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HELEN ACETO, B.Sc., Ph.D., V.M.D.
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology , University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Director of Biosecurity, Director of Biosecurity, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center

Research Areas: Antimicrobial drug treatment, Biosecurity, Zoonotic diseases, Salmonella

Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
 Phone (610) 925-6701
 Fax (610) 925-6800
 Email helenwa@vet.upenn.edu

Zoonotic diseases in large animals
Biosecurity and infection control

Epidemiology of Salmonella in cattle and horses, development and implementation of biosecurity and disease control strategies for animal healthcare and community settings, assessment of veterinary surveillance models for hospital and community-based applications

Rankin SC, Wichard JM, Joyce K, Stephens L, O’Shea K, Aceto H, Munro DS, Benson CE. Detection of a blaSHV extended-spectrum ß-lactamase in Salmonella Newport MDR-AmpC. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 43: 5792-5793, 2005.

You Y, Rankin SC, Aceto HW, Benson CE, Toth JD, Dou Z Survival of Salmonella enterica serovar Newport in manure and manure-amended soils. Appl. Environ. Microbiol 72: 5777-5783, 2006.

Anderson MEC, Lefebvre SL, Rankin SC, Aceto H, Morley PS, Caron JP, Welsh RD, Holbrook TC, Moore B, Ruffin DC and Weese SJ Retrospective multicentre study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in 115 horses. Equine Veterinary Journal 41: 401-405, 2009.

Dallap Schaer* BL, Aceto H*, and Rankin SC. Dallap Schaer and Aceto are joint first authors. Outbreak of salmonellosis caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Newport MDR-ampC in a large animal veterinary teaching hospital. J. Vet. Intern. Med 24: 1138-46, 2010.

Tyner GA, Nolen-Walston RD, Hall T, Stoen JP, Coutëil L, Javsicas J, Stack A, Schott H, Johnson A, Hardefeldt L, Gruntman A, Sommardahl C, Menzies-Gow N, dePedro1 P, Norman T, Fennell LC, Axon JE, Lindborg S, Engiles J, Aceto H, Boston R. A multicenter retrospective study of 151 renal biopsies in horses. J Vet Intern Med 25: 532-539, 2011.

Aceto H, Traub-Dargatz JL, Morley PS and Slovis NM. Large animal isolation facilities: key considerations in design and management. 2009 ACVIM Forum and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention,Montreal, Quebec, Canada : , 2009.

Aceto Helen, Parente Eric J Using quarterly earnings to assess racing performance in 70 thoroughbreds after modified laryngoplasty for treatment of recurrent laryngeal neuropathy. Veterinary surgery : VS 41: 689-95, 2012.

Aceto Helen, Miller Stephanie A, Smith Gary Onset of diarrhea and pyrexia and time to detection of Salmonella enterica subsp enterica in feces in experimental studies of cattle, horses, goats, and sheep after infection per os. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 238: 1333-9, 2011.

Freeman K D, Southwood L L, Lane J, Lindborg S, Aceto H W Post operative infection, pyrexia and perioperative antimicrobial drug use in surgical colic patients. Equine veterinary journal 44: 476-81, 2012.

Toth J D, Aceto H W, Rankin S C, Dou Z Survival characteristics of Salmonella enterica serovar Newport in the dairy farm environment. Journal of dairy science 94: 5238-46, 2011.

Morley P S, Anderson M E C, Burgess B A, Aceto H, Bender J B, Clark C, Daniels J B, Davis M A, Hinchcliff K W, Johnson J R, McClure J, Perkins G A, Pusterla N, Traub-Dargatz J L, Weese J S, Whittem T L Report of the third Havemeyer workshop on infection control in equine populations. Equine Veterinary Journal 45: 131-6, 2013.

Dallap Schaer B L, Aceto H, Caruso M A, Brace M A Identification of predictors of Salmonella shedding in adult horses presented for acute colic. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 26: 1177-85, 2012.

Dallap-Schaer BL, Linton JK and Aceto H Perioperative antimicrobial drug use and postoperative complications in 762 surgical equine colic patients Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 26: 1449-56, 2012.

Schroeder OE, Aceto HW and Boyle AG Kick Injuries to the Radius and tibia in 51 Horses, A Field Study: 2000-2010 The Canadian Veterinary Journal 54: 271-275, 2013.

Toth JD, Aceto HW, Rankin SC, Dou Z Occurrence of zoonotic pathogens in the farm environment of 13 dairy operations Journal of Dairy Science Accepted: , 2013.

B.Sc. (Pharmacology) University of Dundee School of Medicine, 1977

Ph.D. (Pharmacology) Temple University School of Medicine, 1993

V.M.D. (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1997