Dr. Marc Cattet is a professional research associate with the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) and an adjunct professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cattet provides technical expertise in the areas of wildlife capture and handling to partner agencies of the CCWHC.
He also maintains a large research program directed toward detecting,
understanding, and reducing the effects of a range of human activities
— from capture and handling to resource extraction and road development
— on the health of wild species.
(Wildlife Biology), University of Guelph
- MSc (Zoology), University of Alberta
- DVM University of Guelph
- PhD (Veterinary Pathology), University of Saskatchewan
Cattet currently is engaged in major studies of environmental health assessment
in grizzly bear landscape ecology, of new measures of long-term stress in
vertebrates in the context of environmental monitoring, health and impact
assessment, and on chemical immobilization and handling of wild animals,
including wound studies of remote drug delivery systems.
P, Cattet MRL, 2004. "Consideration of the use of the .22 caliber rimfire
Winchester magnum cartridge for instant killing of young harp seals." Fisheries
and Oceans Canada (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), Research Document
2004/072, p. 35 pages.
- Cattet MRL, Obbard ME, May 2005. "To weigh or not to weigh - conditions
for the estimation of body mass by morphometry." Ursus. 16(1): 102-107.
- Cattet MRL, Duignan PJ, House CA, St. Aubin DJ, April 2004. "Antibodies
to canine distemper and phocine distemper viruses in polar bears from the
Canadian Arctic." Journal of Wildlife
Diseases. 40(2): 338-342.
- Cattet MRL, Caulkett NA, Wilson C, Vandenbrink T, Brook RK, July 2004. "Intranasal
administration of xylazine to reduce stress in elk captured by net gun." Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 40(3):
- Cattet MRL, Caulkett NA, Lunn NJ. 2003. "Anesthesia of polar bears using
xylazine-zolazepam-tiletamine or zolazepam-tiletamine." Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 39(3): 655-664.
- Cattet MRL, Christison K, Caulkett NA, Stenhouse GB. 2003. "Physiologic
responses of grizzly bears to different methods of capture." Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 39(3):
- Cattet MRL, Caulkett NA, Obbard ME, Stenhouse GB. 2002. "A body condition
index for Ursids." Canadian Journal of Zoology. 80: