University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Jenkins, Emily

Associate Professor
Veterinary Microbiology
Office Location: WCVM 2691
Phone: 306-966-2569
Fax: 306-966-7244


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E.J. Jenkins, J.M. Schurer, and K.M. Gesy. 2011. Old problems on a new playing field: helminth zoonoses transmitted among dogs, wildlife, and people in a changing northern climate.  Veterinary Parasitology 182(1): 54-69.

Jenkins EJ, Veitch AM, Kutz SJ, Bollinger T, Chirino-Trejo M, Elkin BT, West K, Hoberg EP, Polley L. 2007. "Protostrongylid parasites and pneumonia in captive and wild thinhorn sheep (Ovis dalli). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 43: 189-205.

Jenkins EJ, Veitch AM, Kutz SJ, Hoberg EP, Polley L. 2006. "Climate change and the epidemiology of protostrongylid nematodes in northern ecosystems: Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei and Protostrongylus stilesi in Dall’s sheep (Ovis d. dalli). Parasitology. 132(3): 387-401.

Jenkins EJ, Kutz SJ, Hoberg EP, Polley L. 2006. "Bionomics of larvae of Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei (Nematoda: Protostrongylidae) in experimentally-infected gastropod intermediate hosts." Journal of Parasitology. 92(2): 298-305.

Jenkins EJ, Appleyard GD, Hoberg EP, Rosenthal BP, Kutz SJ, Veitch AM, Schwantje HM, Elkin BT, Polley L. 2005. "Geographic distribution of the muscle-dwelling nematode Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei in North America, using molecular identification of first-stage larvae." Journal of Parasitology. 91(3): 574-584.

Jenkins EJ, Hoberg EP, Polley L. 2005. "Development and pathogenesis of Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei (Nematoda: Protostrongylidae) in experimentally infected thinhorn sheep (Ovis dalli)." Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 41(4): 669-682.

Jenkins EJ. 2005. "Ecological investigation of a new host-parasite relationship: Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei in thinhorn sheep (Ovis dalli). PhD thesis. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 213 p.


B.A. Wagner, E. P. Hoberg, C. M. Somers, C. Soos, H. Fenton, and E.J. Jenkins.  2012.  Gastrointestinal helminth parasites of double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) at four sites in Saskatchewan, Canada, 2006-2007. Comparative Parasitology 79(2): 275-282.

S.A. Elmore, E.J. Jenkins, K.P. Huyvaert, L. Polley, J.J. Root, and C.G. Moore. 2012.  Toxoplasma gondii in circumpolar people and wildlife. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 12(1): 1-9.

C. Soos, E. J. Parmley, K. McAloney, B. Pollard, E.J. Jenkins, F. Kibenge, and F.A. Leighton.  2012.  Bait trapping linked to higher avian influenza virus detection in wild ducks. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(2): 444-448. 

E.J. Parmley, C. Soos, A. Breault, M. Fortin, E. Jenkins, F. Kibenge, R. King, K. McAloney, J. Pasick, S. P. Pryor, J. Robinson, J. Rodrigue, and F.A Leighton, 2011.  Detection of low pathogenic avian influenza viruses in wild ducks from Canada: comparison of two sampling methods. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47(2): 466-470.

C.G. Himsworth, S. Skinner, B. Chaban, E. Jenkins, B.A. Wagner, N. J. Harms, F.A. Leighton, R.C.A. Thompson, and J. E. Hill, 2010. Multiple zoonotic pathogens identified in canine feces collected from a remote Canadian indigenous community.  American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 83(2): 338-341.  

C.G. Himsworth, E.J. Jenkins, J. Hill, M. Nsungu, M. Ndao, R.C.A. Thompson, C. Covacin, A. Ash, B. Wagner, A. McConnell, F.A. Leighton, and S. Skinner, 2010.  Emergence of sylvatic Echinococcus granulosus as a parasitic zoonosis of public health concern in an indigenous Canadian community. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 82(4): 643-645.

J. Pasick, Y. Berhane, H. Kehler, T. Hisanaga, K. Handel, J. Robinson, D. Ojkic, F. Kibenge, M. Fortin, R. King, A. Hamel, D. Spiro, J. Parmley, C. Soos, E. Jenkins, A. Breault, D. Caswell, C. Davies, J. Rodrigue, K. McAloney, and F. Leighton, 2010. Survey of influenza A viruses circulating in wild birds in Canada 2005 to 2007.  Avian Diseases 54:440-445.

S.J. Kutz, E.J. Jenkins, A.M. Veitch, J. Ducrocq, L. Polley, B. Elkin, and S. Lair, 2009. The Arctic as a model for anticipating, preventing, and mitigating climate change impacts on host–parasite interactions. Veterinary Parasitology 163: 217–228.

W.J. Foreyt, E. J. Jenkins, and G.D Appleyard, 2009.  Transmission of lungworms (Muellerius capillaris) from domestic goats to bighorn sheep on common pasture.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45 (2): 272-278.

Hoberg EP, Polley L, Jenkins EJ, Kutz SJ. 2008. "Pathogens of domestic and free-ranging ungulates: global climate change in temperate and boreal latitudes across North America." Revue Scientifique et Technique de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Sante Animale (special issue “Climate change: impact on the epidemiology and control of animal diseases”) 27(2): 511-528.

Hoberg EP, Polley L, Jenkins EJ, Kutz SJ, Veitch AM, Elkin BT. 2008. "Integrated approaches and empirical models for investigation of parasitic diseases in northern wildlife." Emerging Infectious Diseases. 14(1): 10-17.

Kutz SJ, Asmundsson I, Hoberg EP, Appleyard GD, Jenkins EJ, et al. 2007. "Serendipitous discovery of a novel protostrongylid (Nematoda: Metastrongyloidea) in caribou (Rangifer tarandus), muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus), and moose (Alces americanus) from high latitudes of North America based on DNA sequence comparisons." Canadian Journal of Zoology. 85(11): 1143-1156.

J.A. Cook, E. P. Hoberg, A. Koehler, H. Henttonen, L. Wickstrom, V. Haukisalmi, K. Galbreath, F. Chernyavski, N. Dokuchaev, A. Lahzuhtkin, S.O. MacDonald, A. Hope, E. Waltari, A. Runck, A. Veitch, R. Popko, E. Jenkins, S. Kutz, and R. Eckerlin, 2005.  Beringia: Intercontinental exchange and diversification of high latitude mammals and their parasites during the Pliocene and Quaternary.  Mammal Science, 30: S33-S44.

Bradley MJ, Kutz SJ, Jenkins EJ, O’Hara TM. 2005. "The potential impact of climate change on infectious diseases of Arctic fauna." International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 64(5): 468-477.

Hoberg EP, Jenkins EJ, Rosenthal BM, Wong M, Erbe EF, Kutz SJ, Polley L. 2005. "Caudal polymorphism and cephalic morphology among first-stage larvae of Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei (Protostrongylidae: Elaphostrongylinae) in Dall’s sheep from the Mackenzie Mountains, Canada." Journal of Parasitology. 91(6): 1318-1325.

Kutz SJ, Hoberg EP, Polley L, Jenkins EJ. 2005. "Global warming and dynamics of Arctic host-parasite systems." Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences. 272(1581): 2571-2576.

E.P. Hoberg, S. J. Kutz, J. Nagy, E. J. Jenkins, B. T. Elkin, M. Branigan, and D. Cooley.  2002.  Protostrongylus stilesi (Protostrongylidae), ecological isolation and putative host switching between Dall’s sheep and muskoxen in a contact zone. Comparative Parasitology, 69: 1-9.

S.J. Kutz, A.M. Veitch, E.P. Hoberg, B.T. Elkin, E.J. Jenkins, and L. Polley. 2001.  New host and geographic records for two protostrongylids in Dall’s sheep.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 37: 761-774.