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James G.W. Wenzel, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT, DACVPM (Epidemiology)

Dr. Wenzel was born and raised near Paducah, Kentucky.  He has received education and professional degrees from Sewanee, Paducah, Murray State, Auburn University, University of Georgia and University of Minnesota.  In 2001 he served on the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Eradication Campaign in the United Kingdom.  He is currently serving as Associate Professor at Auburn University JT Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital. 

In 2001, Dr. Wenzel served in the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Eradication Campaign in the United Kingdom.  He has also served as instructor in Agricultural Emergency Response Training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Wenzel is a competitor and coach in the United States Cycling Federation and has raced throughout the USA, and in Ukraine, Austria and Belgium.


Research Interests

  • Biosecurity and Bio- and Agri-Terrorism Preparedness Training
  • Zoonotic and Foreign Animal Disease Training
  • Epidemiologic and Statistical Methods in Veterinary Medicine
  • Effects of Surveillance and Intervention on Animal Production
  • Diseases of Animal Reproductive Systems
  • Physiology of Gestation

Selected Publications

Nie GJ, Johnson KE, Wenzel JGW and Braden TD.  Luteal function in mares following administration of oxytocin, cloprostenol or saline on days 0, 1 or 2 post-ovulation. Theriogenology 60(6):1119-1125, 2003.

Nie GJ and Wenzel JGW.  Adaptation of the hypoosmotic swelling test to assess functional integrity of stallion spermatozoal plasma membranes. Theriogenology 55:1005-1018, 2001.

Wenzel JGW, Williamson NB and Seguin BE.  Factors associated with use of prostaglandins in reproductive herd health programs for dairy cows. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 206(3):347-353, 1995.

Pugh DG, Rankins DL, Eason JT, Wenzel JGW and Spano, JS.  The effect of feeding broiler litter on the serum calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium concentration of beef brood cows. Veterinary Clinical Nutrition 1(1):18-22, 1994.

Wenzel JGW, Wright JC and Carson RL. Use of prostaglandin products by dairy cattle owners, beef cattle owners, and veterinarians. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 203(12):1732-1736, 1993.

Wenzel JGW. A review of prostaglandin F2 products and their use in dairy reproductive herd health programs. Veterinary Bulletin 61(5):433-447, 1991.

Wenzel JGW, Odend'hal S and Player EC. Histological and  histochemical characterization of the bovine rete ovarii through the estrous cycle and gestation. Zentralblatt für Veterinärmedizin C. Anatomia Histologia Embryologia 16(2):124-135, 1987.

Wenzel JGW and Odend'hal S. The mammalian rete ovarii: A literature review. Cornell Veterinarian 75(3):411-425, 1985.

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