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Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Thomas Divers

Dr. Thomas Divers
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
C2 520 CPC, Box 25
Ithaca, NY 14853
P (607) 253-3226
F (607) 253-3271

Selected Publications


Chandriani S, Skewes-Cox P, Zhong W, Ganem DE, Divers TJ, Van Blaricum AJ, Tennant BC, Kistler AL. Identification of a previously undescribed divergent virus from the Flaviviridae family in an outbreak of equine serum hepatitis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013 Apr 9; 110(15): E1407-15. doi: 10.1073/pnas. 1219217110.

Mohammed HO, Divers TJ, Kwak J, Omar AH, White ME, de Lahunta A. Association of oxidative stress with motor neuron disease in horses. Am J Vet Res. 2012 Dec; 73(12): 1957-62. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.73.12.1957.

Divers TJ, Grice AL, Mohammed HO, Glaser AL, Wagner B. Changes in Borrelia burgdorferi ELISA antibody over time in both antibiotic treated and untreated horses. Acta Vet Hung. 2012 Dec; 60(4): 421-9. doi: 10. 1556/AVet. 2012.036.

Ness SL, Bain FT, Zantingh AJ, Gaughan EM, Story MR, Nydam DV, Divers TJ. Ultrasonic visualization of colonic mesenteric vasculature as an indicator of large colon right dorsal displacement or 180° volvulus (or both) in horses. Can Vet J. 2012 Apr; 53 (4): 378-82.

El-Assaad I, Di Bari JA, Yasuda K, Divers TJ, Summers BA, de Lahunta A, Mohammed H. Differential expression of TAR DNA-binding protein (TDP-43) in the central nervous system of horses afflicted with equine motor neuron disease (EMND): a preliminary study of a potential pathologic marker. Vet Res Commun. 2012 Dec; 36(4): 221-6. doi: 10.1007/s11259-012-9533-y.

Radcliffe RM, Divers TJ, Fletcher DJ, Mohammed H, Kraus MS. Evaluation of L-lactate and cardiac troponin I in horses undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2012 Jun, 22(3): 313-9. doi: 10.1111/j. 1476-4431.2012.00744.x.

Reesink HL, Divers TJ, Bookbinder LC, van Eps AW, Soderholm LV, Mohammed HO, Cheetham J. Measurement of digital laminar and venous temperatures as a means of comparing three methods of topically applied cold treatment for digits of horses. Am J Vet Res. 2012 Jun; 73(6): 860-6. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.73.6.860.

Ness SL, Peters-Kennedy J, Schares G, Dubey JP, Mittel LD, Mohammed HO, Bowman DD, Felippe MJ, Wade SE, Shultz N, Divers TJ. Invesitigation of an outbreak of besnoitiosis in donkeys in northeastern Pennsylvania. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Jun 1; 240(11): 1329-37. doi: 10.2460/javma. 240.11.1329.

Priest HL, Irby NL, Schlafer DH, Divers TJ, Wagner B, Glaser AL, Chang YF, Smith MC. Diagnosis of Borrelia-associated uveitis in two horses. Vet Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov; 15(6): 398-405. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2012.01000.x

Oliveira-Filho JP, Badia PR, Cunha PH, Peiró JR, Araújo JP Jr, Divers TJ, Winand NJ, Borges AS. Lipopolysaccharide infusion up-regulates hepcidin mRNA expression in equine liver. Innate Immun. 2012 June; 18(3): 438-46. doi: 10.1177/1753425911420181.

Blass KA, Kraus MS, Rishniw M, Mann S, Mitchell LM, Divers TJ. Measurement of cardiac troponin I utilizing a point of care analyzer in healthy alpacas. J Vet Cardiol. 2011 Dec; 13(4): 261-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2011.08.002.

Mitchell KJ, Peters-Kennedy J, Stokol T, Gerhold RW, Beckstead RB, Divers TJ. Diagnosis of Parelaphostrongylus spp. infection as a cause of meningomyelitis in calves. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2011 Nov; 23(6): 1097-103. doi: 10.1177/1040638711426322.

Divers TJ, Johnson AL. Clinical neurology. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2011 Dec; 27(3):ix-x. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq. 2011.08.011.

Divers TJ. Metabolic causes of encephalopathy in horses. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2011 Dec; 27(3): 589-96. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2011.08.004.

Sears KP, Divers TJ, Neff RT, Miller WH Jr, McDonough SP. A case of Borrelia-associated cutaneous pseudolymphoma in a horse. Vet Dermatol. 2012 Apr; 23(2): 153-6. doi: 10.1111/j. 1365-3164.2011.01013.x.

Dawson DR, Nydam DV, Price CT, Graham JE, Cynamon MH, Divers TJ, Felippe MJ. Effects of opsonization of Rhodococcus equi on bacterial viability and phagocyte activation. Am J Vet Res. 2011 Nov; 72(11): 1465-75. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.72.11.1465.

Badial PR, Oliveria-Fiho JP, Cunha PH, Araújo JP Jr, Peiró Jr, Divers TJ, Winand NJ, Borges AS. Influence of experimental inflammatory response on hepatic hepcidin gene expression and plasma iron concentration in sheep. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2011 May 15; 141(1-2): 157-61. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm. 2011.02.009.

Levine JM, Scrivani PV, Divers TJ, Furr M, Mayhew IJ, Reed S, Levine GJ, Foreman JH, Boudreau C, Credille BC, Tennent-Brown B, Cohen ND. Multicenter case-control study of signalment, diagnostic features, and outcome associated with cervical vertebral malformation-malarticulation in horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Oct 1;237(7): 812-22. doi: 10.2460/javma.237.7.812.

Kraus MS, Jesty SA, Gelzer AR, Ducharme NG, Mohammed HO, Mitchell LM, Soderholm LV, Divers TJ. Measurement of plasma cardiac troponin I concentration by use of a point-of-care analyzer in clinically normal horses and horses with experimentally induced cardiac disease. Am J Vet Res. 2010 Jan; 71(1): 55-9. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.71.1.55.

Oliveira Filho JP, Badial PR, Cunha PH, Cruz TF, Araújo JP Jr, Divers TJ, Winand NJ, Borges AS. Cloning, sequencing and expression analysis of the equine hepcidin gene by real-time PCR. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2010 May 15; 135(1-2): 34-42. doi: 10.1016/j. vetimm.2009.10.027.

Mullen KR, Gelzer AR, Kraus MS, Mitchell K, Divers TJ. ECG of the month. Cardiac arrhythmias in a horse after lidocaine administration. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009 Nov 15; 235(10): 1156-8. doi: 10.2460/javma.235.10.1156.

Cummings KJ, Divers TJ, McDonough PL, Switt AM, Wiedmann M, Warnick LD. Temporal clusters of bovine Salmonella cases at a veterinary medical teaching hospital, 1996-2007. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2010 Jun; 10(5):471-9. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2009.0068.