Marine Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Research

Journal Articles, Peer-Reviewed Publications

36.   Page-Karjian A , Hay C, Marks W, Bennett BO, Gribble MO, Noke W, Stolen M, Jablonski T, Gordon N, George C, Jiang M, Pegg N, Brown H, Burton S. Trace element bioaccumulation, tissue distribution, and elimination in odontocetes stranded in Florida and Georgia, USA over a 15-year period (2007–2021).  In prep .
35.   Page-Karjian A , Brenner D, Norton TM. 2023. Retrospective biomedical evaluation of free-ranging ring-tailed lemurs ( Lemur catta ) on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine In revision.
34.  Aoki D, Perrault JR, Hoffman SL, Guertin JR,  Page-Karjian A , Stacy BA, Lowry D. 2023. Forensic determination of shark species as predators and scavengers of sea turtles in Florida and Alabama.  Marine Ecology Progress Series , 703: 145–159. 
33.   Page-Karjian A , Perrault JR. 2022. Noninvasive biological sampling of free-ranging wildlife. EBSCO Pathways to Research, Sustainability Section. .
32.   Page-Karjian A , Stacy NI, Morgan AN, Coppenrath CM, Manire CA, Herbst LH, Perrault JR. 2022. Morphologic and physiologic characteristics of green sea turtle ( Chelonia mydas ) hatchlings in southeastern Florida, USA.  Journal of Comparative Physiology B , 192: 751–764 .  doi: 10.1007/s00360-022-01450-9  
31.  Perrault JR,  Page-Karjian A , Morgan AS, Burns LK, Stacy NI. 2022. Morphometrics and blood analytes of leatherback sea turtle hatchlings ( Dermochelys coriacea ) from Florida: reference intervals, temporal trends with clutch deposition date, and body size correlations.  Journal of Comparative Physiology B , 192: 313–324.  doi: 10.1007/s00360-021-01422-5  
30.  Perrault JR, Lasala JA, Manire CA, Coppenrath CM,  Page-Karjian A , Blew A, Stacy NI. 2022. Non-pigmented versus pigmented: health variables and genetics of albino green turtle ( Chelonia mydas ) hatchlings compared to normally pigmented hatchlings from the same clutch.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases,  58(1): 15–29.  doi: 10.7589/JWD-D-21-00031  
29.  Page-Karjian A , Stacy BA, Whitmore L, Perrault JR, Walker JS, Shaver D, Rantonen E, Harms CA, Norton TM, Innis C, Duffy D. 2021. Fibropapillomatosis and chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 in Kemp’s ridley sea turtles ( Lepidochelys kempii ).  Animals , 11: 3076.  *Cover Article*   doi: 10.3390/ani11113076  
28.  Ataman A, Gainsbury AM, Manire CA, Hoffman SL,  Page-Karjian A , Hirsch SE, Polyak MMR, Cassill DL, Aoki DM, Fraser KM, Klingshirn S, Stoll JA, Perrault JR. 2021. Evaluating prevalence of external injuries on nesting loggerhead sea turtles ( Caretta caretta ) in southeastern Florida USA.  Endangered Species Research,  46: 137–146.  doi: 10.3354/esr01149 
27.  Whitmore L, Yetsko K, Farrell JA,  Page-Karjian A , Daniel W, Shaver DJ, Frandsen HR, Walker JS, Crowder W, Bovery C, Ramia DR, Burkhalter B, Ryan E, Duffy DJ. 2021. Evolutionary comparisons of chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 (ChHV5) genomes from fibropapillomatosis-afflicted green ( Chelonia mydas ), olive ridley ( Lepidochelys olivacea ) and Kemp’s ridley ( Lepidochelys kempii ) sea turtles.  Animals , 11: 2489.  doi: 10.3390/ani11092489  
26.  James A,  Page-Karjian A , Charles K, Edwards J, Gregory CR, Cheetham S, Butler BP, Marancik DP. 2021. Chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 prevalence and first confirmed case of sea turtle fibropapillomatosis in Grenada, West Indies.  Animals , 11(6): 1490.  doi: 10.3390/ani11061490       
25.  Molter CM, Norton TM, Nelson S, Hoopes L, Kaylor M, Hupp A, Thomas R, Kemler E, Arendt AD, Koutsos EA,  Page-Karjian A . 2021. Health and nutrition of loggerhead sea turtles ( Caretta caretta ) in the southeastern United States.  Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition,  00: 1–15 .   doi: 10.1111/jpn.13575  
24.  Page-Karjian A , Rafferty K, Xavier C, Stacy NI, Moore J, Hirsch SE, Clark S, Manire CA, Perrault JR. 2021. Comprehensive health assessment and blood analyte reference intervals of gopher tortoises ( Gopherus polyphemus ) in southeastern Florida, USA.  Conservation Physiology,  9(1): conphys/coab015 .  doi: 10.1093/conphys/coab015  
23.  Perrault JR, Levin M, Mott CR, Bovery CM, Bresette MJ, Chabot RM, Gregory CR, Guertin JR, Hirsch SE, Ritchie BW, Weege ST, Welsh RC, Witherington BE,  Page-Karjian A . 2021. Insights on immune function in free-ranging green sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas ) with and without fibropapillomatosis.  Animals , 11(3): 861.  doi: 10.3390/ani11030861  
22.  Page-Karjian A , Norton TM, Louis EE, Junge RE. 2021. Biomedical evaluation of the golden-crowned sifaka ( Propithecus tattersalli ) in Daraina, Madagascar.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine , 52(2): 726–731 .  doi: 10.1638/2020-0087  
21.  Page-Karjian A , Serrano ME, Cartzendafner J, Morgan A, Ritchie BW, Gregory CR, Perrault JR, Christiansen EF, Harms CA. 2020. Molecular assessment of chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 infection in tumor-free green ( Chelonia mydas ) and loggerhead ( Caretta caretta ) sea turtles in North Carolina, USA, 2015–2019.  Animals,  10(11): 1964.  doi: 10.3390/ani10111964  
20.  Seguel M, George RC, Maboni G, Sanchez S,  Page-Karjian A , Wirth E, McFee W, Gottdenker NL. 2020. Pathologic findings and causes of death in bottlenose dolphins  Tursiops truncatus  stranded along the Georgia coast, USA (2007–2013).  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms , 141: 25–38.  doi: 10.3354/dao03509  
19.  Page-Karjian A , Lo CF, Ritchie B, Harms CA, Rotstein DS, Han S, Hassan SM, Lehner SM, Buchweitz JP, Thayer VG, Sullivan JM, Christiansen EF, Perrault JR. 2020. Anthropogenic contaminants and pathologic trends in stranded cetaceans in the southeastern United States, 2012–2018.  Frontiers in Marine Science , 7: 630 .  doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00630  
18.  Marks W, Burton S, Stratton E, Zolman E, Biedenbach G,  Page-Karjian A . 2020. A case study of monofilament line entanglement in a bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ): entanglement, disentanglement, and death.  BMC Veterinary Research,  16: 223.  doi:10.1186/s12917-020-02436-x  
17.  Page-Karjian A , Chabot R, Stacy NI, Schenk A, Valverde RA, Stewart S, Coppenrath C, Manire CA, Herbst LH, Gregory CR, Ritchie BW, Perrault JR. 2020. Comprehensive health assessment of adult female green turtles ( Chelonia mydas ) nesting in southeastern Florida.  Endangered Species Research  42: 21–35 .  doi: 10.3354/esr01036  
16.  Perrault JR, Perkins CR, Ajemian MJ, Mott CR, Bresette MJ,  Page-Karjian A . 2020. Harmful algal and cyanobacterial toxins in foraging green sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas ) in Florida’s Big Bend.  Toxicon: X  5: 100020.  doi: 10.1016/j.toxcx.2019.100020  
15.  Page-Karjian A , Perrault JR, Zirklebach B, Pescatore J, Riley R, Stadler M, Zachariah TT, Norton TM. 2019. Tumor re-growth, case outcome, and tumor scoring systems in rehabilitated green turtles with fibropapillomatosis.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms  137(2): 101–108.  doi: 10.3354/dao03426  
14.  Moncada F, Coppenrath CM, Hirsch S, Nodarse G,  Page-Karjian A , Reeves AM, Perrault JR. 2019. Nesting green turtle tagged in Cuba, recaptured in Florida.  Marine Turtle Newsletter  156: 1–2.      
13.  Perrault JR, Lehner AF, Buchweitz JP,  Page-Karjian A . 2019. Evidence of accumulation and elimination of inorganic contaminants from the lachrymal glands of leatherback sea turtles ( Dermochelys   coriacea ).  Chemosphere  217: 59–67.  doi:   10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.206        
12.  Page-Karjian A , Hahn M, Leach K, Murphy H, Lock B, Rivera S. 2017. Neoplasia in snakes at Zoo Atlanta during 1992–2012.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine  48(2): 521–524.  doi:  10.1638/2016-0101R1.1  
11.  Page-Karjian A , Norton TM, Ritchie B, Whitfield J, Gottdenker NL. 2017. Potential non-cutaneous sites of chelonid herpesvirus 5 persistence and shedding in green sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas ).  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health , 29(3): 136–142 .   doi: 10.1080/08997659.2017.1321590                       
10.  Perrault JR,  Page-Karjian A , Miller DL. 2016. Packed cell volume is a cost-effective means for detecting fasting during reproduction in endangered marine turtles.  Marine Biology , 163: 232.
9.   Page-Karjian   A , Norton TM, Ritchie B, Brown CC, Mancia C, Jackwood M, Gottdenker NL. 2015. Quantifying chelonid herpesvirus 5 in symptomatic and asymptomatic rehabilitating green turtles ( Chelonia mydas ).  Endangered Species Research , 28: 135–146 .   doi: 10.3354/esr00687
8.  Page-Karjian A,  Norton TM, Harms CA, Mader DR, Herbst LH, Gottdenker NL. 2015. Case descriptions of fibropapillomatosis in rehabilitating loggerhead sea turtles ( Caretta caretta ) in the Southeastern United States.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms , 115(3): 185–191 doi: 10.3354/dao02878
7.  Page-Karjian A,  Rivera S, Torres F, Diez CE, Moore D, Van Dam R, Brown CC. 2015. Baseline blood values in free-ranging green sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas ) in Puerto Rico.  Comparative Clinical Pathology , 24: 567–573.
6.   Page-Karjian A,  Norton TM, Krimer PM, Groner M, Nelson SE, Gottdenker NL. 2014. Factors affecting survivorship in rehabilitating sea turtles with fibropapillomatosis.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine , 45(3): 507–519.  doi: 10.1638/2013-0132R1.1  
5.  Perrault JR, Wyneken J,  Page-Karjian A , Merrill A, Miller DL. 2014. Seasonal trends in nesting leatherback turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea ) serum proteins further verify capital breeding hypothesis.  Conservation Physiology  2(1): cot035.  doi: 10.1093/conphys/cou002  
4.  Garcia-Vedrenne AE, Groner M,  Page-Karjian A , Siegmund G-F, Singhal S, Roberts S. 2013. Development of genomic resources for a thraustochytrid pathogen and investigation of temperature influences on gene expression.  PLoS ONE  8(9): e74196.  doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0074196           
3.  Page-Karjian A , Torres F, Zhang J, Rivera S, Diez C, Moore PA, Moore D, Brown C. 2012. Presence of CFPHV in tumored and non-tumored green turtles, as detected by PCR, in endemic and non-endemic aggregations, Puerto Rico.  SpringerPlus,  1:35–50.  doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-1-35                       
2.  Page-Karjian A,  Knowles S, Camus A, Howerth E. 2012. Pulmonary mycobacteriosis in an emerald tree boa.  Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association,  241(9): 1159–1161 doi: 10.2460/javma.241.9.1159  
1.  Page A.  2010. Bacterial Granulomatous Encephalitis in a Short-Beaked Common Dolphin ( Delphinus delphis ).  Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Case Reports in Marine Mammal Pathology , 1(2): 1–5. 

Book Chapters

Page-Karjian A , Perrault JR. 2021. Sea Turtle Health Assessments: Maximizing Turtle Encounters to Better Understand Health. In: Nahill B (ed) Sea Turtle Research and Conservation: Lessons from Working in the Field. Elsevier, Academic Press, St. Louis, Missouri. pp. 31–44.  
Page-Karjian A . 2018. Fibropapillomatosis in marine turtles. In: Miller E, Calle P, Lamberski N (eds) Fowler’s Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 9 th  Edition. Elsevier, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri. Chapter 57.
Page-Karjian A , Herbst LH. 2017. Viruses. In: Manire CA, Norton TM, Stacy BA, Innis CJ, Harms CA (eds) Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation. J. Ross Publishing, Plantation, Florida. Chapter 30, pp. 730–785.

Other Contributions

Page-Karjian A . 2022. American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Infectious Disease Manual. Fact Sheets on: Cyprinid herpesvirus 3. pp. 370–373.

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