James G. Sikarskie

James  G.  Sikarskie
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Vet Medical Ctr
  • 736 Wilson Rd Room A226
  • East Lansing MI 48824
  • 517-353-5420


Dr. Sikarskie's research was in the broad areas of wildlife toxicology and wildlife as environmental sentinels. His work in environmental toxicology included using wildlife (especially bald eagles) as biomonitors of environmental quality while evaluating the impact of environmental change (contaminants, disease, habitat loss, etc.) on wildlife. His research interests focused on the area of wildlife as biomonitors and the veterinarian's role in wildlife management here in the U.S. and internationally. He has consulted in the area of remediation of contaminated sites and the use of wildlife as biomonitors to evaluate the success or impact of remediation or clean-up efforts. He was interested in veterinary medical means of managing wildlife such as use of vaccines and anthelmintics. He had a special interest in how the oral vaccines being developed to control Tuberculosis in the wildlife reservoir in New Zealand might have application in managing the TB problem in Kruger Park in South Africa and the problem in white-tailed deer, here in Michigan.


Michigan State University, B.S., 1974, Veterinary Science   
Michigan State University, D.V.M., 1975  
Michigan State University , M.S., 1981, Population Dynamics and Wildlife Ecology




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