Department of Clinical Sciences

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Advancing the health
and well-being
of animals
and people

George Kollias

George Kollias
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Rm 105 CCGR, Box 21
Ithaca, NY 14853
P 607.253.3049/3024
F 607.253.3271

Kollias Publications

Selected Publications

Hoogesteyn, A.L., DeVoogd, T.J., Quimby, F.W., DeCaprio T., and Kollias, G.V. Reproductive impairment in Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24(1):219-223. 2005.

Abou-Madi, N., Kollias, G.V., Hackett, R.P., Ducharme, N.G., Gleed, R.D., and Moakler, J.P. Umbilical herniorrhaphy in a juvenile Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). J Zoo Wildl Med 35(2):221-225. 2004.

Abou-Madi, N., Scrivani, P.V., Kollias, G.V., Hernandez-Divers, S.M. Diagnosis of skeletal injuries in Chelonians using computed tomography. J Zoo Wildl Med 35(2):226-231.

Kollias, G.V., Sydenstricker, K.V., Kollias, H.W., Ley, D.H., Hosseini, P.R., Connolly, V., and Dhondt, A.A. Experimental infection of house finches with Mycoplasma gallisepticum. 2004. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 40(1):79-86. 2004.

Hartup, B.K., Bical, J.M., Dhondt, A.A., Ley, D.H. and Kollias, G.V. Dynamics of conjunctivitis and Mycoplasma gallisepticum infections in house finches. The Auk. 118(2):327-333. 2001.

Hartup, B.K., Dhondt, A.A., Sydenstricker, K.V., Hochachka, W.M., and Kollias, G.V. Host range and dynamics of mycoplasmal conjunctivitis among birds in North America. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 37(1):72-81. 2001.

Hernandez-Divers, S.M.,Kollias, G.V., Abou-Madi, N., and Hartup, B.K. Surgical technique for intraabdominal radiotransmitter placement in North American river otters (Lontra canadenesis). J Zoo Wildl Med 32(2):202-205. 2001.

McEwen, M.M., Moon-Masset, P.F., Butler, E.C., and Kollias, G.V. Polymerized bovine hemoglobin (Oxyglobin Solution) administration in two river otters (Lontra Canadensis). Vet Anesth Anal 28:214-219. 2001.

Baitchman, E.J., and Kollias, G.V. Clinical anatomy of the North American river otter (Lontra canandensis). J Zoo Wildl Med 31(4):473-483. 2000.

Hartup, B.K. and Kollias, G.V. Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in wild house finches. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian.22(11):1001-1005. 2000.

Hartup, B.K., Kollias, G.V. and Ley, D.H. Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in songbirds from New York. 2000. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 36(2):257-264. 2000.

Kimber, K.R., and Kollias, G.V. Infectious and parasitic diseases and contaminant-related problems of North American river otters (Lontra canadenesis): A review. J Zoo Wildl Med 31(4):452-472. 2000.

Kimber, K.R., Kollias, G.V., Dubovi, E.J. Serologic survey of selected viral agents in recently captured wild North American river otters. In Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Fowler, M.E., and Miller, R.E. (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 443-448, 2000.

Hartup, B.K., and Kollias, G.V. Field investigation of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infections in house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) eggs and nestlings. Avian Diseases. 43(3):572-576. 1999.

Hartup, B.K., Kollias, G.V., Jacobsen, M.C., Valentine, B.A., Kimber, K.R. Exertional myopathy in translocated river otters from New York. J Wild Dis 35(3):542-547. 1999.

Isaza, R., Kollias, G.V. Designing a Trichostrongloid Parasite Control Program for Captive Exotic Ruminants. In Current Veterinary Therapy III - Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine. M.E. Fowler, E. Miller (eds.), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 593-597. 1999.

Kollias, G.V. Health assessment medical management, and pre-release conditioning of translocated North American river otters (Lontra canadensis). In Current Veterinary Therapy III - Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine. M.E. Fowler, E. Miller (eds.), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 443-448. 1999.

Hartup, B.K., Mohammed, H.O., Kollias, G.V., Dhondt, A.A. Risk Factors Associated with Mycoplasmal Conjunctivitis in House Finches. J. Wild. Dis. 34(2):281-288. 1998.

Harr, K.E., Kollias, G.V., Rendano, V., and deLahunta, A.A. A myelographic technique for avian species. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 38(3):187-192. 89. 1997

Kollias, G.V. Complications of progestogen contraception in exotic felids. In Contraception in Wildlife. P.N. Cohn, E.D. Plotka (eds.). Edwin Mellon Press, Lewiston, N.Y., pp. 170-184. 1996.

Lung, N.P., Thompson, J.P., Kollias, G.V. Jr., and Klein, P.A. Development of monoclonal antibodies for measurement of immunoglobulin G antibody responses in blue and gold macaws (Ara ararauna). Am J Vet Res 57(8):1157-1161. 1996.

Lung, N.P., Thompson, J.P., Kollias, G.V. Jr., Olsen, J.H., Zdziarski, J.A., and Klein, P.A. Maternal immunoglobulin G antibody transfer and development of immunoglobulin G antibody responses in blue and gold (Ara ararauna) chicks. Am J Vet Res 57(8):1162-1167. 88. 1996.

Accepted for Publication

Ley, D.H., Swartout, E., Sydenstricker, K.V., Kollias, G.V., and Dhondt, A.A. Mycoplasma gallisepticum conjunctivitis is house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). Correlations among clinical signs and detection by polymerase chain reaction from conjunctival and choanal swabs. Proc Wildlife Disease Association (in press).

Sydenstricker, K.V., Dhondt, A.A., Ley, D.H., and Kollias, G.V. Re-exposure of captive house finches that recovered from Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. (in press).

Hawley, D.M., Sydenstricker, K.V., Kollias, G.V., and Dhondt, A.A.Genetic diversity predicts pathogen resistance and cell-mediated immunocompetence. Biology Letters. (in press).

Dhondt A.A., Altizer, S., Davis, A.K., Dobson, A., Hartup, B.K., Hawley, D.M., Hocachka, W.M., Hosseini, P.R., Jennelle, C.S., Kollias, G.V., Ley, D.H., Swarthout, E.C., Sydenstricker, K.V.. Dynamics of a novel pathogen in avian host: mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in house finches. Acta Tropica. (in press).