Parasitic Enteritis in the Florida Manatee
Tatiana is a MS student in the Aquatic Animal Health Program. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Following this she moved to California to complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital where she was also able to spend clinical time at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. She then completed the aquatic animal health specialty internship at the University of Florida and began work on her masters. She has a strong clinical and research interest in marine animal conservation and rehabilitation. Her research focus is on developing diagnostic and prognostic strategies for the management of parasitic enteritis in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Intestinal trematodiasis has increasingly been associated with significant morbidity and mortality in weanling age animals. This research will advance our understanding of the role these parasites play in contributing to manatee mortality and potentially help guide treatment decisions.
Following Dr. Weisbrod’s MS degree, we are thrilled to announce she will be joining us for the next three years as our AAH resident! We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Weisbrod as a program and helping her through her journey to become a board certified veterinarian.
Weisbrod, T., Stacy, N., Stedman, N., Norton, T. 2020. Diagnosis and surgical management of a paratesticular cyst in a rehabilitating juvenile male green turtle (Chelonia mydas). Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 7(69):1-7. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00069