Cynda Crawford

Cynda Crawford,

Fredrica Saltzman Endowed Professorship Chair In Shelter Medicine

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 258-9263
Business Email: crawfordc@ufl.edu

About Cynda Crawford

Dr. Crawford is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Shelter Medicine and Director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program , an educational and discovery initiative with a global impact on the healthcare and welfare of homeless animals. Her areas of expertise include diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of infectious diseases in dogs and cats in sheltering facilities. She focuses on diagnosis and management of viruses and bacteria that cause respiratory infections in shelter dogs. Dr. Crawford’s accomplishments include discovery of canine influenza virus and development of the canine influenza vaccine. Educational achievements include partnering with Dr Julie Levy to develop the Professional Certificate in Shelter Medicine for advanced training of veterinary students in the knowledge and skills to serve as veterinarians in shelters.

Accomplishments

Distinguished Award for Alumni Achievement (DVM Category)
2019 · University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Maddie's Hero Award
2017 · Maddie's Fund
Responder Award
2013 · Florida State Agricultural Response Team
Community Service Award
2011 · Florida Veterinary Medical Association
Bark's 100 Best and Brightest Honoree
2010 · BARK Magazine
Pfizer Award for Research Excellence
2006 · University of Florida
Superior Accomplishment Award, Academic Personnel (for discovery of canine influenza virus)
2006 · University of Florida
Outstanding Clinical Investigation
2005 · Florida Association of Kennel Clubs

Research Profile

Research Interests

– Canine and Feline Infectious Disease and Immunology

– Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Infectious Diseases

– Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking

Publications

2018
Rapid Diagnosis of Babesia gibsoni by Point-of-Need Testing by Insulated Isothermal PCR in Dogs at High Risk of Infection.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 32(1):232-235 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.15033. [PMID] 29377357.
2017
Efficacy of Azithromycin and Compounded Atovaquone for Treatment of Babesia gibsoni in Dogs.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 31(4):1108-1112 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.14777. [PMID] 28625019.
2017
Performance of 4 Point-of-Care Screening Tests for Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 31(2):521-526 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.14648. [PMID] 28158913.
2016
Infectious diseases in dogs rescued during dogfighting investigations.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 211:64-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2016.02.012. [PMID] 27056107.
2014
Clones of Streptococcus Zooepidemicus From Outbreaks of Hemorrhagic Canine Pneumonia and Associated Immune Responses
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. 21(9):1246-1252 [DOI] 10.1128/CVI.00222-14. [PMID] 24990905.
2014
Infectious Diseases in Large-Scale Cat Hoarding Investigations
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27(2):729-95 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.05.020. [PMID] 24934262.
2014
Tail Vaccination in Cats: a Pilot Study
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 16(4):275-280 [DOI] 10.1177/1098612X13507071. [PMID] 24127456.
2012
Comparison of Two Assays for Detection of Antibodies Against Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper Virus in Dogs Admitted To a Florida Animal Shelter
Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 240(9):1084-1087 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.240.9.1084. [PMID] 22515628.
2012
Diagnostic performance of the canine influenza A virus subtype H3N8 hemagglutination inhibition assay.
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 24(3):499-508 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638712440992. [PMID] 22529116.
2012
Serological Evidence of H3N8 Canine Influenza-Like Virus Circulation in Usa Dogs Prior To 2004
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 191(3):312-316 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.11.010. [PMID] 22178358.
2012
Surveillance of Feral Cats for Influenza a Virus in North Central Florida
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 6(5):341-347 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00325.x. [PMID] 22212818.
2011
Effects of Differential Supplementation of Fatty Acids During the Peripartum and Breeding Periods of Holstein Cows: Ii. Neutrophil Fatty Acids and Function, and Acute Phase Proteins
Journal of Dairy Science. 94(5):2285-2301 [DOI] 10.3168/jds.2010-3371. [PMID] 21524518.
2010
A Diagnostic Algorithm for Detection of Antibodies To Influenza a Viruses in Dogs in Italy (2006-2008)
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 22(6):914-920 [DOI] 10.1177/104063871002200610. [PMID] 21088175.
2010
Canine H3N8 Influenza Virus Infection in Dogs and Mice
Veterinary Pathology. 47(3):507-517 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985810363718. [PMID] 20351357.
2010
Effects of Two Commercially Available Immunostimulants On Leukocyte Function of Foals Following Ex Vivo Exposure To Rhodococcus Equi
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 138(3):198-205 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetimm.2010.07.027. [PMID] 20822815.
2010
Prevalence of Dirofilaria Immitis, Ehrlichia Canis, and Borrelia Burgdorferi in Pet Dogs, Racing Greyhounds, and Shelter Dogs in Florida
Veterinary parasitology. 171(1-2):136-139 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2010.03.016. [PMID] 20399018.
2010
Prevalence of protective antibody titers for canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus in dogs entering a Florida animal shelter.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 236(12):1317-21 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.236.12.1317. [PMID] 20550446.
2009
2008 Feline retrovirus management guidelines.
Compendium (Yardley, PA). 31(6) [PMID] 19746346.
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2008
2008 American Association of Feline Practitioners’ feline retrovirus management guidelines.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 10(3):300-16 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jfms.2008.03.002. [PMID] 18455463.
2008
Chronic Disseminated Mycobacterium Xenopi Infection in a Cat With Idiopathic Cd4+ T Lymphocytopenia
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 22(4):1043-1047 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2008.0108.x. [PMID] 18482275.
2008
Comparison of Intratesticular Injection of Zinc Gluconate Versus Surgical Castration To Sterilize Male Dogs
American Journal of Veterinary Research. 69(1):140-143 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.69.1.140. [PMID] 18167099.
2008
Differentiation of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Vaccination, Infection, Or Vaccination and Infection in Cats
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 22(2):330-334 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2008.0078.x. [PMID] 18371028.
2008
Effects of Anesthesia and Surgery On Serologic Responses To Vaccination in Kittens
Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 233(1):116-121 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.233.1.116. [PMID] 18593319.
2008
Infectious Diseases of Dogs and Cats On Isabela Island, Galapagos
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 22(1):60-65 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2007.0034.x. [PMID] 18289290.
2008
Influenza a Virus (H3N8) in Dogs With Respiratory Disease, Florida
Emerging Infectious Diseases. 14:902-908
2007
Effect of vaccination on parvovirus antigen testing in kittens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 230(3):359-63 [PMID] 17269866.
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2007
Experimental infection of neonatal foals with Rhodococcus equi triggers adult-like gamma interferon induction.
Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI. 14(6):669-77 [PMID] 17409222.
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2007
New challenges for the diagnosis of feline immunodeficiency virus infection.
Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice. 37(2):335-50, vii [DOI] 10.1016/j.cvsm.2006.11.011. [PMID] 17336678.
2007
Prevalence of and intrinsic risk factors for appendicular osteosarcoma in dogs: 179 cases (1996-2005).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 231(7):1076-80 [PMID] 17916033.
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2007
Response of feral cats to vaccination at the time of neutering.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 230(1):52-8 [PMID] 17199493.
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2007
Viral gene expression and provirus load of Orf-A defective FIV in lymphoid tissues and lymphocyte subpopulations of neonatal cats during acute and chronic infections.
Virus research. 130(1-2):110-20 [PMID] 17644204.
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2006
Evaluation of surrogate markers for passive transfer of immunity in kittens
Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(7):1038-1041 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.228.7.1038. [PMID] 16579781.
2006
Immunoglobulin concentrations in feline colostrum and milk, and the requirement of colostrum for passive transfer of immunity to neonatal kittens.
Journal of feline medicine and surgery. 8(3):184-91 [PMID] 16600652.
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2006
Outcome of cats adopted from a biomedical research program.
Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS. 9(2):143-63 [PMID] 16956318.
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2006
Prevalence of DNA of Mycoplasma haemofelis, ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum,’ Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and species of Bartonella, Neorickettsia, and Ehrlichia in cats used as blood donors in the United States.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 229(5):700-5 [PMID] 16948578.
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2006
Serologic evidence of widespread everglades virus activity in dogs, Florida.
Emerging infectious diseases. 12(12):1873-9 [PMID] 17326938.
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2006
Seroprevalence of feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus infection among cats in North America and risk factors for seropositivity
Javma-Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(3):371-6 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.228.3.371. [PMID] 16448357.
2006
The immune response to disialoganglioside GD3 vaccination in normal dogs: a melanoma surface antigen vaccine.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 114(3-4):273-84 [PMID] 17027091.
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2005
Accuracy of polymerase chain reaction assays for diagnosis of feline immunodeficiency virus infection in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 226(9):1503-7 [PMID] 15882000.
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2005
Canine and feline blood donor screening for infectious disease.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 19(1):135-42 [PMID] 15715062.
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2005
Expression of erythropoietin in cats treated with a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector
American Journal of Veterinary Research. 66(3):450-6 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.2005.66.450. [PMID] 15822590.
2005
Survey of zona pellucida antigens for immunocontraception of cats.
Theriogenology. 63(5):1334-41 [DOI] 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2004.07.015. [PMID] 15725441.
2005
Transmission of equine influenza virus to dogs
Science. 310(5747):482-485 [DOI] 10.1126/science.1117950. [PMID] 16186182.
2004
Effect of vaccination against feline immunodeficiency virus on results of serologic testing in cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 225(10):1558-61 [PMID] 15568388.
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2004
Effects of passive transfer of immunity on results of diagnostic tests for antibodies against feline immunodeficiency virus in kittens born to vaccinated queens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 225(10):1554-7 [PMID] 15568387.
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2004
GnRH immunocontraception of male cats.
Theriogenology. 62(6):1116-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2003.12.025. [PMID] 15289051.
2004
Humane strategies for controlling feral cat populations.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 225(9):1354-60 [PMID] 15552308.
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2004
Successful ovariectomy in a dog with Glanzmann thrombasthenia.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 224(11):1796-8, 1788 [PMID] 15198264.
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2004
Suppurative rhinitis associated with Haemophilus species infection in a cat.
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 75(2):103-7 [PMID] 15456168.
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2003
Evaluation of treatment of colostrum-deprived kittens with equine IgG.
American journal of veterinary research. 64(8):969-75 [PMID] 12926587.
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2003
Intravascular hemolysis associated with liver disease in a horse with marked neutrophil hypersegmentation.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 17(3):360-3 [PMID] 12774981.
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2003
Neutrophil function and plasma opsonic capacity in colostrum-fed and colostrum-deprived neonatal kittens.
American journal of veterinary research. 64(5):538-43 [PMID] 12755291.
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2002
Prevalence of feline leukemia virus infection and serum antibodies against feline immunodeficiency virus in unowned free-roaming cats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 220(5):620-2 [PMID] 12418520.
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2001
Thymic lesions in cats infected with a pathogenic molecular clone or an ORF-A/2 deficient molecular clone of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
Journal Of Virology. 75(13):5833-5841 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.75.13.5833-5841.2001. [PMID] 11390584.
2001
Tissue dynamics of CD8 lymphocytes that suppress viral replication in cats infected neonatally with feline immunodeficiency virus.
The Journal of infectious diseases. 184(6):671-81 [PMID] 11517427.
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2001
Unique susceptibility of the fetal thymus to feline immunodeficiency virus infection: an animal model for HIV infection in utero.
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and Microbiology. 45(5):273-88 [DOI] 10.1111/j.8755-8920.2001.450503.x. [PMID] 11432402.
2001
Use of adult cat serum to correct failure of passive transfer in kittens.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 219(10):1401-5 [PMID] 11724178.
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2000
CD8+ thymic lymphocytes express reduced levels of CD8beta and increased interferon gamma in cats perinatally infected with the JSY3 molecular clone of feline immunodeficiency virus.
AIDS research and human retroviruses. 16(15):1559-71 [PMID] 11054269.
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1986
Actinomyces viscosus colonization of mouse teeth
Journal of dental research. 65(2):105-108 [DOI] 10.1177/00220345860650020101. [PMID] 3455963.
1986
Fimbria-specific antibodies in serum and saliva of mice immunized with Actinomyces viscosus T14V fimbriae
Infection and Immunity. 54(2):507-515 [PMID] 2876962.
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1986
Modulation of Actinomyces viscosus colonization of mouse teeth in vivo by immunization with fimbrial adhesins
Infection and Immunity. 54(2):516-521 [PMID] 2876963.
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Grants

May 2017 – Aug 2017
Zoonotic Intestinal Parasite Burdens in Shelter Dogs Before and After Treatment
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MADDIE'S FUND, THE PET RESCUE FOU
Feb 2017 – Dec 2019
Determination of Virus Shedding Time in Dogs Treated for Canine Parvovirus Infection
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MADDIE'S FUND, THE PET RESCUE FOU
Jul 2014 ACTIVE
Maddies? Shelter Medicine Program (Maddies? Program)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MADDIE'S FUND, THE PET RESCUE FOU
Apr 2005 – Apr 2020
small animal medicine research
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU

Patents

Issued March 2018
Materials and Methods for Respiratory Disease Control in Canines (DIV1)
#9,913,892
Issued May 2016
Materials and Methods for Respiratory Disease Control in Canines (DIV2)
#9,345,758
Issued June 2011
Canine Influenza Virus
#7,959,929

Education

DVM
1989 · University of Florida
PhD, Immunology/Infectious Diseases
1984 · University of Florida
MS, Animal Science
1978 · North Carolina State University
BS, Animal Science
1975 · North Carolina State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2013-2014,2016-2021
VEM5381 Shelter Animal Health
2010-2013,2015-2021
VEM5110 Animal Systems 1
2011-2016,2018-2021
VEM5890 Consult in Shelter Me
2020-2021
VEM5008 Personal/Prof Develop
2013,2015-2017,2017-2021
VEM5321 Int Vet Med Shelt Sys
2012-2013,2015-2020,2019-2020
VEM5571 Emerging Diseases
2012-2013,2015-2021
VEM5324 Vet Forensic Medicine
2009-2013,2015-2019
VEM5061 Vet Disaster Response
2013-2018
VME6811 Shelter Animal Physical Health
2016-2018
VEM5325 Small Anim Medicine
2011-2017
VEM5322 Shelter Medicine
2012,2015
VEM5342 Community Cat Mgmt
2014
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2008,2011-2013,2013
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2012-2013
VME6810 Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems
2012
VEM5912 Supervised Research
2008,2012
VME4906 Problems in Veterinary Science
2011-2012
VEM5891 Shelter Animal Med
2021
VEM5402L Introduction to Surgery Lab

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 258-9263
Emails:
Business:
crawfordc@ufl.edu