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Faculty and Staff - Anne Lichtenwalner

Anne LichtenwalnerAssociate Professor and Extension Veterinarian and Director
University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory
5735 Hitchner Hall, Room 136
Orono, ME 04469-5735
Phone: 207-581-2789 or
1-800-287-7170 (In State)
Fax: 207-581-4430


Education / Research / Teaching / Publications /Funded Proposals / Synergistic Activities / Collaborators / Advisees /


Education and Training:

Postdoc, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA, 1997

PhD, University of Idaho. Moscow ID, 1995

DVM, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR, 1989

Bsci, Southern Oregon State University, Ashland OR, 1985


Research and Professional Experience:

2008 – current Director, Animal Health Lab. and Assistant Prof., Animal and Vet. Sci./ and Cooperative Ext, University of Maine, Orono ME

2007 – 2008 Clinical veterinarian, (mixed animal practice) Grants Pass, OR

2005 – 2007 Dean, St. Matthew’s Univ. School of Vet. Med., Grand Cayman Island

2004 – 2005 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Obstet/Gynecol; Univ. of Washington, Seattle WA

2000 – 2004 Clinical veterinarian (mixed animal), Cayman Islands and Talent, OR

1997 – 2000 Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Comparative Medicine, UW School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

1995 – 1997 Postdoctoral Fellow in Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

1991- 1995 Campus veterinarian, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID


Anne Lichtenwalner DVM PhD of UMaine Cooperative ExtensionTeaching

2008-2013 Mentoring masters and senior thesis students (2-12 per year)

2009-2013 AVS 145: poultry segment (1-2 weeks); AVS internships


Selected Publications:

1. Lichtenwalner A, Adhikari N, Kantar L, Jenkins E and Schurer J. Echinococcus granulosus G8 in Maine Moose (Alces alces). Alces (submitted 2013)

2. Adhikari N, Boniauto H, Lichtenwalner A. Dairy bedding type affects prototheca survival in vitro. J Dairy Sci (in review 2013).

3. Fire SE, Pruden J, Couture D, Wang Z, Bottein M-Y, Haynes BL, Knott T, Bouchard D, Lichtenwalner A, Wipplehauser G. Saxitoxin Exposure in Endangered Fish Stocks: Association of a Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) Mortality Event with a Harmful Algal Bloom in Maine. Marine Ecology Progress 460:145-53; 2012.

4. Basti D, Bouchard DB, Lichtenwalner A. Safety of florfenicol in the adult lobster (Homarus americanus). J Zoo and Wildlife Med 42(1): 131–133, 2011.

5. Lubelczyk C, Mutebi JP, Robinson S, Elias SP, Smith LB, Juris S, Foss K, Lichtenwalner A, Shively KJ, Hoenig D, Webber L, Sears S, Smith RP Jr. An epizootic of eastern equine encephalitis virus, Maine, U.S.A. in 2009: Outbreak description and entomological studies. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 88(1):95-102, 2013.

6. Lichtenwalner AB, Patton DL, Van Voorhis WC, Cosgrove Sweeney YT, Kuo CC. Heat shock protein 60 is the major antigen which stimulates a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction in the macaque model of Chlamydia trachomatis salpingitis. Infection and Immunity 72 (2): 1159-61.2004.

7. Lichtenwalner AB, Patton DL, Klebanoff SJ, Headley CM, Hillier SL. Vaginal myeloperoxidase and flora in the pigtailed macaque. J Medical Primatology 1999.

8. Peeling RW, Patton DL, Cosgrove Sweeney YT, Cheang MS, Lichtenwalner AB, Brunham RC, Stamm WE. Antibody response to the chlamydial heat shock protein 60 in an experimental model of chronic pelvic inflammatory disease in monkeys (M. nemestrina). Journal of Infectious Diseases 1999.

9. Lichtenwalner AB, Patton DL, Cosgrove Sweeney YT, Gaur LK, Stamm WE. Evidence of genetic susceptibility to Chlamydia trachomatis-induced pelvic inflammatory disease in the pigtailed macaque. Infection and Immunity. 65:2250-2253. 1997.

10. Patton DL, Lichtenwalner AB. Animal models for the study of chlamydial infections. Proceedings of the Chlamydial Research Society 1998.

11. Patton DL, Lichtenwalner AB. Pathology. Sweet, RL and Wiesenfeld HC (Eds.) Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. 2006

12. Lichtenwalner AB, Woods GL, Weber JA. Ejaculatory pattern of llamas during copulation. Theriogenology 46:285291, 1996.

13. Lichtenwalner AB, Woods GL, Weber JA. Seminal collection, seminal characteristics and pattern of ejaculation in the llama. Theriogenology 46:293-305, 1995.

14. Weber JA, Woods GL, Lichtenwalner AB. Relaxatory effect of prostaglandin E2 on circular smooth muscle isolated from the equine oviductal isthmus. Equine Reproduction VI, Biol Reprod Monograph 1: 125-130, 1995.

15. Vanderwall DK, Woods GL, Lichtenwalner AB. Corpus luteum function in nonpregnant mares following intrauterine administration of prostaglandin E2 or estradiol-17 beta. Theriogenology 42:1069-75, 1995.

16. Vanderwall DK, Woods GL, Weber JA, Lichtenwalner AB. Uterine transport of prostaglandin E2-releasing simulated embryonic vesicles in mares. Theriogenology 40: 13-20, 1993.

17. Vanderwall DK, Woods GL, Weber JA, Lichtenwalner AB. PGE2 secretion by the conceptus and binding by non-pregnant endometrium in the horse. Equine Vet J Suppl 15: 24-27, 1993.

18. Vanderwall DK, Woods GL, Weber JA, Lichtenwalner AB, Haws RA. Relationship of uterine prostaglandin F2 alpha and embryonic prostaglandin E2 to corpora luteal function in mares. Proc Soc for Theriogenology: 97-100, 1992.

19. Hancock DB, Wikse SE, Lichtenwalner AB, Wescott RB, Gay CC. Distribution of bovine cysticercosis in Washington. Amer J Vet Res 50:562-570, 1989.


Funded Proposals:

1. Lichtenwalner, A. Detecting and Preventing Prototheca Bovine Mastitis in Maine (PI, Maine Agricultural Center, $4800, 6-2009 to 6-2011).

2. Brzozowski R, Settlemire T, Lichtenwalner A, Parker C. Eliminating the Effects of Footrot on Sheep Flocks in the Northeast (Co-PI, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, $184,760; 2010-2013).

3. Bouchard, D and Lichtenwalner A. Developing a Probiotic Feed Supplement for the American Lobster (Co-PI; U.S. Dept. of Co. [NOAA]; $247,547; 3-2009 to 2-2011).

4. Causey RC, Weber JA, Lichtenwalner A, Timoney J, Paradis MR. Commercialization of New Technologies for Animal Disease Surveillance (Co-PI, Maine Technology Institute, $497,392; 1/1/2011-12/31/2015).

5. Bricknell I, Bayer R, Bouchard D, Lichtenwalner A. FishLab: Fisheries Innovation, Sustainability & Health Lab (Co-PI, Maine Tech. Instit, $600,000; 1/1/2011-12/31/2015).

6. Lichtenwalner A and Weber J. Designing Small Ruminant Parasite Control Programs for Maine (Maine Agricultural Center, $2430; 7/1/2011-6/30/2012).

7. Lichtenwalner A. Farm-based Control Measures for Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL) in Small Ruminants: Offering a Choice to the Producer (PI, SARE partnership grant, $14,969; 4/16/2012 to 4/15/2013).

8. Lichtenwalner A. Pathogen Detection Methodology Development: Wildlife (PI, University of Maine Regular Faculty Research Award; $6500 2013)


Synergistic Activities:

Reviewer for Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, J Dairy Science, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Currently serving on the following committees:

2012-present University of Maine Research Council, Orono ME

2011-present Animal Care and Use Committee: University of Maine, Orono ME

2011-present US Animal Health Association Aquaculture Committee

2011-present Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus Technical Committee

2010-present Maine Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Committee

2010-present Maine Center for Disease Control, Food Safety Committee

2009-present Maine Center for Disease Control, Vectorborne Working Group, Wildlife Committee member


2009-present American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

2009-present American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

2008-present American Association of Avian Practitioners

2008-present Maine Veterinary Medical Association

2010-present Eastern Aquatic Veterinary Association

2008-present Mastitis Research Workers (Chair, 2012)

2011-present National Mastitis Council


Collaborators & Other Affiliations:

Aquatic Animal Disease: Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, CA

Maine Dept. of Marine Resources, Rutgers University

Ovine Footrot Project: Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Utah State University

Wildlife Disease: Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife

Member, NorthEast Wildlife Disease Cooperative


Graduate Advisees:

Tanya Farrington-Thomason (MS, 2011); Nirajan Adhikari (MS candidate 2013).



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