Susan E Little

Summary

Affiliation: Oklahoma State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis in dogs and cats
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078 2007, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 40:1121-40. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Heat treatment prior to testing allows detection of antigen of Dirofilaria immitis in feline serum
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Parasit Vectors 7:1. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Future challenges for parasitology: vector control and one health in the Americas
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Vet Parasitol 195:249-55. 2013
  4. pmc Vector-borne diseases--constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum
    Gad Baneth
    Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rehovot, Israel
    Parasit Vectors 5:55. 2012
  5. pmc Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii in dogs in North America
    Melissa J Beall
    IDEXX Laboratories, Inc, Westbrook, ME, USA
    Parasit Vectors 5:29. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Ehrlichia ewingii infection and exposure rates in dogs from the southcentral United States
    Susan E Little
    Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
    Vet Parasitol 172:355-60. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Lyme borreliosis in dogs and humans in the USA
    Susan E Little
    Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Trends Parasitol 26:213-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence of intestinal parasites in pet dogs in the United States
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, United States
    Vet Parasitol 166:144-52. 2009
  9. pmc New developments in canine hepatozoonosis in North America: a review
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
    Parasit Vectors 2:S5. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Movement of Rhipicephalus sanguineus adults between co-housed dogs during active feeding
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States
    Vet Parasitol 150:139-45. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Diagnostic assays for Borrelia Ionestari
    Susan Little; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Natural History of Borrelia lonestari
    Susan Little; Fiscal Year: 2006

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis in dogs and cats
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078 2007, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 40:1121-40. 2010
    ..This article highlights current understanding of the transmission, diagnosis, and management of ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis in dogs and cats...
  2. doi request reprint Heat treatment prior to testing allows detection of antigen of Dirofilaria immitis in feline serum
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Parasit Vectors 7:1. 2014
    ..Diagnosis of Dirofilaria immitis infection in cats is complicated by the difficulty associated with reliable detection of antigen in feline blood and serum samples...
  3. doi request reprint Future challenges for parasitology: vector control and one health in the Americas
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Vet Parasitol 195:249-55. 2013
    ..Novel strategies will be required to effectively combat these infections in the future if we are to succeed in the goal of fostering an environment which supports healthy animals and healthy people. ..
  4. pmc Vector-borne diseases--constant challenge for practicing veterinarians: recommendations from the CVBD World Forum
    Gad Baneth
    Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rehovot, Israel
    Parasit Vectors 5:55. 2012
    ..As a result of these discussions, we, the members of the CVBD Forum have developed the following recommendations to veterinarians for the management of CVBDs...
  5. pmc Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii in dogs in North America
    Melissa J Beall
    IDEXX Laboratories, Inc, Westbrook, ME, USA
    Parasit Vectors 5:29. 2012
    ..in the south and central regions of the United States where vector-borne disease prevalence has been previously difficult to ascertain, particularly beyond the metropolitan areas...
  6. doi request reprint Ehrlichia ewingii infection and exposure rates in dogs from the southcentral United States
    Susan E Little
    Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
    Vet Parasitol 172:355-60. 2010
    ..ewingii may be the primary agent of canine ehrlichiosis in this region, and suggest that diagnostic evaluation of dogs suspected to have a tick-borne disease should include assays targeting this organism...
  7. doi request reprint Lyme borreliosis in dogs and humans in the USA
    Susan E Little
    Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Trends Parasitol 26:213-8. 2010
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  8. doi request reprint Prevalence of intestinal parasites in pet dogs in the United States
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, United States
    Vet Parasitol 166:144-52. 2009
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  9. pmc New developments in canine hepatozoonosis in North America: a review
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
    Parasit Vectors 2:S5. 2009
    ..Although several exciting advances have occurred in recent years, much remains to be learned about patterns of infection and the nature of clinical disease caused by the agents of canine hepatozoonosis in North America...
  10. ncbi request reprint Movement of Rhipicephalus sanguineus adults between co-housed dogs during active feeding
    Susan E Little
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States
    Vet Parasitol 150:139-45. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Confirmation of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) as a vector for Cytauxzoon felis (Piroplasmorida: Theileriidae) to domestic cats
    Mason V Reichard
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, 250 McElroy Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:890-6. 2010
    ..5% (one of 178) in males, 0.8% (three of 393) in nymphs, and 1.5% (three of 197) in females. We found no wild-collected D. variabilis infected with C. felis. Our results confirm that A. americanum is a primary vector of C. felis...
  12. doi request reprint Efficacy of an imidacloprid 10 % / flumethrin 4.5 % collar (Seresto®, Bayer) for preventing the transmission of Cytauxzoon felis to domestic cats by Amblyomma americanum
    Mason V Reichard
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Parasitol Res 112:11-20. 2013
    ..Our results indicate that application of the 10 % imidacloprid/4.5 % flumethrin collar to cats prevented ticks from attaching, feeding and transmitting C. felis...
  13. doi request reprint Hepatozoon spp infections in the United States
    Kelly E Allen
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, 250 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 41:1221-38. 2011
    ..The authors review current knowledge of canine hepatozoonosis caused by H. canis and H. americanum and elaborate on more recent research findings...
  14. doi request reprint Genetic diversity of Hepatozoon spp. in coyotes from the south-central United States
    Lindsay A Starkey
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, USA
    J Parasitol 99:375-8. 2013
    ..The diversity of Hepatozoon spp. in wild canids appears greater than previously recognized and warrants further investigation...
  15. doi request reprint Novel Hepatozoon in vertebrates from the southern United States
    Kelly E Allen
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074, USA
    J Parasitol 97:648-53. 2011
    ..4% identical). These data are consistent with recent work identifying prey-predator transmission cycles in Hepatozoon spp. and suggest this pattern may be more common than previously recognized...
  16. doi request reprint Prevalence of antibodies to spotted fever group Rickettsia spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in coyotes (Canis latrans) in Oklahoma and Texas, USA
    Lindsay A Starkey
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, USA
    J Wildl Dis 49:670-3. 2013
    ..Taken together, these data indicate that coyotes in this region are commonly exposed to SFG Rickettsia and E. ewingii and that further consideration of coyotes as a component of the maintenance cycle for these pathogens may be warranted...
  17. ncbi request reprint Experimental transmission of Hepatozoon americanum to rodents
    Eileen M Johnson
    Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Health Sciences, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Room 250 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 2007, United States
    Vet Parasitol 151:164-9. 2008
    ..americanum sequences previously reported from naturally-infected dogs (AF176836 and AY864676, respectively). Merogonous and gamontogonous stages of the parasite were not detected in any of the cystozoite-infected rodents...
  18. doi request reprint Infectivity of Hepatozoon americanum cystozoites for a dog
    Eileen M Johnson
    Oklahoma State University OSU, College of Veterinary Health Sciences CVHS, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Room 250 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, United States
    Vet Parasitol 154:148-50. 2008
    ..americanum. Xenodiagnosis was conducted by replete feeding of Ambylomma maculatum larvae on the dog; 40 days after detachment, sporulated oocysts were recovered from recently molted nymphs...
  19. doi request reprint Experimental transmission of Hepatozoon americanum to New Zealand White rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and infectivity of cystozoites for a dog
    Eileen M Johnson
    Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Vet Parasitol 164:162-6. 2009
    ..PCR assay of blood from the dog was positive for the Hepatozoon spp. gene fragment. Sequencing confirmed that the parasite in the dog was H. americanum...
  20. doi request reprint Diversity of Hepatozoon species in naturally infected dogs in the southern United States
    Kelly E Allen
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Vet Parasitol 154:220-5. 2008
    ..canis. Mixed H. americanum and H. canis-like infections also were detected. Our data suggest that H. americanum, H. canis, as well as H. canis-like organisms are present and may cause disease in dogs in the southern U.S...
  21. ncbi request reprint Treatment of Hepatozoon americanum infection: review of the literature and experimental evaluation of efficacy
    Kelly E Allen
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
    Vet Ther 11:E1-8. 2010
    ..Long-term decoquinate therapy remains a critical component of successful treatment of ACH...
  22. ncbi request reprint Field survey of rodents for Hepatozoon infections in an endemic focus of American canine hepatozoonosis
    Eileen M Johnson
    Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Room 250, McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 2007, United States
    Vet Parasitol 150:27-32. 2007
    ..However, the sequences were only 90.6% (cotton rat) and 91.4% (white-footed mouse) identical to H. americanum. These findings suggest that the rodents are obligate intermediate hosts for distinct Hepatozoon spp., but not H. americanum...
  23. doi request reprint Transmission of Cytauxzoon felis to a domestic cat by Amblyomma americanum
    Mason V Reichard
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, United States
    Vet Parasitol 161:110-5. 2009
    ..felis being transmitted by A. americanum. The transmission of C. felis infection from one domestic cat to another indicates that domestic cats subclinically infected with C. felis may be a reservoir of infection for naive domestic cats...
  24. doi request reprint Detection of Babesia gibsoni and the canine small Babesia 'Spanish isolate' in blood samples obtained from dogs confiscated from dogfighting operations
    Todd J Yeagley
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 235:535-9. 2009
    ..To determine the prevalence of Babesia gibsoni infection in dogs that were confiscated from dogfighting operations...
  25. doi request reprint Inoculation of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with Ap-V1 Or NY-18 strains of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and microscopic demonstration of Ap-V1 In Ixodes scapularis adults that acquired infection from deer as nymphs
    Mason V Reichard
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:565-8. 2009
    ..Molted adult ticks maintained Ap-V1 infection as demonstrated by PCR and microscopy. We report, for the first time, a morphologic description of A. phagocytophilum in I. scapularis...
  26. doi request reprint Merogonic stages of Theileria cervi in mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
    Jason Wood
    1Jason Wood, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, 250 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
    J Vet Diagn Invest 25:662-5. 2013
    ..cervi previously reported from white-tailed deer in Oklahoma and from elk in Wisconsin and Indiana. ..
  27. doi request reprint Detection of Dirofilaria immitis and Ehrlichia species in coyotes (Canis latrans), from rural Oklahoma and Texas
    Kelsey L Paras
    Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:619-21. 2012
    ..throughout the United States, but coyotes from rural Oklahoma in the current study had a higher exposure rate than those reported from California, and a lower rate than data from an earlier study from Oklahoma...
  28. pmc First culture isolation of Borrelia lonestari, putative agent of southern tick-associated rash illness
    Andrea S Varela
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1163-9. 2004
    ..lonestari in culture, providing a much needed source of organisms for the development of diagnostic assays and forming a basis for future studies investigating the role of the organism as a human disease agent...
  29. doi request reprint Experimental and field studies on the suitability of raccoons (Procyon lotor) as hosts for tick-borne pathogens
    Michael J Yabsley
    Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:491-503. 2008
    ..ewingii, or B. lonestari. However, raccoons are experimentally susceptible and naturally exposed to E. chaffeensis, and these data support the previous finding that raccoons may be involved in the natural history of A. phagocytophilum...
  30. ncbi request reprint Theileriosis in a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawn
    Michael J Yabsley
    Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Wildl Dis 41:806-9. 2005
    ..cervi parasitemias have been commonly reported in healthy white-tailed deer, the severe parasitemia in this fawn may have contributed to overt clinical disease, perhaps as part of a combined malnutrition and parasitemia syndrome...
  31. ncbi request reprint Detection of Rickettsia amblyommii in association with a tick bite rash
    Sarah A Billeter
    Vector Borne Diagnostic Disease Laboratory, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:607-10. 2007
    ..amblyommii" by sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which R. amblyommii was temporally associated with a rash...
  32. pmc Detection of Borrelia lonestari, putative agent of southern tick-associated rash illness, in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from the southeastern United States
    Victor A Moore
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine The D B Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602
    J Clin Microbiol 41:424-7. 2003
    ..lonestari or another closely related Borrelia species. Our findings expand the known geographic range of B. lonestari and provide the first evidence of this organism in a vertebrate other than humans...

Research Grants2

  1. Diagnostic assays for Borrelia Ionestari
    Susan Little; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..causing disease in people and, ultimately, a more robust understanding of the role of B. lonestari as a human pathogen. Improved diagnosis of human B. lonestari infection should result. ..
  2. Natural History of Borrelia lonestari
    Susan Little; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..S., enhancing public health efforts in those areas where people are risk of infection; reduction in human disease from these pathogens should result. ..