Dr. Rolf Karl Schuster

Dr. Rolf Karl Schuster

Parasitologist
Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, United Arab Emirates


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine from Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
100%
Parasite Ecology
62%
Epidemiology
90%
Helminthology
75%
Infection Control
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Sivakumar, S., K. Hyland and R.K. Schuster, 2020. Tapeworm larvae in Artemia franciscana (Crustacea: Anostraca) in the Godolphin lakes of Dubai (United Arab Emirates) throughout an annual cycle. J. Helminthol., Vol. 94. 10.1017/S0022149X18000913.
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  2. Schuster, R.K., G. Dessì and A. Varcasia, 2019. Another case of hepatic cysticercosis caused by Cysticercus tenuicollis in a dromedary. J. Camel Pract. Res., 26: 125-128.
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  3. Schuster, R.K., 2019. On two morphologically different cysticercoids of the genus Eurycestus (Cestoda: Dilepididae) in Artemia franciscana (Arthropoda: Artemiidae) in a hypersaline pond in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Helminthologia, 56: 151-156.
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  4. Schuster, R.K., 2019. On cysticercoids of the genus Flamingolepis Spasskij and Spasskaja, 1954 (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) parasitizing Artemia franciscana Kellog, 1906 (Arthropoda: Artemiidae)in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Parazitologiya, 53: 416-425.

  5. Soellner, N.K., J. Kinne, R.K. Schuster, B. Johnson and S. Jose et al., 2018. Evaluation of serological tests for the diagnosis of brucellosis in Brucella melitensis experimentally infected dromedary camels. J. Camel Pract. Res., 25: 25-28.
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  6. Schuster, R.K., 2018. The role of Artemia spp. (Branchipoda: Artemiidae) as intermediate hosts for avian cestodes. Environ. Anal. Ecol. Stud., 1: 1-3.

  7. Schuster, R.K., 2018. Parasites of dromedaries and bactrian camels-A review part 1: Stenoxenous parasites. J. Camel Pract. Res., 25: 1-8.

  8. Dubey, J.P., R.K. Schuster and J. Kinne, 2018. Gametogony of Eimeria cameli in the small intestine of one-humped camel (Camelus dromedaries). Parasitol. Res., 117: 3633-3638.

  9. Dubey, J. P. and R.K. Schuster, 2018. A review of coccidiosis in old world camels. Vet. Parasitol., 262: 75-83.
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  10. Schuster, R.K., S. Sivakumar, P. Nagy, J. Juhasz, A. Ismail and J. Kinne, 2017. Cystoisospora orlovi (Eimeriorina: Sarcocystidae)-A little known coccidian of the old world camelids. J. Camel Pract. Res., 24: 117-122.
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  11. Schuster, R.K., J. Kinne, S. Sivakumar, P. Nagy, J. Juhasz, A.A. Ismail and M.P.O. Baumann, 2017. On the epidemiology of camel physocephalosis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). J. Camel Pract. Res., 24: 1-5.

  12. Schuster, R.K., 2017. Preimaginal mortality of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) due to Habronema muscae (Nematoda: Habronematidae). Helminthologia, 54: 225-230.
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  13. Schuster, R.K. and V.V. Shimalov, 2017. A comparative study of helminths of raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procynoides) and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) sharing the same territory. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Dis., 7: 708-714.
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  14. Schuster, R.K. and S. Sivakumar, 2017. The larval development of Habronema muscae (Nematoda: Habronematidae) affects its intermediate host, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Parasitol. Res., 116: 503-509.

  15. Poon, R.W., E.W. Tam, S.K. Lau, V.C. Cheng, K.Y. Yuen, R.K. Schuster and P.C. Woo, 2017. Molecular identification of cestodes and nematodes by cox1 gene real-time PCR and sequencing. Diagnost. Microbiol. Infect. Dis., 89: 185-190.
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  16. Schuster, R.K., S. Sivakumar, A.A. Ismail and M.P.O. Baumann, 2016. Scarabaeus cristatus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) as intermediate host of Physocephalus dromedarii (Nematoda: Spirocercidae) - a contribution to the epidemiology of camel physocephalidosis. Parasitol. Res., 115: 1161-1166.
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  17. Schuster, R.K., S. Sivakumar and J. Kinne, 2016. Life cycle and development stages of Physocephalus dromedarii (Nematoda: Spirocercidae). Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed., 6: 825-829.
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  18. Schuster, R.K., P.C.Y. Woo, R.W.S. Poon, S.K.P. Lau, S. Sivakumar and J. Kinne, 2016. Chlamydotis macqueenii and C. undulata (Aves: Otididae) are new hosts for Caryospora megafalconis (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) and proposal of the genus Avispora gen. nov. Parasitol. Res., 115: 4389-4395.
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  19. Schuster, R.K., M.B. Mustafa, J.V. Baskar, J. Rosentel, S.T. Chester and M. Knaus, 2016. Efficacy of a topical combination of fipronil, (S)-methoprene, eprinomectin and praziquantel (Broadline®) against naturally acquired infections with cestodes of the genus Joyeuxiella in cats. Vet. Parasitol., 115: 2679-2684.
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  20. Schuster, R.K. and S. Sivakumar, 2016. The larval development of Habronema muscae (Nematoda: Habronematidae) affects its intermediate host, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Parasitol. Res., 10.1007/s00436-016-5312-y.
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  21. Varcasia, A., C. Tamponi, G. Tosciri, A.P. Pipia and F. Dore et al., 2015. Is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) a competent definitive host for Taenia multiceps? Parasites Vectors, 10.1186/s13071-015-1096-7.
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  22. Schuster, R.K., S. Sivakumar, T. Wieckowsky and J. Reiczigel, 2015. Abattoir survey on extra-cerebral coenurosis in goats. Helminthologia, 52: 303-309.
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  23. Schuster, R.K., J. Kinne, B. Boufana and A. Varcasia, 2015. A case of hepatic cysticercosis in a dromedary calf. J. Camel Pract. Res., 22: 193-197.
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  24. Schuster, R.K., G. Wibbelt and J. Reizigel, 2015. Light and scanning electron microscopical examination of the third stage larva of Physocephalus dromedarii (Nematoda: Spirocercidae) - an abomasal nematode of the one humped camel (Camelus dromedarius). Parasitol. Res., 114: 1913-1920.
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  25. Schuster, R.K. and O. Krone, 2015. Parasites. In: Avian Medicine, Samour, J. (Ed.)., 3rd Edn., ELSEVIER, St. Louis, MO., pp: 479-498.

  26. Chi-Ching, T., K.J. Oumlrg, A.M.Y. Fung, V.J. Shanti and K.P.L. Susanna et al., 2015. First isolation of Ignatzschineria indica in a case of dromedary camel dermal myiasis. J. Camel Pract. Res., 22: 25-26.
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  27. Wernery, U., J. Kinne and R.K. Schuster, 2014. Camelid Infectious Disorders. OIE., USA., Pages: 500.

  28. Schuster, R.K., G. Wibbelt and J. Kinne, 2014. On the life cycle and morphology of development stages of Paraspiralatus sakeri Gibbons et al., 2014 (Nematoda: Spiroidea, Spirocercidae), a heteroxenic stomach parasite of falcons. Parasitol. Res., 113: 2047-2051.
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  29. Howard, T.M., R. Schuster and A. Polaszek, 2014. Order Siphonaptera, family Pulicidae. In: Arthropod Fauna of the UAE. Harten, A.V., (Ed.). Dar Al-Ummah, Dhabi, pp- 807-816.

  30. Schuster, R.K., G. Wibbelt and J. Kinne, 2013. A redescription of Physocephalus dromedarii stat. nov. (Nematoda: Spirocercidae), an abomasal nematode of dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius). J. Helminthol., 88: 499-505.
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  31. Schuster, R.K., 2013. A new species of Cloacitrema (Digenea, Philophthalmidae) from Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) with remarks on the genera Cloacitrema and Pygorchis. Vestnik Zoolog., 47: 83-87.
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  32. Schuster, R.K. and S. Sivakumar, 2013. Experimental and Natural Infections of House Flies (Musca domestica) with the Larval Stage of Habronema muscae (Nematoda: Habronematidae) a Parasite of Equids. In: Parasites, Ecology, Diseases and Management, Erzinger, G.S. (Ed.)., NOVA Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA., pp: 215-231.

  33. Schuster, R.K. and S. Sivakumar, 2013. Experimantal and natural infections of house flies (musca domestica) with the larval stage of Habronema muscae (nematoda: habronematixdae) a parasite of equids. In: Parasites, ecology, diseases and management. Erzinger, G.S., (Ed.). Nova Science New York, pp- 215-231.

  34. Schuster, R.K. and S. Sivakumar, 2013. A xenodiagnostic method using Musca domestica for the diagnosis of gastric habronemosis and examining the anthelmintic efficacy of moxidectin. Vet. Parasitol., 197: 176-181.
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  35. Varcasia, A., W.Z. Jia, H.B. Yan, M.L. Manunta and A.P. Pipia et al., 2012. Molecular characterisation of subcutaneous and muscular coenurosis of goats in United Arab Emirates. Vet. Parasitol., 190: 604-607.
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  36. Schuster, R.K., 2012. Panceriella emiratensis sp. nov. (Eucestoda, Linstowiidae) from desert monitor lizard, Varanus griseus (Daudin, 1803) in the United Arab Emirates. Acta Parasitol., 57: 167-170.
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  37. Schuster, R.K., 2012. A new species of Oochoristica (Cestoda, Linstowiidae) from the Arabian Toad headed Agama, Phrynocephalus arabicus (Sauria, Agamidae) from the United Arab Emirates. Vestnik Zoolog., 46: 29-32.
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  38. Schuster, R.K. and L. Coetzee, 2012. Cysticercoids of Anoplocephals magna (Eucestoda: Anoplocephalidae) experimentally grown in oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida). Vet. Parasitol., 190: 285-288.

  39. Schuster, R.K. and G. Wibbelt, 2012. Catatropis pakistanensis n. sp. (Trematoda: Notocotylidae) from Northern shovlers, Anas clypeata (Anatidae: Aves) from Pakistan with some remarks on the history of Catatropis species. Helminthoplogia, 49: 43-48.
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  40. Gizachew, A., R.K. Schuster, S. Joseph, R. Wernery and N.A. Georgy et al., 2012. Piroplasmosis in donkeys - A haematological and serological study. J. Equine Vet. Sci., 33: 18-21.
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  41. Alasaad, S., R.K. Schuster, F. Gakuya, M. Theneyan and M.J. Jowers et al., 2012. Applicability of molecular makers to determine parasitic infection origins in the animal trade: a case study from Sarcoptes mites in wildebeest. Forensic Sci. Med. Pathol., 8: 280-284.
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  42. Schuster, R.K., 2011. Philophthalmus aweerensis n. sp. (Trematoda: Philophthalmidae) found in a rhea (Rhea americana) in the United Arab Emirates. Parasitol. Res., 109: 1029-1033.
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  43. Schuster, R.K., 2011. Oochoristica chalcidesi n. sp. (Eucestoda: Linstowiidae) from the ocellated skink, Chalcides ocellatus (Forskal, 1775) in the United Arab Emirates. J. Helminthol., 85: 468-471.
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  44. Schuster, R. and J.C. Deeming, 2011. Order Diptera, Infraorder Muscomorpha. Cyclorrhaphous diptera Associated with Vertebrates in the UAE. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE., In: Cyclorrhaphous diptera Associated with Vertebrates in the UAE., Van Harten, A. (Ed.)., Dar Al Ummah, Abu Dhabi, pp: 807-816.

  45. Grahn, R.A., J.D. Kurushima, N.C. Billings, J.C. Grahn and J.L. Halverson et al., 2011. Feline non-repetitive mitochondrial DNA control region database for forensic evidence. Forensic Sci. Int. Genet., 5: 33-42.
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  46. Buzzell, G.R., S. Tariq, D. Traversa and R.K. Schuster, 2011. Morphology of the infective larval stage of the equid parasite Habronema muscae (Spirurida: Habronematidae), from houseflies (Musca domestica). Parasitol. Res., 108: 629-632.
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  47. Schuster, R.K., S. Sivakumar, J. Kinne, H. Babiker, D. Traversa and G.R. Buzzell, 2010. Cutaneous and pulmonal habronemosis transmitted by Musca domestica in a stable in the United Arab Emirates. Vet. Parasitol., 174: 170-174.
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  48. Schuster, R.K., S. Sivakumar and T. Wieckowsky, 2010. Non-cerebral coenurosis in goats. Parasitol. Res., 107: 721-726.
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  49. Schuster, R.K., 2010. Opisthorchiidosis - A Review. Infect. Disord. Drug Targets, 10: 402-414.
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  50. Jaffer, O., F. Abdishakur, F. Hakimuddin, A. Riya, U. Wernery and R.K. Schuster, 2010. A comperative study of serological tests and PCR for the diagnosis of equine piroplasmosis. Parasitol. Res., 106: 709-713.
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  51. Schuster, R.K., S. Sivakumar, S. Juhaz, P. Nagy and U. Wernery, 2009. The efficacy of eprinex (eprinomectin) on trichostrongylidae in dromedaries. J. Camel Res. Pract., 16: 93-96.
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  52. Schuster, R.K., K. Thomas, S. Sivakumar and D. O`Donovan, 2009. The parasite fauna of stray domestic cats (Felis catus) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Parasitol. Res., 105: 125-134.

  53. Zylan, K., T. Bailey, C. Silvanose, J. Kinne, H.V. Smith, K. Hyland and R.K. Schuster, 2008. An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in a collection of Stone curlews (Burhinus oedicnemus) in Dubai. Avian Pathol., 37: 521-526.
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  54. Schuster, R. and T. Bailey, 2008. Parasitic Diseases. In: Diseases and Medical Management of Houbara Bustards and Other Otididae, Bailey, T. (Ed.)., Emirates Printing Press, Dubai, pp: 257-270.

  55. Schuster, R. and T. Bailey, 2008. Diseases and medical management of Houbara bustards and other Otididae. Press L.L.C., Dubai, Pages: 494..
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  56. Muller, M.G., J. Kinne, R.K. Schuster and J. Walochnik, 2008. Outbreak of microsporidiosis caused by Enterocytozoon bieneusi in falcons. Vet. Parasitol., 152: 67-78.
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  57. Larska, M.U., U. Wernery, J. Kinne, R. Schuster, G. Alexandersen and S. Alexandersen, 2008. Differences in the susceptibility of dromedary and bactrian camels to foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype O. J. Comput. Pathol., 139: 187-193.

  58. Larska, M., U. Wernery, J. Kinne and R. Schuster, 2008. Differences in the susceptibility of dromedary and bactrian camels to foot-and-mouth disease virus. Epidemiol. Infect., 137: 549-554.
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  59. Broglia, A., J. Heidrich, P. Lanfranchi, K. Noeckler and R. Schuster, 2008. Experimental ELISA for diagnosis of ovine dicrocoeliosis and application in a field survey. Parasitol. Res., 104: 949-953.
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  60. Schuster, R.K., J. Heidrich, A. Pauly and K. Nockler, 2007. Liver flukes in dogs and treatment with praziquantel. Vet. Parasitol., 150: 362-365.
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  61. Schuster, R., K. Dell, K. Nockler, J. Voster, D. Schwartz-Porsche and W. Haider, 2003. Liver enzymes and histological changes in the liver of silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes fulva) experimentally infected with opisthorchiid liver flukes. A contribution to the pathogenesis of opisthorchiidosis. Parasitol. Res., 89: 414-418.
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  62. Schuster, R., B. Gregor, J. Heidrich, K. Nockler, M. Kyule and U. Wittstadt, 2003. A sero-epidemiological survey on the occurrence of opisthorchiid liver flukes in red foxes in Berlin, Germany. Parasitol. Res., 90: 400-404.
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  63. Pauly, A., S. Steuber and R. Schuster, 2003. Molecular characterization and differentiationof opisthorchiid trematodes of the species Opisthorchis felineus (Rivolta, 1884) and Metorchis bilis (Braun, 1790) using polymerase chain reaction. Parasitol. Res., 90: 900-914.
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  64. Nockler, K., K. Dell, R. Schuster and W.P. Voigt, 2003. Indirect ELISA for the detection of antibodies against Opisthorchis felineus (Rivolta, 1884) and Metorchis bilis (Braun, 1790) in foxes. Vet. Parasitol., 110: 207-215.
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  65. Schuster, R., l. Coetzee and J.F. Putterill, 2000. Oribatid mites as intermediate hosts of tapeworms of the family anoplocephalidae in South Africa. Onderstepoort J. Vet. Res., 67: 49-55.
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  66. Schuster, R., J. Bonin, C. Staubach and R. Heidrich, 1999. Liver fluke (Opisthorchiidae) findings in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in the Eastern part of the Federal state Brandenburg, Germany-A contribution to the epidemiology of opisthorchiidosis. Parasitol. Res., 85: 142-146.

  67. Ganzorig, S., D. Sumiya, N. Batsaikhan, R. Schuster, Y. Oku and M. Kamiya, 1998. New findings of metacestodes and a pentastomid from rodents in Mongolia. J. Helminthol. Soc., 65: 74-81.

  68. Hering-Hagenbeck, S. and R. Schuster, 1996. A focus of opsthorchiidosis in Germany. Applied Parasitol., 37: 260-265.

  69. Schuster, R., 1995. Experimental studies on the influence of Moniezia expansa infection on oribatid mites. J. Helminthol., 69: 177-179.

  70. Schuster, R., 1993. Infection patterns in the first intermediate host of Dicrocoelium dendriticum. Vet. Parasitol., 47: 235-243.

  71. Schuster, R. and R. Benitz, 1992. On the development of Taenia martis (Zeder, 1803) in the intermediate host. Helminthologia, 29: 13-18.

  72. Schuster, R., 1991. Factors influencing the metacercarial burden in ants and the size of Dicrocoelium dendriticum metacercarial cysts. J. Helminthol., 65: 275-279.