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    Michael J Huerkamp, DVM

    Veterinary Pathobiology

    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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    Other Appointments/Positions

    Director, Postdoctoral Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Emory University

    Director, Division of Animal Resources, Emory University

    Pathology Division(s):
    Experimental Pathology

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    B.S.   Agriculture The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, 1976 - 1982

    D.V.M.   Veterinary Medicine The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, 1980 - 1984

    Certificate   Postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 1984 - 1987

    Clinical Focus:

    Director, Division of Animal Resources (DAR) - the administrative unit of the medical school responsible for all programs of animal care within the School of Medicine (SOM). In 2006, the DAR team of 75 employees was responsible for providing legally compliant and comprehensive veterinary and husbandry programs for a population of approximately 55,000 vertebrate animals used in the AAALAC International accredited research and teaching missions of the university.

    Specialty Boards:

    1988 Diplomate American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

    Selected Publications:

    Published and Accepted Research Articles -

    Welberg, L.A.M., B. Kinkead, K.V. Thrivikraman, M.J. Huerkamp, C.B. Nemeroff and P.M. Plotsky. Ketamine-xylazine-acepromazine anesthesia and postoperative recovery in rats. J Amer Assoc Lab Anim Sci 45(2): 13-20, 2006.

    Pullium J.K., W.J. Brooks, A.D. Langley, and M.J. Huerkamp. 2005. A single dose of topical moxidectin as an effective treatment for murine acariasis due to Myocoptes musculinus. (2005) Cont Top Lab Anim Sci, 44(1): 26-28.

    Huerkamp, M. J., L.A. Zitzow, S. Webb, and J. K. Pullium. 2005. Cross-fostering in combination with ivermectin therapy: A method to eradicate murine fur mites. Cont Top Lab Anim Sci, 44(4): 12-16.

    Pullium J.K., K.A. Benjamin, and M.J. Huerkamp. 2004. Rodent vendor apparent source of mouse parvovirus in sentinel mice. Cont Top Lab Anim Sci 43(3): 8-11.

    Huerkamp, M. J., K.A. Benjamin, S.K. Webb, and J.K. Pullium. 2004. Long-terrm results of dietary fenbendazole to eradicate Syphacia muris from rat colonies. Cont Top Lab Anim Sci 43(2): 35-6.

    Huerkamp, M.J., W.D. Thompson, and N.D.M. Lehner. 2003. Failed air supply to individually ventilated caging system causes acute hypoxia and mortality of rats. Cont Top Lab Anim Sci 42(3): 44-5.

    Pullium J.K., F.R. Homberger, K.A. Benjamin, D.L.Dillehay, and M.J. Huerkamp. 2003. Confirmed persistent mouse hepatitis virus infection and transmission by tumor necrosis factor knockout mice to sentinel mice using short-term exposure. Comparative Medicine, 53(4): 439-443.

    Huerkamp M. J. 2002. Alcohol as a disinfectant for aseptic surgery of rodents: Crossing the thin blue line? Cont Top Lab Anim Sci 41(1): 10-12.

    Fowler K.A., M.J. Huerkamp, J.K. Pullium, and T. Subramanian. 2001. Anesthetic protocol: Propofol use in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) during magnetic resonance imaging with stereotactic head frame application. Brain Res Prot, 7(2): 87-93.

    Huerkamp M.J., K.A. Benjamin, L.A. Zitzow, J.K. Pullium, J.A. Lloyd, W.D. Thompson, S.K. Webb, and N.D.M. Lehner. 2000. Fenbendazole treatment without environmental decontamination eradicates Syphacia muris from all rats in a large, complex research institution. Cont Top Lab Anim Sci 39(3): 9-12.

    Hord A.H., D.D. Denson, M.J. Huerkamp, and J.G. Seiler. 1999. Changes in rat paw perfusion after experimental mononeuropathy: Assessment by laser doppler fluxmetry. Anesthesia and Analgesia 88: 103-8.

    Goodman M.M., R. Keil, T.M. Shoup, D. Eshima, L. Eshima, C. Kilts, J. Votaw, V.M. Camp, D. Votaw, E. Smith, M.P. Kung, E. Malveaux, R. Watt, M. Huerkamp, D. Wu, E. Garcia, and J.M. Hoffman. 1997. Fluorine 18 FPCT: a PET radiotracer for imaging dopamine transporters. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 38(1):119 26.

    Evans K.D., D.L. Dillehay, M.J. Huerkamp and S.K. Webb. 1996. Diagnostic exercise: Azotemia in a rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Laboratory Animal Science 46: 442-3.

    Holmes G.P., L.E. Chapman, J.A. Stewart, S.E. Straus, J.K. Hilliard, D.S. Davenport and the B Virus Working Group. 1995. Guidelines for preventing and treating B virus infections in exposed persons. Clinical Infectious Diseases 20: 421-39.

    Huerkamp M.J and N.D.M. Lehner. 1994. Comparative effects of forced-air, individual cage ventilation or an absorbent bedding additive on mouse isolator cage microenvironment. Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science 33(2): 69-72.

    Lehner N.D.M., M.J. Huerkamp, and D.L. Dillehay. 1994. Reference serum revisited. Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science 33(6): 61-3.

    Huerkamp M.J., D.L. Dillehay and N.D.M. Lehner. 1994. Effect of forced-air individual cage ventilation and automatic watering on outbred mouse reproductive performance and weanling growth. Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science 33(5): 58-62.

    Huerkamp M.J. 1993. Ivermectin eradication of pinworms from rats kept in ventilated cages. Laboratory Animal Science 43(1): 86-90.

    Huerkamp M.J., D.L. Dillehay, and N.D.M. Lehner. 1991. A first aid kit, including virus culture materials, for personnel working in macaque rooms. AALAS Bulletin 30(6): 12-4.

    Huerkamp M.J., and D.L. Dillehay. 1991. Struvite uroliths in a male mouse. Laboratory Animal Science 41(6): 642-3.

    Huerkamp M.J, and D.L. Dillehay. 1990. Coliform mastitis in a golden Syrian hamster. Laboratory Animal Science 40(3): 325-7.

    Dillehay D.L., N.D.M. Lehner and M.J. Huerkamp. 1990. The effectiveness of a microisolator cage system and sentinel mice for controlling and detecting MHV and Sendai virus infections. Laboratory Animal Science 40(4): 367-70.

    Dillehay D.L., and M.J. Huerkamp. 1990. Tuberculosis in a tuberculin-negative rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) on chemoprophylaxis. J Zoo Wildlife Med 21(4): 480-4.

    Walzer P.D., C.K. Kim, M.J. Linke, C.L. Pogue, M.J. Huerkamp, et al. 1989. Outbreaks of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in colonies of immunodeficient mice. Infection and Immunity 57(1): 62-70.

    Huerkamp M.J., D.H. Ringler and C.E. Chrisp. 1988. Vitamin E deficiency in goldfish (Carassius auratus) fed a shellfish-derived diet. Laboratory Animal Science 38(2): 179-82.

    Book Chapters -

    Huerkamp M.J. 2005. Laboratory Animals. The Merck Veterinary Manual, 9th edition, National Publishing, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, pp. 1518-21.

    Huerkamp M.J. 2005. Primates. The Merck Veterinary Manual, 9th edition, National Publishing, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, pp. 1545-55.

    Huerkamp M.J. 2003. The Rabbit. In: Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Ballard B., ed. Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, pp. 191-226.

    Huerkamp M.J., and D. Archer. 2000. Animal acquisition and disposition. In: IACUC Handbook. Murthy S., Silverman J., and Suckow M., eds. CRC Press, pp. 179-205.

    Huerkamp M.J., K.A. Murray and S.E. Orosz. 1996. Guinea pigs. In: Handbook of Rabbit and Rodent Medicine. Laber-Laird K.E., Swindle M.M., Flecknell P.A., eds., Pergammon Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 91-149.

    Huerkamp M.J. 1995. Anesthesia and postoperative care of rabbits and pocket pets. Current Veterinary Therapy XII: Small Animal Practice, Bonagura JD and Kirk RW, eds., WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA., pp. 1322-7.

    Other Publications -

    Huerkamp M.J. 2002. Efforts keep "pipeline" from drying up. Cont Top Lab Anim Sci 41(1): 7.

    Huerkamp M.J. 2001. Laboratory animal medicine in a time of crisis. Comp Med 51(6): 499.

    Huerkamp M.J, J. Hoff, and R.C. Dysko. 2000. It's in the bag: Easy and medically sound rodent gas anesthesia induction. Tech Talk (AALAS), September 2000.

    Huerkamp M.J. 1990. Correspondence (ivermectin eradication of pinworms from mice). Laboratory Animal Science 40(1): 5.