Animals share the planet with us and, with shorter life spans, can provide clues about our common environment and impacts on aging. Most of the significant bioterror agents are infectious diseases that can cross species between animals and humans. Animals provide food, fiber, and companionship for humans, and impacts to animal production or quality of life affect everyone. Exponent is knowledgeable about veterinary medicine, including small- and large-animal infectious diseases, epidemiology, nutrition, and endocrinology. We have worked on numerous projects involving veterinary issues, including:
- Vitamin deficiency in pet food
- Safety of materials for animal bedding
- Antibiotic use in animal feed
- Exposures of horses to PCBs
- Automated dairy operation impacts on prevalence of infection
- Food outbreak investigations
- Electromagnetic fields and health effects on cattle
- Infections among farmed deer
- Ingredient safety of animal feed and of pet treats
- Animal impacts on painted surfaces and on household products
- Medical device testing using animal models
- Veterinary database survival analysis
- Veterinary drug uses
We work with Exponent staff members in the Center for Exposure and Dose Reconstruction, the Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety, and the Center for Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Computational Biology, as well as the Mechanics & Materials and EcoSciences Practices. We are involved with local and national veterinary and medical associations, and serve on local and national committees examining the effects of environmental compounds (including endocrine disrupters and radiation used in treatment) on human and animal health, reflecting the “One Health” principle.
Baxter KJ, Levy JK, Edinboro CH, Vaden SL, Tompkins MB. Renal disease in cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus. J Vet Intern Med 2012; 26 (2):238-243.
Edinboro CH. A “one medicine” example: humans as the model for a feline disease. (Abstract) Thyroid 2011; 21(s1):A–37.
Sisson JC, Freitas J, McDougall IR, Dauer LT, Hurley JR, Brierley JD, Edinboro CH, Rosenthal D, Thomas MJ, Wexler JA, Asamoah E, Avram AM, Milas M, Greenlee C. Radiation safety in the treatment of patients with thyroid diseases by radioiodine 131I: Practice recommendations of the American Thyroid Association. Thyroid 2011; 21:335–346.
Levy JK, Lappin MR, Glaser AL, Birkenheuer AJ, Anderson TC, Edinboro CH. Prevalence of infectious diseases in cats and dogs rescued following Hurricane Katrina. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2011; 238(3):311–317.
Greenlee MC, Burmeister LA, Butler RS, Edinboro CH, Morrison SM, Milas M. Current safety practices relating to I-131 administration for diseases of the thyroid: A survey of physicians and allied practitioners. Thyroid 2011; 21:151–160.
Edinboro CH, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Glickman LT. Feline hyperthyroidism: Potential relationship with iodine supplement requirements of commercial cat foods. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010; 12(9):672–679.
Lechner ES, Crawford PC, Levy JK, Edinboro CH, Dubovi EJ, Caligiuri R. Prevalence of protective antibody titers for canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus in dogs entering a Florida animal shelter. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2010; 236(12):1317–1321.
Edinboro CH, Pearce EN, Pino S, Braverman LE. Is the iodine content of cat food responsible for “toxic nodular goiter” in older cats? (Abstract) Thyroid 2009; 19(s1):S–27.
Edinboro CH, Kelsh MA, Lau EC. Demographic comparisons of two- versus one-stage testing results for primary congenital hypothyroidism screening in California, 1997–1998. (Abstract) Thyroid 2008; 18(s1):S-53-S-54.
Goldkamp CE, Levy JK, Edinboro CH, Lachtara JL. Seroprevalences of feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus in cats with abscesses or bite wounds and rate of veterinarian compliance with current guidelines for retrovirus testing. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2008; 232(8): 1152–1158.
Levy JK, Edinboro CH, Glotfelty CS, Dingman, PA, West AL, Kirkland-Cady KD. Seroprevalence of Dirofilaria immitis, feline leukemia virus, and feline immunodeficiency virus in dogs and cats rescued from the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane disaster. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2007; 231(2):218-225.
Edinboro CH. Companion animals may serve as sentinels of health risk – A review of thyroid diseases in three non-human species. (Abstract) Thyroid 2006; 16(9):908-909.
Buffler PA, Kelsh MA, Lau EC, Edinboro CH, Barnard JC, Rutherford GW, Daaboul JJ, Palmer L, Lorey FW. Thyroid function and perchlorate in drinking water: An evaluation among California newborns, 1998. Environmental Health Perspectives 2006; 114(5):798-804.
Edinboro CH, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Glickman LT. Environmental risk factors for feline hyperthyroidism: Pet cats as potential sentinels for public health. (Abstract) Thyroid 2004; 14(9):759.
Edinboro CH, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Janovitz EB, Thacker HL, Glickman LT. Epidemiologic study of the relationships between commercial canned food consumption and the risk of hyperthyroidism in cats. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2004; 224(6):879–886.
Edinboro CH, Ward MP, Glickman LT. A placebo-controlled trial of two intranasal vaccines to prevent tracheobronchitis (kennel cough) in dogs entering a humane shelter. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 2004; 62(2):89–99.