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Walt E Cook

Clinical Associate Professor


Phone: (979) 845-5068

Mailstop: 4467

Department: VTPB

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  • Ph.D. epizootiology, University of Wyoming 1999
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis 1994
  • B.S. Biology, California Polytechnic State University 1989


  • American College of Veterinary Prevenative Medicine
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 13552

Scholarly Interests

I am primarily interested in wildlife disease prevention and management. I have done research and management on diseases such as anthrax, brucellosis, and chronic wasting disease. I have also done work with chemical immobilization agents. I am also interested in pharmacokinetics and drug withdrawal of antibiotics and immobilizing agents.


Tissue residue levels of butorphanol, azaperone, medetomidine, atipamizole and naltrexone in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at 11 and 21 days post intramuscular injection.
Cook, W, D Cain, T Hensley, W Bluntzer, W Lance, L Dobson, R McDaniel and D Davis
Poult Fish Wildl Sci . 2016 10.
Tissue residue levels of florfenicol, ceftiofur, tulthromycin, oxytetracycline, cydectin in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at 11, 21, and 31 days post intramuscular injection
Cook, W, D Cain, T Hensley, W Bluntzer, W Lance, L Dobson, R McDaniel M Lockwood, B Dittmar, R Schoenberg, M Smith and D Davis
Small Rum Res. 2016 144:234-235.
Chronic Wasting Disease drives population decline of white-tailed deer
Edmunds, DR, MJ Kaufman, BA Schumaker, FG Lindzey, WE Cook, TJ Kreeger, RG Grogan, and TE Cornish
PLos One . 2016 11(8):.
Seroprevalence of Borrellia burgdorferi antibodies in white-tailed deer from Texas
Adetunji, SA, RC Krecek, G Castellanos, JC Morrill, A Blue-McLendon, WE Cook, MD Esteve-Gassent
Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl. . 2016 5(2):168-174.
Comparison of the humoral response between sheep vaccinated with a killed-virus vaccine and those vaccinated with a modified-live virus vaccine against bluetongue virus serotype 17.
Speiser, KL, BA Schumaker, WE Cook, TE Cornish, KM Cammack and MM Miller
JAVMA. 2016 248(9):1043-1049.
Economics of transitioning from a cow-calf-yearling operation to a stocker operation.
Ruff, SP, DE Peck, CT Bastian and WE Cook
Annual Journal of Am Soc Farm Mgers Rur App . 2016 :55-76.

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