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Steve M. Ensley, DVM, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

  • Applied veterinary toxicology; Animal drinking water quality; Mineral and vitamin nutrition; Food animal veterinary toxicology


  • DVM: Kansas State University
  • MS and PhD: Iowa State University

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Fitzgerald AH, Harkin K, Zhang Y, Njaa B, Ensley S. Suspected gadolinium neurotoxicity in a dog. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2021;62(6):674-677.
  • Fitzgerald AH, Zhang Y, . . . , Ensley S. Detecting and quantifying marijuana metabolites in serum and urine of 19 dogs affected by marijuana toxicity. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2021;33(5):1002-1007.
  • Jennings J, Ensley S, Smith W, Husz T, Lawrence T. Impact of increasing levels of fumonisin on performance, liver toxicity, and tissue histopathology of finishing beef steers. J Anim Sci. 2020;98(suppl 3):142-143.
  • Yao L, Maloley K, Broeckling C, Ensley S, Crain S, Coffey R. Quantitative analysis of ethyl carbamate in distillers grains co-products and bovine plasma by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. J Agric Food Chem. 2020;68(39):10984-10991.
  • Yuan J, Kim H-J, Filstrup C, Guo B, Imerman P, Ensley S, Yoon K-J. Utility of a PCR-based method for rapid and specific detection of toxigenic Microcystis spp. in farm ponds. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2020;32(3):369-381.