ThemeTo reveal the relationship among animals, blood-sucking arthropods including ticks and fleas, and pathogens in blood-sucking arthropods
My DreamSearch for blood-sucking arthropod-borne pathogens
Veterinary Medical Center, Small Animal Clinic
Grad school (Course)
|Field of research||Veterinary Medicine, Blood-sucking arthropods, Blood-sucking arthropods-borne diseases|
|Keyword||Tick, Tick-borne pathogen, Flea, Flea-borne pathogen, Companion animal, Wild animal|
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
|Related industries||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|
|Academic degree||Doctor of Veterinary Science|
|Room address||Large Animal Hospital and Clinical Research Building|
|Mail address||kmatsumoto obihiro.ac.jp|