University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Simko, Elemir

Graduate Chair and Professor
Veterinary Pathology
Office Location: WCVM 1633
Phone: 306.966.7307
Fax: 306.966.7439

Academic Credentials

Teaching and Clinical Areas

Research Interests


P. NovakovicC. CharavaryamathI. Moshynskyy, B. Lockerbie, R.S. Kaushik, M.E. Loewen, B.A. Kidney, C. Stuart, E. Simko, 2015. Evaluation of inhibition of F4ac positive Escherichia coli attachment with xanthine dehydrogenase, butyrophilin, lactadherin and fatty acid binding protein, BMC Veterinary Research, 11:238. doi: 10.1186/s12917-015-0528-0

 R. Garg, L. Latimer, Y. Wang, E. Simko, V. Gerdts, A. Potter, S. van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, 2016. Maternal immunization with respiratory syncytial virus fusion protein formulated with a novel combination adjuvant provides protection from RSV in newborn lambs, Vaccine34(2):261-9.

M.D. Meachem, E.R. Snead, B.A. Kidney, M.L. Jackson, R. Dickinson, V. Larson, E. Simko, 2015. A comparative proteomic study of plasma in feline pancreatitis and pancreatic carcinoma using 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis for the identification of diagnostic biomarkers: a pilot study, Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research,79(3):184-9.

S. Scott, K. Elliot, H. Philibert, B. Summers, G. Dale, B. Singh, E. Simko,. An unusual lipomatous brain mass in a Golden Retriever, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation27(6):772-6.

S. Amat, J.J. McKinnon, E. Simko, S. Hendrick, 2014. Evaluation of feeding corn or wheat dried distillers’ grains with solubles on animal health of finishing feedlot steers, Canadian Journal of Animal Science94(3): 525-531

S.W. Mills, K.M. Musil, J.L. Davies, S. Hendrick, C. Duncan, M.L. Jackson, B. Kidney, H. Philibert, B.K. Wobeser, E. Simko, 2015. Prognostic value of histologic grading for feline mammary carcinoma: A retrospective survival analysis. Veterinary Pathology52, 238-49

P. NovakovicY.Y. Huang, B. Lockerbie, F. Shahriar, J. Kelly, J.R. Gordon, D.M. Middleton, M.E. Loewen e, B.A. Kidney, E. Simko. Identification of F4ac-binding proteins of porcine milk fat globule membrane. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research79,120-8

K. Elliot, V. MacDonald-Dickinson, K. Linn, E. Simko, V. Misra, 2014. Increase in gene-transcript levels as indicators of up-regulation of the unfolded protein response in spontaneous canine tumors, Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research78:161-7

J.J. Gamble, B. Ambros, P. Séguin, P. Benmansour, E. Simko, 2014. Stimulating thoracic epidural placement via a lumbar approach causes significant spinal cord damage in a porcine model. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia61(4):306-11

R. Garg, L. Latimer, E. Simko, V. Gerdts, A. Potter, S. van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, 2014. Induction of mucosal immunity and protection by intranasal immunisation with a novel respiratory syncytial virus vaccine formulation, Journal of General Virology95(Pt 2):301-6.

S. Amat, J.J. McKinnon, A.A. Olkowski, G.B. Penner, E. Simko, P.J. Shand, S. Hendrick, 2013. Understanding the role of sulfur-thiamine interaction in the pathogenesis of sulfur-induced polioencephalomalacia in beef cattle, Research in Veterinary Science95(3):1081-7

S. Amat, J.J. McKinnon, G.B. Penner, E. Simko, S. Hendrick, 2014. Evaluation of mineral status in high dietary sulphur exposed or sulphur-induced polioencephalomalacia affected beef cattle, Canadian Journal of Animal Science94(1): 139-149

V.M. Wong, C. Marche, E. Simko, 2012. Infectious canine hepatitis associated with prednisone treatment. Canadian Veterinary Journal53:1219-21

S. Garlapati, R. Garg, R. Brownlie, L. Latimer, E. Simko, R.E. Hancock, L.A. Babiuk, V. Gerdts, A. Potter, S. van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk, 2012. Enhanced immune responses and protection by vaccination with respiratory syncytial virus fusion protein formulated with CpG oligodeoxynucleotide and innate defense regulator peptide in polyphosphazene microparticles. Vaccine30, 5206-14.

T. Bergeron, R.Zhang, K. Elliot, N.Rapin, V.MacDonald, K.Linn, E. Simko and V.Misra, 2013. The effect of Zhangfei on the unfolded protein response and growth of cells derived from canine and human osteosarcomas, Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, 11,140-50

Y.Y. Huang, D.J. Olson, J.R. Gordon, D.M. Middleton, E. Simko, 2011. Plasma protein profiles of neonatal pigs before and after suckling, Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 76,1-7.

K. Amini, E. Simko, Davies JL, 2010. Sudden death associated with myocardial contraction band necrosis in Boer goat kids. Veterinary Pathology48, 1212-5