Publications Thomas Dijkstra


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Publications Thomas Dijkstra

Engelen, E. van, Dijkstra, T., Meertens, N.M., Werven, T. van. Bacterial flora associated with udder cleft dermatitis in Dutch dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 2021 Jan;104:728–735.


Santman-Berends, I.M.G.A., Mars, M.H., Weber, M.F., Duijn, L van., Waldeck, H.W.F., Biesheuvel, M.M., Brink, K.M.J.A van den, Dijkstra, T., Hodnik, J.J., Strain, S., de Roo, B., Veldhuis, A ., Schaik, G.  van. Control and Eradication Programs for Non-EU Regulated Cattle Diseases in the Netherlands. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, section Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics August 2021 | Volume 8 | Article 670419 1-22


Dijkstra, Th., Bosma, G.J., Veling J., 1992. Cows with swollen anus and vulva as farming problem. Tijdschr. Diergeneesk. 117, 269-270.


Borgsteede, F.H.M., Leeuw, W.A. de, Dijkstra, Th., Alsma, G., Vries, W. de, 1992. Ascaris suum-infections causing clinical problems in cattle? Tijdschr. Diergeneesk.117, 296-298.


Dijkstra, Th., Hage, J.J., With, H.J. de, 1994. The recurrent problem of BVDV. Tijdschr. Diergeneesk. 119, 536.


Dijkstra, Th., Barkema, H.W., Buuren, R.D. van, Spanje, J.G. van, Jorritsma, H. 1994. Excretion of intra-uterine applied oxytetracycline and lugol in cows’ milk. Tijdschr. Diergeneesk. 119, 634-636.


Hage, J.J., Schukken, Y.H., Dijkstra, Th., Barkema, H.W., Valkengoed, P.H.R. van, Wentink, G.H. 1998. Milk production and reproduction during a subclinical bovine herpesvirus 1 infection on a dairy farm. Prev. Vet. Med. 34, 97-106.


Wouda, W., Dijkstra, Th., Kramer, A.M.H., Maanen, C. van, Brinkhof, J.M.A., 1999. Seroepidemiological evidence for a relationship between Neospora caninum infections in dogs and cattle. Int. J. Parasitol. 29, 1677-1682.


Wouda, W., Bartels, C.J.M., Dijkstra, Th., 2000. Epidemiology of bovine neosporosis with emphasis on risk factors. Int. J. Parasitol. 30, 884-886.


Wouda, W., Bartels, C.J.M., Dijkstra, Th., 2000. Some aspects of diagnosis and epidemiology of bovine Neosporosis. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Suppl. 6, 75-77.


Wouda, W., Dijkstra, Th., Kramer, A.M.H., Bartels, C.J.M, 2000. The role of the dog in the epidemiololgy of Neosporosis in cattle. Tijdschr. Diergeneesk. 125, 614-618.


Smits, C.B., Maanen, C. van, Glas, R.D., Gee, A.L.W. de, Dijkstra, Th., Oirschot, J.T. van, Rijsewijk, F.A.M., 2000. Comparison of three polymerase chain reaction methods for routine detection of bovine herpesvirus 1 DNA in fresh bull semen. J. Virol. Methods 85, 65-73.


Dijkstra, Th., Barkema, H.W., Eysker, M., Wouda, W., 2001. Evidence of post-natal transmission of Neospora caninum in Dutch dairy herds. Int. J. Parasitol. 31, 209-215.


Dijkstra, Th., Eysker, M., Schares, G., Conraths, F.J., Wouda, W., Barkema, H.W., 2001. Dogs shed Neospora caninum oocysts after ingestion of naturally infected bovine placenta but not after ingestion of colostrum spiked with Neospora caninum tachyzoites. Int. J. Parasitol. 31, 747-752.


Dijkstra, Th., Barkema, H.W., Hesselink, J.W., Wouda, W., 2002. Point source exposure of cattle to Neospora caninum consistent with periods of common housing and feeding and related to the introduction of a dog. Vet. Parasitol. 105, 89-98.


Dijkstra, Th., Barkema, H.W., Eysker, M., Hesselink, J.W., Wouda, W., 2002. Natural transmission routes of Neospora caninum between farm dogs and cattle. Vet. Parasitol. 105, 99-104.


Emmerzaal, A., Wit, J.J., Dijkstra, Th., Bakker, D., Zijderveld, van F.G., 2002. The Dutch Brucella abortus monitoring programme for cattle: the impact of false positive serological reactions and comparison of serological tests. Vet. Q. 24, 40-46.


Dijkstra, Th., Barkema, H.W., Björkman, C., Wouda, W., 2002. A high rate of seroconversion for Neospora caninum in a dairy herd without an obvious increased incidence of abortions. Vet Parasitol. 109, 203-211.


Dijkstra, Th., Barkema, H.W., Eysker, M., Beiboer, M.L., Wouda, W., 2003. Evaluation of a single serological screening of dairy herds for Neospora caninum antibodies. Vet Parasitol. 110, 161-169.


Muskens, J., Vos, J., Dijkstra, Th., Counotte, G.H.M., Kock, P., 2004. Stilbirth/perinatal weak calf syndrome in dairy heifers: results of a pilot study. Tijdschr. Diergeneesk. 129, 368-371.


Dijkstra, Th., Wagenaar, J.A., Visser, I.J.R., Bergen van, M.A.P., Pastoor, P.W.,  Kock, P.A, 2005. Campylobacter as a venereal disease by cattle. Tijdschr. Diergeneesk. 130, 407-408.


Bartels C.J, van Maanen C., van der Meulen A.M., Dijkstra T., Wouda W., 2005. Evaluation of three enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for detection of antibodies to Neospora caninum in bulk milk. Vet Parasitol. 131, 235-246.


Dijkstra T., Bartels C.J.M., Wouda W., 2006. New practice guidelines for abortion in cattle due to Neospora caninum? Tijdschr. Diergeneesk. 131, 135.


Bartels C.J.M., van Schaik G., Veldhuisen J. P., van den Borne B. H., Wouda W., Dijkstra T., 2006. Effect of Neospora caninum-serostatus on culling, reproductive performance and milk production in Dutch dairy herds with and without a history of Neospora caninum-associated abortion epidemics. Prev Vet Med. 77, 186-198.


Gema Alvarez-Garcia, Luis-Miguel Ortega-Mora, Thomas Dijkstra and Willem Wouda. Diagnostic Applications and recommended diagnostic schemes (cattle)., 2007. Page 89-98 in Protozoal Abortion in Farm Ruminants. Guidelines for diagnosis and control. ISBN-13: 978 1 84593 211 4.


Bartels C.J.M., Heunink I., Beiboer M.L., van Schaik G., Wouda W., Dijkstra T. Stegeman J.A., 2007. Quantification of vertical and horizontal transmission of Neospora caninum infection in Dutch dairy herds. Vet Parasitol. 148, 83-92.


Bartels C.J.M., Hogeveen H., van Schaik G., Wouda W., Dijkstra T., 2007. Estimated economic losses due to Neospora caninum infection in dairy herds with and without a history of Neospora caninum-associated abortion epidemics thesis


Bartels C.J.M., van Schaik G., van Maanen C., Wouda W., Dijkstra T. 2007. Factors associated with variation in Neospora caninum bulk-milk ELISA S/P ratios initially bulk-milk negative testing Dutch dairy herds. Prev Vet Med. 81, 265-273.


Dijkstra T, Lam TJ, Bartels CJM, Eysker M, Wouda W. 2008. Natural postnatal Neospora caninum infection in cattle can persist and lead to endogenous transplacental infection. Vet Parasitol. 152:220-225.


Dijkstra T, Bartels CJM, Wouda W. 2008. Control of Bovine Neosporosis in the Netherlands. Reprod Domest Animal 43, Supplement 5, 107.


J. M. Parlevliet, H. J. Roest, T. DijkstraConference Paper: Cefquinome as a Treatment for Taylorella Equigenitalis in the Stallion Reproduction in Domestic Animals 09/2009;


Muskens, J., Dijkstra, T., Roumen, M., 2010. [Abortion on cattle farms: research results and advice]. Tijdschr. Diergeneeskd. 135, 338-340.


M. de Vries ,E. A. M. Bokkers, T. Dijkstra, G. van Schaik , and I. J. M. de Boer.2011. Invited review: Associations between variables of routine herd data and dairy cattle welfare indicators Journal of Dairy Science Volume 94, Issue 7 , Pages 3213-3228, July 2011.


C. van Maanen, R. Buter, Th Dijkstra, M. van der Lei, D. Gaudaire, A. Han.: Selection and validation of a real-time rt-PCR assay for the detection of equine arteritis virus and preliminary investigations into the prevalence of carrier stallions in the Netherlands. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Volume 32, Issue 10, Supplement, October 2012, Page s60


M de Vries, B Engel, I den Uijl, G van Schaik, T Dijkstra, IJM de Boer and EAM Bokkers Assessment time of the Welfare Quality® protocol for dairy cattle. Animal Welfare 2013, 22: 85-93.


M. de Vries, E. A. M. Bokkers, G. van Schaik, R. Botreau, B. Engel, T. Dijkstra, and I. J. M. de Boer. 2013. Evaluating results of the Welfare Quality multi-criteria evaluation model for classification of dairy cattle welfare at the herd level. J. Dairy Sci. 96 :6264–6273.


M. de Vries, E. A. M. Bokkers, G. van Schaik, B. Engel, T. Dijkstra, and I. J.. de Boer. 2014. Exploring the value of routinely collected herd data for estimating dairy cattle welfare. J Dairy Sci. 97:715-730.


M. de Vries,, E.A.M. Bokkers, C.G. van Reenen, B. Engel, G. van Schaik,T. Dijkstra, I.J.M. de Boer. 2015. Housing and management factors associated with indicators of dairy cattle welfare. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 118. 80–92


J.H.M. Metz, T. Dijkstra, P. Franken, K. Frankena. Development and application of a protocol to evaluate herd welfare in Dutch dairy farms. Livestock Science 180(2015)183–193.


M. de Vries, E. A. M. Bokkers, G. van Schaik, B. Engel, T. Dijkstra, and I. J. M. de Boer. 2016. Improving the time efficiency of identifying dairy herds with poorer welfare in a population J. Dairy Sci. 99:8282–8296


A. Bouma, M. Nielen, E. van Soest, S. Sietsma, J. van den Broek, T. Dijkstra, and T. van Werven. Longitudinal study of udder cleft dermatitis in 5 Dutch dairy cattle herds. 2016 J. Dairy Sci. 99:4487–4495


Weber, M.F.; Aalberts, M.; Dijkstra, T.; Schukken, Y.H. Predicting Positive ELISA Results in Dairy Herds with a Preferred Status in a Paratuberculosis Control Program. Animals 2022, 12, 384.



Scientific posters

Abortion during a subsequent pregnancy of Neospora caninum postnatally infected cattle


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