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Dr Keren Dittmer BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Keren graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in 2001. This was followed by 4 years in large and small animal practice in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In late 2005 she returned to Massey University to do a PhD on inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep, and this was completed in 2008. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is currently a senior lecturer in both anatomic and clinical pathology. Keren has a particular interest in skeletal pathology, vitamin D and genetic diseases.


Roles and Responsibilities

Laboratory Manager - Molecular Pathobiology lab

Secretary New Zealand Society of Veterinary Pathology

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 3569099 extn 85233
    Location: 7.3, Veterinary Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (2002)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2009)
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Keren Dittmer's current research interests include:

  • vitamin D metabolism in animals - including horses, cattle and sheep, and wildlife
  • FGF23 in dogs
  • genetic diseases - including dwarfism (chondrodysplasia) in cattle and sheep, episodic ataxia in sheep, retinal degeneration in sheep, segmental axonopathy in sheep, cataracts in cattle, storage diseases in dogs, inherited rickets in sheep
  • angular limb deformities in deer
  • fractures in dairy heifers
  • dropped hock syndrome in dairy cows
  • osteoporosis in sheep
  • bone tumours in dogs
  • osteoarthritis in horses
  • bone growth in farm animals
  • haemoplasma infections in animals

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Pathology (070709): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Skeletal pathology

Vitamin D

Fibroblast growth factor 23

Genetic diseases

Inherited diseases

Haemoplasmas

Fractures

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 10
Team Member 0 1

Completed Projects

Project Title: Feline haemoplasma infections in New Zealand

Haemoplasmas are small bacteria that sit on the surface of red blood cells and infect a wide variety of mammalian species, including humans. Haemoplasma infection in cats has the potential to cause a severe, life threatening anaemia. Three haemoplasma species have been identified in cats, Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum (CMhm), Mycoplasma haemofelis (Mhf) and Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis (CMt), each with variable ability to cause disease, response to antimicrobial therapy and ability to form a carrier state. The aim of this study was to evaluate feline haemoplasma prevalence, and determine any associations between haemoplasma infection and possible risk factors, in a convenience sample of New Zealand domestic cats. DNA was extracted from 200 surplus feline blood samples submitted to a diagnostic laboratory for routine haematology over a 12 month period. Testing identified 62 cats (31 %) that were positive for haemoplasma DNA; 49 (24.5 %) for CMhm, 15 (7.5 %) for Mhf, and 9 (4.5 %) for CMt. Twelve of the positive cats had dual infections; 11 CMhm/Mhf and one CMhm/CMt. Twenty cats (10 %) were feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) positive and 11 cats (5.5 %) were feline leukaemia virus positive. Positive FIV status, male gender and non-pedigree breed were significantly associated with haemoplasma infection. The results of this study demonstrate that New Zealand feline haemoplasma prevalence correlates with previous overseas studies, with CMhm being the most common infection. This is the first report of CMt in New Zealand.
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Date Range: 2009 - 2011

Funding Body: Massey University

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Yan, J., Blair, HT., Liu, M., Li, W., He, S., Chen, L., . . . Dukkipati, VSR. (2017). Genome-wide detection of autosomal copy number variants in several sheep breeds using Illumina OvineSNP50 BeadChips. Small Ruminant Research. 155, 24-32 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921448817302353
[Journal article]Authored by: Biggs, P., Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Dukkipati, V., Garrick, D.
Dittmer, KE. (2017). Hunting for a needle in a haystack: Investigating inherited diseases of sheep. Veterinary Record. 181(7), 164-166
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., Hinkson, JA., Dwyer, C., Adlington, B., & van Andel, M. (2017). Prevalence of Candidatus Mycoplasma haemolamae, bovine viral diarrhoea virus, and gastrointestinal parasitism in a sample of adult New Zealand alpaca (Vicugna pacos).. N Z Vet J. , 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Aberdein, D., Munday, J., Dittmer, K., Heathcott, R., & Lyons, L. (2017). Frequency of a FAS ligand gene variant associated with inherited feline autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome in British shorthair cats in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. , 1-5
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K., Munday, J.
Kale, MS., Dittmer, KE., Roe, WD., & Gartrell, BD. (2017). Interspecies differences in plasma concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and dermal Vitamin D synthesis of kiwi (Apteryx mantelli), tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), and New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology. , 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gartrell, B., Roe, W.
Dittmer, KE., Perera, KC., & Elder, PA. (2017). Serum fibroblast growth factor 23 concentrations in dogs with chronic kidney disease. Research in Veterinary Science. 114, 348-350
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Munday, JS., Dittmer, KE., Thomson, NA., Hills, SF., & Laurie, RE. (2017). Genomic characterisation of Felis catus papillomavirus type 5 with proposed classification within a new papillomavirus genus. Veterinary Microbiology. 207, 50-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Hills, S., Munday, J., Thomson, N.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., & Hogan, T. (2017). Severe generalised chondrodysplasia in miniature cattle breeds. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(5), 282-283
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE. (2017). Small animal cytologic diagnosis. VetScript. (April)
[Book Review]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Aberdein, D., Munday, JS., Gandolfi, B., Dittmer, KE., Malik, R., Garrick, DJ., . . . Lyons, LA. (2017). Erratum to: A FAS-ligand variant associated with autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome in cats (Mamm Genome, 28, 1, 2, (47-55), 10.1007/s00335-016-9668-1). Mammalian Genome. 28(3-4), 152-154
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Munday, J.
Dittmer, KE., & Firth, EC. (2017). Mechanisms of bone response to injury. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 29(4), 385-395
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Levi, M., Dittmer, KE., Gentile, A., Beltrame, A., Bolcato, M., Morgante, M., . . . Benazzi, C. (2017). Growth Plate Lesions of Fattening Bulls. Veterinary Pathology. 54(3), 437-444
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Aberdein, D., Munday, JS., Gandolfi, B., Dittmer, KE., Malik, R., Garrick, DJ., . . . Warren, WC. (2017). A FAS-ligand variant associated with autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome in cats. Mammalian Genome. 28(1-2), 47-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Munday, J.
Dittmer, KE., Morley, RE., & Smith, RL. (2017). Skeletal deformities associated with nutritional congenital rickets in newborn lambs. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(1), 51-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Wehrle-Martinez, AS., Dittmer, KE., Aberdein, D., & Thompson, KG. (2016). Osteocalcin and osteonectin expression in canine osteosarcoma. Veterinary Pathology. 53(4), 781-787
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE. (2016). Skeletal deformities associated with nutritional congenital rickets in newborn lambs. Sheep and beef research review. (8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Azarpeykan, S., & Dittmer, KE. (2016). Evaluation of housekeeping genes for quantitative gene expression analysis in the equine kidney. Journal of Equine Science. 27(4), 165-168
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Azarpeykan, S., Dittmer, KE., Marshall, JC., Perera, KC., Gee, EK., Acke, E., . . . Thompson, KG. (2016). Evaluation and Comparison of Vitamin D responsive gene expression in ovine, canine and equine kidney. PLoS ONE. 11(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gee, E., Marshall, J.
Herbert, EW., & Dittmer, KE. (2016). Acute and chronic oxalate toxicity in Miniature Horses associated with soursob (Oxalis pes-caprae) ingestion. Equine Veterinary Education.
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Azarpeykan, S., Dittmer, KE., Gee, EK., Marshall, JC., Wallace, J., Elder, P., . . . Thompson, KG. (2016). Influence of blanketing and season on vitamin D and parathyroid hormone, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium concentrations in horses in New Zealand. Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 56, 75-84
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gee, E., Marshall, J.
Dittmer, KE., Hitchcock, B., McDougall, S., & Hunnam, JC. (2016). Pathophysiology of humeral fractures in a sample of dairy heifers. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(4), 230-237
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Thomson, NA., Munday, JS., & Dittmer, KE. (2016). Frequent detection of transcriptionally active felis catus papillomavirus 2 in feline cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas. Journal of General Virology. 97(5), 1189-1197
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Munday, J., Thomson, N.
Jolly, RD., Dittmer, KE., & Blair, HT. (2016). Animal medical genetics: a perspective on the epidemiology and control of inherited disorders. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(3), 135-144
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.
Azarpeykan, S., Dittmer, KE., Gee, EK., Marshall, JC., Elder, P., Acke, E., . . . Thompson, KG. (2016). Circadian rhythm of calciotropic hormones, serum calcium, phosphorus and magnesium during the shortest and longest days of the year in horses in New Zealand. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 100(6), 1058-1066
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gee, E., Marshall, J.
Hardcastle, MR., & Dittmer, KE. (2016). Expression of fibroblast growth factor 23 by canine soft tissue sarcomas. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. 14(3), 306-317
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Muscatello, LV., Benazzi, C., Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., Murgiano, L., Drögemüller, C., . . . Brunetti, B. (2015). Ellis–van Creveld Syndrome in Grey Alpine Cattle: Morphologic, Immunophenotypic, and Molecular Characterization. Veterinary Pathology. 52(5), 957-966
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Hardcastle, MR., & Dittmer, KE. (2015). Fibroblast Growth Factor 23: A New Dimension to Diseases of Calcium-Phosphorus Metabolism. Veterinary Pathology. 52(5), 770-784
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., & Hassell, C. (2015). Chondrodysplasia associated with summer drought in calves. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 63(3), 174-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., & Thompson, KG. (2015). Approach to Investigating Congenital Skeletal Abnormalities in Livestock. Veterinary Pathology. 52(5), 851-861
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Roe, WD., Rogers, L., Pinpimai, K., Dittmer, K., Marshall, J., & Chilvers, BL. (2015). Septicaemia and meningitis caused by infection of New Zealand sea lion pups with a hypermucoviscous strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Veterinary Microbiology. 176(3-4), 301-308
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Dittmer, K., Roe, W.
Murgiano, L., Jagannathan, V., Benazzi, C., Bolcato, M., Brunetti, B., Muscatello, L., . . . Drogemiiler, C. (2014). Deletion in the EVC2 gene causes chondrodysplastic dwarfism in tyrolean grey cattle. PLoS One. 9(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., & Hassell, C. (2014). Chondrodysplasia associated with summer drought in calves. New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Andel, M., Dittmer, KE., Clough, R., Brangenberg, N., & Yu, Z. (2013). Candidatus mycoplasma haemolame: First report in a New Zealand alpaca. Surveillance. 40(4), 5-7 Retrieved from https://www.mpi.govt.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Jenkins, K., Dittmer, KE., Marshall, J., & Tasker, S. (2013). prevalence and risk fact or analysis of feline haemoplasma infection in New Zealand domestic cats using a real-time PCR assay. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. , 1063-1069
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Marshall, J.
Rosa, BV., Blair, HT., Vickers, MH., Dittmer, KE., Morel, PCH., Knight, CG., . . . Firth, EC. (2013). Moderate exercise during pregnancy in Wistar rats alters bone and body composition of the adult offspring in a sex-dependent manner.. PLoS One. 8(12), e82378
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Morel, P.
Dittmer, KE., Jenkins, KS., Kwan, E., Marshall, JC., & Tasker, S. (2013). PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTOR ANALYSIS OF FELINE HAEMOPLASMA INFECTION IN NEW ZEALAND DOMESTIC CATS. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY. 148(1), 53-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Marshall, J.
Dittmer, KE., Hogan, T., & Thompson, KG. (2013). A CASE OF BULLDOG-TYPE CHONDRODYSPLASIA IN A MINIATURE SCOTTISH HIGHLAND CALF. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY. 148(1), 98-98
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, K. (2012). Guest editorial: It's not just bones anymore: The new and exciting world of vitamin D. The Veterinary Journal. 194(1), 5-6 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090023312003280
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Zhao, X., Onteru, SK., Dittmer, KE., Parton, K., Blair, HT., Rothschild, MF., . . . Garrick, DJ. (2012). A missense mutation in AGTPBP1 was identified in sheep with a lower motor neuron disease. Heredity. 109(3), 156-162
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Parton, K.
Dittmer, KE., French, AF., Thompson, DJ., Buckle, KN., & Thompson, KG. (2012). Primary bone tumors in birds: A review and description of two new cases. Avian Diseases. 56(2), 422-426
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., Howe, L., Blair, HT., Garrick, DJ., Zhao, X., . . . Garrick, DJ. (2011). Finding the mutation responsible for inherited rickets in corriedale sheep. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 59(3), 153-153
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Howe, L.
Jolly, RD., Hopwood, JJ., Marshall, NR., Jenkins, KS., Thompson, DJ., Dittmer, KE., . . . Giger, U. (2012). Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI in a Miniature Poodle-type dog caused by a deletion in the arylsulphatase B gene. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(3), 183-188
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Zhao, X., Dittmer, KE., Blair, HT., Thompson, KG., Rothschild, MF., & Garrick, DJ. (2011). A novel nonsense mutation in the DMP1 gene identified by a Genome-Wide association study is responsible for Inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. PLoS ONE. 6(7)
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D.
Dittmer, KE., & Thompson, KG. (2011). Vitamin d metabolism and rickets in domestic animals: A review. Veterinary Pathology. 48(2), 389-407
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Jolly, RD., Marshall, NR., Perrott, MR., Dittmer, KE., Hemsley, KM., & Beard, H. (2011). Intracisternal enzyme replacement therapy in lysosomal storage diseases: Routes of absorption into brain. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 37(4), 414-422
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Perrott, M.
Dittmer, KE., Howe, L., Thompson, KG., Stowell, KM., Blair, HT., & Cockrem, JF. (2011). Normal vitamin D receptor function with increased expression of 25-hydroxyvitamin D 3-24-hydroxylase in Corriedale sheep with inherited rickets. Research in Veterinary Science. 91(3), 362-369
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Cockrem, J., Dittmer, K., Howe, L., Stowell, K.
Dittmer, KE., Firth, EC., Thompson, KG., Marshall, JC., & Blair, HT. (2011). Changes in bone structure of Corriedale sheep with inherited rickets: A peripheral quantitative computed tomography assessment. Veterinary Journal. 187(3), 369-373
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Marshall, J.
Dittmer, KE., & Thompson, KG. (2009). Questions term used in study on raw meat-based diets. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 235(7), 817-817
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., & Blair, HT. (2009). Pathology of Inherited Rickets in Corriedale Sheep. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 141(2-3), 147-155
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.
Thompson, KG., Piripi, SA., & Dittmer, KE. (2008). Inherited abnormalities of skeletal development in sheep. Veterinary Journal. 177(3), 324-333
[Journal article]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Thompson, KG., Dittmer, KE., Blair, HT., Fairley, RA., & Sim, DFW. (2007). An outbreak of rickets in corriedale sheep: Evidence for a genetic aetiology. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 55(3), 137-142
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.
Roe, WD., Rogers, L., Pinpimai, K., Dittmer, K., Marshall, J., & Chilvers, BL. (2000). Septicaemia. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London. 34(6), 522-528
[Journal article]Authored by: Chilvers, B., Dittmer, K.

Book

Thompson, KG., & Dittmer, KE. (2016). Tumors of bone. In DJ. Meuten (Ed.) Moulton's Tumors of Domestic Animals (5th Edition). (pp. 356 - 424). : Wiley-Blackwell
[Chapter]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Craig, LE., Dittmer, KE., & Thompson, KG. (2015). Bones and Joints. In Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals: Sixth Edition. (pp. 16 - 163).
[Chapter]Authored by: Dittmer, K.

Thesis

Thomson, NA. (2017). Felis catus papillomavirus type 2 infection and skin cancer in domestic cats. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Thomson, N.Edited by: Dittmer, K., Munday, J.
Dittmer, K. (2008). Inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Dittmer, K.

Conference

Riley, CB., Doucet, JS., Gedye, KR., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., & Mcilwraith, W. (2017). Cell-Free DNA concentrations in equine synovial fluid of healthy young horses following induction of osteoarthritis of the carpus and treadmill exercise. 1 march 2017. : Veterinary orthopedic society
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Riley, C., Rogers, C.
Riley, CB., Panizzi, L., doucet, J., Gedye, K., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . Mclwraith, W. (2017). Cell-free DNA as a potential synovial fluid biomarker for orthopaedic disease in the horse. Poster session presented at the meeting of 33rd world veterinary congress. Incheon songdo conversiA, Korea
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C., Sano, H.
Riley, CB., Panizzi, L., Doucet, J., Gedye, K., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . Mcilwraith, C. (2017). Cell-Free DNA as a potential synovial fluid biomarker for orthopaedic disease in the horse. , 33rd world veterinary congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C., Sano, H.
Panizzi, L., Riley, C., doucet, J., gedye, K., dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . Mcllwraith, W. (2017). Cell-Free DNA Concentrations in Equine Synovial Fluid of Healthy Young Horses Following Induction of Osteoarthritis of the Carpus and Treadmill Exercise. Poster session presented at the meeting of Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference. Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Riley, C., Rogers, C.
Panizzi, L., Riley, CB., Doucet, JS., Gedye, KR., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . McIllwraith, CW. (2017, March). Cell-Free DNA Concentrations in Equine Synovial Fluid of Healthy Young Horses Following Induction of Osteoarthritis of the Carpus and Treadmill exercise. Presented at Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference. Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C.
Panizzi, L., Riley, CB., Doucet, JS., Gedye, KR., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . McIllwraith, W. (2017). Cell-Free DNA Concentrations in Equine Synovial Fluid of Healthy Young Horses Following Induction of Osteoarthritis of the Carpus and Treadmill Exercise. In Proceedings of the 44th Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference Vol. 44 , Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C.
Cabrera, D., Rogers, C., Wolber, F., Dittmer, K., RIdler, A., Aberdein, D., . . . Kruger, M. (2017). Associations between peripheral and central skeletal sites assessed by PQCT and DXA in a sheep model of osteoporosis induced by ovariectomy and induced by glucocorticoids. In Osteoporosis International Vol. 28 (pp. A139 - A139). , World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis & Musculoskeletal Diseases: Springer Verlag
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K., Kruger, M., Parkinson, T., Ridler, A., Rogers, C., Wolber, F.
Lyons, LA., Aberdein, D., Munday, JS., Gandolfi, B., Dittmer, KE., & Malik, R. (2016). Lymphoproliferation due to fas-ligand defects in cats. A potential model for autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS). (pp. 141 - 141). , American Society for Human Genetics
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K., Munday, J.
Caberea, D., Wolber, F., Dittmer, KE., Ridler, A., Aberdein, D., Parkinson, T., . . . Chambers, P. (2016). Glucocorticoids affect bone loss in OVX sheep - a pilot study. , ANZBMS
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K., Parkinson, T., Ridler, A.
Mueller, KR., Huang, A., & Dittmer, K. (2016). Spinal Lymphosarcoma in a dairy heifer: A case report. In M. Doherty (Ed.) Proceedings of the World Buiatrics Congress 2016. (pp. 446 - 446). : The 29th Congress of the World Association for Buiatrics
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Mueller, K.
Panizzi, L., Riley, CB., Doucet, J., Gedye, K., & McIllwraith, CW. (2016). Cell-free DNA concentrations in equine plasma of healthy young horses following induction of osteoarthritis of the middle carpal joint and treadmill exercise. , ACVS Surgery Summit 2016
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C.
Wehrle-Martinez, AS., Dittmer, KE., Aberdein, D., & Thompson, KG.Osteocalcin and Osteonectin Expression in Canine Osteosarcoma.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K.
Thomson, NA., Munday, JS., & Dittmer, KE. (2015, October). Felis catus Papillomavirus Types 2 Oncogene Expression in Feline Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Presented at American College of Veterinary Pathologists Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Munday, J., Thomson, N.
Muscatello, LV., Benazzi, C., Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., Murgiano, L., Drogemuller, C., . . . Bruetti, B. (2015). Ellis-Van Creveld syndrome in Grey Alpine Cattle: Immunophenotypic and molecular characterisation. Proceedings Societa Italiana Delle Scienze Veterinarie. (pp. 307 - 308). : LXIX Convegno Nazionale SISVet, XII Convegno AIPVet, XIII Convegno SIRA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Hinkson, J., Dwyer, C., & Dittmer, KE. (2015, February). prevalence of Mycoplasma haemolamae, BVD and parasites in NZ alpacas. Presented at New Zealand Society for Veterinary Pathology conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Dwyer, C.
Pinpimai, K., Roe, W., Dittmer, K., & Biggs, P. (2015, February). Klebsiella pneumoniae in New Zealand sealions. Presented at New Zealand Society for Veterinary Pathology Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Biggs, P., Dittmer, K., Roe, W.
Dittmer, K., Hitchcock, B., McDougall, S., & Hunnam, J. (2015, February). CT study of dairy heifers with humeral fractures. Presented at New Zealand Society for Veterinary Pathology conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Azarpeykan, S., Gee, E., & Dittmer, K. (2015, February). Vitamin D in horses. Presented at New Zealand Society for Veterinary Pathology conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gee, E.
Benazzi, C., Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., Drogemuller, C., Gentile, A., Muscatello, LV., . . . Brunetti, B. (2014). Preliminary pathological results on chondrodysplastic dwarfism in Tyrolean Grey cattle due to deletion in the EVC2 gene. In Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary Pathology Vol. 1 (pp. 306 - 306). , 39th Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary Pathology: Taylor and Francis
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Azarpeykan, S., Gee, EK., Thompson, KG., Acke, E., Marshall, JC., & Dittmer, KE. (2014). Vitamin d status of covered and non-covered horses at pasture. Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium. Vol. 5 (pp. 33). : Australasian equine science symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gee, E., Marshall, J.
Muscatello, LV., Benazzi, C., Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., Drogemuller, C., Genitile, A., . . . Brunetti, B. (2014). Ellis-van creveld ( evc-2) syndrome in tyrolean greay cattle: Morphological study of a type of chondrodysplstic dwarfism. (pp. 220 - 220). , LXVIII convegno nazionale sisvet
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dwyer, C., Pomroy, WE., Gedye, K., Dittmer, K., Roe, W., Aberdein, D., . . . Wehrne, A. (2014). Trichostrongylus askivali - a new record for alpacas in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand society for parasitology. Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Dittmer, K., Dwyer, C., Gedye, K., Pomroy, W., Roe, W.
Dittmer, KE. (2013, August). Inherited diseases of animals as models for human disease. Presented at Palmerston North Medical Research Foundation Colloquium. Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Rosa, BV., Blair, HT., Vickers, MH., Dittmer, KE., Morel, PCH., Knight, CG., . . . Firth, EC. (2013). Moderate exercise during pregnancy in Wistar rats alters bone and body composition of the adult offspring in a sex-dependent manner. In PLoS ONE Vol. 8
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Morel, P.
Jenkins, KS., Dittmer, KE., Marshall, JC., & Tasker, S. (2013). Prevalence and risk factor analysis of feline haemoplasma infection in New Zealand domestic cats using a real-time PCR assay. In Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Vol. 15 (pp. 1063 - 1069).
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Marshall, J.
Roe, W., Rogers, L., Pinpimai, K., Dittmer, K., & Chilvers, L. (2012). Septicaemina and meningitis in NZ sea lion pups caused by a mucoid strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Poster session presented at the meeting of First Infectious Disease Research Centre Science [IDReC] Symposium. Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Roe, W.
Dittmer, K., Hogan, T., & Thompson, K. (2012). A case of bull-dog type chondrodysplasia in a miniature Scottish highland calf. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Joint Congress of the 30th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology [ESVP] and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists [ECVP] and the 24th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Veterinary Pathology [SEAPV]. Leon, Spain
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, K., Jenkins, KS., Kwan, E., Marshall, J., & Tasker, S. (2012, September). Prevalence and risk factor analysis of feline haemoplasma infection in New Zealand domestic cats. Presented at The Joint Congress of the 30th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology [ESVP] and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists [ECVP] and the 24th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Veterinary Pathology [SEAPV]. Leon, Spain.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Marshall, J.
Dittmer, K., & Parton, K. (2012, December). Lower motor neuron disease in newborn Romney lambs. Presented at Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Parton, K.
Dittmer, K., & Parton, K. (2012). Lower motor neuron disease in newborn Romney lambs. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 10 - 10). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium New Zealand: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Parton, K.
Weston, J., Thompson, K., Dittmer, K., & Rashid, ZA. (2012). Humeral fractures in dairy heifers. In B. Hodgson, G. Dodunski, J. Chisnall, S. Marshall, A. Roe, K. Kelly, . . . A. Ridler (Eds.)Vol. 296 (pp. 2.18.1 - 2.18.2). New Zealand: Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA] Annual Conference: The Heart of Practice
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Weston, J.
Thompson, KG., Beatson, NS., & Dittmer, KE. (2011). Angular limb deformity in farmed deer stags. In Veterinary Pathology(pp. E43 - E43). , American College of Veterinary Pathologists- ACVP 2011 Annual Meeting: SAGE
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Beatson, N., Thompson, KG., & Dittmer, K. (2011). Angular limb deformities in growing farmed deer in Canterbury. In PR. Wilson (Ed.) Proceedings of a Deer Course for Veterinrians, Deer Branch NZVA. Vol. 28 (pp. 109 - 110). New Zealand: Cervetec 2011- new thinking on deer, Deer Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., Zhao, X., Howe, L., Onteru, S., Blair, HT., . . . Garrick, DJ. (2011, February). Finding the mutation responsible for inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. Presented at 36th Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary and Comparative Pathology. Palmerston North New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, K., Thompson, K., Zhao, X., Howe, L., Onteru, S., Blair, H., . . . Garrick, D. (2011). Finding the mutation responsible for inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. In New Zealand Veterinary Journal Vol. 3 (pp. 153 - 153). , 36th Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary and Comparative Pathology New Zealand: Taylor and Francis Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Howe, L.
Howe, LJ., Hardcastle, MR., Dittmer, KE., & Thompson, KG. (2010, February). Does tumour-induced osteomalacia occur in dogs?. Presented at 35th Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary and Comparative Pathology. Palmerston North New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Howe, L.
Alley, M., Ping Ong, C., & Dittmer, K. (2010). The Ruahine red bone rat disease. In Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Annual Conference 2010(pp. 17 - 17). , Wildlife Disease Association (Australasian Section) Annual Conference 2010: Wildlife Disease Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Zhao, X., Dittmer, K., Onteru, S., Blair, H., Thompson, K., Rothschild, M., . . . Garrick, D. (2010, July). A novel nonsense mutation of the DMP1 gene is responsible for inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. Presented at 2010 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association [ADSA], Poultry Science Association [PSA], Asoclacion Mexicana de Produccion Animal [AMPA], Canadian Society of Animal Science [CSAS] and American Society of Animal Science [ASAS]. Denver, CO, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D.
Zhao, X., Dittmer, KE., Onteru, S., Blair, HT., Thompson, KG., Rothschild, MF., . . . Garrick, DJ. (2010). A novel nonsense mutation of the DMP1 gene is responsible for inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep.. In JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE Vol. 93 (pp. I - I). : ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D.
Dittmer, K., Thompson, K., Zhao, X., Howe, L., Onteru, S., Blair, H., . . . Garrick, D. (2010). Inherited rickets of Corriedale sheep with inappropriate overexpression of CYP24 and a mutation in dentin matrix protein I. Poster session presented at the meeting of 61st Annual Meetin of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Baltimore, MD, United States
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Howe, L.
Dittmer, K., Thompson, K., Zhao, X., Howe, L., Onteru, S., Blair, H., . . . Garrick, D. (2010). Inherited rickets of Corriedale sheep with inappropriate overexpression of CYP24 and a mutation in dentin matrix protein l. In Veterinary Pathology Vol. 47 (pp. 50S - 50S). , Combined 61st American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the 45th American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting United States: American College of Veterinary Pathologists and SAGE Publishing
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Howe, L.
Dittmer, K., Thompson, K., Zhao, X., Howe, L., Onteru, S., Blair, H., . . . Garrick, D. (2010). A mutation in the dentin matrix protein 1 gene is responsible for inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium Abstracts(pp. 3 - 3). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium 2010 New Zealand: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Howe, L.
Hardcastle, MR., Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., & Howe, LJ. (2010). Does tumour-induced osteomalacia occur in dogs?. In Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary and Comparative Pathology Vol. 2 (pp. 110 - 111). , 35th Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary and Comparative Pathology: The New Zealand Veterinary Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Howe, L.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., Howe, LJ., Stowell, KM., & Blair, HT. (2009, August). Behind the bendy bones: Investigating inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. Presented at Palmerston North Medical Research Foundation Colloquium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Howe, L., Stowell, K.
Dittmer, KE., & Potter, K. (2009). Inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. In 42nd Annual Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists: Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System 2009(pp. Unpaged - Unpaged). , 42nd Annual Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists: Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System 2009: Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, K., Thompson, K., Howe, L., Blair, HT., & Stowell, K. (2008, November). Inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. Presented at Combined 59th and 43rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. San Antonio, TX, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Howe, L., Stowell, K.
Dittmer, K., Thompson, K., Howe, L., Blair, H., & Stowell, K. (2008). Inherited rickets in corriedale sheep. In Veterinary Pathology Vol. 45 (pp. 771 - 771). , Combined 59th and 43rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology United States: American College of Veterinary Pathologists Inc and SAGE Publishing
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Howe, L., Stowell, K.
Thompson, K., Dittmer, K., Blair, H., & Fairley, RA. (2006). Inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. In Veterinary Pathology Vol. 43 (pp. 846 - 846). , Combined 57th and 41st Annual Meetings of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology United States: SAGE Publishing
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.
Thompson, K., Dittmer, K., Blair, H., & Fairley, RA. (2006, December). Inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. Presented at Combined 57th and 41st Annual Meetings of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Tuscan, AZ, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.
Thompson, K., Dittmer, K., Blair, H., & Fairley, R. (2006, December). Suspected inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. Presented at 32nd Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary and Comparative Pathology. Palmerston North New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, K., Thompson, K., & Blair, H. (2006). Suspected inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium 2006: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 15 - 15). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Research Colloquium 2006 New Zealand: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., & Blair, H. (2006). Suspected inherited rickets in corriedale sheep. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Osteoporosis Foundation Australian and New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society (ANZBMS). Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.
Thompson, K., Dittmer, K., Blair, H., & Fairley, R. (2006). Suspected inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. In New Zealand Veterinary Journal Vol. 1 (pp. 51 - 51). , 32nd Conference of the New Zealand Society for Veterinary and Comparative Pathology New Zealand: New Zealand Veterinary Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.

Other

Dittmer, K. (2015). Do Blanketed Horses Get Enough Vitamin D?.
[Other]Authored by: Dittmer, K.Contributed to by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, K., Jenkins, K., Hinkson, J., Marshall, J., & Van Andel, M. (2013, November). Haemoplasma infections in New Zealand. In IVABS Research Colloquium Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Marshall, J.
Dittmer, KE. (2011, August). Corriedale sheep as a potential model for autosomal recessive hypophosphataemic rickets.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, K., Thompson, K., Zhao, X., Howe, L., Onteru, S., Blair, H., . . . Garrick, D. (2010, November). A mutation in the dentin matrix protein 1 gene is responsible for inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Howe, L.
Dittmer, KE., & Thompson, KG. (2009). Sheep study confirms inherited rickets. (pp. 35 - 35).
[Other]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE. (2009). Sheep study confirms inherited rickets. (pp. 35 - 35).
[Other]Authored by: Dittmer, K.
Dittmer, KE., Thompson, KG., Howe, LJ., Stowell, KM., & Blair, HT. (2007, November). Inherited rickets in corriedale sheep - unlocking the mechanism. In Medical Research Foundation Colloquium, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Howe, L., Stowell, K.
Thompson, KG., Dittmer, KE., Blair, HT., & Fairley, RA.Suspected inherited rickets in corriedale sheep.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 0 1
CoSupervisor 2 1

Teaching

227.411 Clinical Pathology

BVSc V Necropsy roster

193.204 Pathology for Veterinary Technologists

193.303 Advanced Clinical Studies

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Luca Panizzi - PhD
    Biomarker profiling of biologic fluids and tissues from horses with induced carpal osteoarthritis
  • Komkiew Pinpimai - PhD
    Klebsiella pneumoniae in New Zealand sea lions

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Sara Azarpeykan - PhD
    Vitamin D and Calcium Metabolism In Horses in New Zealand

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Neroli Anne Thomson - PhD
    Felis catus Papillomavirus Type 2 Infection and Skin Cancer in Domestic Cats

Media and Links

Media

  • 23 May 2016 - Magazine
    Equine globe-trotters may feel effects of jet lag
    Article mentioned in horsetalk
  • 04 Apr 2016 - Magazine
    Jet Lag and Circadian Rhythms
    Mentioned in an article for Equine News

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