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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…

Congrats Class of 2021!

AAH Class of 2021: (From Left to Right) Christina King, Jenny Lind, Bryce Talsma, Telsa Richards, Brooke Newmans, Brittany Liguori, Alyssa Blew. Congrats to the Aquatic Animal Health Program Class of 2021 Graduates! Their efforts over the past four years have been nothing short of amazing! Good…

Sperm Whale Stranding on St. Lucie Beach, FL

The University of Florida veterinarians Dr. Mike Walsh and Dr. Craig Pelton, assisted network partners with the animal necropsy to determine the cause of death for this animal. The full story can be found here.    Photo courtesy of NOAA and  …

Increased Deaths in Manatees at the Start of 2021

“National Geographic” released an article on March 17th about “More than 430 manatees have perished in 2021. Why are they dying?”. Our clinical training coordinator, Dr. Mike Walsh, was able to provide insight on this issue in the article.

Gas Bubble Disease in Louie the Seahorse

A Save by Aquatic Animal Health Resident Dr. Tatiana Weisbrod and Colleagues Louie the seahorse is back home in his 45-gallon saltwater tank and doing swimmingly, thanks to innovative treatment at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for a…

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