Margaret Khaitsa

Associate Professor

Van Es 118
701 231 5946
margaret.khaitsa@ndsu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Veterinary Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University (1999).
  • B.V.M. from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (1982).
  • M.Sc. in Tropical Veterinary Medicine from University of Edinburgh (1987).

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology

Research interests

Pre-harvest food safety especially in beef production systems, Infectious Disease

Epidemiology

Other interests

Travelling, cooking, puzzles, volunteering for non-governmental organizations

Publications

Peer reviewed journal articles

  • Khaitsa, M.L, J. Hammond, and J. Opuda-Asibo. 1994. Use of Meat Inspection Records in Veterinary Planning. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 42, pp.317-326.
  • Khaitsa, M.L., T. Wittum, K.L. Smith, J.L. Henderson, K.H. Hoblet. 2000. Herd characteristics and management practices associated with bulk tank somatic cell counts in herds in official Dairy Herd Improvement Association programs in Ohio. Am. J .Vet. Res; 61 (9):1092-1098.
  • Khaitsa, M.L., T.E. Wittum, K.L. Smith, J.L. Henderson, K.H. Hoblet. 2001. Characteristics and management practices associated with milk production in dairy herds in Ohio enrolled in official Dairy Herd Improvement Association programs. Am. J .Vet. Res; 62 (8):1262 -1266.
  • Khaitsa, M.L., D.R. Smith, J.A. Stoner, A. M. Parkhurst, S. Hinkley, T.J. Klopfenstein, R.A. Moxley. 2003. Incidence duration and prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 fecal shedding by feedlot cattle during the feeding period. J. Food Prot. 66(11)1972-1977.
  • Schuler L.A, M.L. Khaitsa, N. Dyer, C.L. Stoltenow. 2004. Evaluation of an outbreak of West Nile virus infection in horses: 569 cases (2002). J. Am. Vet. Med. Ass.225 (7): 1084-1089.
  • Khaitsa, ML, M. L. Bauer, P. S. Gibbs, G. P. Lardy, D. Doetkott, and R. B. Kegode. 2005. Comparison of two sampling methods for Escherichia coli O157:H7 detection in feedlot cattle. J. Food Prot. 68(8)1724-1728.
  • Khaitsa, ML, M. L. Bauer, G. P. Lardy, D. Doetkott, R. B. Kegode and P. S. Gibbs, 2006. Fecal shedding of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in North Dakota feedlot cattle in the fall and spring. J. Food Prot. 69(5)1154-1158.
  • Khaitsa, ML, R. Barigye, N.W. Dyer, D. Doetkott, JR Foster. 2006. Serologic and other Diagnostic Evidence of Neospora caninum presence in North Dakota Beef Herds. The Bovine Practitioner 40(1) 51-56.
  • Mafany-Mongoh, Khaitsa, M.L, and N. Dyer. 2007. Environmental and Ecological Determinants of West Nile Virus Occurrence in Horses in North Dakota, 2002. Epidemiol. Infect. 135:57-66.
  • Khaitsa, ML, R. Kegode, M. L. Bauer, P. S. Gibbs, G. P. Lardy and D. Doetkott. 2007. A longitudinal study of Salmonella shedding and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in North Dakota feedlot cattle. J. Food Prot. 70(2)476-481.
  • Tumuhairwe, E., R. Magel, M. Bhandary, M.L. Khaitsa. 2007. Salmonellosis Outbreaks in Humans in the United States, 1990-2003: The Contribution of Turkey as a Vehicle. J. Food Protection Trends, 27(5)300-306.
  • Uzoigwe, J.C., M.L Khaitsa, P. S. Gibbs. 2007. Epidemiologic Evidence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis as a Cause of Crohn’s Disease. Epidemiol. Infect. 2007 Oct;135(7):1057-68. Epub 2007 Apr 20. Review.
  • Mafany-Mongoh, N. Dyer and C. Stoltenow, M.L. Khaitsa. 2007. Characterization of an outbreak of anthrax in animals in North Dakota: 243 cases (2005). The Bovine Practioner, 41(2) 101-109.
  • M. L. Khaitsa, R. B. Kegode, D. K. Doetkott. 2007. Occurrence of Antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella species in Raw and Ready to Eat Turkey Meat Products from Retail Outlets in the Midwestern United States. J. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, 4(4)517-525.
  • J. Oloya, M. Theis, M., D. Doetkott, N. Dyer, P. Gibbs, M.L. Khaitsa, 2007. Evaluation of Salmonella Occurrence in Domestic Animals and Humans in North Dakota (2000-2005). J. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, 4(4)551-563.
  • Mafany-Mongoh, R. Hearne , N. W. Dyer and, M. L. Khaitsa, 2008. The economic impact of West Nile virus infection in horses in the North Dakota Equine Industry in 2002. J. Tropical Animal Health & Production, 40:69-76.
  • R. B. Kegode, D. K. Doetkott, I.V. Wesley, M. L. Khaitsa. 2008. Occurrence of Campylobacter species, Salmonella species, and generic Escherichia coli in meat products from retail outlets in the Midwestern United States. Journal of Food Safety 28:111–125.
  • Dawn C. Feltus, Catherine W. Giddings, Margaret L. Khaitsa and John M. McEvoy*. 2008. High prevalence of Cryptosporidium bovis and the deer-like genotype in calves compared to mature cows in beef cow-calf operations. J. Veterinary Parasitology, 2008 Feb 14;151(2-4):191-5. Epub 2007 Oct 25.
  • Ebot Tabe, James Oloya, Dawn K. Doetkott, Marc L. Bauer, P. Gibbs, Margaret L. Khaitsa. 2008. Comparative Effect of Probiotics on fecal shedding of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in naturally infected Feedlot cattle. J. Food Prot., Vol. 71, No. 3, 2008, Pages 539–544.
  • Mafany-Mongoh, N. W. Dyer and C. L. Stoltenow, M. L. Khaitsa*. 2008. Risk Factors Associated with Anthrax Outbreak in Animals in North Dakota, 2005: A Retrospective Case Control Study. Public Health Reports Volume 123 (Number 3) Pages 352-359 May/June 2008.
  • Tumuhairwe, E., R. Magel, M. Bhandary, M.L. Khaitsa, 2008. Characterization of non-typhoidal Salmonellosis in Humans in ND: 386 cases (2000-2005). J. Food Protection Trends, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2008, Pages 304–313.
  • Khaitsa, M.L., J. Oloya, D. K. Doetkott, R.B. Kegode. 2008. Antimicrobial resistance and association with Class-1 integrons in Escherichia coli Isolated from raw and ready to eat Turkey meat products. Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 71, No. 8, 2008, Pages 1679–1684.
  • Mafany-Mongoh, N. W. Dyer and C. L. Stoltenow, M. L. Khaitsa. 2008. A Review of Management Practices for the Control of Anthrax in Animals: The 2005 Anthrax Outbreak in North Dakota - Case Study. Zoonoses and Public Health, Vol. 55 Issue 6, Pages 279 – 290. (Initiated the study which was part of Mafany-Mongoh’s Ph.D research project)
  • Mafany-Mongoh, Hearne Robert, N. W. Dyer, C. L. Stoltenow, M. L. Khaitsa. 2008. Private and public economic incentives for the control of animal diseases: the case of anthrax in livestock J. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 55 (2008) 319–328.
  • Robert Barigye, Neil W. Dyer, Teresa K. Newell, Margaret L. Khaitsa, James M. Trout, Monica Santinc, Ronald Fayer .2008. Molecular and Immunohistochemical Detection of Assemblage E, Giardia duodenalis in Scouring North Dakota Calves. Veterinary Parasitology 157(3-4):196-202.
  • J. C. Uzoigwe, J. Oloya, N.W. Dyer, P. S. Gibbs, M. L. Khaitsa, 2008. Occurrence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in Cattle in North Dakota, 1995 – 2005. The Bovine Practitioner, 2008 42(2) 160-168.
  • Khaitsa, M.L., R.B. Kegode, D. K. Doetkott. 2008. Occurrence of Antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella serotypes shed in feces of bison in North Dakota. The Bovine Practitioner, 2008, 42(2) 148-154.
  • Oloya, D. Doetkott, M.L. Khaitsa. 2009. Antimicrobial drug resistance and molecular characterization of Salmonella isolated from domestic animals, humans and meat products. J. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, 2009, 6(3) 273-284.
  • Luke C. Heider, M.L. Khaitsa, et al. 2009. Genetic and phenotypic characterization of the blaCMY gene from Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica isolated from food-producing animals, humans, the environment and retail meat. J. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease, 2009, 6(3) 273-284.
  • M. N. Mongoh, N. W. Dyer, W. Tidball, M. L. Khaitsa. 2009. Plaque-Reduction Neutralization Tests (PRNT) of equine sera after vaccination of horses against West Nile virus: 39 horses. Africa Journal of Animal and Biomedical Sciences 4 (2):32-37.
  • Ebot S.Tabe, James Oloya, Dawn K. Doetkott, Margaret L. Khaitsa. 2010. Characterization of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium serovar Copenhagen isolated from feedlot cattle. Journal of Food Protection Trends, Journal of Food Protection Trends, Vol. 30, No. 5, Pages 273–279.
  • E. S. Tabe, J. Oloya, Dawn K. Doetkott, M. L. Khaitsa*. Genotypic diversity of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica typhimurium var Copenhagen isolated from feedlot cattle during finishing. Africa Journal of Animal and Biomedical Sciences 5 (3), 2010.ISSN: 1819-4214.

Peer reviewed proceedings/symposia

  • Ndiva Mongoh Mafany, Khaitsa, Margaret, Hearne Robert, Dyer Neil and Leitch Jay. 2005. Occurrence, Management Strategies, and Economic Impact of West Nile virus in Horses in North Dakota, 2002. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology & Economics - ISVEE XI meeting held August 6-11, 2006 at Cairns, Australia.
  • Isaac Triebold, Margaret Khaitsa, William Nganje, Julie Goplin, Penelope Gibbs and Neil Dyer. 2006. Evaluating syndromic surveillance in North Dakota using a gastrointestinal illness case study. Abstract ranked as high quality and selected for presentation at the 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition of American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 4-8, 2006. Abstract No. 141325.
  • James Sasanya* and Margaret L. Khaitsa. 2007. Epidemiology in Times of Bioterrorism. Oral presentation at the joint symposium of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), "Partnerships for Preparedness: Future Directions for Schools of Public Health and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine." April 23-24, 2007, Atlanta, GA.
  • Mafany-Mongoh*, Khaitsa, M.L, N. Dyer and C. L. Stoltenow. 2007. Characterization of the 2005 Anthrax Outbreak among Animals in North Dakota. Poster presentation at the joint symposium of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), April 23-24, 2007, Atlanta, GA.
  • Jacinta C. Uzoigwe*, Margaret L. Khaitsa, Penelope S. Gibbs. 2007. Epidemiologic Evidence of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis as a cause of Crohn’s Disease. Poster presentation at the joint symposium of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), April 23-24, 2007, Atlanta, GA.
  • Tabe ES, Oloya J, Doetkott DK, Bauer ML, Mahero MW, Khaitsa, ML. 2009. Comparative effect of direct-fed-microbials on fecal shedding and genotypic diversity of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in Feedlot cattle. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology & Economics - ISVEE XII meeting held August 10-14, 2009 at Durban, South Africa.

Extension publications

  • Khaitsa, M.L., M.L. Bauer, P.S. Gibbs and G.P. Lardy. 2003. Risk assessment of E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella fecal shedding in North Dakota feedlot cattle. Unified Beef Cattle and Range Research Report: Agricultural Experiment Station, Department. Animal and Range Sciences, North Dakota State University.
  • Khaitsa, M.L., M.L. Bauer, P.S. Gibbs and G.P. Lardy. 2003. Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Salmonella isolates from North Dakota cattle. Unified Beef Cattle and Range Research Report: Agricultural Experiment Station, Department. Animal and Range Sciences, North Dakota State University.
  • Khaitsa*, M.L., A. Mantz, and D. Doetkott. 2004. Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella in North Dakota State University (NDSU) Dairy Cattle and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of the Salmonella isolates. In: Proceedings of the 38th Annual North Dakota Dairy Convention. Mandan, ND. Nov.18-19, 2004. pp 32-35.
  • Khaitsa, M.L., R. Barigye, N.W. Dyer, D. Doetkott, J.R. Foster. 2006. Evidence of Neospora caninum presence in North Dakota Beef Herds. Unified Beef Cattle and Range Research Report: Agricultural Experiment Station, Department. Animal and Range Sciences, North Dakota State University.
  • M. Theis, M., J. Oloya, D. Doetkott, N.W. Dyer, P.S. Gibbs, M.L. Khaitsa, 2007. Salmonella Occurrence in North Dakota forage-fed beef cattle: Prevalence, Characterization and comparison with reports from the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Unified Beef Cattle and Range Research Report: Agricultural Experiment Station, Department. Animal and Range Sciences, North Dakota State University.
  • C. Uzoigwe, J. Oloya, N.W. Dyer, P. S. Gibbs, M. L. Khaitsa, 2007. Johne’s disease in North Dakota (1995 – 2005): Trends and selected risk factors. Unified Beef Cattle and Range Research Report: Agricultural Experiment Station, Department. Animal and Range Sciences, North Dakota State University.