EEHV Advisory Group 2017-03-09T13:30:05+00:00

EEHV Advisory Group

EEHVINFO.ORG IS HERE TO PROVIDE PEER-REVIEWED, ACCURATE INFORMATION THAT REFLECTS CURRENT THINKING ON THE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT OF EEHV IN BOTH WILD AND CAPTIVE ELEPHANTS GLOBALLY.

It can only work with the input from active EEHV researchers and clinicians, including but not limited to members of the EEHV Advisory Group. We are grateful to all the busy scientists and veterinarians who have contributed their expertise to the site, and plan to continue to update the content regularly as new discoveries are made.

www.eehvinfo.org is your website and we are willing to consider any relevant submissions that you feel are worthwhile. Any submissions will be peer reviewed by designated experts in the applicable field. Contact Erin Latimer for questions or to submit ideas for content.

Mission

The mission of the EEHV Advisory Group is to decrease elephant morbidity and mortality due to EEHV while supporting elephant-holding institution programming by:

  1. Disseminating knowledge of current best practices for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of EEHV;
  2. Providing private and public elephant-holding facilities with technical assistance; and
  3. Facilitating research by building international collaborations.

 

Goals

elepartnersThe EEHV Advisory Group has set these goals:

  1. Recommend husbandry and veterinary management protocols as they pertain to EEHV
  2. Develop priorities for diagnostic and research goals between the NEHL Consortium and other research labs
  3. Coordinate research sample requests
  4. Provide media assistance
  5. Assist in the identification of necropsy teams as needed
  6. Coordinate EEHV fund-raising
  7. Assist with proposal submissions for EEHV research projects
  8. Proactively provide elephant-holding institutions and the general public with current EEHV information
  • Continuously update information on EEHV Advisory Group website
  • Manage EEHV listserves—one for advisors and one for advisors plus elephant community (elephant managers/keepers, vets, researchers, etc)

To become a member of the eehvinfo.org website and receive the password that allows access to restricted portions of the website, please email

Advisory Group Members  advisor-logoadvisor-logo

Veterinary

Dennis Schmitt
Michele Miller, Stellenbosch Univ.
Ramiro Isaza
Willem Schaftenaar, Rotterdam Zoo
Jon Cracknell, Conservation Medicine Services

Elephant Management

Martha Fischer, St. Louis Zoo
Daryl Hoffman, Houston Zoo
Charlie Gray
Kari Johnson
Mike McClure

Research

Noha Abou-Madi, Cornell University
Arun Zachariah, Kerala Veterinary & Animal Science University
Imke Lueders, GEOlifes
Akbar Dastjerdi, Animal & Plant Health Agency

Pathology

Michael Garner, Northwest ZooPath
Tim Walsh, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Jaime Landolfi, University of Illinois
Daniela Denk, Int’l Zoo Veterinary Group

Public Relations/Education

Gigi Allianic
Brian Hill
Jill Allread, Public Communications Inc.

Contact information for the EEHV Adv Group members can be found HERE. Please note: Page is restricted access by Members Password.

Steering Committee  committee-icon

The Steering Committee will assist in guiding the direction of this mission.

Erin Latimer, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Lauren Howard, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Ellen Wiedner, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Deborah Olson, International Elephant Foundation
Harry Peachey, Conservation Messaging
Paul Ling, Baylor College of Medicine
Gary Hayward, Johns Hopkins University

Useful Links  partnersicon2