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Dr. Sascha Knauf

Veterinarian

Pathology Unit

+49 551 3851-259

SKnauf(at)dpz.eu

Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen

Head Work Group Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases, ONE HEALTH, Nonhuman Primates, Wildlife Health, Host - Pathogen Interaction, Disease Ecology, Treponema pallidum, Taenia, Africa

  • World/European Association of Wildlife Diseases and Wildlife Veterinary Section (WDA/EWDA/WVS)
  • European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV)
  • International Primatological Society (IPS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Primatologie e.V.
  • Expert Member, Wildlife Health Australia (formerly Australian Wildlife Health Network (AWHN)), Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Nationale Forschungsplattform für Zoonosen, Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung e.V.
  • Chances for Nature e.V.

Peer review publications

  1. Knauf, S.; Dahlmann, F.; Batamuzi, E.K.; Hsi, L.; Frischmann, S. (2015): Validation of commercial serological tests for the detection of antibodies against Treponema pallidum in baboons. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9 (3):e0003637. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003637. PubMed PMID: 25803295; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4372418.
  2. Ngyuen, N.; Fashing, P.J.; Boyd, D.A.; Barry, T.S.; Burke, R.J.; Goodale, C.B.; Jones S.C.Z.; Kerby, J.T.; Kellogg, B.S.; Lee, L.M.; Miller, C.M.; Nurmi, N.D.; Ramsay, M.S.; Reynolds, J.D.; Stewart, K.M.; Turner, T.J.; Venkataraman, V.V.; Knauf, Y.; Roos, C.; Knauf, S. (2015): Increased mortality and diminished reproductive potential in wild geladas with Taenia serialis tapeworm cysts at Guassa, Ethiopia. Am J Primatol. 2015;77(5):579-94. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22379. PubMed PMID: 25716944.
  3. Curths, C.; Knauf, S.; Kaup, F.J. (2014): Respiratory animal models in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). Veterinary Science. Veterinary Sciences 1 (1), 63-76.
  4. Knauf, Y.; Boestedt, H.; Failing, K.; Knauf, S.; Wehrend, A. (2013): Gross pathology and endocrinology of ovarian cysts in bitches. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 49 (3), 463-468.
  5. Knauf, S.; Liu, H.; Harper, K.N. (2013): Treponemal infection in nonhuman primates may serve as a potential reservoir for human yaws. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19 (12), 2058-2060.
  6. Curths, C.; Wichmann, J.; Dunker, S.; Windt, S.; Hoymann, H.G.; Lauenstein, H.D.; Hohlfeld, J.: Becker, T.; Kaup, F.J.; Braun, A.; Knauf, S. (2013): Airway hyper-responsiveness in lipopolysaccharid-challenged common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Clinical Science, 126 (2), 155-162.
  7. Hoffmann, R.; Braun, A.; Knauf, S.; Kaup, F.J.; Bleyer, M. (2013): Distribution of ciliated epithelial cells in the trachea of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Journal of Medical Primatology. 42 (2), 79-88.
  8. Seidel, V.; Hoffmann, R.; Braun, A.; Knauf, S.; Kaup, F.J.; Bleyer, M. (2013): Distribution and morphology of Clara cells in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Journal of Medical Primatology, 42, 79-88.
  9. Harper, K.N.; Fyumagwa, R.D.; Hoare, R.; Wambura, P.N.; Coppenhaver, D.H.; Sapolsky, R.M.; Alberts, S.C.; Tung, J.; Rogers, J.; Kilewo, M.; Batamuzi E.K.; Leendertz, F.H.; Armelagos, G.J.; Knauf, S. (2012): Treponema pallidum infection in the wild baboons of East Africa: distribution and genetic characterization of the strains responsible. PLoS One, 7 (12), e50882.
  10. Knauf, Y.; Failing, K.; Knauf, S.; Wehrend, A. (2012): Therapie von Hündinnen mit Ovarialzysten durch die Gabe von Humanem Choriongonadotropin und Gonadotropin-Releasing-Hormon-Analogon – eine Fallserie von 30 Hündinnen.Tierärztliche Praxis, 41 (K), 93-100.
  11. Seehase, S.; Lauenstein, H.D.; Schlumbohm, C.; Switalla, S.; Neuhaus, V.; Förster, C.; Fieguth, H.G.; Pfennig, O.; Fuchs, E.; Kaup, F.J.; Bleyer, M.; Hohlfeld, J.; Braun, A.; Sewald, K.; Knauf, S. (2012): LPS-induced lung inflammation in marmoset monkeys to test anti-inflammatory drugs. PLoS One, 7 (8), e43709.
  12. Knauf,S.; Batamuzi, E.K.; Mlengeya, T.; Kilewo, M.; Lejora, I.; Nordhoff, M.; Ehlers, B; Harper, K.N.; Fyumagwa, R.; Hoare, R.; Failing, K.; Wehrend, A.; Kaup, F.J.; Leendertz, F.H.; Maetz-Rensing, K. (2012): Treponema infection associated with genital ulceration in wild baboons. Journal of Veterinary Pathology, 49(2), 292-303.
  13. Wevers, D.; Bieberbach, M., Hohmann, G.; Robbins, M.; Mugisha, L.; Londsdorf, E.; Reed, P.; Cameron K. N.; Kidega, T.; Zuberbühler, K.; Babweteera, F.; Zommers, Z.; Couacy-Hymann, E.; Knauf, S.; Boesch, C.; Leendertz, F. H.; Ehlers, B. (2011): Novel adenoviruses in wild primates: high genetic diversity and evidence for zoonotic transmissions. Journal of Virology, 85 (20), 10774-10784.
  14. Knauf, S.; Batamuzi, E.K.; Maetz-Rensing, K.; Leendertz, F.H.; Wehrend, A. (2009): Exfoliative vaginal cytology – A diagnostic tool for sexual cycle stages in Olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis). Tanzania Veterinary Journal, 26 (1), 1-6.
  15. Knauf, S.; Exner, C.; Hospes, R.; Heldmaier, G.; Wehrend, A. (2009): Transabdominal ultrasonography as a valuable monitoring tool for pregnancy in Alpine marmots (Mormota marmot). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 40 (4), 796-798.
  16. Knauf, S.; Blad-Stahl, J.; Lawrenz, A.; Schürer, U.; Wehrend, A. (2009): Plasma preparation and storage in African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 40 (1), 71-75.
  17. Knauf, S.; Schwalm, A.; Wehrend A. (2008): Fortpflanzungsphysiologie domestizierter Neuweltkameliden. Tierärztliche Praxis, 36 (G), 313-318.
  18. Knauf, S.; Bostedt, H. (2003): Der klinische Fall: Chronischer Vaginalausfluss bei einer Katze. Tierärztliche Praxis, 31 (K), 344-356.

Textbook/Book Chapter

  1. Harper, K.N.; Knauf, S. (2013): The Evolution of Treponema pallidum in primates. In: Brinkworth, J.; Pechenkina, K: Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution. Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects, Vol. 38, Springer New York, 189-219.
  2. Knauf, S. (2011): Clinical manifestation and aetiology of a genital associated disease in Olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis) at Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. PhD thesis, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, VVB Laufersweilerverlag, Gießen, ISBN 978-3-8359-5723-7, 132 Seiten.
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