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Laura L Hungerford D.V.M., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Epidemiology & Public Health
Location: Howard Hall, First Floor
Phone: (410) 706-2673

Personal History:

  • Michigan State University: B.S., Veterinary Science
  • Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine: D.V.M., Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, School of Public Health: M.P.H., Epidemiology/Biometry
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine: Ph.D. Veterinary Epidemiology

Research Interests:

Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and the Application of Techniques for Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Statistical Analysis and Dynamic Modeling in the Study of Zoonoses and Other Diseases


Journals (Refereed)

R. D. Smith, A. Woolf, L. L. Hungerford and J. P. Sundberg. 1982. Serologic evidence of Anaplasma marginale infection in Illinois white-tailed deer. J.A.V.M.A. 181:1254-1256.

R. D. Smith, L. L. Hungerford and C. T. Armstrong. 1989. Epidemiologic investigation and control of an epizootic of anaplasmosis in cattle in winter. J.A.V.M.A. 195:476-480.

J. P. Siegel, L. L. Hungerford and W. F. Hall. 1991. Risk factors associated with transmissible gastroenteritis on two Illinois farms. J.A.V.M.A. 11:1579-1583.

L. L. Hungerford. 1991. Use of spatial statistics to identify and test significance in geographic disease patterns. Prev. Vet. Med. 11:237-242.

P.F. Solter, W.E. Hoffmann, L.L. Hungerford, J.P. Siegel, S.H. St. Denis, and J.L. Dorner. 1991. Haptoglobin and ceruloplasmin as determinants of inflammation in dogs. A.J.V.R., 10:1738-1742.

T. R. Fry, A. L. Johnson, L. L. Hungerford, J. Toombs. 1991. Surgical treatment of cervical disc herniations in ambulatory dogs: Ventral decompression versus fenestration, 111 cases (1980-1988). Prog. Vet. Neurology 2:165-173.

J. H. Foreman, L. L. Hungerford, S. D. Folz and S. M. Austin. 1991. Ceftiofur sodium for the treatment of naturally-acquired respiratory tract infections in horses. J. Vet. Intern. Med. 5:115.

L. L. Hungerford. 1991. Application of spatial statistics to the study of the epidemiology of bovine anaplasmosis. Proc. 6th ISVEE Symp. 117-120.

J. H. Foreman, L. L. Hungerford and S. D. Folz. 1992. Post-transport pneumonia: A model in young horses. Equine Inf. Dis 6:313.

L. L. Hungerford, J. H. Foreman and S. D. Folz. 1992. Risk factors for respiratory disease associated with transport in young horses. Equine Inf. Dis 6:317.

S. J. Dugan, G. A. Severin, L. L. Hungerford, H. E. Whiteley and S. M. Roberts. 1992. Clinical and pathologic studies of the spontaneously prolapsed gland of the third eyelid in dogs. J.A.V.M.A. 201:1861-1867.

D. E. Morin, G. C. Petersen, H. L. Whitmore, L. L. Hungerford and R. A. Hinton. 1993. Analysis of a mastitis monitoring and control program in Illinois Dairy Herds. J.A.V.M.A. 202:540-548.

L. Johnson, C. L. Greenfield, L. S. Klippert, L. L. Hungerford, J. A. Farmer and A. M. Siegel. 1993. Evaluation of small animal surgical procedures in private practice: Frequency of procedure and proficiency expected of new graduates. J.A.V.M.A. 202:1068-1071.

P. F. Solter, W. E. Hoffmann, L. L. Hungerford, M. E. Peterson and J. L. Dorner. 1993. Assessment of corticosteroid-induced alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme as a screening test for hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. J.A.V.M.A. 203:534-538.

C. C. Austin, R. M. Weigel, L. L. Hungerford and L. G. Biehl. 1993. Factors affecting the risk of infection with pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease) virus in Illinois swine herds. Prev. Vet. Med., 17:161-173.

G. Hayes, R. J. Boudrieau and L. L. Hungerford. 1994. Frequency and distribution of medial and lateral patellar luxation in 124 dogs: 1982-1992. J.A.V.M.A. 205:716-720.

S. C. Helfand, T. A. Hamilton, L. L. Hungerford, K. A. Jeglum and M. Goldschmidt. 1994. Comparison of three treatments for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder in the dog. J.A.A.H.A. 30:270-275.

E. A. Rozanski, C. L. Greenfield, J. C. Alsip, B. C. McKiernan and L. L. Hungerford. 1994. Measurement of upper airway resistance in awake untrained dolichocephalic and mesaticephalic dogs. Am. J. Vet. Res. 55:1055-1059.

C. L. Greenfield, A. L. Johnson, L. Klippert and L. L. Hungerford. 1995. Veterinary student expectations and outcomes assessment of a small animal surgical curriculum. J.A.V.M.A. 206: 778-782.

S. M. Austin, J. H. Foreman and L. L. Hungerford. 1995. Risk factors for the development of pleuropneumonia in horses: A case-control study. J. A.V.M.A., 207:325-328.

C. L. Greenfield, A. L. Johnson, D.J. Schaeffer and L. L. Hungerford. 1995. Comparison of surgical skills of veterinary students trained using models or live animals. J.A.V.M.A. 206:1840-1845.

L. L. Hungerford, H. L. Trammel and J. M. Clark. 1995. Use of an animal poison control database to identify human environmental exposures. Vet. and Human Toxicol. 37:158-162.

E. R. Campagnolo, S. C. Trock, L. L. Hungerford, T. J. Shumaker, R. Teclaw and R. Miller. 1995. Outbreak of vesicular dermatitis at a Midwestern horse show. J.A.V.M.A., 207:211-213.

A. Valdez, J. A. DiPietro, A. J. Paul, T. F. Locke, L. L. Hungerford and K. S. Todd. 1995. Controlled efficacy study of the bioequivalence of Strongid C and generic pyrantel tartrate in horses. Vet. Parasit. 60:83-102.

M. L. Nash, L. L. Hungerford, T. G. Nash and G. M. Zinn. 1995. Epidemiology and economics of clinical listeriosis in a sheep flock. Prev. Vet. Med. 24:147-156.

L. L. Hungerford and R. D. Smith. 1996. Spatial and temporal patterns of bovine anaplasmosis as reported by Illinois veterinarians. Prev. Vet. Med. 25:301-313.

M. Nash, L. Hungerford, T. Nash and G. Zinn. 1996. Risk factors for neonatal and preweaning mortality in lambs. Vet. Rec. 139:64-67.

G. F. Hubert, L. L. Hungerford, G. Proulx, L. Bowman and R. Bluett . 1996. Evaluation of two restraining traps to capture raccoons. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 24:699-708.
U. D. Kitron, L. H. Otieno, L. L. Hungerford A. Odulaja, W. U. Brigham, O. O. Okello, M. Joselyn, M. M. Mohamed-Ahmed and E. Cook. 1996. Spatial analysis of the distribution of tsetse flies in the Lambwe Valley, Kenya, using TM satellite imagery and GIS. J. An. Ecol. 65:371-380.

J. Keen, J. Kwang, E. T. Littledike and L. L. Hungerford. 1996. Ovine lentivirus antibody detection in serum, colostrum and milk using a recombinant transmembrane protein ELISA. Vet. Immun. Immunopath. 51:253-275.

L. L. Hungerford and R. D. Smith. 1997. Variations in seroprevalence and host factors for bovine anaplasmosis in Illinois. Vet. Res. Comm. 21:9-18.

C. Greenfield, J. Alsip, L. Hungerford and B. McKiernan. 1997. Bilateral recurrent laryngeal neurectomy as a model for the study of idiopathic canine laryngeal paralysis. Can. Vet. J.38:163-167.

M. Nash, L. Hungerford, T. Nash and G. Zinn. 1997. Risk factors for respiratory disease mortality in lambs. Sm. Ruminant Res. 26:53-60.

J. Keen, L. Hungerford, E. Littledike, T. Wittum and J. Kwang. 1997. Risk factors for seroprevalence of ovine lentivirus in breeding ewe flocks in Nebraska, USA. Prev. Vet. Med. 30:81-94.

J. Keen, L. Hungerford, E. Littledike, T. Wittum and J. Kwang. 1997. Effect of ewe ovine lentivirus infection on ewe and lamb productivity. Prev. Vet. Med. 30:155-169.

G. F. Hubert, L. L. Hungerford and R. Bluett. 1997. Injuries to coyotes captured in modified foothold traps. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 25:858-863.

C. L. Greenfield, A. L. Johnson, L. Klippert and L. L. Hungerford. 1997. Employer-based outcomes assessment of recent graduates and comparison with performance during veterinary school. J.A.V.M.A 211:842-849.

J. C. Alsip, C. L. Greenfield, L. L. Hungerford, B. C. McKiernan and H. E. Whitely. 1997. Comparison of unilateral arytenoid lateralization and ventral ventriculocordectomy for the treatment of experimentally-induced laryngeal paralysis in dogs. Can. Vet. J. 38:287-293.

E. Poortinga and L. Hungerford. 1998. A case-control study of acute ibuprofen toxicity in dogs. Prev. Vet. Med. 35:115-124.

L. Johnson, C. W. Smith, G. J. Pijanowski and L. L. Hungerford. 1998. Triple pelvic osteotomy: Effect on limb function and progression of degenerative joint disease. J.A.A.H.A. 34:260-264.

M. A. Mitchell, L. L. Hungerford, T. L. Esker, R. Koerkemeyer, J. B. Sullivan and C. M. Nixon. 1999. Infectious disease serology in two populations of raccoons from western Illinois. J. Wildl. Dis. 35:347-355.

D. Freeman, L. Hungerford, D. Schaeffer, T. Lock, P. Sertich, G. Baker, W. Vaala, and J. Johnston. 1999. Caesarian section and other methods for assisted delivery: comparison of effects on mare mortality and complications. Equine Vet. J. 31:203-207.

D. Freeman, J. Johnston, G. Baker, L. Hungerford and T. Lock. 1999. An evaluation of the haemostatic suture in hysterotomy closure in the mare. Equine Vet. J. 31:208-211.

L. Hungerford, M. A. Mitchell, T. E. Esker, R. Koerkemeyer, J. Sullivan, C. M. Nixon and S. Manfra Marretta. 1999. Periodontal and dental changes in raccoons [Procyon lotor] from a farming and a recreational area in west-central Illinois. J. Wildl Dis. 35:728-734.

G. F. Hubert, G.K. Wollenberg and L. L. Hungerford. 1999. Evaluation of injuries to Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) captured in the EGG™ trap. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 27:301-305.

J. Dubey, K. Hollis, S. Romand, P. Thulliez, O. Kwok, L. Hungerford, C. Anchor, D. Etter. 1999. High prevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Int. J. Parasitol. 29:1709-1711.

S. Gehrt, L. Hungerford and S. Hatten. 2001. Effects of immobilization agents on post-release behavior and population estimates of raccoons. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 29:833-837.

C. Carey, H. Heyer, J. Wilkinson, R. Alford, J. Arntzen, T. Halliday, L. Hungerford, K. Lips, E. Middleton, S. Orchard, A. Rand. 2001. Amphibian declines and environmental change: Use of remote sensing techniques to identify environmental correlates. Conservation Biology 15:903-913.

D. R. Smith, M. Blackford, S. Younts, R. Moxley, J. Gray, L. Hungerford, T. Milton, T. Klopfenstein. 2002. Ecological relationship between the prevalence of cattle shedding Escherichia coli O157:H7 and characteristics of the cattle or conditions of the feedlot pen. J. Food Protect. 64:1899-903.

D. Smith, T. Klopfenstein, R. Moxley, T. Milton, L. Hungerford and J. Gray. 2002. An evaluation of three methods to clean feedlot water tanks. Bovine Practitioner 36:1-4.

M. Buhman, L. Hungerford and D. Smith. 2003. An economic risk assessment of the management of pregnant feedlot heifers in the USA. Prev. Vet. Med. 59:207-22.

J. A. Lednicky, T. P. Meehan, M. J. Kinsel, J. Dubach, L. L. Hungerford, N. A. Sarich, K. E. Witecki, M. D. Braid, C. Pedrak and C. M. Houde. 2004. Effective primary isolation of wild-type Canine distemper virus in MDCK, MV1 Lu and Vero cells without nucleotide sequence changes within the entire haemagglutinin protein gene and in subgenomic sections of the fusion and phospho protein genes. J Virol Methods. 115;118(2):147-57.

D. R. Smith, J. T. Gray, R. A. Moxley, S. M. Younts-Dahl, M. P. Blackford, S. Hinkley, L. L. Hungerford, C. T. Milton and T. J. Klopfenstein. 2004. A diagnostic strategy to determine the Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 status of pens of feedlot cattle. Epidemiol Infect. 132:297-302.

G. B. Sherman, S. D. Kachman, L. L. Hungerford, G. R. Rupp, C. Fox, M. D. Brown, B. M. Feuz and T. R. Holm. 2004. Probabilities of unambiguous parentage for microsatellite loci in multi-sire red Angus cattle breeding groups. Animal Genetics 35:220–226.

J. T. Gray, L. L. Hungerford, P. J. Fedorka-Cray and M. L. Headrick. 2004. Extended-spectrum-cephalosporin resistance in Salmonella enterica isolates of animal origin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 48:3179-81.

D. G. Renter, J. M. Sargeant and L. L. Hungerford. 2004. Distribution of Escherichia coli O157:H7 within and among cattle operations in pasture-based agricultural areas. Amer J Vet Res 35:1657-76.

J. A. Lednicky, J. Dubach, M. J. Kinsel, T. P. Meehan, M. Bocchetta, L. L. Hungerford, N. A. Sarich, K. E. Witecki, M. D. Braid, C. Pedrak and C. M. Houde. 2004. Genetically distant American Canine distemper virus lineages have recently caused epizootics with somewhat different characteristics in raccoons living around a large suburban zoo in the USA. Virology Journal 1:2 (

D. G. Renter, J. G. Morris, J. M. Sargeant, L. L. Hungerford, J. Berezowski, T. Ngo, K. Williams and D. W. K. Acheson. 2005. Prevalence, risk factors, O serogroups, and virulence profiles of shiga toxin–producing bacteria from cattle production environments. J. Food Protect., 68:1556-1565.

R. D. Dewell, J. E. Keen, D. M. Grotelueschen, W. W. Laegreid, G. P. Rupp, D. D. Griffin, L. L. Hungerford. 2006. Health and performance effects of inadequate colostral transfer in beef calves. J.A.V.M.A. 228:914-21.

D. Travis, L. Hungerford, L. Jones-Engel. 2006. Disease risk analysis: a tool for primate conservation planning and decision making. Am. J. Primat, 68:855-67.

G. Engel, L. Hungerford, L. Jones-Engel, D. Travis, A. Fuentes and the Macaque Risk Analysis Workshop Group. 2006. Risk Assessment: A model for predicting cross-species transmission of SFV from macaques (M. fascicularis) to humans at a monkey temple in Bali, Indonesia. Am. J. Primat. 68:934-938.

K. Kolappaswamy, S. T. Shipley, C. G. McLeod Jr, L. L. Hungerford, L. J. DeTolla. 2007. Disseminated simian varicella virus infection in an irradiated rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). J Virol, 81:411-415.

A. S. Kane, C. B. Stine, L. L. Hungerford, M. Matsche, C. Driscoll, A. M. Baya. 2007. Mycobacteria as environmental portent in Chesapeake Bay fish species. Emerg. Infect. Dis., 13:329-331.

C. L. Witte, M. J. Sredl, A. S. Kane, L. L. Hungerford. 2008. Epidemiologic analysis of factors associated with local disappearances of native ranid frogs in Arizona. Conserv. Biol. 22:375-383.

J. H. Foreman, A. Barange, L. M. Lawrence, L. L. Hungerford. 2008. Effects of single-dose intravenous phenylbutazone on experimentally induced, reversible lameness in the horse. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 31:39-44.

C. L. Witte, L. L. Hungerford, R. Papendick, I. H. Stalis, B. A. Rideout. 2008. Investigation of characteristics and factors associated with avian mycobacteriosis in zoo birds. J Vet Diagn Invest. 20:186-196.

A. R. Périssé, P. Langenberg, L. Hungerford, M. Boulay, M. Charurat, M. Schechter, W. Blattner. 2008. The use of supplementary techniques to increase recall of sex partners in a network-based research study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sex Transm Dis. 35:674-678.

C. L. Witte, L. L. Hungerford, B. A. Rideout. 2009. Association between Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection among offspring and their dams in nondomestic ruminant species housed in a zoo. J Vet Diagn Invest. 21:40-47.

L. Hungerford, C. Witte and T. Meehan. 2009. Risk factors for canine distemper virus seropositivity in zoo cats. J Wildl Dis, accepted with revisions.

Books and Book Chapters

J. H. Foreman, L. L. Hungerford, A. R. Twardock and G. J. Baker. 1991. Scintigraphic appearance of dorsal metacarpal and metatarsal stress changes in racing and nonracing horses. In: S. G. B. Persson, A. Lindhom and J. B. Jeffcott (eds), Equine Exercise Physiology, 3:402-410.

L. L. Hungerford and C. C. Austin. 1993. Epidemiologic investigation of health and disease in feline populations. Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, 2nd ed., J. August, pp. 593-606.

L. L. Hungerford, C. L. Campbell and A. R. Smith. 1998. Veterinary Mycology Laboratory Manual. Iowa State University Press ISBN 0-8138-2849-X. 75 pp.

M. Martinez, L. Hungerford and M. Papich. 2005. Veterinary Pharmaceuticals: Factors Influencing their Development and Use, in International Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Pergamon Press.

M. Buhman, L. Hungerford and D. Smith. 2008. An economic risk assessment of the management of pregnant feedlot heifers in the USA, in Current Veterinary Therapy, Large Animal Practice, 5th ed., Elsevier Press.

M. Martinez, M. Berson, B. Dunham, J. Gotthardt, L. Hungerford. 2009. Regulatory Aspects of Veterinary Drugs, in Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 9th ed., Blackwell Publishing.