POSTER  PRESENTATIONS 

  • Three (3) monitors placed at the Conference venue (Foyer) will be used to display the eposters.
  • Four (4) separate e-poster sessions are scheduled in our program, during which presenters have to be available for presentations and questions.
  • Five (5) minutes is the maximum time available for each presentation (discussion included). Please, advise the schedule below to find out when your poster is scheduled.

e-posters schedule

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Coffee Break & Poster Session I  Conference Venue/Foyer Tuesday, 28/08/2018 | 16:15-17:15 
  • Genetics-Disease Association                                        
  • Health and conservation of  neglected species (bats) 
  • Evidence of direct infection between species at the humanfree-ranging wildlife-livestock interface in Europe 
  • Wildlife Health, Management and Conservation
  1. Investigating the genetic diversity of lagomorph infecting treponemes and their relatedness to human pathogenic Treponema pallidum. Lena Abel
  2. New Austropotamobius torrentium haplotypes revealed after molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis in Western Macedonia, Greece. Thodoris Gousdovas
  3. Genetic variability of Rhinolophus mehelyi population at the northern margin of the species distribution range. Alexandra Corduneanu
  4. Yellow ear: etiology and incidence of pinna injuries in bats in Belgium. Paul Tavernier
  5. Bat bites are only skin deep, but dog bites go clean to the bone: implications of comparative pathogenesis in reservoir hosts for human rabies. Lineke Begeman
  6. Could the thermal camera be a useful tool to help protecting the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat (Coleura seychellensis)? A pilot study. Camillo Sandri
  7. A case of swinepox in a wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Belgium. Volpe Rosario
  8. First Report of Abortion of a Roe Deer Related to Brucella spp in Greece. Eleni Fotopoulou
  9. Mycoplasma conjunctivae occurrence in vectors and anatomic locations related to transmission and persistence. Xavier Fernández-Aguilar
  10. Pasteurellaceae occurrence in relation to bronchopneumonia in a Pyrenean chamois population. Xavier Fernández-Aguilar
  11. Epidemiological and molecular surveillance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in wild ungulates from southern Spain, 2011-2018. Ignacio García-Bocanegra
  12. Types and diversity of Persian leopards’ lesions resulting from the illegal use of snares and gin traps. Iman Memarian
  13. Severe conjunctivitis associated with Chlamydia felis infection in a free-ranging Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx). Iris Marti
  14. European College of Zoological Medicine Residency in Wildlife Population Health. Helle Bernstorf Hydeskov
  15. Fatal co-occurrence of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, Mycoplasma agalactiae and Pasteurellaceae in an alpine chamois. Nicoletta Formenti
  16. How specific and sensitive is the visual diagnosis of Sarcoptic mange in free-ranging Iberian ibexes? Marta Valldeperes
  17. Novel Salmonella variant associated with mortality in great spotted woodpeckers (Dendrocopos major) from Great Britain. Vicky Wilkinson
  18. Red kite (Milvus milvus) white blood cell changes during migration and winter rest in Huesca, Spain. Ursula Höfle
  19. Herpesviruses in free living owls in Slovenia. Jozko Racnik
  20. New tool for improving the post-mortem diagnosis of diseases in wild boar: the use of serum biochemistry. Bonin Léa
  21. Towards protocol building for biodiversity mapping of terrestrial gastropods. Christos Domenikiotis
  22. Nest mite communities of migratory and sedentary white storks (Ciconia ciconia) and migratory black storks (Ciconia nigra) at the end of the migratory period. Ursula Höfle
  23. Serological survey of sarcoptic mange in Mediterranean Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) populations. Marta Valldeperes
  24. Trichomonas gallinae genotype B in hand-reared wild Mississippi kites (Ictinia mississippiensis). Joao Brandao
  25. Complete Blood Counts and Hematologic Values in Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus). Joao Brandao
  26. Investigation of temporal shedding of bacterial fecal pathogens in captive monkeys. Amanda Salb
  27. Outbreak of Canine Distemper in Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Austria. Annika Posautz
  28. Bifidobacterial occurrence in in cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) and emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator). Camillo Sandri
  29. Canine Distemper: an actual old issue for wildlife conservation. Marco Gobbi
Coffee Break & Poster Session II Conference Venue/ Foyer Wednesday, 29/08/2018 | 17:30-19:15
  • Aquatic animals and ecosystems
  • Wildlife Health, Management and Conservatio
  1. Immunohistochemical investigation of the cross-reactivity of selected cell markers in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded lymphoid tissues of Franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei). José L. Catão-Dias
  2. Can Irish seals be One Health sentinels? A pilot study. Ana Vale
  3. Guiana dolphin mass-mortality linked to cetacean morbillivirus, Brazil. José L. Catão-Dias
  4. Fatal case of disseminated phaeohyphomycosis in a free-living common toad (Bufo bufo) in the United Kingdom caused by Exophiala Katharina Seilern-Moy
  5. Status of Marine Mammals’ and Reptiles Strandings in the Greek Coasts between 2014-2015. Evangelia Kofidou
  6. Causes of Stranding of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta) in Northern Greece (2010-2018): A Retrospective Study. Zacharias Vougioukalos
  7. An unusual case of peripheral neuropathy in a captive Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  8. Distribution of the protected sea urchin Centrostephanus longispinus (Philippi, 1845) in the Dodecanese (south Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean). Dimitris Vafidis
  9. Optimization of sampling techniques and molecular detection of Herpesviridae in Neotropical primates. Patricia Mendoza
  10. Seroprevalence to Brucella in wild boars of Campania region during the 2016-2017 hunting season. Luigi Esposito
  11. A Molecular Study of Seven Selected Pathogens in Cypriot Mouflons (Ovis orientalis ophion) using Archived Blood Stored on Filter Papers. Athinodoros Athinodorou
  12. Gastrointestinal parasites of ungulates in Greenland: Possible transmission between wild muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) and free-roaming domestic sheep (Ovis aries)? Rebecca P. D. Berg
  13. Aspiration of spruce twigs in wolves (Canis lupus). Karin M Olofsson
  14. Parasitic fauna of the American mink, Neovison vison, in Valencian community, Western Spain. Jose Sansano-Maestre
  15. Diagnosis improvement of oropharyngeal avian trichomonosis: application to sampling Bonelli´s eagle chickens in nests. Gómez-Muñoz, M.T.
  16. The role of the invasor California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) in the life cycle of local parasites in Gran Canaria, Spain. Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  17. Endoparasitosis in hedgehogs from the Valencia Community (West Spain). Jose Sansano-Maestre
  18. Helminthological status of Balkan chamonis from Rhodope Mountains. Daniel Mladenov
  19. Paratuberculosis infection in wild ruminants in Bulgaria. Daniel Mladenov
  20. Clinical aspects and diagnostic investigation of a fatal outbreak in wild birds in reservoir of Karla, Thessaly, Greece. Dimitrios Chatzopoulos
  21. Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum in wild boars: seroprevalence and potential biosecurity implications in areas with different levels of animal productions. Nicoletta Formenti
  22. Epidemiological investigation on erysipelas in wild boars: spread, isolation and potential impacts at the wildlife-domestic-human interface. Nicoletta Formenti
  23. Avoiding ruffled feathers – methods of reducing injuries and stress during waterfowl capture for disease sampling. Michelle O’Brien
Coffee Break & Poster Session III Conference Venue/ Foyer Thursday, 30/08/2018 | 17:00 – 18:00
  • Vector Borne Diseases
  • Wildlife tuberculosis: epidemiology and control
  • Emerging and re-emerging diseases
  1. Blood parasites in passeriform birds in Belgium. Paul Tavernier
  2. Field investigations to infer potential wildlife reservoir hosts and their contribution to the enzootic maintenance of borrelia miyamotoi, a tick-borne pathogen, in the north central USA and laboratory investigations to infer potential wildlife reservoir hosts for Borrelia miyamotoi. Seungeun Han
  3. Prevalence and distribution of vector-borne parasites in Pyrenean chamois from the eastern Spanish Pyrenees. Johan Espunyes
  4. Mortality of captive azure-winged magpie nestlings caused by Usutu virus. Denise Thaller
  5. Pathogens of zoonotic importance detected in ticks from wild mammals in North-West Italy. Francesca Rizzo
  6. Wild bird surveillance in North-West Italy: West Nile and Usutu findings from 2015 to 2018. Francesca Rizzo
  7. Thelaziosis in wolf, foxes and brown bear from Greece. Elias Papadopoulos
  8. Schmallenberg virus exposure in wild ruminants in Spain, 2010-2016. Ignacio García -Bocanegra
  9. Protocol for the rehabilitation and release of badgers (Meles meles) in England, with consideration of Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection). Elizabeth Mullineaux
  10. A severe case of red deer Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium microti. Walter Glawischnig
  11. Tuberculosis and wild boar: frequentist and bayesian approaches to evaluate diagnostic tests when Mycobacterium bovis is present in wild boar but at low prevalence. Céline Richomme
  12. First test of delivery of candidate baits for oral vaccination of badgers against bovine tuberculosis in France. Ariane Payne
  13. Surveillance of bovine tuberculosis in wildlife in France: methodological constraints to monitor prevalence in at-risk areas. Stéphanie Desvaux
  14. Contact networks between cattle herds: structure and contribution to bovine tuberculosis transmission. Malika Bouchez-Zacria
  15. Mycobacterium bovis transmission between cattle and free-ranging wild ungulates in Eastern Pyrenees. Bernat Pérez de Val
  16. Tuberculosis outbreak in Montseny Natural Park involving free-ranging wild boar and domestic goats. Bernat Pérez de Val
  17. Searching for lagoviruses in Flemish hares. Paul Tavernier
  18. Estimating Apicomplexan parasite exposure in Icelandic arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus). Gábor Á. Czirják
  19. Identification in European hare of new RHDV2 recombinant virus. Antonio Lavazza
  20. Brucella melitensis shedding in Alpine ibex: age and sex heterogeneity. Sébastien Lambert
  21. TSE found in a Finnish moose Alces alces. Marja Isomursu
  22. Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance programme for Sweden 2018-2020. Erik O. Ågren
  23. A multi-disciplinary approach to investigations of supplementary salt-licks as transmission hot-spots for CWD and endoparasites in Norway. Kjersti Selstad Utaaker
  24. Not CWD: Diagnoses from cervid heads submitted for CWD surveillance in Sweden. Caroline Bröjer
  25. Monitoring of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 (RHDV2) epidemics in European wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Andalusia (Spain), 2013-2017. Leonor N. Camacho Sillero
Coffee Break & Poster Session IV Conference Venue/ Foyer Friday, 31/08/2018 | 15:30 – 16:15
  • Wildlife and Public Health
  1. Tapeworms on the rise. Increasing prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in eastern Austria. Fabian Bagó
  2. Molecular detection of human pathogenic Leptospira in small mammals. Stefan Fischer
  3. The host age related occurrence of Alaria alata in wild canids in Latvia. Zanda Ozoliņa
  4. Malignant lymphoma in lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) – Case series. Pavel Kvapil
  5. Post-mortem findings in free-ranging European brown hares (Lepus europaeus) from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Marcus Fähndrich
  6. Preliminary study on gastrointestinal parasite community of urban brown rats (Rattus norvegicus), Vienna, Austria. Diana Gliga
  7. Being a European or not: Searching for the reservoir of zoonotic Variegated squirrel bornavirus 1. Rainer G. Ulrich
  8. High prevalence of cephalosporin resistant Enterobacteriaceae with zoonotic potential in wildlife of Catalonia. Anna Vidal
  9. Ulcerative enteritis associated with Clostridium perfringens in an American kestrel (Falco sparverius). Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  10. Cryptosporidium and Giardia duodenalis in wild ungulates: zoonotic risk from the Alps? Tiziana Trogu
  11. Free-ranging red deer contribution to environmental contamination of Shiga toxin-procuding Escherichia Coli in Italian Alps. Tiziana Trogu
  12. Zoonotic Campylobacter species in sympatric wild and domestic herbivores from alpine ecosystems in the Pyrenees. Johan Espunyes
  13. Antimicrobial resistance of enteric bacteria in Eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) and Olive baboon (Papio anubis) from Budongo Forest, Uganda. Johan Espunyes
  14. Epidemiology of zoonotic Campylobacter at Gough Island (South Atlantic): the role of brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica). Marta Cerdà-Cuéllar
  15. Seasonal influence in parasite communities of feral cats Felis catus, in Gran Canary Island (Spain). Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  16. A survey on Campylobacter spp, Salmonella spp, and Yersinia spp in faecal samples of hunted wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Aosta Valley Region (North Western Italy). Riccardo Orusa
  17. Aural haematoma in a wolf (Canis lupus). Jose Raduan Jaber Mohamad
  18. Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in the livestock-wildlife interface in rural Uganda. Marta Cerdà-Cuéllar
  19. Serological and molecular investigation of selected bacterial and parasitic pathogens in European brown hare (Lepus europaeus); Inferring the Ecological Niche of Toxoplasma gondiiand Leishmania infantum in hares. Constantina N. Tsokana
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