Dirk graduated from Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany in 1984 with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine. He went on to complete a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the same university in 1986. Following this Dirk went on to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Veterinary Medicine at the Free University of Berlin, which involved fieldwork in Kenya, Somalia, Malaysia and Thailand.
In 1987, Dirk moved to Massey University, New Zealand to complete a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and remained there for 11 years, where he became a Lecturer in Production Medicine and Epidemiology in 1992 and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology in 1996. Dirk joined the Royal Veterinary College in 1999 as a Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology. Dirk is also an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Membership of Advisory Committees and Expert Panels: European Commission's DG SANCO Surveillance Task Force (since 2009);Editorial Board of the international scientific journal BMC Veterinary Research (since 2005); International Advisory Committee for Review of Food Safety and Biosecurity Programmes of Singapore's Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (since 2002); Chair of AHVLA review surveillance panel (2012); Chair of Epidemiology and Wildlife Risks sub-group of Defra's bovine tuberculosis Science Advisory Body (since 2008); Member of epidemiology sub-group of OIE/FAO Network on Avian Influenza (OFFLU), Paris, France (from 2008); Member of Research Sub-committee of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London, UK (from 2011); Member of International Scientific Peer Review Panel for National Institute of Animal Health for National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan (2011); Chair of Advisory Group for UK AHVLA surveillance review (2012)
Dirk’s research has been widespread and varied, but with a special emphasis on evidence-based veterinary medicine, analytical epidemiology, advanced multivariate techniques, spatial and temporal analysis of epidemiological data, development of animal health information systems, computer modelling of animal disease, and field ecological research methods.
Current funding as principal investigator: approximately £1.7 Mill from DEFRA for investigating bio-security in beef cattle in the U.K; ca. £400,000 from DFID for research into Avian Influenza in Africa and Asia; Euro 1 Mill. from Pfizer Ltd for investigating the epidemiology of bovine pancytopenia; Euro 3 Mill from EU Framework 7 for the RISKSUR project which is aimed at evaluating and designing novel surveillance systems of livestock population in the EU, taking cost-effectiveness into account.
Past funding: approximately £6.3Mill research funding as principal investigator for various projects, including development of HPAI H5N1 risk reduction strategies for Asian and African countries, MRSA in companion animals, African swine fever epidemiology in Europe and Africa, antibiotic usage in pig production, development of a global animal and production atlas and development of predictive spatial risk models for Rift-valley fever in Africa.
He has authored, edited or co-authored the following textbooks or textbook chapters:
Pfeiffer,D.U. (2010): Introduction to Veterinary Epidemiology. Wiley-Blackwell. 132pp.
Pfeiffer,D.U. (2009): Analysis of spatial data. Chapter 26. In I.R. Dohoo, W. Martin and H. Stryhn (eds): Veterinary epidemiological research. 2nd ed. AVC Inc., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Pfeiffer,D.U., Robinson,T.P., Stevenson,M., Stevens,K.B., Clements,A.C.A. and Rogers,D. (2008): Spatial analysis in epidemiology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 208pp.
Pfeiffer,D.U. (2008): Animal tuberculosis. In P.D.O.Davies, P.F. Barnes and S.B. Gordon (eds) Clinical tuberculosis. 4th ed. Hodder Arnold, London, UK, 519-528.
Kaneene,J.B. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2006): Epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis. In C.O. Thoen, J.H. Steele and M.J. Gilsford (eds): Mycobacterium bovis infection in animals and humans. 2nd ed. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, USA, 34-48.
Fournié,G., Beauvais,W., Jones,B.A., Lubroth,J., Ambrosini,F., Njeumi,F., Cameron,A. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2013): Rinderpest virus sequestration and use in posteradication era
. Emerging Infectious Diseases 19(1): 151-153. doi:10.3201/eid1901.120967.
Stevens,K.B., Gilbert,M. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2013): Modeling habitat suitability for occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in domestic poultry in Asia: A spatial multicriteria decision analysis approach. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 4, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.sste.2012.11.002.
Soares Magalhães,R.J., Zhou,X., Jia,B., Guo,F., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Martin,V. (2012): Live Poultry Trade in Southern China Provinces and HPAIV H5N1 Infection in Humans and Poultry: The Role of Chinese New Year Festivities
. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49712. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049712.
Metras,R., Stevens,K.B., Abdu,P., Okike,I., Randolph,T., Grace,D., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Costard,S. (2012): Identification of Potential Risk Factors Associated with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Subtype H5N1 Outbreak Occurrence in Lagos and Kano States, Nigeria, During the 2006-2007 Epidemics. Transbound.Emerg.Dis. 2-4-2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1865-1682.2012.01322.x.
Métras,R., Porphyre,T., Pfeiffer,D.U., Kemp,A., Thompson,P.N., Collins,L.M. and White,R.G. (2012): Exploratory space-time analyses of Rift Valley fever in South Africa in 2008–2011
. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6(8): e1808. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001808.
Fournie,G., Guitian,J., Desvaux,S., Mangtani,P., Ly,S., Cong,V.C., San,S., Dung,d.H., Holl,D., Pfeiffer,D.U., Vong,S. and Ghani,A.C. (2012): Identifying live bird markets with the potential to act as reservoirs of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus: A survey in Northern Viet Nam and Cambodia
. PLoS One 7, e37986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037986.
Cave,N.J., Allan,F.J., Schokkenbroek,S.L., Metekohy,C.A.M. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2012): A cross-sectional study to compare changes in the prevalence and risk factors for feline obesity between 1993 and 2007 in New Zealand. Prev. Vet. Med. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2012.05.006.
Gilbert,M. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2012): Risk factor modelling of the spatio-temporal patterns of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAIV) H5N1: A review. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 3, 173-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sste.2012.01.002.
Metras,R., Collins,L.M., White,R.G., Alonso,S., Chevalier,V., Thuranira-McKeever,C. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2011): Rift Valley fever epidemiology, surveillance, and control: what have models contributed? Vector. Borne. Zoonotic. Dis. 11, 761-771.
Martin,V., Pfeiffer,D.U., Zhou,X., Xiao,X., Prosser,D.J., Guo,F. and Gilbert,M. (2011): Spatial distribution and risk factors of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in China
. PLoS Pathogens 7, e1001308. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1001308.
Mur,L., Martinez-Lopez,B., Martinez-Aviles,M., Costard,S., Wieland,B.,Pfeiffer, D.U. and Sanchez-Vizcaino,J.M. (2011): Quantitative risk assessment for the introduction of African swine fever virus into the European Union by legal import of live pigs. Transbound. Emerg. Dis. doi: 10.1111/j.1865-1682.2011.01253.x
Martin,V., Zhou,X., Marshall,E., Jia,B., Fusheng,G., Francodixon,M.A., De Haan,N., Pfeiffer,D.U., Soares Magalhaes,R.J. and Gilbert,M. (2011): Risk-based surveillance for avian influenza control along poultry market chains in South China: The value of social network analysis. Prev. Vet. Med. 102, 196-205.
Waret-Szkuta,A., Ortiz-Pelaez,A., Pfeiffer,D.U., Roger,F. and Guitian,F.J. (2011): Herd contact structure based on shared use of water points and grazing points in the Highlands of Ethiopia. Epidemiol. Infect. 139, 875-885.
Marce,C., Ezanno,P., Seegers,H., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Fourichon,C. (2011): Within-herd contact structure and transmission of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in a persistently infected dairy cattle herd. Prev. Vet. Med. 100, 116-125.
Upjohn,M.M., Shipton,K., Pfeiffer,D.U., Lerotholi,T., Attwood,G. and Verheyen,K.L. (2011): Cross-sectional survey of owner knowledge and husbandry practices, tack and health issues affecting working horses in Lesotho. Equine Vet. J. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2011.00442.x.
Abernethy,D.A., Menzies,F.D., McCullough,S.J., McDowell,S.W., Burns,K.E., Watt,R., Gordon,A.W., Greiner,M. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2011): Field trial of six serological tests for bovine brucellosis. Vet. J. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.03.008.
Mastin,A., Alarcon,P., Pfeiffer,D., Wood,J., Williamson,S., Brown,I. and Wieland,B. (2011): Prevalence and risk factors for swine influenza virus infection in the English pig population
. PLoS. Curr. 3, RRN1209.
Corner,L.A., Gormley,E. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2011): Primary isolation of Mycobacterium bovis from bovine tissues: Conditions for maximising the number of positive cultures. Vet. Microbiol. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.10.016.
Stevens,K.B. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2011): Spatial modelling of disease using data- and knowledge-driven approaches. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 2(3): 125-133. doi:10.1016/j.sste.2011.07.007.
Mariner,J.C., Hendrickx,S., Pfeiffer,D.U., Costard,S., Knopf,L., Okuthe,S., Chibeu,D., Parmley,J., Musenero,M., Pisang,C., Zingeser,J., Jones,B.A., Ali,S.N., Bett,B., McLaws,M., Unger,F., Araba,A., Mehta,P. and Jost,C.C. (2011): Integration of participatory approaches into surveillance systems. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz. 30 (3), 653–659.
Métras,S.R., Soares Magalhaes,R.J., Hoang Dinh,Q., Fournié,G., Gilbert,J., Do Huu,D., Roland-Holst,D., Otte,J. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2011): An assessment of the feasibility of a poultry tracing scheme for smallholders in Vietnam. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz. 30 (3), 703–714.
Pfeiffer,D.U., Otte,M.J., Roland-Holst,D., Inui,K., Tung,N. and Zilberman,D. (2011): Implications of global and regional patterns of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 clades for risk management
. The Veterinary Journal 190, 310-316. doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.12.022.
Marce,C., Ezanno,P., Seegers,H., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Fourichon,C. (2011): Predicting fadeout versus persistence of paratuberculosis in a dairy cattle herd for management and control purposes: a modelling study. Veterinary Research 42(1), 36. doi:10.1186/1297-9716-42-36.
Collins,L.M., Asher,L., Pfeiffer,D.U., Browne,W.J. and Nicol,C.J. (2011): Clustering and synchrony in laying hens: The effect of environmental resources on social dynamics. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 129(1), 43-53. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2010.10.007.
Abernethy,D.A., Moscard-Costello,J., Dickson,E., Harwood,R., Burns,K., McKillop,E., McDowell,S. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2011): Epidemiology and management of a bovine brucellosis cluster in Northern Ireland. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 98, 223–229.
Alarcon,P., Velasova,M., Werling,D., Stärk,K.D.C., Chang,Y.-M., Nevel,A., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Wieland, B. (2011): Assessment and quantification of post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome severity at farm level. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 98, 19-28.
Marcé,C., Ezanno,P., Weber,M.F., Seegers,H., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Fourichon,C. (2010): Modeling within-herd transmission of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in dairy cattle: A review. Journal of Dairy Science 93(10), 4455-4470. Doi: 10.3168/jds.2010-3139.
Menzies-Gow,N.J., Stevens,K., Barr,A., Camm,I., Pfeiffer,D. and Marr,C.M. (2010): Severity and outcome of equine pasture-associated laminitis managed in first opinion practice in the UK.. The Veterinary Record 167, 364-369. Doi: 10.1136/vr.c3206.
Diesel,G., Brodbelt,D. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2010): Characteristics of relinquished dogs and their owners at 14 rehoming centers in the United Kingdom. Journal of applied animal welfare science: JAAWS 13, 15-30. doi: 10.1080/10888700903369255.
Soares Magalhaes,R.J., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Otte,J. (2010): Evaluating the control of HPAIV H5N1 in Vietnam: virus transmission within infected flocks reported before and after vaccination. BMC Veterinary Research 6(1), 31. doi: 10.1186/1746-6148-6-31.
Loeffler,A., Pfeiffer,D.U., Lloyd,D.H., Smith,H., Soares-Magalhaes,R. and Lindsay,J.A. (2010): Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in UK veterinary staff and owners of infected pets: new risk groups. The Journal of Hospital Infection 74, 282-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2009.09.020.
Walker,P.G.T. Cauchemez,S., Metras,R. Do Huu Dung, Pfeiffer,D. and Ghani,A.C. (2010): A bayesian approach to quantifying the effects of mass poultry vaccination upon the spatial and temporal dynamics of H5N1 in Northern Vietnam. PLoS computational biology 6 (2) p. e1000683. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000683.
Soares Magalhaes,R.J., Ortiz-Pelaez,A., Thi,K.L., Dinh,Q.H., Otte,J. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2010): Associations between attributes of live poultry trade and HPAI H5N1 outbreaks: a descriptive and network analysis study in northern Vietnam. BMC Veterinary Research 6, 10. Doi: 10.1186/1746-6148-6-10.
Ortiz-Pelaez,A., Pfeiffer,D.U., Tempia,S., Otieno,F.T., Aden,H.H. and Costagli,R. (2010): Risk mapping of Rinderpest sero-prevalence in Central and Southern Somalia based on spatial and network risk factors. BMC Veterinary Research 6, 22. Doi:10.1186/1746-6148-6-22.
Soares Magalhaes,R.J., Loeffler,A., Lindsay,J., Rich,M., Roberts,L., Smith,H., Lloyd,D.H. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2010): Risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in dogs and cats: a case-control study. Veterinary Research 41, 55. Doi:10.1051/vetres/2010028.
Tongue,S.C., Pfeiffer,D.U., Shearn,P.D. and Wilesmith,J.W. (2009): PrP genotype: a flock-level risk factor for scrapie? Preventive Veterinary Medicine 92, 309-323.
Costard,S., Wieland,B., de Glanville,W., Jori,F., Rowlands,R., Vosloo,W., Roger,F., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Dixon,L.K. (2009): African swine fever: how can global spread be prevented? Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond B Biol. Sci. 364, 2683-2696.
Costard,S., Porphyre,V., Messad,S., Rakotondrahanta,S., Vidon,H., Roger,F. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2009): Multivariate analysis of management and biosecurity practices in smallholder pig farms in Madagascar. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 92, 199-209.
Asher,L., Collins,L.M., Ortiz-Pelaez,A., Drewe,J.A., Nicol,C.J. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2009): Recent advances in the analysis of behavioural organization and interpretation as indicators of animal welfare. J R. Soc. Interface 6(41), 1103-1119.
Henning,J., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Vu, le T. (2009): Risk factors and characteristics of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) post-vaccination outbreaks. Veterinary Research 40(3), 15.
Stevens,K.B., Marr,C.M., Horn,J.N., Pfeiffer,D.U., Perkins,J.D., Bowen,I.M., Allan,E.J., Campbell,J. and Elliott,J. (2009): Effect of left-sided valvular regurgitation on mortality and causes of death among a population of middle-aged and older horses. Veterinary Record 164(1), 6-10.
Theodoropoulos,G., Stevens,K.B., Hartsa,A., Theodoropoulou,H. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2009): Farm-level factors associated with above-average production on pig farms in Evia, Greece. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 89(3-4), 163-166.
Leibler,J.H., Otte,J., Roland-Holst,D., Pfeiffer,D.U., Soares,M.R., Rushton,J., Graham,J.P. and Silbergeld,E.K. (2009): Industrial Food Animal Production and Global Health Risks: Exploring the Ecosystems and Economics of Avian Influenza. EcoHealth.
Suzuki,K. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2009): Characteristics of rural smallholder communities in northern Vietnam, with particular emphasis on dairy farming. Int. J. Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology 8, 334-349.
Brickell,J.S., McGowan,M.M., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Wathes,D.C. (2009): Mortality in Holstein-Friesian calves and replacement heifers, in relation to body weight and IGF-I concentration, on 19 farms in England. Animal 3(8), 1175-1182.
Diesel, G., Pfeiffer, D.U. and Brodbelt, D., 2008. Factors affecting the success of rehoming dogs in the UK during 2005. Prev. Vet. Med. 84(3-4), 228-241;
Brodbelt,D.C., Blissitt,K.J., Hammond,R.A., Neath,P.J., Young,L.E., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Wood,J.L. (2008): The risk of death: the confidential enquiry into perioperative small animal fatalities. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 35(5), 365-373.
Gilbert,M., Xiao,X., Pfeiffer,D.U., Epprecht,M., Boles,S., Czarnecki,C., Chaitaweesub,P., Kalpravidh,W., Minh,P.Q., Otte,M.J., Martin,V. and Slingenbergh,J. (2008): Mapping H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza risk in Southeast Asia. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A 105, 4769-4774 (doi:10.1073/pnas.0710581105).
Graham,J.P, Leibler,J.H., Price,L.B., Otte,J.M, Pfeiffer,D.U., Tiensin,Y. and Silbergeld,E. (2008): The animal-human interface and infectious disease in industrial food animal production: Rethinking biosecurity and biocontainment. Public Health Reports 123(3), 282-299.
Henning,J., Pfeiffer,D.U., Davies,P.R., Stevenson,M. and Meers,J. (2008): Mortality patterns over 3 years in a sparse population of wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in New Zealand, with an emphasis on rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). European Journal of Wildlife Research (doi:10.1007/s10344-008-0187-6).
Bishop,H. and Pfeiffer,D. (2008): Factors effecting reproductive performance in Rwandan cattle. Tropical Animal Health and Production 40:181–184 (doi:10.1007/s11250-007-9078-1).
Waret-Szkuta,A., Roger,F., Chavernac,D., Yigezu,L., Libeau,G., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Guitian,J. (2008): Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Ethiopia: Analysis of a national serological survey. BMC Veterinary Research 4(1), 34.
Clements,A.C. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2008): Emerging viral zoonoses: Frameworks for spatial and spatiotemporal risk assessment and resource planning. Veterinary Journal (E-pub ahead of print);
Brodbelt,D.C., Pfeiffer,D.U., Young,L.E., and Wood,J.L. (2008): Results of the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities regarding risk factors for anesthetic-related death in dogs. J.Am.Vet.Med.Assoc. 233(7), 1096-1104;
Sainsbury,A.W., Deaville,R., Lawson,B., Cooley,W.A., Farelly,S.S., Stack,M.J., Duff,P., McInnes,C.J., Gurnell,J., Russell,P.H., Rushton,S.P., Pfeiffer,D.U., Nettleton,P. and Lurz,P.W. (2008): Poxviral disease in red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris in the UK: Spatial and temporal trends of an emerging threat. Ecohealth 5(3):305-316;
Dyson,P.K., Jackson,B.F., Pfeiffer,D.U. and Price,J.S. (2008): Days lost from training by two- and three-year-old Thoroughbred horses: A survey of seven UK training yards. Equine Veterinary Journal 40, 650-657.
Diesel,G., Brodbelt,D. and Pfeiffer,D.U. (2008): Reliability of assessment of dogs' behavioural responses by staff working at a welfare charity in the UK. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 115(3-4), 171-181.
ORTIZ-PELAEZ, A., PRITCHARD, D. G., PFEIFFER, D. U., JONES, E., HONEYMAN, P. & MAWDSLEY, J. J. (2008) Calf mortality as a welfare indicator on British cattle farms. Vet J 176, 177-181. PubMed ID 17408994
ORTIZ-PELAEZ, A. & PFEIFFER, D. U. (2008) Use of data mining techniques to investigate disease risk classification as a proxy for compromised biosecurity of cattle herds in Wales. BMC Vet Res 4, 24. PubMed ID 18601728
KNOWLES, T. G., KESTIN, S. C., HASLAM, S. M., BROWN, S. N., GREEN, L. E., BUTTERWORTH, A., POPE, S. J., PFEIFFER, D. & NICOL, C. J. (2008) Leg disorders in broiler chickens: prevalence, risk factors and prevention. PLoS ONE 3, e1545. PubMed ID 18253493
GILBERT, M., XIAO, X., PFEIFFER, D. U., EPPRECHT, M., BOLES, S., CZARNECKI, C., CHAITAWEESUB, P., KALPRAVIDH, W., MINH, P. Q., OTTE, M. J., MARTIN, V. & SLINGENBERGH, J. (2008) Mapping H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza risk in Southeast Asia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105, 4769-4774. PubMed ID 18362346
DIESEL, G., PFEIFFER, D. U. & BRODBELT, D. (2008) Factors affecting the success of rehoming dogs in the UK during 2005. Prev Vet Med 84, 228-241. PubMed ID 18243374
BRODBELT, D. C., BLISSITT, K. J., HAMMOND, R. A., NEATH, P. J., YOUNG, L. E., PFEIFFER, D. U. & WOOD, J. L. (2008) The risk of death: the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities. Vet Anaesth Analg. PubMed ID 18466167
BISHOP, H. & PFEIFFER, D. (2008) Factors effecting reproductive performance in Rwandan cattle. Trop Anim Health Prod 40, 181-184. PubMed ID 18484120
TRUSCOTT, J., GARSKE, T., CHIS-STER, I., GUITIAN, J., PFEIFFER, D., SNOW, L., WILESMITH, J., FERGUSON, N. M. & GHANI, A. C. (2007) Control of a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in the GB poultry flock. Proc Biol Sci 274, 2287-2295. PubMed ID 17644506
STEVENS, K. B., SPICKETT, A. M., VOSLOO, W., PFEIFFER, D. U., DYASON, E. & DU PLESSIS, B. (2007) Influence of dipping practices on the seroprevalence of babesiosis and anaplasmosis in the foot-and-mouth disease buffer zone adjoining the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Onderstepoort J Vet Res 74, 87-95. PubMed ID 17883196
STEVENS, K. B., GILBERT, J., STRACHAN, W. D., ROBERTSON, J., JOHNSTON, A. M. & PFEIFFER, D. U. (2007) Characteristics of commercial pig farms in Great Britain and their use of antimicrobials. Vet Rec 161, 45-52. PubMed ID 17630417
PICADO, A., GUITIAN, F. J. & PFEIFFER, D. U. (2007) Space-time interaction as an indicator of local spread during the 2001 FMD outbreak in the UK. Prev Vet Med 79, 3-19. PubMed ID 17175049
PFEIFFER, D. U., MINH, P. Q., MARTIN, V., EPPRECHT, M. & OTTE, M. J. (2007) An analysis of the spatial and temporal patterns of highly pathogenic avian influenza occurrence in Vietnam using national surveillance data. Vet J 174, 302-309. PubMed ID 17604193
ONI, O., SUJIT, K., KASEMSUWAN, S., SAKPUARAM, T. & PFEIFFER, D. U. (2007) Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in domesticated Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in north and west Thailand in 2004. Vet Rec 160, 368-371. PubMed ID 17369477
NODTVEDT, A., GUITIAN, J., EGENVALL, A., EMANUELSON, U. & PFEIFFER, D. U. (2007) The spatial distribution of atopic dermatitis cases in a population of insured Swedish dogs. Prev Vet Med 78, 210-222. PubMed ID 17112611
LAMB, C. R., PFEIFFER, D. U. & MANTIS, P. (2007) Errors in radiographic interpretation made by veterinary students. J Vet Med Educ 34, 157-159. PubMed ID 17446642
GOUTARD, F., ROGER, F., GUITIAN, F. J., BALANCA, G., ARGAW, K., DEMISSIE, A., SOTI, V., MARTIN, V. & PFEIFFER, D. (2007) Conceptual framework for avian influenza risk assessment in Africa: the case of Ethiopia. Avian Dis 51, 504-506. PubMed ID 17494620
CLEMENTS, A. C., PFEIFFER, D. U., MARTIN, V., PITTLIGLIO, C., BEST, N. & THIONGANE, Y. (2007) Spatial risk assessment of Rift Valley fever in Senegal. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7, 203-216. PubMed ID 17627440
CLEMENTS, A. C., PFEIFFER, D. U., MARTIN, V. & OTTE, M. J. (2007) A Rift Valley fever atlas for Africa. Prev Vet Med 82, 72-82. PubMed ID 17570545
BRODBELT, D. C., PFEIFFER, D. U., YOUNG, L. E. & WOOD, J. L. (2007) Risk factors for anaesthetic-related death in cats: results from the confidential enquiry into perioperative small animal fatalities (CEPSAF). Br J Anaesth 99, 617-623. PubMed ID 17881744
TONGUE, S. C., PFEIFFER, D. U. & WILESMITH, J. W. (2006) Descriptive spatial analysis of scrapie-affected flocks in Great Britain between January 1993 and December 2002. Vet Rec 159, 165-170. PubMed ID 16891423
TONGUE, S. C., PFEIFFER, D. U., WARNER, R., ELLIOTT, H. & DEL RIO VILAS, V. (2006) Estimation of the relative risk of developing clinical scrapie: the role of prion protein (PrP) genotype and selection bias. Vet Rec 158, 43-50. PubMed ID 16415231
SUZUKI, K., KANAMEDA, M., TACHIBANA, S., OGAWA, T., DANG, T. T. & PFEIFFER, D. U. (2006) Temporal dynamics of dairy health and production in rural smallholder communities in Northern Vietnam. Trop Anim Health Prod 38, 415-429. PubMed ID 17165613
SUZUKI, K., KANAMEDA, M., INUI, K., OGAWA, T., NGUYEN, V. K., DANG, T. T. & PFEIFFER, D. U. (2006) A longitudinal study to identify constraints to dairy cattle health and production in rural smallholder communities in Northern Vietnam. Res Vet Sci 81, 177-184. PubMed ID 16481015
PFEIFFER, D. U. (2006) Communicating risk and uncertainty in relation to development and implementation of disease control policies. Vet Microbiol 112, 259-264. PubMed ID 16310978
ORTIZ-PELAEZ, A., PFEIFFER, D. U., SOARES-MAGALHAES, R. J. & GUITIAN, F. J. (2006) Use of social network analysis to characterize the pattern of animal movements in the initial phases of the 2001 foot and mouth disease (FMD) epidemic in the UK. Prev Vet Med 76, 40-55. PubMed ID 16769142
MARTIN, V., SIMS, L., LUBROTH, J., PFEIFFER, D., SLINGENBERGH, J. & DOMENECH, J. (2006) Epidemiology and ecology of highly pathogenic avian influenza with particular emphasis on South East Asia. Dev Biol (Basel) 124, 23-36. PubMed ID 16447491
JACKSON, B. F., DYSON, P. K., HATTERSLEY, R. D., KELLY, H. R., PFEIFFER, D. U. & PRICE, J. S. (2006) Relationship between stages of the estrous cycle and bone cell activity in Thoroughbreds. Am J Vet Res 67, 1527-1532. PubMed ID 16948596
DEL RIO VILAS, V. J., GUITIAN, J., PFEIFFER, D. U. & WILESMITH, J. W. (2006) Analysis of data from the passive surveillance of scrapie in Great Britain between 1993 and 2002. Vet Rec 159, 799-804. PubMed ID 17158710
CLEMENTS, A. C., PFEIFFER, D. U. & MARTIN, V. (2006) Application of knowledge-driven spatial modelling approaches and uncertainty management to a study of Rift Valley fever in Africa. Int J Health Geogr 5, 57. PubMed ID 17156467
CAPPELLO, R., BIRD, J. L., PFEIFFER, D., BAYLISS, M. T. & DUDHIA, J. (2006) Notochordal cell produce and assemble extracellular matrix in a distinct manner, which may be responsible for the maintenance of healthy nucleus pulposus. Spine 31, 873-882; discussion 883. PubMed ID 16622374
ABERNETHY, D. A., PFEIFFER, D. U., WATT, R., DENNY, G. O., MCCULLOUGH, S. & MCDOWELL, S. W. (2006) Epidemiology of bovine brucellosis in Northern Ireland between 1990 and 2000. Vet Rec 158, 717-721. PubMed ID 16731701
Dirk has also designed and taught international training courses in veterinary epidemiology, risk analysis and spatial analysis in Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, New Zealand, Malawi, Mongolia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam and United Kingdom. Most recently he has been involved in running a two year Field Epidemiology Training Programme for Veterinarians in China.