Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Florina S. Tseng

Associate Professor and Associate Chair 

Wildlife Medicine and Surgery, Seabird Biology, Oil Spill Response
Director, Wildlife Clinic

Campus Phone:
508-839-7918

Fax:
508-839-7930

Education

  • DVM - Cornell University - 1981
  • BS - Oberlin College - 1976

Decreased hematocrits in common terns (sterna hirundo) exposed to oil: Distinguishing oil effects from natural variation

Author(s):Nisbet, I.C.T. | Tseng, F.S. | Apanius, V.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Waterbirds

A technique for evisceration as an alternative to enucleation in birds of prey: 19 cases

Author(s):Murray, M. | Pizzirani, S. | Tseng, F.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery

Baseline health parameters and species comparisons among free-ranging Atlantic sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae), bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo), and spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) sharks in Georgia, Florida, and Washington, USA

Author(s):Haman, K.H. | Norton, T.M. | Thomas, A.C. | Dove, A.D.M. | Tseng, F.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Description of novel babesia species and associated lesions from common murres (uria aalge) from California

Author(s):Yabsley, M.J. | Greiner, E. | Tseng, F.S. | Garner, M.M. | Nordhausen, R.W. | Ziccardi, M.H. | Borjesson, D.L. | Zabolotzky, S.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Journal of Parasitology

Pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine after single-dose subcutaneous administration in red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans)

Author(s):Kummrow, M.S. | Tseng, F. | Hesse, L. | Court, M.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Diagnosis and treatment of secondary anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis in a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Author(s):Murray, M. | Tseng, F.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery

Beached bird surveys in Massachusetts: The seabird ecological assessment network (SEANET)

Author(s):Harris, R.J. | Tseng, F.S. | Pokras, M.A. | Suedmeyer, B.A. | Bogart, J.S.H. | Prescott, R.L. | Newman, S.H.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Marine Ornithology

Beach surveys past, present, and future: Toward a global surveillance network for stranded seabirds

Author(s):Newman, S.H. | Harris, R.J. | Tseng, F.S.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Marine Ornithology

Oiled wildlife care network development for integrated emergency response

Author(s):Mazet, J. | Tseng, F. | Holcomb, J. | Jessup, D.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: 2005 International Oil Spill Conference, IOSC 2005

Care of oiled seabirds: A veterinary perspective

Author(s):Tseng, F.S.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: 2005 International Oil Spill Conference, IOSC 2005

Oiled Wildlife Care Network development for integrated emergency response

Author(s):Mazet, J. | Tseng, F. | Jessup, D.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: 2005 International Oil Spill Conference, IOSC 2005

Advances in oiled bird emergency medicine and management

Author(s):Mazet, J.A.K. | Newman, S.H. | Gilardi, K.V.K. | Tseng, F.S. | Holcomb, J.B. | Jessup, D.A. | Ziccardi, M.H.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery

An experimental soft-release of oil-spill rehabilitated American coots (Fulica americana): II. Effects on health and blood parameters

Author(s):Newman, S.H. | Anderson, D.W. | Ziccardi, M.H. | Trupkiewicz, J.G. | Tseng, F.S. | Christopher, M.M. | Zinkl, J.G.
Publication year: 2000
Journal / Book title: Environmental Pollution

General Research Interests

  • Wildlife medicine and surgery with an emphasis on seabird biology

Selected Research Projects

Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANet) - a long term collaborative effort to assess the health of seabird populations from Delaware Bay to Atlantic Canada. The network compiles and analyzes data on population distribution, demographics, disease outbreaks, mortality events, and anthropogenic threats to seabirds, waterbirds, and waterfowl. We are also organizing and expanding volunteer-based beached bird surveys and forming a network of interested researchers in the region.

My interest in the subject of analgesia in wildlife patients has led to the development of a research project mapping opioid receptors in the brains of red-tailed hawks.  We hope that this data will better inform our analgesic protocols in clinical patients.

Research Interests by Area

International, Wildlife and Conservation Medicine
  • SEANET; Petroleum Toxicity; Wildlife Analgesia