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Munashe Chigerwe- BVSc, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

3121 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 8235
mchigerwe@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Passive transfer of colostral immunoglobulins in dairy calves.

Specialty Focus

Food Animal Medicine & Surgery

Education

2001 BVSc Veterinary Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
2008 PhD Pathobiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO
2008 MPH Veterinary Public Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO

Honors and Awards

2012 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2012.
2011 Favorite Faculty Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011
2011 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011.
2010 Favorite Teacher Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011
2010 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award. Awarded by the Class of 2010
2008 E.R Price Public Health Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine
2008 Graduating Doctoral Commencement Student Marshall
2008 Master of Public Health Student Distinction Award
2007 E.R Price Public Health Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine
2006 University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine nominee for the AAVC resident award
2006 E.R Price Public Health Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine
2005 E.R Price Public Health Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine
2004, 2005 Phi Zeta award for scientific presentation.
2001 Class prize and best clinical student, University of Zimbabwe.
1999 Ecomed scholarship, University of Zimbabwe
1998 Caps scholarship, University of Zimbabwe

Licenses

Council of Veterinary Surgeons, Zimbabwe
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Association of neonatal serum immunoglobulin concentrations and serum total protein with health and performance of dairy calves, (Principal Investigator), SVM: Center for Food Animal Health

Co-Investigator, “Prevention of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis with an intranasal Moraxella bovis vaccine”, John A. Angelos (Principal Investigator), Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Chigerwe M, Boudreaux KA, Ilkiw JE. Assessment of burnout in veterinary medical students using the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educational Survey: a survey during two semesters. BMC Medical Education,
  • Link Icon 2014 Chigerwe M, Hagey JV Refractometer assessment of colostral and serum IgG and milk total solids concentrations in dairy cattle BMC Veterinary Research,
  • Link Icon 2014 Angelos JA, Edman J, Chigerwe M Ocular immune responses in steers following intranasal vaccination with recombinant Moraxella bovis cytotoxin adjuvanted with polyacrylic acid Clin Vaccine Immunol,
  • Link Icon 2014 Murphy JM, Hagey JV, Chigerwe M Comparison of serum immunoglobulin G half-life in dairy calves fed colostrum, colostrum replacer or administered with intravenous bovine plasma Vet Immunol Immunopath,
  • Link Icon 2014 Liang X, Chigerwe M, Hietala SK, Crossley BM Evaluation of fast technology analysis (FTA) cards as an improved method for specimen collection and shipment targeting viruses associated with bovine respiratory disease complex Journal of Virological Methods,
  • Link Icon 2013 Varga A, Angelos JA, Graham TW, Chigerwe M Preliminary investigation of cardiac Troponin I concentration in cows with common production diseases J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Chigerwe M, Beck AD, Kim SS, Coons DM Comparison of plasma oxidative status biomarkers in neonatal dairy calves during summer and fall seasons J Veterinar Sci Technolo, S11: 005. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.S11-006,
  • Link Icon 2013 Chigerwe M, Shiraki R, Olstad EC, Angelos JA, Ruby AL, Westropp JL Mineral composition of urinary calculi from potbellied pigs with urolithiasis: 50 cases (1982 to 2012) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Chigerwe M, Crossley BM Bovine immunoglobulin G does not have an inhibitory effect on diagnostic polymerase chain reaction utilizing magnetic bead extraction methods as demonstrated on the detection of Bovine viral diarrhea virus in dairy calves J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Link Icon 2013 Thompson KA, Lamberski N, Kass PH, Coons DM, Chigerwe M Evaluation of a commercial bovine colostrum replacer for achieving passive transfer of immunity in springbok calves (Antidorcas marsupialis). J Zoo Wild Med,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Chigerwe M, Barrington GM: Ruminant immunodeficiency diseases, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition. .

2008 Chigerwe M: Osteochondrosis, Haskell SRR, (ed), Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminants. 644-45.

2008 Chigerwe M: Heartwater (Cowdriosis), Haskell SRR, (ed), Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult - Ruminants. 392-3.

2008 Chigerwe M: Bovine petechial fever, Haskell SRR, (ed), Blackwell's 5 Minute Veterinary Consult - Ruminants. 139.