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Kevin Keel- BS, DVM, MS, PhD
Associate Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

5315 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 2941
mkkeel@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife promoted by anthropogenic factors. Specific issues investigated include: pathogenesis of white-nose syndrome and techniques to reduce mortality among bats; emerging diseases of white-tailed deer; and emerging infectious diseases of wild carnivores (canine distemper virus and parvoviruses).

Specialty Focus

Anatomic Pathology and Infectious Disease

Education

2004 PhD Pathobiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1997 DVM , The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1993 MS Wildlife Biology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1990 BS Microbiology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Honors and Awards

2010 Inducted into the Society of Phi Zeta, Honors Society of Veterinary Medicine
2007 Young Achiever Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia
2004 Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona
2003 Student Research Recognition Award, Congress of Research Workers in Animal Disease, Chicago, Illinois
1994 Stoddard-Burleigh-Sutton Wildlife Conservation Award, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia
1992 Student Research Recognition Award, Wildlife Disease Association 41st Annual Conference, El Paso, Texas

Licenses

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Foreign Animal Diagnostician, US Department of Agriculture

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Kevin Keel: Pharmacokinetics of a single intramuscular injection of ceftiofur crystalline-free acid in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) 2015 Sadar MJ, Hawkins MG, Byrne BA, Cartoceti AN, Keel K, Drazenovich TL, Tell LA Pharmacokinetics of a single intramuscular injection of ceftiofur crystalline-free acid in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) Am J Vet Res,
  • Kevin Keel: Cyclic avian mass mortality in the northeastern United States is associated with a novel orthomyxovirus 2015 Allison A, Ballard J, Tesh R, Brown J, Ruder M, Keel M, Munk B, Mickley R, Gibbs S, Travassos da Rosa A, Ellis J, Ip H, Shearn-Bochsler V, Rogers M, Ghedin E, Holmes E, Parrish C, Dwyer C Cyclic avian mass mortality in the northeastern United States is associated with a novel orthomyxovirus J Virol,
  • Kevin Keel: Antleroma in a Free-ranging White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). 2015 Munk BA, Garrison E, Clemons B, Keel MK Antleroma in a Free-ranging White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Vet Pathol,
  • Kevin Keel: A preliminary report on the contact-independent antagonism of Pseudogymnoascus destructans by Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain DAP96253 2014 Cornelison CT, Keel MK, Gabriel KT, Barlament CK, Tucker TA, Pierce GE, Crow SA A preliminary report on the contact-independent antagonism of Pseudogymnoascus destructans by Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain DAP96253 BMC Microbiology,
  • Kevin Keel: Persistence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in Endangered Florida Key Deer and Key Deer Habitat. 2014 Murray HL, Yabsley MJ, Keel MK, Manning EJ, Wilmers TJ, Corn JL Persistence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in Endangered Florida Key Deer and Key Deer Habitat. Journal of Wildlife Diseases,
  • Kevin Keel: Hemotropic mycoplasmas in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus). 2014 Mascarelli PE, Keel MK, Yabsley M, Last LA, Breitschwerdt EB, Maggi RG Hemotropic mycoplasmas in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus). Parasites & vectors,
  • Kevin Keel: Demodectic Mange, Dermatophilosis, and Other Parasitic and Bacterial Dermatologic Diseases in Free-Ranging White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the United States From 1975 to 2012. 2014 Nemeth NM, Ruder MG, Gerhold RW, Brown JD, Munk BA, Oesterle PT, Kubiski SV, Keel MK Demodectic Mange, Dermatophilosis, and Other Parasitic and Bacterial Dermatologic Diseases in Free-Ranging White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the United States From 1975 to 2012. Veterinary Pathology,
  • Kevin Keel: Infestation of two brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) with the hunchback mite (Harpirhynchus quasimodo) 2013 Magenwirth J, Nemeth NM, Yabsley MJ, Munk BA, Keel MK, Brown JD Infestation of two brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) with the hunchback mite (Harpirhynchus quasimodo) Avian Dis,
  • Kevin Keel: Mediastinal teratoma in a free-ranging American black bear (Ursus americanus). 2013 Munk BA, Turner JC, Keel MK Mediastinal teratoma in a free-ranging American black bear (Ursus americanus). J Zoo Wildl Med,
  • Kevin Keel: First report of clinical disease associated with canine distemper virus infection in a Wild Black Bear (Ursus americana) 2013 Cottrell WO, Keel MK, Brooks JW, Mead DG, Phillips JE First report of clinical disease associated with canine distemper virus infection in a Wild Black Bear (Ursus americana) J Wildl Dis,