When I was a Post-doc, I mainly worked for detection and/or isolation of pathogens, including Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma and Bartonella, in blood-sucking arthropods such as ticks, fleas, and keds, and their host animals. In Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, I am studying the detection of tick-borne pathogens from dogs and ticks (Fig. 1) on them, the detection and separation of rickettsia and bartonella from Hokkaido squirrels and its parasitic flea (Fig. 2 and 3). Recently, I am collecting blood-sucking arthropods on raccoons, and searching for pathogens in raccoons and these arthropods. These surveys show what kind of / how much pathogens exist in the living environment of dogs, cats, and humans, and risks of infection of these pathogens to dogs, cats and humans, which can contribute to protecting animal and human health.
List of current research topics
Studies on animal, ticks and ticks-borne pathogens in Hokkaido
Studies on companion and wild animals and fleas, flea-borne pathogens
Veterinary medicine, Zoonosis
Affiliated academic society
The Japanese Society of Veterinary Medicine, The Japanese Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology, The Japanese Society of Veterinary Parasitologists, Japanese Society of Veterinary Dermatology
Doctor of Veterinary Science
I have mainly studied the relation among animals and ticks, tick-borne diseases. Recently I work for wild animals, including squirrels and raccoons, and fleas. In addition, I am in charge of companion animal practice at the animal medical center 3 days a week.
Large Animal Hospital and Clinical Research Building