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James Evermann

James Evermann James Evermann, MS, PhD 
Infectious Diseases WADDL & FDIU

Research Interests

Clinical virology; ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases of cats and dogs; herd biosecurity for infectious diseases of livestock; evolution of emerging viral infections of veterinary and zoonotic concern. 

Investigative research revolves around four main areas. These include: 
  1. herd biosecurity (BVD PI detection, Johnes disease surveillance, BLV herd control, and Neospora monitoring);
  2. interspecies spread of viruses between cats and dogs in domestic and wild environments (CPV-FPL molecular epidemiology, canine and feline calicivirus carrier status, and canine and feline morbillivirus ecology);
  3. detection of emerging infections, such as canine leptospirosis, and coronaveral infections of wild canids and felids;
  4. investigations of vaccination failures, which includes analysis of host immune response and pathogenic properties of viruses causing disease in the face of immunization.


Everman J.F., Howard TH, Knowles DJ, et. al. Controversies and clarifications regarding bovine lentivirus infections. JAVMA 217:1318-1324l, 2000.

Evermann JF. Pregnancy-associated immunodeficiency. In Large Animal Internal Medicine. SmithBO ed. Mosby, St. Louis. Pp 1603-1604, 2001

Evermann JF and Benfield D: Coronaviral Infections of Wildlife. In Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals. Williams E et al. eds. Iowa State University Press. Pp 245-253, 2001

Evermann JF, Leathers CW, Gorham JR, et al.: Pathogenesis of two strains of lion (Panthera leo) morbillivirus in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). Vet Pathol 38:311-316, 2001.

Evermann JF, McKeirnan AJ, Gorham JR. Interspecies spread of viruses between dogs and cats. Compend Cont. Educ. Prac. Vet. (in press), 2001

Evverman JF, Ridpath IF. Clinical and epidemiologic observations of bovine viral diarrhea virus in the northwestern United States. Vet. Microbiol. (in press), 2001

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