Veterinarian with a passion for zoo, wildlife and exotic animal medicine. Responsible for teaching avian, reptile and small companion mammal medicine and surgery. Active researcher in wildlife health, particularly the epidemiology of diseases at the wildlife-human-domestic animal interface.

John James Debenham
  • Forsker

Debenham, JJ et al. (2017). Temporary hindlimb paresis following dystocia due to foetal macrosomia in a Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra). Journal of Medical Primatology. 00:1–3. doi:10.1111/jmp.12250.

Valheim, M, Bergsjø, B og Debenham, JJ. (2016). Squamous cell carcinoma in the first stomach compartment of a lama. Norsk Veterinarærtidskrift 3: 128

Debenham, JJ et al. (2016.). Five species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), including four new species, identified in the feces of blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) in Mikumi National park, Tanzania. Journal of Parasitology 102(2). 

Debenham, JJ et al. (2015). Occurrence of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) and wild red colobus monkeys (Procolobus kirkii). Journal of Medical Primatology 44(2): 60-65

Debenham, JJ and Atencia, R. (2014) Homologous whole blood transfusion during treatment of severe anemia in a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3): 654-657.

Debenham, JJ et al. (2012). Year-long presence of Eimeria echidnae and absence of Eimeria tachyglossi in captive short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus). Journal of Parasitology 98(3): 543-549.


Avian, Reptile and Small Companion Mammal Medicine and Surgery

Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

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  • Medisinske fag
  • Veterinærmedisin


  • Dyr
  • Veterinærmedisin
  • Miljø
  • Naturforvaltning


  • Wildlife and exotic animal medicine
  • Zoo
  • Clinical: Rabbits / rodents / ferrets / birds / reptiles
  • Teaching: Exotic animal medicine and surgery
  • Research: Wildlife health