feb)
  • Werden L, Barker IK, Bowman J, Gonzales EK, Leighton P, Lindsay LR, Jardine CM.  2014.  Geography, Deer, and Host Biodiversity Shape the Pattern of Lyme Disease Emergence in the Thousand Islands Archipelago of Ontario, Canada. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85640.
  • Himsworth CG, Bidulka J, Feng AYT, Parsons KL, Tang P, Jardine CM, Mak S, Robinson J, Patrick D.  2013. Ecology of Pathogenic Leptospira spp. in Norway and Black Rats (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus) in an Inner-City Urban Neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada.   PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7(6): e2270.
  • Himsworth CG, Parsons KL, Jardine C, Patrick DM. 2013. Rats, cities, people, and pathogens: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of literature regarding the ecology of rat-associated zoonoses in urban centers. Vector Borne & Zoonotic Diseases 13:349-359.
  • Allen SE, Janecko N, Pearl DL, Boerlin P, Reid-Smith RJ, and Jardine CM.  2013.  Comparison of Escherichia coli recovery and antimicrobial resistance in cecal, colon, and fecal samples collected from wild house mice (Mus musculus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49:432-436.
  • Jardine  CM, Reid-Smith RJ, Rousseau J, Weese JS.  2013.  Detection of Clostridium difficile in wild small mammals in Southern Ontario, Canada.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49:418-421.

Search PubMed for additional publications by Dr. Jardine.