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Fernanda Castillo Alcala MVZ, DVSc, DACVP

Senior Lecturer in Anatomical Pathology

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Fernanda graduated from the National Autonomous University in Mexico City in 2006 and completed a Doctorate in Veterinary Science from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009. Her research focused on the molecular characterization of respiratory infection with Mycoplasma bovis in feedlot cattle. From 2009 to 2014, Fernanda worked as assistant professor in veterinary pathology at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She attained certification in anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2013. Her research interests are infectious diseases and diagnostic pathology. 

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 86053
    Location: 7.17, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Medico Veterinario Zootecnista - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2006)
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Science - University of Guelph (2010)
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists - American College of Veterinary Pathologists (2013)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Pathology of infectious diseases

Teaching in higher education

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics (070703): Veterinary Pathology (070709): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Pathology

Infectious disease

Tissue repair

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Gal, A., Weidgraaf, K., Bowden, JP., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Cave, NJ., Chambers, JP., . . . Castillo-Alcala, F. (2017). Biological Variability in Serum Cortisol Concentration Post-adrenocorticotropic Hormone Stimulation in Healthy Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 31(3), 711-716
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F., Cave, N., Chambers, J., Gal, A., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Weidgraaf, K.
Lizarraga, I., Castillo-Alcala, F., & Robinson, LS. (2017). Comparison of sedation and mechanical antinociception induced by intravenous administration of acepromazine and four dose rates of dexmedetomidine in donkeys. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 44(3), 509-517
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Lizarraga, I., Castillo-Alcala, F., & Robinson, LS. (2017). Sedative and mechanical antinociceptive effects of four dosages of romifidine administered intravenously to donkeys. Research in Veterinary Science. 112, 46-51
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo-Alcala, F., Marshall, S., Beeler-Marfisi, J., Beierschmitt, A., Scorpio, D., & Yao, C. (2016). First case of canine leishmaniasis on the island of St. Kitts, West Indies. Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports. 6, 39-41
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Lizarraga, I., Castillo-Alcala, F., Varner, KM., & Robinson, LS. (2016). Sedation and mechanical hypoalgesia after sublingual administration of detomidine hydrochloride gel to donkeys. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 249(1), 83-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Colgin, LMA., Schwahn, DJ., Castillo-Alcala, F., Kiupel, M., & Lewis, AD. (2016). Pheochromocytoma in Old World Primates (Macaca mulatta and Chlorocebus aethiops). Veterinary Pathology. 53(6), 1259-1263
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Lizarraga, I., & Castillo-Alcala, F. (2015). Sedative and mechanical hypoalgesic effects of butorphanol in xylazine-premedicated donkeys. Equine Veterinary Journal. 47(3), 308-312
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Lizarraga, I., Castillo-Alcala, F., Varner, KM., & Robinson, LS. (2015). Sedation and mechanical antinociception after intravenous administration of detomidine in donkeys: a dosage-effect study. The Veterinary record. 176(8), 202
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Loftis, A., Castillo Alcala, F., Bogdanovic, L., & Verma, A. (2014). Fatal canine Leptospirosis on St. Kitts. Veterinary Sciences. 1(3), 150-158
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Lizarraga, I., & Castillo-Alcala, F. (2014). Sedative and mechanical hypoalgesic effects of butorphanol in xylazine-premedicated donkeys. Equine Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Amory, J., Page, R., Castillo Alcala, F., & Bidwell, L. (2013). What is your diagnosis? Cutaneous lymphangioma.. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 242(5), 611-613
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Soto, E., Griffin, M., Verma, A., Castillo-Alcala, F., Beierschmitt, A., Beeler-Marfisi, J., . . . Illanes, O. (2013). An outbreak of yersinia enterocolitica in a captive colony of african green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus) in the Caribbean. Comparative Medicine. 63(5), 439-444
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Soto, E., Illanes, O., Hilchie, D., Morales, JA., Sunyakumthorn, P., Hawke, JP., . . . Castillo-Alcala, F. (2012). Molecular and immunohistochemical diagnosis of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 24(5), 840-845
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo-Alcala, F., Bateman, KG., Cai, HY., Schott, CR., Parker, L., Clark, ME., . . . Caswell, JL. (2012). Prevalence and genotype of Mycoplasma bovis in beef cattle after arrival at a feedlot. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 73(12), 1932-1943
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Squires, RA., Wilson, P., Whelan, NC., Johnstone, AC., Ayanegui-Alcérreca, MA., Castillo-Alcala, F., . . . Knight, D. (2012). Alpha and gamma herpesvirus detection in two herds of farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(1), 69-75 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00480169.2011.629601
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Whelan, NC., Castillo-Alcala, F., & Lizarraga, I. (2011). Efficacy of tropicamide, homatropine, cyclopentolate, atropine and hyoscine as mydriatics in Angora goats. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 59(6), 328-331
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Squires, RA., Wilson, PR., Whelan, NC., Johnstone, AC., Ayanegui-Alcérreca, MA., Castillo-Alcala, F., . . . Knight, D. (2012). Alpha and gamma herpesvirus detection in two herds of farmed red deer (Cervus elaphus) in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(1), 69-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Beaufrre, H., Castillo-Alcala, F., Holmberg, DL., Boston, S., Smith, DA., & Taylor, WM. (2010). Branchial cysts in two amazon parrots (Amazona species). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. 24(1), 46-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Ortega, M., & Castillo-Alcala, F. (2010). Hind-limb paresis in a dog with paralumbar solitary T-cell lymphoma. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 51(5), 480-484
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Caswell, JL., Bateman, KG., Cai, HY., & Castillo-Alcala, F. (2010). Mycoplasma bovis in respiratory disease of feedlot cattle. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice. 26(2), 365-379
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo-Alcala, F., Mans, C., Bos, AS., Michael Taylor, W., & Smith, DA. (2010). Clinical and pathologic features of an adenomatous polyp of the colon in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Canadian Veterinary Journal. 51(11), 1261-1264
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Ayanegui-Alcérreca, MA., Wilson, PR., Collins-Emerson, JM., Heuer, C., Midwinter, AC., Castillo-Alcala, F., . . . Mackintosh, CG. (2010). Regional seroprevalence of leptospirosis on deer farms in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 58(4), 184-189
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F., Collins-Emerson, J., Heuer, C., Midwinter, A.
Grace, ND., Castillo-Alcala, F., & Wilson, PR. (2008). Amounts and distribution of mineral elements associated with liveweight gains of grazing red deer (Cervus elaphus). New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 51(4), 439-449
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Ayanegui-Alcerreca, MA., Wilson, PR., Mackintosh, CG., Collins-Emerson, JM., Heuer, C., Midwinter, AC., . . . Castillo-Alcala, F. (2007). Leptospirosis in farmed deer in New Zealand: A review. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 55(3), 102-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F., Collins-Emerson, J., Heuer, C., Midwinter, A.
Castillo-Alcala, F., Wilson, PR., Pomroy, WE., & Hoskin, SO. (2007). A survey of anthelmintic use and internal parasite control in farmed deer in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 55(2), 87-93
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F., Pomroy, W.
Castillo-Alcala, F., Wilson, PR., Molenaar, R., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2007). Efficacy, distribution and faecal excretion of copper oxide wire particles in a novel bolus in red deer (Cervus elaphus). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 55(2), 81-86
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Lizarraga, I., Castillo, F., & Valderrama, ME. (2004). An analgesic evaluation of isoxsuprine in horses. Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series A: Physiology Pathology Clinical Medicine. 51(7-8), 370-374
[Journal article]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.

Conference

Castillo Alcala, F., Kokosinska, A., Collet, MG., & DeLAy J, . (2016). EXPRESSION OF CYTOKERATINS 7 AND 20 IN TWO FELINE UROTHELIAL CELL CARCINOMAS OF THE RENAL PELVIS. Poster session presented at the meeting of 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., Munday, J., & Beierschmitt, A. (2016, December). Invasive squamous cell carcinoma in an African green monkey.. Presented at Pathology Pre-Meeting Workshop: Infectious diseases in non-human primates.. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F., Munday, J.
Lizarraga-Madrigal, I., & Castillo Alcala, F. (2014, September). Sedation and mechanical hypoalgesia induced by four different dosages of butorphanol in xylazine-premedicated donkeys. Presented at British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress 2014. Birmingham, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Lizarraga-Madrigal, I., Castillo Alcala, F., Varner, K., & Robinson, L. (2014). Sedative and mechanical hypoalgesic effects induced by intravenous and sublingual administration of detomidine in donkeys.. , 47th European Veterinary Conference Voorjaarsdagen
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Lizarraga-Madrigal, I., & Castillo Alcala, F. (2014). Sedation and mechanical hypoalgesia induced by four different dosages of butorphanol in xylazine-premedicated donkeys.. , 47th European Veterinary Conference Voorjaarsdagen
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., Callanan, JJ., Beierschmitt, A., & Thrall, MA. (2014). Oxalate nephrosis in african Green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus).. , 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., Beierschmitt, A., Beeler-Marfisi, J., & DeLay, J. (2014). Cutaneous melanoma and pheochromocytoma in an african Green monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus).. , 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., Foster, R., Thrall, MA., Hall, R., & Beeler-Marfisi, J. (2014). Prostatic carcinoma in a young neutered domestic shorthair cat.. In Companion animal scientific proceedings, 47th European Veterinary Conference Voorjaarsdagen
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., & Fuentealba, C. (2014, October). Necrotizing leukoencephalitis in a Rottweiler. Presented at Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists- Pathology of the nervous system.. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., & Fuentealba, C. (2014, October). Focal suppurative meningo-encephalomyelitis secondary to Rothia spp.-induced otitis media/ interna in a cat. Presented at Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists- Pathology of the nervous system. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., & Beierschmitt, A. (2014, November). Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas (malignant fibrous histiocytomas) in African green monkeys. Presented at Pathology Post-Meeting Workshop II: Immuno-Oncology: Lessons from Comparative Studies in Human and Nonhuman Primates. Atlanta, Georgia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Beeler-Marfisi, J., Castillo Alcala, F., Loftis, AD., Hall, R., Porter, S., Niblett, BM., . . . Thrall, MA. (2013). A case of pancytopenia in a young-mixed breed dog on the island of St. Kitts.. , 64th Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., Beierschmitt, A., & Beeler-Marfisi, J. (2013, November). Yersinia enterocolitica in African green monkeys in the Island of St. Kitts, West Indies.. Presented at Primate Pathology Pre-Meeting Workshop Malaria in Primates: An Evolving Global Health Challenge.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Stevens, A., Beeler-Marfisi, J., Beierschmitt, A., Soto, E., Castillo Alcala, F., Arauz, M., . . . Thrall, MA. (2012). Hematologic findings associated with a Yersinia enterocolitica epizootic event in a captive colony of African green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus). , 63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., & Fuentealba, C. (2012, October). Atherosclerosis in the renal arteries of a dog with hypothyroidism.. Presented at Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists- Urinary Tract Pathology. Calgary, Alberta.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., & Illanes, O. (2012, October). Lesions of Stephanurus dentatus in kidneys and perirenal fat collected from pigs at the St. Kitts abattoir, West Indies.. Presented at Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists- Urinary Tract Pathology.. Calgary, Alberta.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Castillo Alcala, F., Soto, E., Beierschmitt, A., Beeler-Marfisi, J., Arauz, M., Berezowski, J., . . . Illanes, O. (2012). An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica in a captive colony of African green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus).. , 63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.
Glossop, JC., Wilson, PR., Heuer, C., Castillo Alcala, F., & Mackintosh, C. (2008). Characterisation of clinical Johne's disease on New Zealand deer farms. Proceedings of the Deer Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. Vol. 25 (pp. 36 - 43). : Deer Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F., Heuer, C.
Dean, G., Ayanengui, A., Wilson, PR., & Castillo Alcala, F. (2005). An outbreak of Leptospirosis on a southland deer farm. In PRW. Ed (Ed.) Proceedings of the Deer Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association. Vol. 22 (pp. 121 - 123). Wellington, NZ: Deer Branch of the NZVA Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Castillo Alcala, F.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Spanish
    Last used: Current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: Current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

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Media and Links

Media

  • 31 Jul 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Understanding of cattle disease essential.
    Short communication on understanding M. bovis disease in cattle. Published in "The NZ Farmers Weekly" by Annette Scott (annette.scott@nzx.com).
  • 27 Jul 2017 - Online
    Cattle disease found in NZ
    Mycoplasma bovis is common internationally but this is the first time it has been found in New Zealand. Dr Fernanda Castillo Alcala, Senior Lecturer in Anatomical Pathology, Massey University, comment
  • 27 Jul 2017 - Online
    Cattle disease found in NZ – Expert Q&A
    Science Media Centre (SMC) prepared a Q&A with an expert who has studied the disease overseas. Dr Fernanda Castillo Alcala, Senior Lecturer in Anatomical Pathology, Massey University

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