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Reichard, Mason V

Associate Professor





B. S. from Central Michigan University
M. S. from Northern Michigan University
Ph. D. from Oklahoma State University

Department: Veterinary Pathobiology

Contact Information:
Veterinary Pathobiology
250 McElroy Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Office: (405) 744-8159
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Selected Publications:

Polito, V. J*., K. A. Baum, M. E. Payton, S. E. Little, S. D. Fuhlendorf, and M. V. Reichard. 2013. Tick abundance and levels of infestation on cattle in response to patch burning. Rangeland Ecology and Management: Accepted


Cleeland, L. M*., M. V. Reichard, R. Y. Tito, K. Reinhard, and C. M. Lewis. 2013. Clarifying prehistoric parasitism from a complementary morphological and molecular approach. Journal of Archeological Science: Accepted


Reichard, M. V.,J. E. Thomas, R. G. Arther, J. A. Hostetler, K. L. Raetzel, J. H. Meinkoth, and S. E. Little. 2013. Efficacy of a 10% imidacloprid / 4.5% flumethrin collar for preventing the transmission of Cytauxzoon felis to domestic cats by Amblyomma americanum. Parasitology Research 112: S11–S20


Starkey, L.A*., R. J. Panciera, K. Paras*, K. E. Allen, M. Reiskind, M. V. Reichard, E. M. Johnson, and S. E. Little. 2013. Diversity of Hepatozoon spp. in coyotes from the south-central United States. Journal of Parasitology 99: 375–378


Starkey, L. A*., M. West, A. Barrett*, J. Saucier, T. O’Conner, K. Paras†, M. Reiskind, M. Reichard, and S. E. Little. 2013. Prevalence of antibodies to spotted fever group Rickettsia spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in coyotes. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49: 670–673


Mueller, E*., K. A. Baum, M. Papes, L. A. Cohn, A. Cowell, and M. V. Reichard. 2013. Ecological niche model prediction of Cytauxzoon felis distribution in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. Veterinary Parasitology 192: 104–110


Mani, R. J., M. V. Reichard, R. J. Morton, K. M. Kocan, and K. D. Clinkenbeard. 2012. Biology of Francisella tularensis Subspecies holarctica Live Vaccine Strain in the tick vector Dermacentor variabilis. PLoS ONE 7: e35441. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035441


Lack, J. B., M. V. Reichard, and R. A. Van Den Bussche. 2012. Phylogeny and evolution of the Piroplasmida as inferred from 18s rRNA sequences. International Journal for Parasitology. International Journal for Parasitology 42: 353–363


Paras, K. L., S. E. Little, M. V. Reichard, and M. Reiskind. 2012. Detection of Dirofilaria immitis and Ehrlichia spp. in coyotes, Canis latrans, from rural Oklahoma and Texas. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2011.0815


Dunams, D. B., M. V. Reichard, L. Torretti, D. S. Zarlenga, and B. M. Rosenthal. 2012. Discernible but limited introgression has occurred where Trichinella nativa and the T6 genotype occur in sympatry. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution 12: 530–538


Reichard, M. V., K. E. Tiernan†, K. L. Paras*, M. Interisano, M. H. Reiskind, R. J. Panciera, and E. Pozio. 2011. Detection of Trichinella murrelli in coyotes (Canis latrans) from Oklahoma and north Texas.  Veterinary Parasitology 182: 368–371


Reichard, M. V., K. M. Gray*, R. A. Van Den Bussche, J. M. d’Offay, G. L. White, C. M. Simecka†, and R. F. Wolf. 2011. Detection and experimental transmission of Babesia sp. in Captive Olive Baboons (Papio cyanocephalus anubis). Journal of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science 50: 500–506


Allen K.E., Yabsley M.J., Johnson E.M., Reichard M.V., Panciera R.J., Ewing S.A., and Little S.E.  2011.  Novel Hepatozoon in vertebrates from the southern United States.  Journal of Parasitology:  97: 648–653


Allison, Robin, Todd Yeagley, Kristina Levis, and Mason Reichard. 2010. Babesia canis rossi infection in a Texas dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology: In Press


Dubey, J. P., M. V. Reichard, L. Torretti, J. M. Garvon, N. Sundar, and M. E. Grigg. 2010. Two new species of Sarcocystis, S. kalvikus and S. kitikmeotensis infecting the wolverine (Gulo gulo) from Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Parasitology 96: 972-976 


Reichard, M. V.,A. C. Edwards, J. H. Meinkoth, T. A. Snider, K. R. Meinkoth, R. E. Heinz, and S. E. Little. 2010. Confirmation of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) as a vector for Cytauxzoon felis (Piroplasmorida: Theileridae) to domestic cats. Journal of Medical Entomology 47: 890-896


Little, S. E. T. P. O’Connor, J. Hempstead, J. Saucier, M. V. Reichard, K. Meinkoth, J. H. Meinkoth, B. Andrews, S. Ullom, S. A. Ewing, and R. Chandrashekar.  2010. Ehrlichia ewingii infection and exposure rates in dogs from the southcentral United States. Veterinary Parasitology 172: 355-360


Little, S. E, K. E. Allen, E. M. Johnson, R. J. Panciera, M. V. Reichard, and S. A. Ewing. 2009. New developments in canine hepatozoonosis in North America: a review. Parasites and Vectors: 2(Suppl. 1): S5


Reichard, M. V.,J. H. Meinkoth, A. C. Edwards, T. A. Snider, K. M. Kocan, and E. F. Blouin, and S. E. Little.  2009. Transmission of Cytauxzoon felis by Amblyomma americanum.  Veterinary Parasitology: 161:110-115


Criffield, M. A., M. V. Reichard, E. C. Hellgren, D. M. Leslie, Jr., and K. Freel.  2009. Parasites of the Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) from western Oklahoma. The Southwestern Naturalist: 54: 492-498


Yeagley, T. J., M. V. Reichard, J. E. Hempstead, K. E. Allen, L. Parsons, S. E. Little, M. White, and J. H. Meinkoth. 2009. Infection of Babesia gibsoni in confiscated pit bull terriers. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association: 235: 535-539


Reichard, M. V., R. Manzano Roman, K. M. Kocan, E. F. Blouin, J. de la Fuente, T. A. Snider, R. E. Heinz, M. D. West, S. E. Little, and R. F. Massung. 2009. Inoculation of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with Ap-V1 or NY-18 strains of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and microscopic demonstration of Ap-V1 in Ixodes scapularis adults that acquired infection from deer as nymphs. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9: 565-568


Reichard, M. V., R. F. Wolf, L. C. Clingenpeel, S. K. Doan, A. N. Jones, and K. M. Gray. 2008. Efficacy of fenbendazole formulated in a commercial primate diet for treating specific pathogen free baboons (Papio cynocephalus anubis) infected with Trichuris trichiura. Journal of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. 47: 51-55


Reichard, M. V., L. Torretti, T. A. Snider, J. M. Garvon, G. Marucci, and E. Pozio. 2008. Trichinella T6 and Trichinella nativa in wolverines (Gulo gulo) from Nunavut. Parasitology Research. 103: 657-661


Snider, T. A., and M. V. Reichard. 2008. Non-nutritive suckling causing preputial obstruction and urine-induced cellulitis in a male white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawn. Journal of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science 47(4): 61-63


Allen, K. E., B. Kaltenboeck, E. M. Johnson, M. V. Reichard, R. J. Panciera, and S. E. Little.  2008. Diversity of Hepatozoon species in naturally infected dogs in the southern United States. Veterinary Parasitology. 154: 220-225


Reichard, M. V., L. Torretti, J. M. Garvon, and J. P. Dubey.  2008.  Prevalence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in wolverines from Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Parasitology 94(3): 764-765


Reichard, M. V.,K. A. Baum, S. C. Cadenhead, and T. A. Snider. 2008. Temporal occurrence and environmental risk factors associated with cytauxzoonosis in domestic cats. Veterinary Parasitology 152: 314-320


Johnson, E. M., K. E. Allen, R. J. Panciera, S. A. Ewing, S. E. Little, and M. V. Reichard. 2007. Field survey of rodents for Hepatozoon infections in an endemic focus of American canine hepatozoonosis. Veterinary Parasitology 150: 27-32


Joyner, P. H.,  M. V Reichard, J. H. Meinkoth, V. E. Milne, A. W. Confer, A. A. Kocan, J. P. Hoover. 2007. Experimental infection of domestic cats (Felis domesticus) with a novel Cytauxzoon-like piroplasm. Veterinary Parasitology 146: 302-306


Reichard, M. V.,R. F. Wolf, D. W. Carey, J. J. Garrett, and H.A. Briscoe. 2007. Efficacy of fenbendazole and milbemycin oxime for treating baboons infected with Trichuris trichiura. Journal of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science 46(2): 42-45


Mixson, Tonya R., Scott R. Campbell, James S. Gill, Howard S. Ginsberg, Mason V. Reichard, Terry L. Schulze, and Gregory A. Dasch.  2006. Prevalence of Ehrlichia, Borrelia, and RickettsialAgents in Amblyomma americanum (L.) (Acari: Ixodidae) Collected from Nine States. Journal of Medical Entomology 43(6): 1261-1268


Petrosino, J. F., Q. Xiang, H. Jiang, S. Yerrapragada, Y. Liu, S. E. Karpathy, K. Kalafus, J. Gioia, L. Hemphill, A. Gonzalez, A. Uzman, G. E. Fox, S. Highlander, M. Reichard, R. Morton, K. Clinkenbeard, and G. E. Weinstock.  Chromosome rearrangement and diversification of Francisella tularensis revealed by the type B (OSU18) genome sequence. Journal of Bacteriology 2006 Oct.; 188 (19): 6977-85


Reichard, M. V.,and A. A. Kocan. 2006. Vector competency of genetically distinct populations of Amblyomma americanum in the transmission of Theileria cervi.  Comparative Parasitology 73(2): 214-221


Garrett, J. J., R. J. Panciera, R. J. Bahr, S. A. Ewing, M. V. Reichard, and A. A. Kocan. 2005. Experimental Hepatozoon americanum infection in adult and juvenile coyotes (Canis latrans).  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41(3): 588-592


Reichard, M. V.,R. A. Van Den Bussche, J. H. Meinkoth, J. P. Hoover, and A. A. Kocan. 2005.  A new species of Cytauxzoon from Pallas’ cats caught in Mongolia and comments on the systematics and taxonomy of piroplasmids.  Journal of Parasitology 91(2): 420-426


Reichard, M. V., A. A. Kocan, R. A. Van Den Bussche, R. W. Barker, J. H. Wyckoff III, and S. A. Ewing. 2005. Sequence variation of the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS 2) region in two spatially distinct populations of Amblyomma americanum (L.) (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Parasitology 91(2): 260-263


Reichard, M. V., D. Caudell, and A. A. Kocan. 2004. Survey of Helminth Lung Parasites of Bobcats (Lynx rufus) from Alabama, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Virginia. Comparative Parasitology 71(1): 88-90


Evers, H. V., A. A. Kocan, M. V. Reichard, and J. H. Meinkoth. 2003. Experimental Babesia gibsoni infection in coyotes (Canis latrans). Journal of Wildlife Diseases: 39(4): 904-908


Ketz-Riley, C. J., M. V. Reichard, R. A. Van Den Bussche, J. P. Hoover, J. H. Meinkoth, and A. A. Kocan. 2003. An intraerythrocytic small piroplasm in wild-caught Pallas’ cats (Otocolobus manul) from Mongolia.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(2): 424-430 


Courses Taught:

Veterinary Parasitology I (VMED 7223)


Diseases and Management of Free-Ranging Wild Animals (VMED 7661)


Veterinary Parasitology II (VMED 7323)


Master’s Research and Thesis (VBSC 5000)


Special Problems (VBSC 5110)


Ecology of Infectious Diseases (ZOOL 5010)


Basic Science Elective (VMED 7610)


Advanced Honors Topic (HONR 3000)