Department of Pathology, Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory
Anatomic Pathology - TVDIL, Associate Professor

Diagnostic Pathology


Research Interests

  • Pathology of Domestic Animals

Educational Background

  • DVM (1999) Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
  • MSc (2001) Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
  • DACVP (2009) Anatomic Pathology

Selected Publications

  • Camus M, Priest H, Kohler J, Driskell E, Rakich P, Ilha M, Krimer P. Cytologic criteria for mast cell tumor grading in dogs with evaluation of clinical outcome. Veterinary Pathology, 53: 1117-1123, 2016.
  • Semmadali M, Ilha M, Ramamoorthy S. Genetic diversity of porcine circovirus type 2 and implications for detection and control. Research in Veterinary Science, 13: 179-186, 2015.
  • Ilha MRS, Rajeev S. Mycotic dermatitis and gout in an American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 6: 609-611, 2015.
  • Rajeev S, Ilha M, Woldemeskel M, Berghaus RD, Pence ME. Detection of asymptomatic renal Leptospira infection in abattoir slaughtered cattle in southeastern Georgia, USA. SAGE Open Medicine. Published July 30, 2014, doi: 10.1177/2050312114544696.
  • Hines II ME, Turnquist SE, Ilha MRS, Rajeev S, Jones AL, Whittington L, Bannantine JP, Barletta RG, Grohn YT, Katani R, Talaat AM, Li L, Kapur V. Evaluation of novel oral vaccine candidates and validation of a caprine model of Johne’s disease. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 4: 1-14, 2014.
  • Ilha MRS, Styer EL. Extra-adrenal retroperitoneal paraganglioma in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 25: 803-806, 2013.
  • Ilha MRS, Wisell C. Cholesterol granuloma associated with otitis media in a cat. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 25: 515-518. 2013.
  • Ilha MRS, Coarsey M, Whittington L, Rajeev S, Ramamoorthy S. The occurrence of bovine viral diarrhea virus in hunter-harvested white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the state of Georgia, Southeastern USA. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 24: 1052-1056. 2012.
  • Rajeev S, Ilha M, Harrison J, Clifton G, Grooters A, Wickes BL, Sutton DA. Pathology in Practice: Lagenidium sp. infection in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 241: 447-449. 2012.
  • Ilha MR, Newman SJ. Pathology in Practice: Dermatophytosis in a red panda. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 240: 953-955. 2012.
  • JankovskyJM, Newkirk KM, Ilha MR, Newman SJ. COX-2 and c-kit expression in canine gliomas. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, Nov 2011 doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5829.2011.00302.x. [Epub ahead of print] (Accepted for publication in 2011).
  • Woldemeskel M, Ligget A, Ilha M, Saliki JT, Johnson LP. Canine parvovirus-2b-associated erythema multiforme in a litter of English Setter dogs. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 23: 576-580. 2011.
  • Ilha MRS, Newman SJ, van Amstel S, Fecteau KA. Uterine lesions in 32 Female Miniature Pet Pigs. Veterinary Pathology 47: 1071-1075. 2010.
  • Ilha MRS, Rajeev S, Watson C, Woldemeskel M. Meningoencephalitis caused by Mycoplasma edwardii in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 22: 805-808. 2010.
  • Allender MC, McCain SL, Ramsay EC, Schumacher J, Ilha MR. Cervical necrotizing fasciitis and myositis in a western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Journal of medical primatology 38: 156-159. 2009.
  • Johnstone McLean NS, Ward DA, Hendrix DVH, Donnell RL, Ilha MRS. Ligneous conjunctivitis secondary to a congenital plasminogen deficiency in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 232: 715-721. 2008.
  • Ilha MRS, Loretti AP, Reis ACF. Wasting and mortality in beef cattle parasitized by Eurytrema coelomaticum in the State of Parana. Veterinary Parasitology 133: 49-60. 2005.
  • Ilha MRS, Loretti AP, Barros CSL, Gimeno EJ, Martin CA. Papillary adenocarcinoma of the extrahepatic bile duct in a Holstein cow. Veterinary Pathology 42:74-77, 2005.
  • Loretti AP, Ilha MRS, Ordás J, Martin de las Mulas J. Clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical study of feline mammary fibroepithelial hyperplasia following a single injection of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 7:43-52. 2005.
  • Ilha MRS, Loretti AP, Barros CSL. Hyperthermic syndrome in dairy cattle associated with consumption of ergots of Claviceps purpurea in southern Brazil. Veterinary and Human Toxicology 45: 140-145. 2003.
  • Additional publications for Dr. Ilha may be found at PubMed.

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