Ramiro Isaza

Ramiro Isaza, DVM, MS, MPH, DACZM

Professor, Zoological Med

Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4443
Business Email: isazar@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2020,2022-2023
VEM5991 Clkship Indiv Invest
2011,2016-2022
VEM5041 Animal Welfare/Ethics
2007-2022
VEM5364 Cln Lab Anim Med Rab
2015,2017-2022
VEM5503 Vet Epidemiology
2017-2020
VEM5112 Animal Systems 3
2016-2019
VEM5008 Personal/Prof Develop
2015-2018
VEM5003 End of Life Issues
2007-2011,2013-2016
VEM5821 Senior Clk Zoo Wl/Med
2011-2015
VEM5370 Reptile Med and Surgery
2007-2010
VEM5721 Core Zoologic and Wl
2007,2009
VEM5377 Marine Mammal Med
2008
VEM5311 Avian Med and Surgery
2008
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences

Board Certifications

  • DACZM
    American College of Zoological Medicine
  • Diplomate
    European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine

Research Profile

Elephant diseases, management, and physiology; zoonotic diseases of non-domestic species; epidemiology in captive animal populations; pharmacokinetics in non-domestic species; public health and regulatory issues pertaining to non-domestic species.

Publications

2021
Impact of surgical preparatory rinses with isopropyl alcohol or water on perioperative body temperature in pediatric female dogs and cats.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 48(2):198-204 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.11.006. [PMID] 33589395.
2021
The importance of manual white blood cell differential counts and platelet estimates in elephant hematology: blood film review is essential.
The veterinary quarterly. 41(1):30-35 [DOI] 10.1080/01652176.2020.1867329. [PMID] 33349154.
2020
ESOPHAGEAL MEASUREMENT OF CORE BODY TEMPERATURE IN THE FLORIDA MANATEE (TRICHECHUS MANATUS LATIROSTRIS).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 56(1):27-33 [PMID] 31295080.
2020
Oral, Cloacal, and Hemipenal Actinomycosis in Captive Ball Pythons (Python regius).
Frontiers in veterinary science. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2020.594600. [PMID] 33490131.
2019
Oncotic pressure and the effects of water deprivation in healthy captive Asian elephants.
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 31(4):572-575 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638719855682. [PMID] 31184294.
2019
Prevalence and risk factors for the presence of serum antibodies against canine distemper, canine parvovirus, and canine adenovirus in communities in mainland Ecuador.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 218 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetimm.2019.109933. [PMID] 31479955.
2019
SURVEY OF ANTITUBERCULOSIS DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND ADVERSE EFFECTS IN ELEPHANTS IN NORTH AMERICA.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 50(1):23-32 [DOI] 10.1638/2018-0028. [PMID] 31120659.
2018
Establishing a Diagnostic Technique for Coelomocentesis in the Long-Spined Sea Urchin Diadema antillarum.
Journal of aquatic animal health. 30(4):325-331 [DOI] 10.1002/aah.10043. [PMID] 30336511.
2017
A Frameshift Mutation in KIT is Associated with  White Spotting in the Arabian Camel.
Genes. 8(3) [DOI] 10.3390/genes8030102. [PMID] 28282952.
2017
First report of changes in leukocyte morphology in response to inflammatory conditions in Asian and African elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta africana).
PloS one. 12(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0185277. [PMID] 28934325.
2017
Polypharmacy in Zoological Medicine.
Pharmaceutics. 9(1) [DOI] 10.3390/pharmaceutics9010010. [PMID] 28241435.
2017
Rapid screening for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in clinical elephant trunk wash samples.
Research in veterinary science. 112:52-58 [DOI] 10.1016/j.rvsc.2016.12.008. [PMID] 28126601.
2017
REPRODUCTIVE PARAMETERS AND BIRTH STATISTICS FOR A HERD OF ASIAN ELEPHANTS ( ELEPHAS MAXIMUS) IN NORTH AMERICA OVER A 20-YEAR PERIOD.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 48(4):987-996 [DOI] 10.1638/2017-0035.1. [PMID] 29297839.
2017
VITAL SIGNS AND FIRST OCCURRENCES IN NORMAL AND ABNORMAL NEWBORN ASIAN ELEPHANT ( ELEPHAS MAXIMUS) CALVES.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 48(4):997-1015 [DOI] 10.1638/2017-0036.1. [PMID] 29297818.
2016
ISONIAZID AND RIFAMPIN PHARMACOKINETICS IN TWO ASIAN ELEPHANTS (ELEPHAS MAXIMUS) INFECTED WITH MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 47(3):868-871 [PMID] 27691967.
2015
Population pharmacokinetics of rifampin in the treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Asian elephants.
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 38(2):137-43 [DOI] 10.1111/jvp.12156. [PMID] 25236765.
2014
Prenatal passive transfer of Mycobacterium tuberculosis antibodies in Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) calves.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 45(4):955-7 [PMID] 25632691.
2014
Reference intervals for acute phase protein and serum protein electrophoresis values in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 26(5):616-21 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638714543923. [PMID] 25057161.
2014
The pharmacokinetics of a single oral or rectal dose of concurrently administered isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 37(5):472-9 [DOI] 10.1111/jvp.12119. [PMID] 24684601.
2013
Point prevalence and incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in captive elephants in the United States of America.
The veterinary quarterly. 33(1):25-9 [DOI] 10.1080/01652176.2013.772690. [PMID] 23477422.
2013
Single-incision, multicannulated, laparoscopic ovariectomy in two tigers (Panthera tigris).
The veterinary quarterly. 33(2):108-11 [DOI] 10.1080/01652176.2013.783951. [PMID] 23581536.
2012
Delayed growth in a young fruit bat (Pteropus pumilis) due to nutritional hypovitaminosis C.
The Veterinary record. 170(1) [DOI] 10.1136/vr.100214. [PMID] 22027185.
2012
Estimates of the pharmacokinetics of famciclovir and its active metabolite penciclovir in young Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
American journal of veterinary research. 73(12):1996-2000 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.73.12.1996. [PMID] 23176429.
2012
Management of zebras and zebra hybrids (zebroids).
Compendium (Yardley, PA). 34(9) [PMID] 23705207.
2012
Periocular Anterior Adnexal Anatomy and Clinical Adnexal Examination of the Adult Asian Elephant (Elephas Maximus)
. 43:793-801
2012
Periocular anterior adnexal anatomy and clinical adnexal examination of the adult Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 43(4):793-801 [PMID] 23272346.
2012
Serum osmolality and effects of water deprivation in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 24(4):688-95 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638712445770. [PMID] 22643341.
2012
Stabilization of juxta-physeal distal tibial and fibular fractures in a juvenile tiger using a hybrid circular-linear external fixator.
Veterinary surgery : VS. 41(2):248-53 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00897.x. [PMID] 22092453.
2012
Strangulating Intestinal Obstructions in Four Captive Elephants (Elephas Maximus and Loxodonta Africana)
. 43:125-130
2012
Strangulating intestinal obstructions in four captive elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta africana).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 43(1):125-30 [PMID] 22448519.
2011
Anterior uveitis as an atypical presentation of large granular lymphoma in a caracal (Caracal caracal).
Veterinary ophthalmology. 14(5):337-40 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1463-5224.2011.00905.x. [PMID] 21929612.
2011
Baseline Levels of Trace Metals in Blood of Captive Asian Elephants (Elephas Maximus)
. 42:360-362
2011
Baseline levels of trace metals in blood of captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 42(2):360-2 [PMID] 22946424.
2010
Immune responses of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) to commercial tetanus toxoid vaccine.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 133(2-4):287-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetimm.2009.08.005. [PMID] 19720403.
2010
Pharmacokinetics and intramuscular bioavailability of a single dose of butorphanol in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 41(3):418-25 [PMID] 20945638.
2010
Treatment of tarsal joint deformities with hinged transarticular external fixators in three young birds.
Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T. 23(5):362-5 [DOI] 10.3415/VCOT-09-09-0098. [PMID] 20740260.
2009
Fungal keratitis in a gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 40(3):579-82 [PMID] 19746878.
2009
Saccular lung cannulation in a ball python (Python regius) to treat a tracheal obstruction.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 40(1):214-6 [PMID] 19368267.
2009
Urinalysis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 40(4):659-66 [PMID] 20063811.
2008
Concepts and issues with interspecies scaling in zoological pharmacology.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 39(4):517-26 [PMID] 19110691.
2008
Distal limb radiography, ossification, and growth plate closure in the juvenile Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 39(3):320-34 [PMID] 18816993.
2008
Nonsurgical repair of an umbilical hernia in two Asian elephant calves (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 39(2):248-51 [PMID] 18634217.
2008
Pericardial mesothelioma in a Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 39(1):121-3 [PMID] 18432108.
2008
Radiologic and Flight Function Evaluation After Fixation of Distal Humeral Osteotomies in Pigeons, With Model of Articulated External Fixator
Pesquisa Veterinaria Brasileira. 28:351-357
2008
Six novel gammaherpesviruses of Afrotheria provide insight into the early divergence of the Gammaherpesvirinae.
Veterinary microbiology. 127(3-4):249-57 [PMID] 17884307.
2007
Acute appendicitis in a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes).
Journal of medical primatology. 36(3):119-23 [PMID] 17517085.
2007
Identification and comparison of marbofloxacin metabolites from the plasma of ball pythons (Python regius) and blue and gold macaws (Ara ararauna).
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 30(3):257-62 [PMID] 17472658.
2006
Dose selection and pharmacokinetics of rifampin in elephants for the treatment of tuberculosis.
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 29(6):581-5 [PMID] 17083464.
2006
Future directions in reptile medical education.
Journal of veterinary medical education. 33(3):373-81 [PMID] 17035209.
2006
Medical management of a corneal stromal abscess in a female Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(3):397-400 [PMID] 17319142.
2006
Mycobacterium asiaticum infection in a red-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(3):413-5 [PMID] 17319146.
2006
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of carfentanil and naltrexone in female common eland (Taurotragus oryx).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(3):318-26 [PMID] 17319131.
2006
Pharmacokinetics of marbofloxacin in blue and gold macaws (Ara ararauna).
American journal of veterinary research. 67(6):947-50 [PMID] 16740085.
2006
Preliminary single-dose pharmacokinetics of marbofloxacin in ball pythons (Python regius).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(1):6-10 [PMID] 17312805.
2006
Results of vaccination of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) with monovalent inactivated rabies vaccine.
American journal of veterinary research. 67(11):1934-6 [PMID] 17078758.
2005
Pharmacokinetics and i.m. bioavailability of ceftiofur in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 28(5):441-6 [PMID] 16207306.
2005
Pharmacokinetics of a single dose of enrofloxacin administered orally to captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
American journal of veterinary research. 66(11):1948-53 [PMID] 16334955.
2005
Pharmacokinetics of azithromycin in the blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna) after intravenous and oral administration.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 36(4):606-9 [PMID] 17312716.
2005
Population pharmacokinetics of isoniazid in the treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among Asian and African elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta africana).
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 28(1):21-7 [PMID] 15720511.
2005
Population pharmacokinetics of pyrazinamide in elephants.
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 28(5):403-9 [PMID] 16207301.
2004
Assessment of multiple cardiocentesis in ball pythons (Python regius).
Contemporary topics in laboratory animal science. 43(6):35-8 [PMID] 15636554.
2004
Clinical effects and plasma concentrations of fentanyl after transmucosal administration in three species of great ape.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(2):162-6 [PMID] 15305510.
2004
Clinical signs and results of specific diagnostic testing among captive birds housed at zoological institutions and infected with West Nile virus.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 224(10):1640-3, 1606 [PMID] 15154735.
2004
Drug delivery to captive Asian elephants – treating Goliath.
Current drug delivery. 1(3):291-8 [PMID] 16305391.
2004
Pharmacokinetics of carfentanil and naltrexone in domestic goats (Capra hircus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(4):489-96 [PMID] 15732589.
2004
Simultaneous extraction and quantitation of fentanyl and norfentanyl from primate plasma with LC/MS detection.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis. 34(3):577-84 [PMID] 15127814.
2004
The pharmacokinetics of topical doramectin in llamas (Lama glama) and alpacas (Lama pacos).
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 27(3):187-9 [PMID] 15189305.
2004
Vaccination of Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) with monovalent inactivated rabies vaccine.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(1):55-9 [PMID] 15193074.
2003
Arterial blood gas control in the upright versus recumbent Asian elephant.
Respiratory physiology & neurobiology. 134(2):169-76 [PMID] 12609483.
2003
Azithromycin metabolite identification in plasma, bile, and tissues of the ball python (Python regius).
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 26(2):117-21 [PMID] 12667181.
2003
Extraction and quantitation of carfentanil and naltrexone in goat plasma with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences. 793(2):351-5 [PMID] 12906910.
2003
Oral bioavailability and pharmacokinetic characteristics of ketoprofen enantiomers after oral and intravenous administration in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
American journal of veterinary research. 64(1):109-14 [PMID] 12518887.
2003
Pharmacokinetics and tissue concentrations of azithromycin in ball pythons (Python regius).
American journal of veterinary research. 64(2):225-8 [PMID] 12602593.
2002
Dilated cardiomyopathy and amebic gastritis in a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 33(3):272-9 [PMID] 12462495.
2002
Zoological pharmacology: current status, issues, and potential.
Advanced drug delivery reviews. 54(6):787-93 [PMID] 12363430.
2001
Clinical challenge. Hydrocephalus.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 32(1):143-5 [PMID] 12790414.
2001
Epidemiology and diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 32(1):1-16 [PMID] 12790389.
2001
Fatal pentastomiasis in captive African dwarf crocodile hatchlings (Osteolaemus tetraspis).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 32(4):500-2 [PMID] 12785706.
2001
Persistent right aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery in a white Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 32(2):268-72 [PMID] 12790433.
2000
Acute ibuprofen toxicosis in a ferret.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 216(9):1426-8, 1412 [PMID] 10800514.
2000
Evaluation of a multiple-antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in captive elephants.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 31(3):291-302 [PMID] 11237135.
2000
Halicephalobus gingivalis (Nematoda) infection in a Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 31(1):77-81 [PMID] 10884129.
2000
Identification of monozygotic twin chimpanzees by microsatellite analysis.
American journal of primatology. 52(2):101-6 [PMID] 11051445.
2000
Proliferative osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis in 15 snakes.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 31(1):20-7 [PMID] 10884119.
2000
Use of famciclovir for the treatment of endotheliotrophic herpesvirus infections in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 31(4):518-22 [PMID] 11428400.
2000
What is your diagnosis? A 4-cm mass protruding from the dorsal area of the cloaca.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 217(3):325-6 [PMID] 10935032.
1997
Shell disease in river cooters (Pseudemys concinna) and yellow-bellied turtles (Trachemys scripta) in a Georgia (USA) lake.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 33(1):78-86 [PMID] 9027694.
1992
Anatomic and radiographic study of the lacrimal apparatus of llamas.
American journal of veterinary research. 53(6):1007-9 [PMID] 1626768.
1992
Bacteremia and vegetative endocarditis associated with a heart murmur in a blue-and-gold macaw.
Avian diseases. 36(4):1112-6 [PMID] 1485868.
1992
Medical management of inflammatory bowel disease in a spider monkey.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 200(10):1543-5 [PMID] 1351893.
1988
Possible association between Dirofilaria tenuis infections in humans and its prevalence in raccoons in Florida.
The Journal of parasitology. 74(1):189-90 [PMID] 3357101.

Education

MPH
2011 · University of Florida
Diplomate
1994 · American College of Zoological Medicine
MS – Parasitology
1993 · University of Florida
DVM – Veterinary Medicine
1988 · Cornell University
BS – Zoology
1983 · University of Florida

Contact Details

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(352) 294-4443
Emails:
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