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Miguel D. Saggese, DVM, MS, PhD

Miguel D. Saggese, DVM, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Avian and Wildlife Medicine​

College of Veterinary Medicine

msaggese@westernu.edu

Phone: Phone Ext. 3532​

  • Education

    PhD, Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas USA, 2007

    Mentors:

    MS, Veterinary Medicine - Infectious Diseases Track. College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota USA, 2004
    Mentor: Dr. Patrick T. RedigDVM, PhD

    Residency in Avian Medicine, Anesthesia and Surgery, The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 2002-2004

    Internship in Avian Medicine, Anesthesia and Surgery, The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 2001-2002

    DVM, College of Veterinary Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1995

  • Certification

    Certified Avian Influenza Response Instructor, National Centre for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Diseases Defence, Texas A&M University and Wildlife Health Center -UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, 2006

    Certified Endangered Species Recovery Management Team, Management and recovery of endangered species. Wildlife Preservation Trust, University of Jujuy, Durrell Preservation Trust and the Royal Society of London, 2001

    Certified Conservation Biology, Conservation biology and applied techniques, University of Jujuy, Jujuy, Argentina, 1999

  • Professional Experience

    2013 - current

    Associate Professor, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Avian and Wildlife Medicine,

    College of Veterinary Medicine,
    Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California

    2007 - 2013

    Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Avian and Wildlife Medicine,

    College of Veterinary Medicine,
    Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California

    2004-2007

    PhD candidate
    Graduated Research Assistant
    Teaching Assistant

    The Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center,
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
    College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
    College Station, Texas

    Dissertation: Molecular diversity, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of avian mycobacteriosis.
    Committee Chair: Dr. Ian Tizard
    Research focused on the molecular diversity, diagnosis, pathology and treatment of avian mycobacteriosis

    2002-2004

    Master of Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Infectious Diseases Track.

    Graduate School, University of Minnesota

    Thesis: Effect of three different West Nile virus vaccines in Japanese quail (Coturnix c. japonica)
    Committee Chair: Dr. Patrick T. Redig
    Research focused on the immunogenicity of West Nile virus vaccines in birds and the use of Raptors for West Nile virus biosurveillance.

    2002-2004

    Residency in Avian Medicine, Anaesthesia, and Surgery
    Teaching Assistant

    The Raptor Center
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

    Responsible for preventive, surgical and medical care of raptors and other species of birds admitted at The Raptor Center. Training of DVM students, veterinarian interns and externs visiting The Raptor Center

    2001-2002

    Internship in Avian Medicine, Anaesthesia, and Surgery
    Teaching Assistant

    The Raptor Center
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

    Responsible for preventive, surgical and medical care of raptors and other species of birds admitted at TRC. Responsible for all necropsies and gross pathology diagnosis. Training of DVM students, veterinarian interns and externs visiting The Raptor Center

    2000-2004

    Clinical Professor (Ayudante de Primera). Exotic Animal Service

    College of Veterinary Sciences, University of Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Responsible for the medical diagnosis and treatment of reptiles, birds, rabbits and rodents presented to the Exotic Animal Service. Teaching, outreach programs and research.

    1995-2001

    Small and Exotic Animal Practice

    Private practice
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Small and exotic animal medicine, emergency, critical care and surgery

  • Academic Interests

    -Birds of Prey Ecology, Migration, Conservation, and Biomedicine.

    -Microbiology and Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases.

    -Avian Immunology and Immunopathology.

    -Population Impact of Diseases in Wildlife.

    -One Health and Eco Health.

    -Zoonoses and Public Health.

    -Wildlife Diseases and Wildlife Research.

    -Avian Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, and Rehabilitation.

    -Education and Outreach.

  • Teaching Experience

    Teaching at Western University of Health Sciences

    College of Veterinary Medicine

    CVM - First- and second-year courses

    -Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Course (MCB5030 &5130) 2019-

    -Veterinary Basic Sciences (Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife Diseases) 2007-

    -Clinical Skills (Avian Medicine, Exotic Animals Medicine) 2008-

    -Molecular and Cell Biology (Microbiology, Immunology) 2007-

    -Veterinary Issues (Wildlife) 2008-

    -Microbiology Enhancement Plan 2008-

    -Basic Sciences Laboratories, Grand Rounds, ACTs 2007-

    -Facilitator for Problem Based Learning (PBL) 2007-

    -PBL case authorship 2007-

    CVM – Third-year courses

    -Student presentations (Avian/Wildlife Medicine/Microbiology/Infectious Diseases 2007-

    CVM – Fourth-year CVM

    -Rotation Administrator 2007-2011

    Western U of Health Sciences

    -Inter Professional Health Education. Multidisciplinary Groups (Dentists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Optometrists, Nurses, Veterinarians) 2011-

  • Research Interest

    My research focuses on:​

    -Birds of Prey Ecology, Migration, Conservation, and Biomedicine.​

    -Microbiology and Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases.​

    -Avian Physiology, Immunology and Immunopathology.​

    -Population Impact of Micro and Macro Parasites on Wildlife​

    -Lead Spent Ammunition and Anticoagulant Rodenticides in raptors​

    -One Health and Eco Health.​

    -Zoonoses and Public Health.​

    -Wildlife Diseases​

    -Patagonian and North American Raptors​

    -Avian Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, and Rehabilitation.

    -Education and Outreach.

  • Research Grant

    Funded Research, Grants, and other Sources of Funding

    2021

    Western U Intramural Grant. Saggese M (PI) “The role of Patagonian raptors in active pathogens surveillance, Argentina”.

    2020

    Office of the Vice President for Research, Western U. Saggese M (PI), Ojeda V (Co-PI), Plaza P (Co-PI) et al. “Anticoagulant rodenticides in Patagonian owls, Argentina”.

    2019

    CVM-Western U

    Matching funds for Association of Avian Veterinarians – Avian Health Fund. Saggese M (PI).

    2019

    Association of Avian Veterinarians - Avian Health Fund. Saggese M (PI), Bloom P (Co-PI) “Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) as environmental sentinels of lead ammunition banning in Southern California”.

    2017

    Office of the Vice President for Research, Western U. Saggese M (PI), Bloom P (Co-PI). “Infectious diseases and environmental pollutants in southern California raptors: anticoagulant rodenticides testing in Turkey Vultures”.

    2014-2015

    California Poultry Federation. NPIP program. Saggese M (W/ Dr/ T. Morishita). Avian Fund.

    2012

    CVM and WUHS Research and Biotechnology Office. Saggese M (PI), Bloom P (Co-PI). “Health status of southern California Raptors and the impact of diseases and environmental pollutants on their population decline”.

    2011

    CVM and WUHS Research and Biotechnology office. Saggese M (PI), Quaglia A. (Co-PI), Ellis D. (Co-PI) et al. “Health status of Austral peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus cassini) in southern Patagonia, Argentina and the impact of diseases on its population status, breeding success and conservation”.

    2010

    Texas A&M University. Saggese M (PI), Quaglia A. (Co-PI), Ellis D (Co-PI). “Health status of Austral peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus cassini) in southern Patagonia, Argentina and the impact of diseases on its population status, breeding success and conservation”.

    2009

    LA Zoo and Botanical Garden. Saggese M (PI). “Survey of Lead Toxicosis in Raptors from Central and Southern Argentina”.

    2008

    CSREES-NRI-Competitive Grants Program. Collisson E (PI), Drechsler Y (Co-PI), Saggese M (Co-PI) et al. “Impact of immune responses of chickens with defined B haplotypes on resistance to respiratory coronavirus Infection”.

    2008

    Western University of Health Sciences Intramural grant. Saggese M (PI) “Interferon genes in the sexual chromosome of color-defined Ring-neck Dove (Streptopelia risoria) strains and their potential association with susceptibility to mycobacterial Infections”.

    2006-2010

    The Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center. Saggese M (PI), Quaglia A (Co-PI). “Health parameters of captive and free-ranging Chaco Eagles (Buteogallus coronatus) in Argentina”.

    2006

    Graduate School, Texas A&M University. Travel Award.

    2005

    Association of Avian Veterinarians Research Grants. Saggese M (PI), Tizard I (Co-PI), Phalen D (PI). “Investigation into the Immunopathogenesis, ante-mortem diagnosis and etiology of avian mycobacteriosis”.

    2003

    Small Animal Research Grants, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. Wunschmann A (PI), Redig P (PI), Saggese M (Co-I) et al. “Clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical investigation of various species of birds of prey naturally infected with West Nile Virus with special emphasis in ocular lesions”.

    2003

    National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association. Conference Travel Award.

    2002

    The Peregrine Fund. Neotropical Raptor Conference, Harpy Eagle Symposium, Panama City, Panama. Travel Award.

    2000

    Wildlife Conservation Society-Field Veterinarian Program. Saggese M (PI), Uhart M (Co-PI), Deem S (Co-PI) et al. “Health evaluation of free-ranging raptors in Argentina”.

    1987

    Argentine Wildlife Foundation. Saggese M (PI), De Lucca E (PI). “Breeding ecology of three raptor species from southern Patagonia”.

  • Awards

    2020

    Raptor Research Foundation President’s Award. This award is given in recognition and appreciation of exceptional service to the Raptor Research Foundation.

    2020 and 2021

    Nominated for the Zoetis Research Award. College of Veterinary Medicine – Western University of Health Sciences.

    2020-

    Association of Avian Veterinarians, Advisory Council, Member at Large.

    2017

    Raptor Research Foundation, Certificate of Officer Appreciation, in recognition of service as President of the Foundation 2015-2017.

    2017-2021

    Raptor Research Foundation, Past President

    2015-2017

    Raptor Research Foundation, President

    2007-2015

    Raptor Research Foundation, Director, Board of Directors

    2015

    Nominated as CVM representative for Western U Research Committee.

    2015

    15 Top Exotic Animal Veterinary Professors-Veterinary Tech. Colleges Blog.

    2013

    Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation. I Worldwide Raptor Conference, Bariloche, Argentina October 2013, Raptor Research Foundation.

    2010-2021

    Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Committee Member, appointed by Western U’s President.

    2010-2011

    Western University of Health Sciences Research Committee

    2009

    Elected member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society.

    2009

    Pfizer Award for Research Excellence. The Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, established in 1985 is given to those faculty members who, through their dedication and investigation in research, are chosen by their peers as an outstanding researcher in the field of veterinary medicine.

    2007-2014

    Association of Avian Veterinarians. Certificate of Recognition for outstanding service and commitment to advancing and promoting avian medicine and stewardship.

    2007-2014

    Association of Avian Veterinarians. Board and Committee member.

  • Organizations

    Membership in Professional Organizations

    -American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.

    -American Society for Microbiology.

    -American Ornithologist Union.

    -Association of Avian Veterinarians.

    -Aves Argentinas-Asociación Ornitológica del Plata.

    -California Veterinary Medical Association.

    -Eagle Conservation Alliance.

    -Neotropical Raptor Network.

    -Raptor Research Foundation.

    -Raptor Group-Argentine Wildlife Foundation/Aves Argentinas.

    -Wildlife Diseases Association.

  • Committees

    Committees and Service

    CVM - Western University of Health Sciences

    -CVM Faculty Affairs Committee 2008-2011, 2019-2022.

    -CVM Promotion and Tenure committee 2016-2019.

    -CVM Reverence for Life 2016-2019; also 2013-as IACUC representative.

    -CVM Research Advisory Committee 2008-2011 (Chair 2009); 2014-2017; 2019-2022.

    -CVM Admissions Committee 2008-2011.

    -University Research Committee 2009-2010.

    -CVM Food and Feed Safety Faculty Position Search Committee 2013.

    -Pfizer Animal Health Research Award Selection Committee.

    -Safety and Public Health Committee 2013-2016 (Chair 2015-2016).

    -Research Interest Group Committees: Infectious Diseases and Eco-Health groups 2013- (Chair Ecohealth RIG 2014-2016).

    -IACUC committee 2010-2021.

    -Associate Dean for Research Search Committee 2010.

    -Faculty Position (Food safety) Search Committee 2012.

    -Advisor, ZWEACC student club 2007.

    -Lafeber Student Program.

    -Mentoring CVM Faculty members.

    -Research Action Team Strategic Plan.

    -Morris/Merial Summer Students Research Scholarship Recipient Group.

    Raptor Research Foundation

    -Past-President 2017-2021.

    -President 2015-2017.

    -President Elect 2014-2015.

    -Board of Directors 2007-2015.

    -- Director for Southern Hemisphere (2007-2010).

    -- Director at Large (2011-2015).

    -Strengthening Ornithology in North America (RRF Liaison).

    -North American Ornithological Conference 2012 (Students Presentations Committee).

    -Awards committee (Anderson, Cade sub-committees).

    -Membership Committee.

    -Conference planning committee.

    -Strategic Planning committee (Chair) 2016-2021.

    -Several other ad hoc committees.

    -Co-chair, I Worldwide Raptor Conference

    Wildlife Diseases Association Conference 2010

    -Scientific Program Committee.

    Eagle Conservation Alliance

    -Founding member.

    -Steering committee.

    -Conferences organizer.

    Association of Avian Veterinarians

    -Board of Directors Member at Large 2020-

    -Board of Directors Member 2009-2013.

    -Scholarship Committee 2007-2011 (Chair 2010-2013).

    -Research Committee 2008-2014; 2020-

    -Conservation Committee 2007-2010; 2020-

    National Poultry Improvement Plan (California Poultry Federation)

    -Responsible of this plan at CVM, Western U 2010-2017.

    II Simposio Colombiano sobre Patógenos y Huéspedes en Vida Silvestre, IV Congreso Colombiano de Zoología, December 1-5 2014, Cartagena, Colombia

    -Scientific Committee.

  • Publications

    Peer-reviewed Publications and Book Chapters

    (Please, contact me at msaggese@westernu.edu if you need copy of any of these papers)

    -Paterlini CA, Bo MS, Saggese MD, Biondi LM. Hematology and plasma biochemistry reference intervals for free-ranging adults individuals of Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango) during the non-breeding season. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Submitted.

    -Regner P, Saggese MD, Quaglia AIE, Costa de Oliveira V, Wiemeyer G, Lanari L, Capdevielle A, Desio M, de Roodt A. Neutralization of Pit Vipers’ (Crotalus spp.) venom by Chaco Eagle’s (Buteogallus coronatus) serum. Toxicon, submitted

    -Saggese MD, Quaglia AIE, Ellis DH, Morrison JL, Nelson RW, Amorós M, Amoros C, Cadierno S, Caballero I. Telephone network access trunks used as nesting structures by Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus) in Santa Cruz province, Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Raptor Research 56, In press.

    -Saggese MD, Morrison JL, Quaglia AIE, Nelson RW, Ellis DH, Ellis C, Amorós M, Amoros C, Cadierno S. 2021. Breeding ecology of Southern Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus) in Santa Cruz Province, Southern Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Raptor Research 55:190-200.

    -Saggese MD. 2021. Neotropical Raptors: promoting research and advancing conservation in the 21st century. Journal of Raptor Research 55:137-138.

    -Oakley, B., Melgarejo T., Bloom P., Abedi N., Saggese MD. 2021. Detection of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica and Ignatzschineria spp. in Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 35:280-289.

    -Saggese MD and Montero R. 2021. Assessing the presence of a Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) population at the southern continental limit of its distribution, Santa Cruz province, Patagonia, Argentina. Hornero-Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 36:1-10.

    -Ellis DH, Saggese MD, Franke A and Nelson W. 2020. Extreme color variation in the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) in Patagonia. Hornero-Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 35:65-76.

    -Saggese MD, AI Quaglia, D Ellis, C Ellis, S Imberti, RW Nelson, I Caballero and A Trejo. 2020. Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma) is a rare nesting species in Southern Continental Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Raptor Research 54: 447-454.

    -Bloom PH, Papp JM, Saggese MD and Gresham AM. 2019.Toward a more effective and portable walk-in Turkey Vulture Trap. Journal of the North American Bird Banding Association 44:233-240.

    -Saggese MD, Ellis DH, Trejo A, Nelson RW, Quaglia AIE, Caballero IC, and Ellis CH. 2019. Avian prey of the Austral Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus cassini) in southern Atlantic Argentine Patagonia during the breeding season. Journal of Raptor Research 53:207-211.

    -Ellis, DH., Saggese MD, RW. Nelson. 2019. Robbing Ibis nests as a foraging strategy of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in Patagonia. Journal of Raptor Research 53:438-440.

    -Saggese MD, Quaglia AI, De Lucca ER and Ellis DH. 2018. Basic III plumage female Variable Hawks (Geranoaetus polyosoma) air with adult males in Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Raptor Research 53:441-445.

    -Ibarra J, Mera y Sierra RL, Neira G, Ibaceta DEI, Saggese MD. 2018. Air sac nematode (Serratospiculum tendo) infection in an Austral Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus cassini) in Argentina. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55:179-182.

    -Nguyen N, Saggese MD and Eng C. 2018. Analysis of historical medical records of California condors (Gymnogyps californianus) admitted for lead exposure to the Los Angeles Zoo and botanical gardens between the years 1997 and 2012: a case series study, Journal of Zoo Wildlife Medicine 49:902-911

    -Saggese MD, De Lucca ER, Quaglia AIE, Nelson RW, Ellis DH. 2018. Long-term nesting territory occupancy of Black-chested Buzzard-Eagles (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) in Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Raptor Research 52:400-402.

    -Saggese MD, Marano CF, Roesler I. 2014. Wintering of Ospreys in Argentina: insights from new records between 1993–2008. Journal of Raptor Research 48:345-360.

    -Saggese MD, Tizard I, Gray P, Phalen DN. 2014. Evaluation of multidrug therapy with azithromycin, rifampin, and ethambutol for the treatment of Mycobacterium avium subsp. .avium in Ring-neck Doves (Streptopelia risoria): an uncontrolled clinical study. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 28:280-289.

    -Quaglia AI, Diaz LA, Argibay H, Contigiani MS, Saggese MD. 2014. West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis viruses antibodies surveillance in captive and free-ranging birds of prey from Argentina. Ecohealth 11:603-609.

    -Drechsler Y, Tkalcic S, Saggese MD, Shivaprasad HL, Ajithdoss DK, Collisson EW. 2013. A DNA vaccine expressing ENV and GAG offers partial protection against reticuloendotheliosis virus in the prairie chicken (Tympanicus cupido). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44:251-261.

    -Banat GR, Tkalcic S, Dzielawa JA, Jackwood MW, Saggese MD, Yates L, Kopulos R, Briles WE, Collisson EW. 2013. Association of the chicken MHC B haplotypes with resistance to avian coronavirus. Develpmental and Comparative Immunology 39:430-437.

    -De Lucca ER and Saggese MD. 2012. Parental care and time-activity budget of Black-chested Buzzard-Eagles (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) Revista de Ornitologia Colombiana 12:17-24.

    -Dalhausen R, Soler-Tovar D and Saggese MD. 2012. Diagnosis of mycobacteriosis in the exotic animal patient. Vet Clinics of North America 15:71-83.

    -Buur J and Saggese MD. 2012. Taking a rational approach in the treatment of avian mycobacteriosis. Vet Clinics of North America 15:57-70.

    -Saggese MD, Tizard I and Phalen DN. 2010. Comparison of sampling methods and diagnostic techniques in ring-neck doves (Streptopelia risoria) naturally infected with avian mycobacteriosis. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 24:263-271.

    -Gomez G, Saggese MD, Weeks BR, Hoppes SM and Porter BF. 2010. Granulomatous intestinal ganglionitis and encephalomyelitis in a Spectacled Amazon parrot (Amazona albifrons) infected with Mycobacterium genavense. Journal of Comparative Pathology 144:219-222.

    -Saggese MD. 2009. Clinical approach to the anemic reptile. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 18:98-111.

    -Saggese MD, Quaglia AIE, Lambertucci SA, Bo MS, Sarasola JH, Pereyra- Lobos R and Maceda JJ. 2009. Survey of lead toxicosis in free-ranging raptors from central Argentina In: Ingestion of Spent Lead Ammunition: Implications for Wildlife and Humans. (Watson, R.T, Fuller, M., Pokras, M. and Hunt, W.G., eds.). The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho.

    -Gray P, Saggese MD, Phalen DN and Tizard I. 2008. Humoral response to Mycobacterium avium in naturally infected ringneck doves (Streptopelia risoria). Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 15 125:216-224.

    -Saggese MD, Tizard I and Phalen DN. 2008. Mycobacteriosis in naturally infected ring-neck doves (Streptopelia risoria): Investigation of the association of feather color with susceptibility to infection and disease and lesions type. Avian Pathology 37:443-450.

    -Saggese MD. 2007. Conservation medicine, diseases, and birds of prey. Invited paper. El Hornero - Neotropical Journal of Ornithology, Special issue on Raptors 22:117-130

    -Saggese MD, Riggs G, Tizard I, Bratton G, Taylor R, Phalen DN. 2007. Gross and microscopic findings and investigation of the aetiopathogenesis of mycobacteriosis in a captive population of white-winged ducks (Cairina scutulata). Avian Pathology 36:415-422.

    -Saggese MD. 2007. West Nile virus infection in Neotropical raptors: should we be concerned? In Neotropical raptors. K.L.Bildstein et al., (Eds). Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, PA

    -Saggese MD, Noseda R, Uhart M, Deem S, Ferreyra H, Ferreyra-Armas MC and Romano M. 2007. First detection of Bacillus anthracis in feces of free-ranging raptors from central Argentina. J Wildlife Diseases 43:136-141.

    -Tavernier P, Saggese MD, Van Wettere A and Redig P. 2005. Malaria (Plasmodium relictum) in an eastern screech owl (Megascops asio). Avian Diseases 49:433-435.

    -Wünschmann A, Shivers J, Bender J, Carroll L, Fuller S, Saggese MD, Van Wettere A, and Redig P. 2005. Pathologic and immunohistochemical findings in Goshawks (Accipiter gentiles) and Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) naturally infected with West Nile virus. Avian Diseases 49:252- 259.

    -Wünschmann A, Shivers J, Bender J, Carroll L, Fuller S, Saggese MD, Van Wettere A, and Redig P. 2004. Pathologic findings in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperi) naturally infected with West Nile virus. Avian Diseases 48:570-580.

    -Saggese MD and De Lucca ER. 2004. Live mammal prey (Zaedius pichyi) in the nest of the Grey Eagle-Buzzard (Geranoaetus melanoleucus). Journal of Raptor Research 38:101-102.

    -Saggese MD and De Lucca ER. 2001. Breeding biology of Grey Eagle-Buzzard (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) in southern Patagonia, Argentina. El Hornero - Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 16:77-84

    -De Lucca ER and Saggese MD. 1996. Nesting of Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) in San Luis province. El Hornero - Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 14:77-80

    -Saggese MD, Krapovikas S, Haene E and De Lucca ER. 1996. Presence of Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in Argentina y Uruguay. El Hornero - Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 14:44-49

    -Saggese MD and De Lucca ER. 1995. Breeding biology of the Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus) in Patagonia. El Hornero - Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 14:21-26

    -De Lucca ER and Saggese MD. 1995. Siblicide in the Grey Eagle-buzzard (Geranoaetus melanoleucus). El Hornero - Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 14:38-39

    -De Lucca ER and Saggese MD. 1993. Nesting of American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in Patagonia. El Hornero - Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 13:302-305

    -De Lucca ER and Saggese MD. 1992. Birds of Deseado, Santa Cruz province, Argentina. El Hornero - Neotropical Journal of Ornithology 13:259-260

    Manuscripts in Preparation

    -Saggese MD, Balza U, Amorós M. Life outside the forest: wintering of juvenile Austral Hawks (Accipiter [bicolor] chilensis) in open areas and urban settings of Santa Cruz province, Southern Patagonia, Argentina.

    -Saggese MD, Bloom PH, Blumhagen E et al. Blood lead levels in in Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) from Southern California before and after the 2019 ban on lead ammunition.

    -Basso-Quiche E, Bueno I, Saggese MD. Hematology, biochemistry, and body mass of captive Black-chested buzzard-eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) from central Chile.

    -Ortega NE, Bach NC, Saggese MD, Quaglia AIE, Nelson RW, Ellis DH, Morrison J, Amorós M, Gil R, Cid FD. Heavy metals in nestling Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus) near an oil production plant.

    -Saggese MD, Uhart MM, Deem S, Ferreyra-Armas MC, Ferreyra H, Romano MC, Vanstreels R, Halperin P, Barboni AM, Guida N, Moras EV, Noseda R. Hematology, clinical biochemistry, and prevalence of exposure to selected avian pathogens in raptors inhabiting a pampean agroecosystem of Argentina.

    -Saggese MD, Bloom PH, DeBrota J, Taylor S, Komar N, Papp J, and Thomas S. et al. Prevalence of selected avian pathogens in Southern California nestling raptors.

    -Saggese MD and Quaglia AIE. Hematology, blood chemistry, and prevalence of avian pathogens in free-ranging and captive Chaco Eagle (Buteogallus coronatus) form central Argentina.

    -Saggese MD, Ellis DH, Nelson RW, Quaglia AIE, Imberti S, Caballero I. Nests site occupancy, pair color morph composition, phenology, productivity, and threats of Austral Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus cassini) in Central and Southern Continental Patagonia, Argentina

    Non-Peer Reviewed Publications (2012-)

    -Saggese MD. 2019. Its name is Calquin! The Black-chested Buzzard-eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus). Revista Aves Argentinas 56:2-8.

    -Saggese MD and De Lucca ER. 2017. Beyond the paper: 30 years of the Aguila Escudada Project: an overview of the historical and human side of a pioneer study on the birds of prey of Argentina. Spizaetus Bulletin, Neotropical Raptor Network 24:8-15.

    -Saggese MD. 2016. Las águilas pescadoras tienen nuevo destino. Revista Aves Argentinas 46:14-19.

    -Saggese MD, Pedrosa F, Luján-Vega C, Keenan LD, Mattiello R, Soler-Tovar D, Hidalgo E. 2012. Avian Medicine in Latin America. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 26:258-65.

    Book Chapters

    Khamas W and Rutllant J. “Atlas of Anatomy and Histology of the Domestic Chicken”. Wiley Publishing.

    Chapter:

    Saggese MD. Necropsy (in preparation)

    Samour J. 2016. Avian Medicine, 3rd Ed. (Samour J, Editor), Elsevier.

    Chapters:

    Saggese MD. 2016. Endocrinology

    Naldo J and MD Saggese. 2016. Radiology

    Saggese MD. 2016. Reproductive Disorders