Publications

Scott JD, McGoey E, Morales A, Pesapane R. 2022. Molecular detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia odocoilei, Babesia species and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in songbirds. Journal of Biomedical Research & Environmental Sciences;3(12). PDF

Scott JD, McGoey E, Pesapane R. 2022. Tick-Borne Pathogens Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia odocoilei, and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in blacklegged ticks widespread across Eastern Canada. J Biomed Res Environ Sci. Oct;3(10):1249–56. PDF

Eleftheriou A, Cole D, Kieffer J, Pesapane R. 2022. Molecular prevalence of Anaplasma marginale and associated risk factors in beef cattle herds from Ohio: A cross-sectional study. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1.aop: 1-5. PDF

Swisher S, Pesapane R. 2022. Reconsidering the role of state animal import requirements in controlling invasive ticks and tick-borne disease. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 105718. PDF

Pesapane R, Chaves A, Foley J, Javeed N, Barnum S, Greenwald K, Dodd E, Fontaine C, Duignan P, Murray M, Miller M. 2022. Nasopulmonary mites (Acari: Halarachnidae) as potential vectors of bacterial pathogens, including Streptococcus phocae, in marine mammals. PLoS ONE. 17(6): e0270009. PDF

López-Pérez AM, Pesapane R, Clifford DL, Backus L, Foley P, Voll A, Bassini Silva R, Foley J. 2022. Host species and environment drivers of ectoparasite community of rodents in a Mojave Desert wetlands. PLoS ONE 17(6): e0269160. PDF

Scott JD, Pesapane R. 2021. Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia odocoilei, Babesia sp., Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, and Hepatozoon canis in Ixodes scapularis ticks collected in eastern Canada. Pathogens 10.10: 1265. PDF

Pesapane R, Archibald W, Norris T, Fontaine C, Halaska B, Duignan P, Javeed N, Miller M, Foley J, 2021. Nasopulmonary mites (Halarachnidae) of coastal Californian pinnipeds: Identity, prevalence, and molecular characterization. Int. J. Parasitol. Parasites Wildl. 16, 113–119. PDF

Javeed N, Foley JE, Oliver-Guimera A, Affolter VK, Keel MK, Reed A, Pesapane R, Duignan PJ, Murray M, Tinker MT, Miller MA. 2021. Demodectic mange in threatened southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). Veterinary Dermatology. 32(3), 211-e55. PDF

Castle ST, Allan N, Clifford D, Aylward CM, Ramsey J, Fascetti A, Pesapane R, Roy A, Statham M, Sacks B, Foley JE. 2020. Diet composition analysis provides new management insights for a highly specialized endangered small mammal. PLoS ONE. 15(10):e0240136. PDF

Foley JE, Allan N, Pesapane R, Johnson A, Woods L, Brignolo L, Luce A, Clifford D, Imai D. 2019. Disease and pathological conditions of an endangered rodent, Microtus californicus scirpensis, in a captive-rearing facility and in the wild. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 50(4): 758-768. PDF

López-Pérez AM, Foley JE, Roy A, Pesapane R, Castle S, Poulsen A, Clifford DL. 2019. Subpopulation augmentation among habitat patches as a tool to manage an endangered Mojave Desert wetlands-dependent rodent during anthropogenic restricted water climate regimes. PLoS One. 14(10):e0224246 PDF

Pesapane R, Foley JE, Thomas R, Castro LR. 2019. Molecular detection and characterization of Anaplasma platys and Ehrlichia canis in dogs from northern Colombia. Veterinary Microbiology. 233: 184-189 PDF

Dent CES, Pesapane R, Batac F, Dodd E, Foley JE, Smith W, Miller M. 2019. Pathology and epidemiology of nasopulmonary acariasis (Halarachne sp.) in southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 9: 60-67 PDF

Pesapane R, Enge B, Roy A, Clifford D, Foley JE. 2018. A Tale of Two Valleys: disparity in Sin Nombre Virus antibody reactivity between neighboring Mojave Desert communities. Vectorborne and Zoonotic Disease. 19(4): 290-294. PDF

Pesapane R, Dodd E, Javeed N, Miller, M, Foley JE. 2018. Molecular characterization and prevalence of Halarachne halichoeri in threatened southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 7(3):386-390. PDF

Mantovani SB, Allan N, Pesapane R, Brignolo L, Foley JE. 2018. Eradication of a Tropical Rat Mite (Ornithonyssus bacoti Hirst) infestation from a captive colony of endangered Amargosa voles (Microtus californicus scirpensis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 49: 475-479 PDF

Pesapane R, Clifford L, Allan N, Roy A, Bellini N, Rivett O, Foley JE. 2018. The Biology and ecology of the Amargosa vole. Western Wildlife 5: 43–52. PDF

Allan N, Knotts T, Pesapane R, Ramsey J, Castle S, Clifford D, Foley JE. 2018. Conservation implications of shifting gut microbiomes in captive-reared endangered voles intended for reintroduction into the wild. Microorganisms 6(3): 94 PDF

Imai DM, Pesapane R, Conroy C, Alarcon CN, Allan N, Fung J, Foley JE, Murphy, BG, Verstraete, FJM. 2018. Apical elongation of molar teeth in captive Microtus voles. Veterinary Pathology 55: 572-583 PDF

Allan N, Pesapane R, Foley JE, Clifford D. 2018. Successful care and propagation of the endangered Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis) in captivity. Zoo Biology 37(1): 59-63 PDF

Krohn A, Conroy CJ, Pesapane R, Ke B, Foley JE, Rosenblum EB. 2018. Conservation genomics of desert dwelling California voles (Microtus californicus) and implications for management of endangered Amargosa voles (Microtus californicus scirpensis). Conservation Genetics 19(2): 383-395 PDF

Pesapane R, Ponder M, Alexander KA. 2013. Tracking pathogen transmission at the human–wildlife interface: Banded mongoose and Escherichia coli. EcoHealth 10(2): 115-128 PDF

Alexander KA, Blackburn JK, Vandewalle ME, Pesapane R, Baipoledi EK, Elzer, PH. 2012. Buffalo, Bush Meat, and the Zoonotic Threat of Brucellosis in Botswana. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32842. PDF

Pesapane R. 2009. Seizures in a colony of genetically obese mice. Lab Animal 38(3): 81 PDF