American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists
October, 2007 Volume 29, Number 3
From the President
Dear AAVP members
From the President _______________________ 1
I hope you all are ready for From the Secretary/Treasurer_______________ 2
a “hot” time at the 2008
AAVP meeting in New AAVP Mid-Year Meeting Report _____________ 3
Orleans. First of all, let me 2007 Annual Meeting Report _______________ 3
thank Al Marchiondo for Report of the Secretary Treasurer _________ 3
making the meeting Current AAVP Officers __________________ 4
possible with all his hard AAVP Committee Chairs and members _____ 4
work and planning. This will Awards ______________________________ 5
be the first year that we will
meet separately from the AVMA. I would like to Future Parasitology Meetings _______________ 7
also thank Jenny Spencer and Heather Stockdale Future meetings of the AAVP _____________ 7
from Auburn University for scouting out several Conference of Research Workers in Animal
hotels that made bids to host our meeting. They Diseases (CRWAD) 2007 ________________ 7
reported back to the Executive Committee (David Livestock Insect Workers Conference (LIWC)
Lindsay, Susan Little, Lora Ballweber, Al 2008 ________________________________ 7
Marchiondo, Dan Snyder and student Announcements _________________________ 7
representative, David Goodwin) and we finally
settled on the Loews Hotel. In the Spotlight __________________________ 7
I hope AAVP will continue to consider meeting Obituaries ______________________________ 8
separately from AVMA because it allows us to Leland C. Grumbles, DVM. _______________ 8
look at more affordable hotels than those Jean Holzworth, PhD., DVM. _____________ 8
associated with the AVMA meeting which should
2008 Membership Renewal ________________ 9
help students and post-docs (and many others) to
attend the meeting. The first AAVP meeting I New Membership Application ______________ 10
attended was in New Orleans in 1984. It was a
chance for me to meet many of my parasitology was the first winner of this award and is Vice-
heroes for the first time and meet many of my President of AAVP. An ad hoc committee chaired
future collaborators. I cannot express how by Dwight Bowman is presently organizing a
important it is for students and post-docs to attend reunion of AAVP-Hoechst-Roussel/Intervet
AAVP meetings. The type of close interaction and Graduate Student Research Award winners.
exposure that an AAVP meeting provides is There are also plans to develop a graduate
invaluable for students and post-docs. AAVP is student award in zoonosis sponsored by CAPC.
very generous to students with travel grants to
attend the meeting. AAVP also provides the The 2007 meeting was held in Washington, D.C.
AAVP-Intervet Graduate Student Research There were 119 presentations including 6 in a
Award. This is an honor and many of the winners special session on Education. This was a follow
have gone on to have an out-standing presence in up on the special meeting held in Atlanta in 2006.
science and AAVP. Lora Ballweber
The President’s Symposium was: Use of a From the Secretary/Treasurer
National Pet Hospital’s Electronic Database and
Practice Surveys for Nationwide Epidemiologic The 2008 dues year
Studies of Parasites of Companion Animals. started September 1, 2007
There were 6 presentations during this session. and runs to August 31,
The development of drug resistance is important 2008. Renewal notices
to all of us. A special session on the role of fecal were sent early August to
egg count reduction tests used in identifying all members with a
anthelmintic resistance in cattle nematodes was reminder. Thank you to
also held. There were 5 presentations and a those who have paid your
panel discussion on this special topic. The dues. For those of you
enthusiasm of the attendees of this session has who have not as yet paid, I
prompted the Executive Board of AAVP to pursue have attached a 2008
this issue. An ad hoc committee chaired by Dan Membership Renewal form in this issue of the
Snyder has been formed to address this very Newsletter. Dues can now be paid on-line at
challenging issue, including defining resistance, www.aavp.org. Please call or email me if you
diagnosis, prevalence and recommendations for have any questions about your dues status. The
producers. This is in the early stages but annual AAVP membership dues are a great
committee members come from industry, bargain at $30 for regular members and $10 for
academia and government. students. In addition to the association benefits,
AAVP members receive Veterinary Therapeutics
Members of the AAVP Executive Board will meet free of charge.
in February in Kansas City, MO to plan next year’s
meeting and address new and old issues of Electronic subscriptions of Veterinary Parasitology
concern to the AAVP. We would like to solicit are available to the AAVP membership for only
input from members about current important $35.00 annually. This is a slight increase over the
issues and plans for the future of AAVP. The age previous price offered by Elsevier, but still a
of e-mail is upon us and this makes it easy for bargain. The subscription is voluntary and is not
members to bring up issues that are important. included in the $30.00 regular or $10.00 student
The e-mail addresses of all AAVP members can member dues. You can subscribe to Veterinary
be found in the back of the 2007 meeting program Parasitology using the 2008 AAVP Membership
and on our website. Please contact members of Renewal form and including your payment along
the Executive Board or me with your thoughts on with your dues or on-line at www.aavp.org.
the future of AAVP or other important issues. Member contact information including address,
telephone, email, and area of interest changes
I wish to thank our corporate sponsors for their can now be made by you directly on-line in the
support. They contribute both financial and website membership directory. Since electronic
intellectual input to AAVP. Several scientists from communication has become the major form of
industry have served as President of AAVP. Our AAVP communication, it is imperative that I have
Secretary/Treasurer is usually from industry. your current and correct email address. The
Lifetime friendships develop between industrial member directory is reprinted in the annual
and academic scientists at the AAVP meeting. meeting proceedings, so please make sure your
information is correct.
I thank all the members of AAVP for their support Also attached to this issue of the Newsletter is a
and hope to see you all at our 2008 meeting in 2008 new member application form. Please pass
New Orleans. along a copy of this form to colleagues or students
who would be interested in joining AAVP. The
Sincerely, 2008 dues and new member application forms are
also available on the AAVP website
David S. Lindsay (www.aavp.org).
Recently, the website was updated in the forum
section with the 2007 AAVP Executive Board and
Business meeting minutes, committee reports, Health and Fort Dodge Animal Health sponsored
and new job postings. I encourage all members the morning coffee breaks on Sunday and
to utilize the forum section for communication and Monday, respectively. An AAVP graduate
announcements. student/post-doc luncheon/mixer was held on
Dues and all correspondence to the Sunday. At the student mixer, David Goodwin,
Secretary/Treasurer should be addressed to: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, was elected
as the 2008 Student Representative for the AAVP
Dr. Alan A. Marchiondo,
Student Committee. The AAVP/AVMA
c/o IVX Animal Health, Inc.,
President’s Symposium organized by Dr. Daniel
3915 S. 48th St. Terrace, St. Joseph, MO
E. Snyder on “Use of a National Pet Hospital’s
Electronic Database and Practice Surveys for
Nationwide Epidemiological Studies of Parasites
of Companion Animals” was held at the
Convention Center on Tuesday morning.
Submitted by Dr. Alan Marchiondo, The AAVP Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist
Secretary/Treasurer AAVP. Award (sponsored by Merial) was awarded to Dr.
Ronald Fayer, USDA, ARS, ANRI, Beltsville, MD.
AAVP Mid-Year Meeting Report Dr. David E. Granstrom, USDA, ARS, ANRI,
accepted the award plaque for Dr. Fayer. The
The 3rd Mid-Year Executive Board Meeting was AAVP/Intervet Graduate Student award was
held in Kansas City, MO, on February 2-3, 2007. presented to Dr. Martin K. Nielsen, Royal
The meeting report was issued at the annual Veterinary & Agricultural University,
board meeting in Washington, DC and the report Fredericksberg, Denmark. Dr. Nielsen was
is posted on the AAVP forum (www.aavp.org). presented an honorarium and a plaque during the
The next mid-year meeting will be held on awards ceremony and his travel and meeting
February 1-2, 2008 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, expenses were covered by AAVP. Heather D.
in Kansas City, MO. Please send any topics or Stockdale from Auburn University was awarded
action items to Dr. David Lindsay. 1st place in the Best Student Paper Presentation
competition by Bayer and a check for $500.00.
Rick Gerhold, University of Georgia, received 2nd
2007 Annual Meeting Report place in the Best Student Paper Presentation
competition sponsored by Bayer and received a
Report of the Secretary Treasurer check for $300.00. Fifteen Young Investigator
The 52nd annual meeting of the American travel grants were awarded this year.
Association of Veterinary Parasitologists was held
in the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, Monday afternoon President Daniel Snyder gave
Washington, DC, Saturday July 14 through the 2007 AAVP Presidential address. He was
Tuesday afternoon July 17, 2007. Approximately recognized for his efforts and contributions to
177 parasitologists (40% increase over 2006) AAVP during the meeting and was given a plaque
consisting of members, invited speakers and by President-elect David Lindsay.
guests from academia, government and industry Lora Rickard Ballweber was elected as AAVP
were in attendance. One hundred-nineteen oral Vice President and Program Chair for 2007-2008.
presentations were presented. The number of Dwight Bowman and Thomas Craig were elected
presentations was a 47% increase over 2006 but to the Nominations Committee.
the program was extended through Tuesday
afternoon with the inclusion of the Veterinary The AAVP Executive Board meeting was held on
Parasitology Educators session consisting of 6 Saturday morning July 14, 2007. Meeting minutes
presentations. Dr. Susan E. Little was the and committee reports are posted on the AAVP
scientific program Chair. Socials were hosted by website in the forum section.
Bayer on Saturday evening, Merial on Sunday
evening, and Novartis Animal Health on Monday Submitted by Dr. Alan A. Marchiondo,
evening. In addition, Schering-Plough Animal Secretary/Treasurer, AAVP.
2007-2008 AAVP Officers Appointed Committees
Based on the results of elections, the current Finance
officers of AAVP are as follows: 2007: Bob Arther, Brad Scandrett, Frank
President: David Lindsay 2008: Ray Kaplan, Beto Perez de Leon
Secretary/Treasurer: Al Marchiondo 2009: Tariq Qureshi, vacant
President Elect: Susan Little
2007: Lora Ballweber, Susan Little, Dan
Immediate Past President: Dan Snyder
Snyder, David Lindsay
Vice President and Program Chair: Lora
Ballweber 2007: Tom Nolan, Raf Roncalli
Outreach / Research
2007: Charles MacKenzie, William Barton,
Jennifer Ketzis, Joan Lunney
2008: Abraham Quezada, Bob Schenkel
2009: Bill Stich, vacant
2007: Gary Conboy, Dwight Bowman, Susan
2008: Lora Ballweber, Michael Dryden
Left to Right: AAVP Officers for 2007-2008: Drs. Lora 2009: Karen Snowden, vacant
R. Ballweber (Vice-President and Program Chair), Awards
David S. Lindsay (President), Ann Donoghue (2006 2007: Jenifer Edmonds, Merijo Jordan, Alexa
Past-President), Daniel E. Snyder (Immediate Past- Rosypal
President), Susan E. Little (President-Elect), and Alan 2008: Andrew Peregrine, Doug Hutchens
A. Marchiondo (Secretary/Treasurer). 2009: Sara Marley, Doug Hutchens
Constitution / Bylaws
AAVP Committee Chairs and 2007: Isabelle Verzberger, Tom Yazwinski
members 2008: Wendell Davis, vacant
Publications / Internet
The chairs and members of the AAVP 2007: Ray Kaplan, Thomas Letonja,
Committees for 2007-2008 are provided below. 2008: Tom Nolan, Richard Martin
Newsletter / Editorial Board
Nominations Committee 2007: Patrick Meeus, David Gerdon, Alexa
2007-2008: Sid Ewing, Jorge Guerrero, Pat Rosypal, Siva Ranjan
Payne, Gary Conboy 2008: Gil Myers, Sheila Mitchell
2008-2009: Tim Geary, Peter Schantz 2009: Tom Letonja, vacant
2009-2010: Dwight Bowman, Tom Craig
Ad hoc Appointments
Student Representative Past Presidents: Dan Snyder, Ann Donoghue,
2007-2008: David Goodwin Craig Reinemeyer
Historian: Raphael Roncalli
At the 2007 annual meeting in List Serve Monitor: Bert Stromberg
Washington, DC, David Website/Internet: Al Marchiondo
Goodwin from Virginia Tech, IOSA Reunion: Dwight Bowman
was elected as the 2007-2008
Student Representative for the Submitted by Dr. David Lindsay.
AAVP Student Committee. President, AAVP.
Contact David at
Awards studies were devoted to completing the life cycle
in carnivores that were fed intramuscular cysts
2007 AAVP Distinguished Veterinary
from herbivores. Fecal stages from carnivores
were then fed to herbivores where previously
The Merial sponsored AAVP Distinguished
unrecognized asexual stages were detected in
Veterinary Parasitologist Award recipient for 2007
intravascular sites throughout the body, often
is Dr. Ronald Fayer. Dr. Fayer’s bibliography was
associated with severe morbidity or mortality. The
published in the 2007 AAVP Meeting Proceedings
life cycles of Sarcocystis species in wildlife were
and is reprinted here.
also elucidated, but most studies documented
pathological effects, primarily in cattle, but also in
Ronald Fayer, Ph.D. was born in 1939 in
sheep, pigs and horses. Immunopathological and
Philadelphia and grew up in nearby New Jersey.
metabolic perturbations associated with
He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks,
development of asexual stages resulted in heart
graduated with a BS degree in Biology (1962) and
lesions, abortions, retarded growth, and mortality.
pursued graduate studies with Dr. Datus
He identified tumor necrosis factor, little known at
Hammond at Utah State University in Logan,
the time, as an underlying contributor to the
Utah. His Master’s thesis (1964) was on the
disease. These studies were conducted with
efficacy of amprolium against coccidiosis in calves
assistance from numerous collaborators from
and his PhD dissertation (1968) was on in vitro
many institutions but most prominently were Dr.
cultivation of Eimeria bovis. After graduation, Dr.
A.J. Johnson of Walter Reed Army Institute of
Fayer was hired at the USDA’s Beltsville Parasite
Research and R.G. Leek, J.P. Dubey and T.H.
Laboratory (BPL) to develop the cell culture
Elsasser of the USDA’s Agricultural Research
methods and conduct studies on coccidia.
The economically important
Preceding the advent of AIDS, Dr. Fayer’s
Eimeria species were his
research emphasis shifted to Cryptosporidium and
initial research focus. His
has encompassed molecularly based surveys of
studies, utilizing several
prevalence in livestock; effects of disinfectants,
avian Eimeria species led to
heat, and cold on oocyst survival; immunological
the first published report
and cytokine responses in mouse models and
that demonstrated the utility
calves; passive immunotherapy with colostral
of cell culture for screening
antibody; anti-crypto drug efficacy; mechanical
anticoccidial drugs to inhibit
transport hosts; identification of major new
development of Eimeria. Dr.
species based on molecular and biological
Fayer also developed in
characteristics; and use of molluscan shellfish as
vitro cultivation methods for
bio-indicators of fecal pollution in surface waters.
other protozoan parasites
His book “Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis”
including Toxoplasma, Besnoitia, Isospora,
is widely recognized as the primary reference on
Hepatozoon, and Sarcocystis. Several of these
crypto for researchers, water treatment
studies involved testing of compounds to block
specialists, veterinarians, and health care
entry into cells or to inhibit development of
workers. He and colleagues conducted similar
studies on Giardia and Microsporidia of livestock,
wildlife, and companion animals. These studies
When Dr. Fayer turned his attention to
led to the first reports of the microsporidian
Sarcocystis, the life cycle was unknown and some
Enterocytozoon bieneusi in cattle and in wildlife
“experts” considered it a fungus. Dr. Fayer
species in North America. Recent studies with
captured common grackles, obtained zoites from
collaborators in NOAA and the Harbor Branch
cysts in their leg muscles, and inoculated the
Oceanographic Institution have led to the first
zoites into cultured cells where they became
report of Microsporidia in marine mammals-
intracellaular and developed into sexual stages.
This discovery of typical coccidian sexual stages
in the life cycle of Sarcocystis led to widespread in
Dr. Fayer has served in a variety of administrative
vivo studies to complete the life cycle. With
capacities in the Agricultural Research Service
support from numerous collaborating scientists,
including Research Leader, Laboratory Chief,
National Program Leader for Parasitology and Pote), Rick Gerhold (University of Georgia, M.
Toxicology, Director of the Animal Parasitology Yabsley), David Goodwin (Virginia Tech, D.
Institute, and Acting Assistant Area Director for Lindsay), Sue Howell (University of Georgia, R.
the Northeastern States. He has served on the Kaplan), Kathryn McKinnon (Virginia Tech, A.
editorial boards of five scientific journals and as Zajac), Sheila Mitchell (Virginia Tech, D. Lindsay),
President of the Helminthological Society of Alexa Rosypal (University of North Carolina at
Washington, the American Association of Chapel Hill, R. Tidwell), Heather Stockdale
Veterinary Parasitologists, and the American (Auburn University, B. Blagburn), Julie Vargas
Society of Parasitologists. He has served on (University of Georgia, R. Kaplan), Saurabh
numerous scientific committees for each of these Verma (Iowa State University, R. Martin), Marlena
societies and for the International Society of Yost, Mississippi State University, L. Pote).
For his contributions to research Dr. Fayer
received the H.B. Ward Medal from the American
Society of Parasitologists, the National
Distinguished Scientist of the Year Award from the
Agricultural Research Service, two Superior
Service Awards and the Plow Award presented by
Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
and the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished
Senior Professional in the Career Civil Service
presented by the President of the United States.
As a recipient of a Senior Fullbright Fellowship he
conducted research at the Universidad AAVP Young Investigator Travel Grant Award winners
Complutense’s College of Veterinary Medicine in (left to right): Alexa Rosypal, Julie Vargas, Sheila
Madrid, Spain with Professor Jose Maria Alunda. Mitchell, Edwardo Cobo, Kathryn McKinnon, Rick
Gerhold, and Saurabh Verma.
Dr. Fayer has authored or co-authored 334
AAVP-Internet Graduate Student Award
refereed original research articles and book This year the AAVP-Intervet Graduate Student
chapters. He holds three patents, is editor or co- award was presented to Dr. Martin K. Nielsen,
author of five books, and has recently finished co- Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University,
editing a completely revised 2nd edition of Fredericksberg, Denmark. Martin gave the
Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis. opening presentation of the student papers
2007 AAVP Student Awards
The 2007 AAVP Awards Committee selected the
following students for awards, which were
presented at the annual meeting.
AAVP Young Investigator Travel Grant Award
Fifteen students or post-docs applied for AAVP
Young Investigator Travel Grant Awards. Funds
were awarded to these individuals to assist them
in attending the annual meeting. The names of
the travel grant recipients, including institutions
and advisors, were: Marjory Artzer (Kansas State
University, P. Payne), Bonnie Mitchell (Ross
University, T. Krecek), Eduardo Cobo (University
of California at Davis, R. BonDurant), Patricia Dr. Martin Nielsen (right) was presented the 2007
Dingman (University of Florida, E. Greiner), AAVP/Intervet Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Cynthia Doffitt (Mississippi State University, L. by Dr. Alexa Rosypal (left).
Bayer Best Student Paper Award Recipients Conference of Research Workers in
Congratulations to Heather D. Stockdale, Auburn
University, for her first place presentation: “Is
Animal Diseases (CRWAD) 2007
The annual meeting of CRWAD will be held at the
feline trichomoniasis really caused by
Chicago Marriott, Downtown Magnificent Mile, on
December 2-4, 2007. AAVP will continue to
support the best student competition in the
Richard W. Gerhold, University of Georgia,
parasitology section of the CRWAD meeting.
received 2nd place for his presentation entitled:
“Identification of cryptic species in the
Trichomonas gallinae morphological complex by
molecular characterization”. Both award winners
were presented with honoraria during the awards Livestock Insect Workers
ceremony. Conference (LIWC) 2008
The 52nd annual meeting of the Livestock Insect
Workers Conference will be held in Kansas City,
MO, on June 15-18, 2008. For more information,
contact Dr. William Barton
Effective immediately, Elsevier has increased the
on-line subscription of Veterinary Parasitology to
$35.00 annually for 2008.
Heather Stockdale (right), Auburn University, 1st place
winner of the Best Student Presentation sponsored by In the Spotlight
Bayer Animal Health; Dr. Alexa Rosypal (center), Chair
of Awards Committee; and Rick Gerhold (left), This section of the newsletter highlights those
University of Georgia, 2 place winner. individuals near or at the completion of their MSc
or PhD. If you want to recognize young talent in
Future Parasitology Meetings your lab we encourage you to send us a short
narrative resume including the topic of the
Future meetings of the AAVP graduate research, plans for a career in
2008 NEW ORLEANS, LA, 19-21 JULY parasitology and a picture.
AAVP will hold the 53rd Annual Meeting on July
19-21, 2008, at the Loews New Orleans Hotel, Patrick Meeus,
300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA. Newsletter Editor
2009 CALGARY, Canada, 9-13 AUG
The 54th Annual Meeting of AAVP will be held in
conjunction with the 22nd International
Conference of the World Association for the
Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
(WAAVP) in Calgary, Canada, August 9-13, 2009.
http://www.waavp.org. This meeting will be the
first time that AAVP has met outside the USA.
2010 ATLANTA, GA, 31 JULY - 3 AUG
2011 ST. LOUIS, MO, 16-19 JULY
2012 SAN DIEGO, CA, 4-7 AUG
Jean Holzworth, PhD., DVM.
Obituaries Jean Holzworth was born on March 16,1915 in
Port Chester, NY. After
Leland C. Grumbles, DVM. receiving a PhD in Latin
Professor Emeritus. Texas A&M University. from Bryn Mawr College,
Colleil:e Station. TX. she was awarded a DVM
Leland C. Grumbles was awarded a DVM degree degree from Cornell
from Texas A & M College in 1945. He then University in 1950. From
served at the Rhode Island Experiment Station 1950 to 1985 Dr.
and Emeritus of Veterinary Microbiology and Holzworth worked at the
Parasitology. During his tenure at the Rhode Angel Memorial Animal
Island Experiment Station Dr. Grumbles Hospital in Boston
performed pioneering studies on the development pioneering feline medicine. She received the
of sulfaquinoxaline as a coccidiostat for use in the Borden Award following her graduation and in
feed of chickens; he was also involved in studies 1991 the Outstanding Woman Veterinarian Award
for the prevention of avian histomoniasis. Dr. from the Association for Women Veterinarians. In
Grumbles served as an editor of Avian Diseases 1987, Dr. Holzworth authored the textbook
from 1966-1973 and in 1983 he received the "Diseases of the Cat: Medicine and Surgery;" she
AAAP Special Service Award. He died on May 4, also published studies on notoedric mange,
2006. Dr. Grumbles' wife, Helen, and two toxoplasmosis and trichinellosis in cats. Dr.
daughters survive him. Memorials may be made Holzworth died on Jan. 13, 2007.
to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 2300
Welsh Ave., College Station, TX 77845; or
Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road,
Brenham, TX 77833.
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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY PARASITOLOGISTS
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The objectives of the AAVP and its requirements for membership (Articles II and III of the AAVP Constitution) are:
Objectives: "The objectives of the organization shall be to provide for the association of persons interested in the advancement of
veterinary parasitology, and for the presentation and discussion of items of common interest, and to further scientific progress by
education and research in veterinary parasitology. This association is organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes
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Richland, Michigan 49083
Phone: 269-833 2661
Editorial Board: Gil Myers, Myers Parasitology Services
Sheila Mitchell, Virginia Tech
The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Newsletter is published three times each year with
issues in February, June and October. Contributions to the Newsletter are highly encouraged and should
be submitted by the 20th of the month prior to each date of issue.
AAVP Newsletter Deadlines for Submissions
February 2008 January 20, 2008
June 2008 May 20, 2008
October 2008 September 20, 2007
Please contact the editor with questions regarding these dates.