Department of Surgical Sciences
- Clinical Instructor, Exotic Animal Medicine & Surgery
- Ph.D. Wildlife Diseases and Epidemiology, Cornell University 2000
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1993
- MS, Land Resources (Conservation Biology) University of Wisconsin-Madison 1989
- BS Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1985
Dr. Hartup conducts research in support of his service to the International Crane Foundation, including projects with endangered whooping cranes as well as other captive and free-ranging cranes. Dr. Hartup has investigated the health of free ranging whooping cranes, the use of fecal corticosterone as a non-invasive measure of stress in cranes, the seroepidemiology of infectious bursal disease virus, risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in captive-reared cranes, and the veterinary care of captive cranes in Chinese zoos.
Director of Veterinary Services at the International Crane Foundation, lecturer in Special Species Health, resident and veterinary preceptor training, continuing education for zoo and wildlife professionals. Dr. Hartup is also the chair of the Whooping Crane Health Advisory Team to the international Whooping Crane Recovery Team, and co-chair of the Guidance Team for the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.
Avian medicine, wildlife health and epidemiology, conservation medicine.
Hartup, B. K., editor. 2010. Proceedings of the eleventh North American crane workshop. North American Crane Working Group, Laurel, Maryland, USA.
Cole, G. A., N. J. Thomas, M. Spalding, R. Stroud, R. Urbanek, and B. K. Hartup. 2009. Postmortem evaluation of reintroduced migratory whooping cranes in eastern North America. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 45(1): 29-40.
Kelley, C. and B. K. Hartup. 2008. Risk factors associated with developmental limb abnormalities in captive whooping cranes. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop, 10: 119-124.
Hanley, C.S., N.J. Thomas, J. Paul-Murphy and B.K. Hartup. 2005. Exertional myopathy in whooping cranes (Grus americana) with prognostic guidelines. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 36:489-97.
Hartup, B. K., G. H. Olsen and N. M. Czekala. 2005. Fecal corticoid monitoring in whooping cranes (Grus americana) undergoing reintroduction. Zoo Biology, 24(1):15-28.