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Biography

Dr. Patrick Pithua

Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

University of Missouri-Columbia, USA


Email: pithuap@missouri.edu


Qualifications

2009 Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA

2004 M.Sc., University of London, UK

2003 DVM, Makerere University, Uganda


Publications (Selected)

  1. Pithua P, Godden SM, Wells SJ, Stabel JR (2011) Evaluation of the risk of paratuberculosis in adult cows fed Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis DNA-positive  or -negative colostrum as calves. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 72(11)1456–1464.
  2. Pithua P, Wells SJ, Godden SM (2011) Evaluation of the association between fecal excretion of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis and detection in colostrum and on teat skin surfaces of dairy cows. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 238(1)94-100.
  3. Pithua P, Godden SM, Fetrow J, Wells SJ (2010) Effect of a plasma-derived colostrum replacement feeding program on adult performance and longevity in Holstein cows. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 236(11)1230-7.
  4. Pithua P, Wells SJ, Godden SM, Sreevatsan S, Stabel JR (2010) Experimental validation of a nested polymerase chain reaction targeting the genetic element ISMAP02 for detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis in bovine colostrum. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 22(2)253-6.
  5. Pithua P, Wells SJ, Sreevatsan S, Godden SM (2010) Lack of evidence for fecal shedding of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis in calves born to fecal culture positive dams. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 93(2-3)242-5.
  6. Pithua P, Wells SJ, Godden SM, Raizman EA (2009) Clinical trial on type of calving pen and the risk of disease in Holstein calves during the first 90 d of life. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 89(1-2)8-15.
  7. Pithua P, Godden SM, Wells SJ, Oakes MJ (2009) Efficacy of feeding plasma-derived commercial colostrum replacer for the prevention of transmission of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis in Holstein calves. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 234(9)1167-76.