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Brittany Barbeau

Congratulations to the new ACZM Diplomates!

Congratulations to our newest faculty member (and former AAH Program intern, MS graduate, and resident) Dr. Tatiana Weisbrod, former AAH Program interns Dr. Lauren Smith and Dr. Sarah Miller, former AAH Program Certificate Student Dr. Barbara Linnehan, and all of the newest American College of Zoological Medicine Diplomates…

Putative high-level toxicity pathways based on evidence of brevetoxin immunotoxicity in marine fauna

Aquatic Animal Health Program (AAH) PhD student- Elizabeth Brammer-Robbins, AAH Program Director- Dr. Iske Larkin, and co-author’s publication, “Putative high-level toxicity pathways based on evidence of brevetoxin immunotoxicity in marine fauna.” Their review summarizes brevetoxin-induced immunotoxicity in marine animals, and identifies research gaps that can aid in algal bloom risk…

First Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Cetacean

In August of 2022, University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine researchers and state and federal laboratories identified the first cetacean to be found infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) in America, and the second known case in the world. The virus recovered from…

A retrospective review of manatee pathology data from 2009-2017

2020-2023 Aquatic Animal Health Resident, Dr. Tatiana Weisbrod and her co-authors publication, “Manatee Trichechus manatus latirostris calf mortality in Florida: a retrospective review of pathology data from 2009−2017”, was published in December of 2021. Research such as this is integral for understanding current and future threats, and is used by…

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