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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, , Harare, Zimbabwe
2008 PhD Pathobiology, , Columbia, MO
2008 MPH Veterinary Public Health, , 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

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: 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 health 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 health 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,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Refractometer assessment of colostral and serum IgG and milk total solids concentrations in dairy cattle 2014 Chigerwe M, Hagey JV Refractometer assessment of colostral and serum IgG and milk total solids concentrations in dairy cattle BMC Veterinary Research,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Evaluation of fast technology analysis (FTA) cards as an improved method for specimen collection and shipment targeting viruses associated with bovine respiratory disease complex 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 J Virol Methods,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Comparison of serum immunoglobulin G half-life in dairy calves fed colostrum, colostrum replacer or administered with intravenous bovine plasma 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 Immunopathol,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Ocular immune responses in steers following intranasal vaccination with recombinant Moraxella bovis cytotoxin adjuvanted with polyacrylic acid 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,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Preliminary investigation of cardiac Troponin I concentration in cows with common production diseases 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,
  • Munashe Chigerwe: Comparison of plasma oxidative status biomarkers in neonatal dairy calves during summer and fall seasons 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,

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 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.