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Luis Cruz-Martinez

Luis Cruz-Martinez


PhD Candidate at the Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada

Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
TRW 2D16  3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary,  Alberta  T3G1B7  Canada
Phone: 403 805 6041
Email: luis.cruzmartinez@ucalgary.ca

   Research Interests

Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles - Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyZLxobg5k0 Outreach and Science communication - Article: http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/utoday/january18-2013/spreadingwings Raptor Migration - Video: One Health approaches to wildlife health and conservation Fecal Glucocorticoid measurement in Great horned owls Non-lethal techniques to assess exposure and effects of contaminants on wildlife

Species of Interest: 
  • Migratory species
  • American Kestrels
  • Bald Eagles
  • Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  • Harpy Eagle


Cruz-Martinez, L., P.T. Redig, and J. Deen, Lead from spent ammunition: a source of exposure and poisoning in bald eagles. Human-Wildlife Interactions, 2012. 6(1): p. 94-104.

Wunschmann, A., D. Rejmanek, P. A. Conrad, N. Hall, L. Cruz-Martinez, S. B. Vaughn, and B. C. Barr. 2010. Natural fatal Sarcocystis falcatula infections in free-ranging eagles in North America. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 22:282-289.

Wunschmann A, Rejmanek D, Cruz-Martinez L, Barr BC. Sarcocystis Falcatula-Associated Encephalitis in a Free-Ranging Great Horned Owl (Bubo Virginianus). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2009;21(2):283-7.

Willette, M., J. Ponder, L. Cruz-Martinez, L. Arent, I. B. Padilla, O. N. de Francisco, and P. Redig. 2009. Management of select bacterial and parasitic conditions of raptors. The Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice 12:491.

Cruz-Martinez, L. and J.E.G. Smits, 2012. Potential to Use Animals as Monitors of Ecosystem Health in the Oil Sands Region. Report No. TR-18. 52 pp.

Pauli, A. M., L. A. Cruz-Martinez, J. B. Ponder, P. T. Redig, A. L. Glaser, G. Klauss, J. V. Schoster, and A. Wunschmann. 2007. Ophthalmologic and oculopathologic findings in red-tailed hawks and Cooper's hawks with naturally acquired West Nile virus infection. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 231:1240-1248.

Beaufrere, H., L. Cruz-Martinez, and P. T. Redig. 2007. Diagnostic Challenge. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 16:55-57.

Redig PT, Cruz-Martinez L. Raptors. In: Tully TN, Dorrestein GM, Jones AK, eds. Handbook of Avian Medicine. second ed. Edinburgh: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:209-242.

Redig PT, Cruz-Martinez L. Fractures. In: Samour J, ed. Avian Medicine. second ed. Edinburgh: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:215-248.

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