Associate Professor, Zoonosis
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Office Location: WCVM 2667
- Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Associate
- School of Public Health; joint appointment
Dr. Epp joined the faculty of the Western
College of Veterinary Medicine in January 2007. Her position also includes
active involvement in the University of Saskatchewan's fully established School
of Public Health.
- DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Saskatchewan, 2000
- PhD, Large Animal Clinical Sciences,
University of Saskatchewan, 2007
Her PhD work, which focused on
the epidemiology of West Nile virus in Saskatchewan horses, has evolved to a
focus on more of the human aspects of WNv in Saskatchewan.
Teaching and Clinical Areas
- Zoonoses and Food Safety, VLAC 840.3
- Epidemiology for Public Health PUBH 800.3
- Analytical Methods in Epidemiologic Research, PUBH
- Zoonotic Diseases, VLAC 431.2
- Ecosystem Health, 580 rotation
Current research interests include continued work
on modeling West Nile virus in the Prairie Provinces and the epidemiology of
zoonotic diseases of companion animals, particularly as it regards northern
rural, remote or First Nations communities. She is involved in research group that focuses on water
research as it pertains to First Nations communities in Saskatchewan. She also
has a continued interest in the application of spatial epidemiology techniques
in a variety of animal disease situations.
- T. Epp, S. Parker, 2009. Factors in foodborne disease
control: a brief overview of issues in changing zoonotic disease transmission
and the roles of public health and veterinary professionals. Journal of
Agromedicine: practice, policy and research, 14:228-234.
- T. Epp, C.
Waldner, C Argue, 2010. Case-control study investigating an anthrax outbreak in
Saskatchewan, Canada, Summer 2006. Canadian Veterinary Journal,
- T. Epp, C.
Argue, C. Waldner, O. Berke, 2010. Spatial Analysis of an Anthrax Outbreak in
Saskatchewan, 2006. Canadian Veterinary Journal; 51:743-748.
- T. Epp, S.
Waldner, J. Wright, P. Curry, H.G. Townsend, A. Potter, 2010. Characterizing the Acceptability
of a Vaccine for West Nile virus by Public Health Practitioners. Vaccine; 28:3423-3427.
- C. Himsworth, BT. Elkin, JS. Nishi, T Epp, KP. Lyashchenko, O Surujballi, C Turcotte, J Esfandiari, R
Greenwald, FA, 2010. Leighton. Comparison of test performance and evaluation of
novel immunoassays for tuberculosis in a captive herd of wood bison naturally
infected with Mycobacterium bovis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases; 46
- T. Epp, C. Waldner, O. Berke, 2009. Predicting geographical human
risk of West Nile virus; Saskatchewan, 2003 and 2007. Canadian Journal of
Public Health; 100 (5):344-348.
- T. Epp, C. Waldner, R. Corrigan, and P. Curry, 2008.
Public Health use of surveillance for WNV in Horses: Saskatchewan, 2003-2005. Transboundary
and Emerging Diseases; 55: 411-416. (Published online: August 29, 2008).
- T. Epp, C. Waldner, K. West and H. Townsend, 2007. Factors
associated with West Nile virus disease fatalities in horses. Canadian
Veterinary Journal, 48: 1137-1145.
- T. Epp, C. Waldner and H.G.G. Townsend, 2007. A case
control study of factors associated with development of clinical disease due to
West Nile virus, Saskatchewan, 2003. Equine Veterinary Journal, 39(6):
- T. Epp, C. Waldner, F.A. Leighton, O. Berke, H.G.G.
Townsend, 2007. Seroprevalence and risk factors for infection with West Nile
virus in Saskatchewan horses, 2003. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research,
- R. Corrigan, C. Waldner, T. Epp, J. Wright,
S. Whitehead, H. Bangura, E Young and H. Townsend, 2006. Prediction of human
cases of West Nile virus by equine cases, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2003. Preventative
Veterinary Medicine, 76: 263-272.
Mainer-Jaime, P. Litgh-Pereira, T. Epp
and C. Waldner, 2005. The application
of spatial analysis tools in small-ruminant brucellosis eradication programs in
Northern Spain. International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary
Medicine, 3(3): 179-188.