Brian A Stacy

Brian A Stacy, DVM, PhD

Clinical Asst. Prof.

Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4098
Business Email: bstacy@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

C. E. Cornelius Young Investigator Reward
2011 · University of Florida
Charles F. Simpson Memorial Scholarship for graduate student research
2008 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2013-2015
VEM5370 Reptile Med and Surgery
2011
VEM5810 Sen Clk Aquat Anm Med

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate
    American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Research Profile

I am Veterinary Medical Officer for NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources and am based at UF College of Veterinary Medicine through a cooperative agreement. I work intensively with threatened and endangered marine turtles as part of NOAA’s national sea turtle program and am involved with a variety of issues related to health, stranding, and mortality. My work is largely driven by priorities of Endangered Species Recovery Plans and needs of managers. I work collaboratively with many colleagues in federal and state agencies, academia, and other groups. Other professional species of interest include marine mammals, crocodilians, other reptiles, and amphibians. Current and past projects include a variety of infectious and noninfectious disease studies, investigations of animal die-offs, and forensic studies related to human impacts on wildlife.

Publications

2022
A novel group of negative-sense RNA viruses associated with epizootics in managed and free-ranging freshwater turtles in Florida, USA.
PLoS pathogens. 18(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.ppat.1010258. [PMID] 35275967.
2022
Correction: Turner et al. Steatitis in Cold-Stunned Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii). Animals 2021, 11, 898.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 12(9) [DOI] 10.3390/ani12091129. [PMID] 35565650.
2021
A Baseline Model For Estimating the Risk of Gas Embolism in Sea Turtles During Routine Dives.
Frontiers in physiology. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fphys.2021.678555. [PMID] 34539425.
2021
Fibropapillomatosis and Chelonid Alphaherpesvirus 5 Infection in Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii).
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 11(11) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11113076. [PMID] 34827808.
2021
Osteomyelitis in cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) hospitalized for rehabilitation: 25 cases (2008-2018).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 259(10):1206-1216 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.20.08.0443. [PMID] 34727076.
2021
Scavenging versus predation: shark-bite injuries in stranded sea turtles in the southeastern USA.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 143:19-26 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03552. [PMID] 33506812.
2021
Steatitis in Cold-Stunned Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii).
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 11(3) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11030898. [PMID] 33801097.
2021
Transcriptomic Profiling of Fibropapillomatosis in Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) From South Texas.
Frontiers in immunology. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fimmu.2021.630988. [PMID] 33717164.
2020
Gas embolism and massive blunt force trauma to sea turtles entrained in hopper dredges in North and South Carolina, USA.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 142:189-196 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03542. [PMID] 33331286.
2019
A novel host-adapted strain of Salmonella Typhimurium causes renal disease in olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) in the Pacific.
Scientific reports. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-019-45752-5. [PMID] 31249336.
2019
Assessing Karenia brevis red tide as a mortality factor of sea turtles in Florida, USA.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 132(2):109-124 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03308. [PMID] 30628577.
2019
Caryospora-Like Coccidia Infecting Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas): An Emerging Disease With Evidence of Interoceanic Dissemination.
Frontiers in veterinary science. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2019.00372. [PMID] 31696124.
2019
Saxitoxin Poisoning in Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Linked to Scavenging on Mass Mortality of Caribbean Sharpnose Puffer Fish (Canthigaster rostrata-Tetraodontidae).
Frontiers in veterinary science. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2019.00466. [PMID] 31921922.
2018
Brevetoxin exposure in sea turtles in south Texas (USA) during Karenia brevis red tide.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 127(2):145-150 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03194. [PMID] 29384484.
2017
Defining risk variables causing gas embolism in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) caught in trawls and gillnets.
Scientific reports. 7(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-017-02819-5. [PMID] 28572687.
2017
Elucidation of the first definitively identified life cycle for a marine turtle blood fluke (Trematoda: Spirorchiidae) enables informed control.
International journal for parasitology. 47(1):61-67 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.11.002. [PMID] 28003149.
2017
Evidence of Diversity, Site, and Host Specificity of Sea Turtle Blood Flukes (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea: “Spirorchiidae”): A Molecular Prospecting Study.
The Journal of parasitology. 103(6):756-767 [DOI] 10.1645/16-31. [PMID] 28816609.
2016
COCCIDIAL INFECTION OF THE ADRENAL GLANDS OF LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES (DERMOCHELYS CORIACEA).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 52(4):874-882 [PMID] 27455196.
2016
Mycobacterium haemophilum infection in a juvenile leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 28(6):718-721 [PMID] 27698171.
2016
VALIDATION OF ULTRASOUND AS A NONINVASIVE TOOL TO MEASURE SUBCUTANEOUS FAT DEPTH IN LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES (DERMOCHELYS CORIACEA).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 47(1):275-9 [DOI] 10.1638/2015-0023.1. [PMID] 27010287.
2015
Histologic changes in traumatized skeletal muscle exposed to seawater: a canine cadaver study.
Veterinary pathology. 52(1):170-5 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985814522820. [PMID] 24513798.
2015
Phaeohyphomycosis resulting in obstructive tracheitis in three green sea turtles Chelonia mydas stranded along the Florida coast.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 113(3):257-62 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02843. [PMID] 25850403.
2015
Solitary Large Intestinal Diverticulitis in Leatherback Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea).
Veterinary pathology. 52(4):712-5 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985814549211. [PMID] 25239052.
2014
Diagnosis and management of Enterococcus spp infections during rehabilitation of cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley turtles (Lepidochelys kempii): 50 cases (2006-2012).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 245(3):315-23 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.245.3.315. [PMID] 25029311.
2014
Large-scale predation by river otters (Lontra canadensis) on Florida cooter (Pseudemys floridana) and Florida softshell turtles (Apalone ferox).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 50(4):906-10 [DOI] 10.7589/2013-10-271. [PMID] 25098299.
2013
Brevetoxin in blood, biological fluids, and tissues of sea turtles naturally exposed to Karenia brevis blooms in central west Florida.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 44(2):364-75 [PMID] 23805555.
2013
Yolk Embolism Associated With Trauma in Vitellogenic Sea Turtles in Florida (Usa): a Review of 11 Cases
. 44(4):1043-1048
2013
Yolk embolism associated with trauma in vitellogenic sea turtles in Florida (USA): a review of 11 cases.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 44(4):1043-8 [PMID] 24450066.
2012
Characterization of a novel papillomavirus species (ZcPV1) from two California sea lions (Zalophus californianus).
Veterinary microbiology. 155(2-4):257-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.09.027. [PMID] 22005176.
2012
Population Characteristics, Age Structure, and Growth Dynamics of Neritic Juvenile Green Turtles in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico
Marine Ecology Progress Series. 458:213+-229 [DOI] 10.3354/meps09720.
2010
Cryptosporidiosis caused by two distinct species in Russian tortoises and a pancake tortoise.
Veterinary parasitology. 170(1-2):14-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetpar.2010.01.039. [PMID] 20189312.
2010
Detection of spirorchiid trematodes in gastropod tissues by polymerase chain reaction: preliminary identification of an intermediate host of Learedius learedi.
The Journal of parasitology. 96(4):752-7 [DOI] 10.1645/GE-2382.1. [PMID] 20496958.
2010
Fatal Septicemia Caused By Helicobacter Infection in a Pancake Tortoise (Malacochersus Tornieri)
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 22:660-662
2010
Fatal septicemia caused by Helicobacter infection in a pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 22(4):660-2 [PMID] 20622247.
2010
Spirorchiidiasis in stranded loggerhead Caretta caretta and green turtles Chelonia mydas in Florida (USA): host pathology and significance.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 89(3):237-59 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02195. [PMID] 20481091.
2009
Genomic characterization of two novel reptilian papillomaviruses, Chelonia mydas papillomavirus 1 and Caretta caretta papillomavirus 1.
Virology. 383(1):131-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virol.2008.09.022. [PMID] 18973915.
2009
Oxalosis in Wild Desert Tortoises, Gopherus Agassizii
. 45:982-988
2009
Oxalosis in wild desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 45(4):982-8 [PMID] 19901374.
2008
Characterization of an erythrocytic virus in the family Iridoviridae from a peninsula ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackenii).
Veterinary microbiology. 131(1-2):115-22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetmic.2008.03.003. [PMID] 18423908.
2008
Mast cell tumour in a giant Galapagos tortoise (Geochelone nigra vicina).
Journal of comparative pathology. 138(2-3):156-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcpa.2007.11.004. [PMID] 18308330.
2008
Proliferative dermatitis in a loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta, and a green turtle, Chelonia mydas, associated with novel papillomaviruses.
Veterinary microbiology. 130(3-4):227-37 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetmic.2008.01.013. [PMID] 18328645.
2008
Renal oxalosis in free-ranging green turtles Chelonia mydas.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 80(1):45-9 [DOI] 10.3354/dao01913. [PMID] 18714683.
2008
Two herpesviruses associated with disease in wild Atlantic loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta).
Veterinary microbiology. 126(1-3):63-73 [PMID] 17706378.
2008
Yolk coelomitis in Fiji Island banded iguanas (Brachylophus fasciatus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 39(2):161-9 [PMID] 18634206.
2007
Rameshwarotrema uterocrescens trematode parasitism of the oesophageal glands in green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas).
The Veterinary record. 160(2):59-60 [PMID] 17220526.
2006
Neurological disease in wild loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 70(1-2):139-54 [PMID] 16875401.
2005
Growth of Listeria monocytogenes in the guinea pig placenta and role of cell-to-cell spread in fetal infection.
The Journal of infectious diseases. 191(11):1889-97 [PMID] 15871123.
2004
Amphibian oncology.
The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice. 7(3):673-95, vi [PMID] 15296869.
2004
Characterization of a Mycobacterium ulcerans-like infection in a colony of African tropical clawed frogs (Xenopus tropicalis).
Comparative medicine. 54(3):309-17 [PMID] 15253278.
2004
Ileocolitis associated with Anaerobiospirillum in cats.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 42(6):2752-8 [PMID] 15184462.
2004
Immunoglobulin A monoclonal gammopathy in two horses with multiple myeloma.
The Veterinary record. 155(1):19-23 [PMID] 15264485.
2004
Listeriosis in the pregnant guinea pig: a model of vertical transmission.
Infection and immunity. 72(1):489-97 [PMID] 14688130.
2004
Nodular immunocyte-derived (AL) amyloidosis in the trachea of a dog.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 224(8):1302-6, 1280 [PMID] 15112779.
2004
Ovarian papillary cystadenocarcinomas in a green iguana (Iguana iguana).
Journal of comparative pathology. 130(2-3):223-8 [PMID] 15003484.
2003
Fatal case of endocarditis associated with Bartonella henselae type I infection in a domestic cat.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 41(11):5337-9 [PMID] 14605199.
2003
Granular cell tumours in the lungs of three horses.
The Veterinary record. 153(17):530-2 [PMID] 14620554.
2003
Malignant Sertoli cell tumor in the retained abdominal testis of a unilaterally cryptorchid horse.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 222(4):486-90, 450 [PMID] 12597422.
2003
Simultaneously occurring oligodendroglioma and meningioma in a dog.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 17(3):357-9 [PMID] 12774980.
2000
Hematology and blood biochemistry of captive mugger crocodiles (Crocodylus palustris).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 31(3):339-47 [PMID] 11237141.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
2008 · University of Florida
Anatomic Pathology Residency
2004 · University of California Davis
Diplomate
2004 · American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2001 · University of Georgia

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4098
Emails:
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bstacy@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 110885
GAINESVILLE FL 32611
Business Street:
2187 MOWRY RD BLDG 471
GAINESVILLE FL 32611