Publications

Harris LA, BG Steinetz, JB Bond, S Lasano and WF Swanson. 2008. Refinement of a commercial bench-top relaxin assay for pregnancy diagnosis using urine from domestic and non-domestic felids. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 39:170-179.

Moreira N, JL Brown, W Moraes, WF Swanson and ELA Monteiro-Filho. 2007. Effects of housing and environmental enrichment on adrenocortical activity, behavior and reproductive cyclicity in the female tigrina (Leopardus tigrinus) and margay (Leopardus wiedii). Zoo. Biol. 26:441-460.

Newell AE, S Kennedy-Stoskopf, JL Brown, J Levine, and WF Swanson. 2007. Seminal and endocrine characteristics of male Pallas’ cats (Otocolobus manul) maintained under artificial lighting with simulated natural photoperiods. Zoo. Biol. 26:187-199.

Herrick JR, JB Bond, GM Magarey, HL Bateman, RL Krisher, SA Dunford and WF Swanson. 2007. Development of a feline optimized culture medium: effects of ions, carbohydrates, essential amino acids, vitamins and serum on the development and metabolism of IVF-derived feline embryos relative to embryos grown in vivo. Biol. Reprod. 76:858-870.

Swanson WF, MA Stoops, GM Magarey and JR Herrick. 2007. Sperm cryopreservation in endangered felids: developing linkage of in situ – ex situ populations. In: Roldan E, M Gomenido (eds.). Spermatology. Nottingham, UK: Nottingham University Press; Pp. 417-432.

Swanson WF, DJ Maggs, HE Clarke, AE Newell, JB Bond, HL Bateman and S Kennedy-Stoskopf. 2006. Assessment of viral presence in semen and reproductive function of frozen-thawed spermatozoa from Pallas’ cats (Otocolobus manul) infected with feline herpesvirus. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 37:336-346.

Gloor KT, GD Winget and WF Swanson. 2006. Conservation science in a terrorist age: the impact of airport security screening on the viability and DNA integrity of frozen felid spermatozoa. J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 37:327-335.

Graham LH, AP Byers, DL Armstrong, NM Loskutoff, WF Swanson, DE Wildt, and JL Brown. 2006. Natural and gonadotropin-induced ovarian activity in tigers (Panthera tigris) assessed by fecal endocrine analysis. Gen. Comp. Endocrin. 147:362-370.

Stoops MA, Bond JB, Bateman HL, Campbell MK, Levens GP, Bowsher T, Ferrell S, Swanson WF. 2007. Comparison of different sperm cyropreservation procedures on post-thaw quality and heterologous in vitro fertilization success in the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis). Reproduction, Fertility and Development 19 685-694.

Swanson WF. 2006. Developing a functional genome resource bank for wild neotropical carnivores. In: Morato RG, FHG Rodrigues, E Eizirik, FCC Azevedo, PR Mangini, J Marinho-Filho (eds.). Biologia e Conservaçáo de Carnivoros Neotropicais. Brasilia, Brazil: Ed. UnB; Pp. 245-263.

van Dorsser FJH, WF Swanson, S Lasano and BG Steinetz. 2006. Development, validation and application of a urinary relaxin radioimmunoassay for pregnancy diagnosis and monitoring in felids. Biol. Reprod. 74:1090-1095.

Swanson WF. 2006. Application of assisted reproduction for population management in felids: the potential and reality for conservation of small cats. Theriogenology 66:49-58.

Thiangtum K, WF Swanson, JG Howard, W Tunwattana, D Tongthainan, W Wichasilpa, P Patumrattanathan and T Pinyopoommintr. 2006. Assessment of basic seminal characteristics, sperm cryopreservation and heterologous in vitro fertilization in the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus). Reprod. Fertil. Devel. 18:373-382.

Brown M, MR Lappin, JL Brown, B Munkhtsog, and WF Swanson. 2005. Exploring the ecologic basis for extreme susceptibility of Pallas’ cats (Otocolobus manul) to fatal toxoplasmosis. J. Wildl. Dis. 41:691-700.

Paz RCR, WF Swanson, EA Dias, CH Adania, VH Barnabe, and RC Barnabe. 2005. Ovarian and immunological responses to alternating exogenous gonadotropin regimens in the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) and tigrina (Leopardus tigrinus). Zoo Biol. 24:247-260.

He Q, C Lowrie, GD Shelton, RJ Castellani, M Menotti-Raymond, W Murphy, SJ O’Brien, WF Swanson and JC Fyfe. 2004. Inherited motor neuron disease in domestic cats: a model of spinal muscular atrophy. Pediatr. Res. 57:324-330.

Swanson WF and JL Brown. 2004. International training programs in reproductive sciences for conservation of Latin American felids. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 82:21-34.

Graham LH, WF Swanson, DE Wildt and JL Brown. 2004. Influence of oral melatonin on natural and gonadotrophin-induced ovarian function in the domestic cat. Theriogenology 61:1061-1076.

Swanson WF, WE Johnson, RC Cambre, SB Citino, KB Quigley, DM Brousset, RN Morais, N Moreira, SJ O’Brien and DE Wildt. 2003. Reproductive status of endemic felid species in Latin American zoos and implications for ex situ conservation. Zoo Biol. 22:421-441.

Swanson WF. 2003. Research in nondomestic species: experiences in reproductive physiology research for conservation of endangered felids. ILAR Journal 44:307-316.

JR Herrick and WF Swanson. 2003. Gonadotropin exposure, salt storage and storage duration affect penetration of domestic cat oocytes by homologous spermatozoa. Theriogenology 59:1503-1513.

Brown JL, LH Graham, J Wu, D Collins and WF Swanson. 2002. Reproductive endocrine responses to photoperiod and exogenous gonadotropins in the Pallas’ cat (Otocolobus manul). Zoo Biol. 21:347-364.

Morais RN, RG Mucciolo, MLF Gomes, O Lacerda, W Moraes, N Moreira, LH Graham, WF Swanson and JL Brown. 2002. Seasonal analysis of seminal characteristics, serum testosterone and fecal androgens in the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), margay (L. wiedii) and tigrina (L. tigrinus). Theriogenology 57:2027-2041.

Brown JL, LH Graham, N Wielebnowski, WF Swanson, DE Wildt and JG Howard. 2001. Understanding the basic reproductive biology of wild felids by monitoring of faecal steroids. J. Reprod. Fertil. (Suppl.) 57:71-82.

Moreira N, ELA Monteiro-Filho, W Moraes, WF Swanson, LH Graham, OL Pasquali, MLF Gomes, RN Morais, DE Wildt and JL Brown. 2001. Reproductive steroid hormones and ovarian activity in felids of the Leopardus genus. Zoo Biol. 20:103-116.

Graham LH, WF Swanson, GF Birchard and JL Brown. 2000. Chorionic gonadotropin administration in domestic cats causes an abnormal endocrine environment which disrupts oviductal embryo transport. Theriogenology 54:1117-1131.