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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

Primary Focus: Bovine neonatal immunology

1. Dairy calf neonatal immunity.

2. Wild ruminant neonatal immunity


Secondary Focus: Educational Research

1. Mental health and wellness in veterinary medical students.

2. Effect of curricular design on approaches to learning by veterinary medical students.

Specialty Focus

Livestock 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
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Active Research Grants

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

Principal Investigator, Prevalence of failure of colostral passive immunity and associated colostral management practices in dairy heifer calves raised on organic dairies in California, (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health

Co-Investigator, Prevalence, strain identification and co-viral infection pattern of Bovine Herpesvirus-4 among dairy cattle in California, Beate Crossley (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health Formula Funds

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Munashe Chigerwe: Surgical correction of an acetabular fracture and coxofemoral joint luxation by femoral head ostectomy and physical rehabilitation in a potbelly pig. 2017 Smith JS, Chigerwe M, Grimm A, Kanipe C, Gray C Surgical correction of an acetabular fracture and coxofemoral joint luxation by femoral head ostectomy and physical rehabilitation in a potbelly pig. Vet Surg,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Effect of intravenous plasma transfusion on granulocyte and monocyte oxidative and phagocytic activity in dairy calves with failure of passive immunity 2017 Yang VC, Rayburn MC, Chigerwe M Effect of intravenous plasma transfusion on granulocyte and monocyte oxidative and phagocytic activity in dairy calves with failure of passive immunity Res Vet Sci,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Systemic and ocular immune responses in cattle following intranasal vaccination with precipitated or partially solubilized recombinant Moraxella bovis cytotoxin adjuvanted with polyacrylic acid 2016 Angelos JA, Chigerwe M, Edman JM, Hess JF Systemic and ocular immune responses in cattle following intranasal vaccination with precipitated or partially solubilized recombinant Moraxella bovis cytotoxin adjuvanted with polyacrylic acid Am J Vet Res,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Seizure disorders in goats and sheep 2016 Chigerwe M, Aleman M Seizure disorders in goats and sheep J Vet Intern Med,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Use of a percutaneous transabdominal catheter for obstructive urolithiasis in goats, sheep and potbellied pigs: 69 cases (2000-2014) 2016 Chigerwe M, Heller MC, Balcomb CC, Angelos JA Use of a percutaneous transabdominal catheter for obstructive urolithiasis in goats, sheep and potbellied pigs: 69 cases (2000-2014) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Diagnostic accuracy of refractometer and Brix refractometer to assess failure of passive transfer in calves: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis 2016 Buczinski S, Fecteau G, Chigerwe M, Vandeweerd JM. Diagnostic accuracy of refractometer and Brix refractometer to assess failure of passive transfer in calves: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis Anim Health Res Rev,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: What is your diagnosis? Bovine synovial fluid 2015 Cregar LC, Whitney MS, Chigerwe M, Wadley R What is your diagnosis? Bovine synovial fluid Vet Clin Path,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Determination of neonatal serum immunoglobulin G concentrations associated with mortality during the first 4 months of life in dairy heifer calves 2015 Chigerwe M, Hagey JV, Aly SS Determination of neonatal serum immunoglobulin G concentrations associated with mortality during the first 4 months of life in dairy heifer calves J Dairy Res,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: A randomized clinical trial evaluating metabolism of colostral and plasma derived immunoglobulin G in Jersey Bull calves 2015 Pipkin KM, Hagey JV, Rayburn MC, Chigerwe M A randomized clinical trial evaluating metabolism of colostral and plasma derived immunoglobulin G in Jersey Bull calves J Vet Intern Med,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Assessment of burnout in veterinary medical students using the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educational Survey: A survey during two semesters. 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 Educ,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Chigerwe M, Barrington GM: Chapter 53: Immunologic disorders: Failure of colostral passive immunity, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition. 1572-5.

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

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

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