Recent Publications

Book chapter

Glanville, R.J., Firestone, S.M., More, S.J., in press. Biosecurity and bioethics. In: Ten Have, H. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals


  • Perera, P.K., Gasser, R.B., Firestone, S.M., Smith, L., Roeber, F., Jabbar, A., 2015. Semi-quantitative Multiplexed-Tandem PCR for the Detection and Differentiation of Four Theileria orientalis Genotypes in Cattle. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 53, 79-87.
  • Perera, P.K., Gasser, R.B., Pulford, D.J., Stevenson, M., Firestone, S.M., McFadden, A.M.J., Jabbar, A., 2015. Comparison of the performance of three PCR Assays for the Detection and Differentiation of Theileria orientalis Genotypes. Parasites and Vectors 8, 192-202.


  • Alawneh, J., Stevenson, M., Williamson, N., Lopez-Villalobos, N., 2014. The use of liveweight change as an indicator of oestrus in a seasonally calving, pasture-fed dairy herd. Reproduction in Domestic Animals.
  • Alawneh, J., Stevenson, M., Williamson, N., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Otley, T., 2014. The effects of liveweight loss and milk production on the risk of lameness in a seasonally calving, pasture fed dairy herd in New Zealand. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 113, 72 - 79.
  • Allepuz, A., Stevenson, M., Kivaria, F., Berkvens, D., Casal, J., Picado, A., 2013. Risk factors for foot-and-mouth disease in Tanzania, 2001-2006. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
  • Borba, M., Stevenson, M., Goncalves, V., Ferreira Neto, J., Ferreira, F., Amaku, M., Telles, E., Santana, S., Ferreira, J., Lôbo, J., Figueiredo, V., Dias, R., 2013. Prevalence and risk-mapping of bovine brucellosis in Maranhão State, Brazil Preventive Veterinary Medicine 110, 169 - 176.
  • Firestone, S.M., Lewis, F.I., Schemann, K.A., Ward, M.P., Toribio, J.-A.L.M.L., Taylor, M.R., Dhand, N.K., 2014. Applying Bayesian network modelling to understand the links between on-farm biosecurity practice during the 2007 equine influenza outbreak and horse managers’ perceptions of a subsequent outbreak. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 116, 243-251.
  • Hamoonga, R., Stevenson, M., Allepuz, A., Sinkala, Y., 2014. Risk factors for foot-and-mouth disease in Zambia, 1981-2012. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 114, 64 - 71.
  • McFadden, A., Tham, K.-M., Stevenson, M., Goodwin, M., Pharo, H., Taylor, B., Munro, G., Owen, K., Peacock, L., Stanslawek, W., Stone, M., 2014. Israeli acute paralysis virus not detected in Apis mellifera in New Zealand in a national survey Journal of Apicultural Research 53, 520 - 527.
  • Jordan, H., Dunt, D., Hollingsworth, B., Firestone, S.M., Burgman, M., 2014. Costing the Morbidity and Mortality Consequences of Zoonoses Using Health-Adjusted Life Years. Transbound Emerg Dis, 1-12.
  • Korennoy, F., Gulenkin, V., Malone, J., Mores, C., Dudnikov, S., Stevenson, M., 2014. Spatio-temporal modeling of the African swine fever epidemic in the Russian Federation, 2007–2012. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 11, 135 - 141.
  • León, E., Perez, A., Stevenson, M., Robiolo, B., Mattion, N., Seki, C., La Torre, J., Torres, A., Cosentino, B., Duffy, S., 2014. Effectiveness of foot and mouth disease systematic mass vaccination campaigns in Argentina. Revue Scientifique et Technique de l'Office International des Epizooties 33, 917 - 926.
  • Perera, P.K., Gasser, R.B., Firestone, S.M., Anderson, G.A., Malmo, J., Davis, G., Beggs, D.S., Jabbar, A., 2014. Oriental theileriosis causes significant milk production losses in dairy cows. Parasites and Vectors 7, 73-80.
  • Richards, K., Hazelton, M., Stevenson, M., Lockhart, C., Pinto, J., Nguyen, L., 2014. Using exceedance probabilities to detect anomalies in routinely recorded animal health data, with particular reference to foot-and-mouth disease in Viet Nam. Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology 11, 125 - 133.
  • Roche, S., Garner, M., Sanson, R., Cook, C., Birch, C., Backer, J., Dube, C., Patyk, K., Stevenson, M., Rawdon, T., Yu, Z., Gauntlett, F., 2014. Evaluating vaccination strategies to control foot-and-mouth disease: a model comparison study. Epidemiology and Infection.
  • Rosanowski, S., Cogger, N., Rogers, C., Bolwell, C., Benschop, J., Stevenson, M., 2013. Analysis of horse movements from non-commercial horse properties in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 61, 245 - 253.
  • Rosanowski, S., Cogger, N., Rogers, C., Stevenson, M., 2014. Evaluating the effectiveness of strategies for the control of equine influenza virus in the New Zealand equine population. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
  • Smith, S., Wilson, P., Collett, M., Heuer, C., West, D., Stevenson, M., Chambers, J., 2014. Liver biopsy histopathology for diagnosis of Johne's disease in sheep. Veterinary Pathology 51, 915 - 918.
  • Widanarko, B., Legg, S., Devereux, J., Stevenson, M., 2014. The combined effect of physical, psychosocial/organisational and/or environmental risk factors on the presence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and its consequences. Applied Ergonomics 45, 1610 - 1621. 


  • Abeywardena, H., Jex, A.R., Firestone, S.M., McPhee, S., Driessen, N., Koehler, A.V., Haydon, S.R., Stevens, M.A., Gasser, R.B., 2013. Assessing calves as carriers of Cryptosporidium and Giardia with zoonotic potential on dairy and beef farms within a water catchment area by mutation scanning. Electrophoresis 34, 2259–2267.
  • Dawson, K., Stevenson, M., Sinclair, J., Bosson, M., 2014. Recurrent bovine tuberculosis in New Zealand cattle and deer herds, 2006–2010. Epidemiology and Infection.
  • Davies, P., Alexander, B., Bender, J., Deen, J., Dewey, C., Funk, J., Munoz-Zanzi, C., O'Sullivan, M., Singer, R., Sreevatsan, S., Stärk, K., Stevenson, M., 2013. Livestock density as risk factor for livestock associated MRSA, The Netherlands. Emerging Infectious Diseases 19, 1551 - 1552.
  • Dias, R., Gil Alves Guilloux, A., Borba, M., de Lourdes Guarnieri, M., Prist, R., Ferreira, F., Amaku, M., Ferreira Neto, J., Stevenson, M., 2013. Size and spatial distribution of stray dog population in the University of São Paulo campus, Brazil Preventive Veterinary Medicine 110, 263 - 273.
  • Farnworth, M., Beausoleil, N., Adams, N., Barrett, L., Stevenson, M., Thomas, D., Waterland, M., Waran, N., Stafford, K., 2013. Validating the use of a carbon dioxide laser for assessing nociceptive thresholds in adult domestic cats (Felis catus). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 143, 104 - 109.
  • Firestone, S.M., Lewis, F.I., Schemann, K., Ward, M.P., Toribio, J.-A.L.M.L., Dhand, N.K., 2013. Understanding the associations between on-farm biosecurity practice and equine influenza infection during the 2007 outbreak in Australia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 110, 28-36.
  • Flint, E., Minot, E., Stevenson, M., Perry, P., Stafford, K., 2013. Barking in home alone suburban dogs (Canis familiaris) in New Zealand. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 8, 302 - 305.
  • Klingseisen, B., Stevenson, M., Corner, R., 2013. Prediction of Bluetongue virus seropositivity on pastoral properties in northern Australia using remotely sensed bioclimatic variables. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 110, 159 - 168.
  • Neumann, E., Hall, W., Stevenson, M., Morris, R., Than, L., 2013. Descriptive and temporal analysis of post-mortem lesions recorded in slaughtered pigs in New Zealand from 2000 to 2010. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 62, 110 - 116.
  • Nguyen, L., Stevenson, M., Schauer, B., Nguyen, D., Tran, Q., Tien, T., Tran, P., Jones, G., Prattley, D., Morris, R., 2013. Descriptive results of a prospective cohort study of avian influenza in the Mekong River Delta of Viet Nam. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.
  • Schemann, K., Firestone, S.M., Taylor, M.R., Toribio, J.-A.L., Ward, M.P., Dhand, N.K., 2013. Perceptions of vulnerability to a future outbreak: a study of horse managers affected by the first Australian equine influenza outbreak. BMC Veterinary Research 9, 152-161.
  • Schemann, K., Lewis, F.I., Firestone, S.M., Ward, M.P., Toribio, J.-A.L.M.L., Taylor, M.R., Dhand, N.K., 2013. Untangling the complex inter-relationships between horse managers’ perceptions of effectiveness of biosecurity practices using Bayesian graphical modelling. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 110, 37-44.
  • Stevenson, M., Sanson, R., Stern, M., O'Leary, B., Sujau, M., Molles-Benfell, N., Morris, R., 2013. InterSpread Plus: a spatial and stochastic simulation model of disease in animal populations Preventive Veterinary Medicine 109, 10 - 24.
  • Widanarko, B., Legg, S., Stevenson, M., Devereux, J., Jones, G., 2013. Prevalence of low back symptoms and its consequences in relation to occupational group. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 56, 576 - 589.

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