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Dr. Rachel Jennifer Elliot Stewart

Senior Lecturer & Clinician

Dr. Rachel Jennifer Elliot Stewart

PhD (University of Utrecht), MVSc (University of Saskatchewan), BVSc (UZ)

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Areas of Expertise and Research Interest: Dairy Herd Health and Reproduction: Aflatoxins in cattle feed and implications in animal health



Dr. Stewart is a Lecturer in Herd Health with the Department of Clinical Veterinary Studies. She joined the UZ in October 2012. Her Area of Expertise and Research Interest is Dairy Herd Health and Reproduction: Aflatoxins in cattle feed and implications in animal health. Dr Stewart has worked with the National Association of Dairy Farmers of Zimbabwe. Dr Stewart was involved with the highly successful Land O Lakes (USAID) funded) Dairy Project in Zimbabwe, which has recently come to an end. She is now involved in the same project in Mozambique as the Consultant Veterianrian and Trainer.

Research Publications:

  1. Stewart RJE, Jacobs JJL, Koten JW, Den Otter W (2010). Local interleukin 2 therapy of bovine vulval papilloma carcinoma complex. Veterinary Record, 167: 825-826
  2. Stewart RJE, Den Otter W, Jacobs JJL, Batterman JJ, Hordijk GJ, Krastev Z, Moiseeva EV, Zeikman PGPM, Koten JW (2008). Local IL2 therapy of cancer with free IL2. Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy, 57: 931-950
  3. Stewart RJE, Hill FWG, Masztalerz A, Jacobs JJL, Koten JW, and Den Otter W (2006). Treatment of ocular squamous cell carcinomas in cattle using Interleukin 2. Veterinary Record, 159: 668-672
  4. Stewart RJE, Masztalerz A, Jacobs JJ, Den Otter W (2005). Local Interleukin 2 and Interleukin 12 therapy of bovine ocular squamous cell carcinomas. Veterinary Immunology Immunopathology, 106: 277-284
  5. Den Otter W, Cadee J, Gavhumende R, De Groot CJ, Hennick WE, Stewart R (1999). Effective cancer therapy with a single injection of Interleukin 2 at the site of the tumour. Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy, 48: 419-420
  6. Den Otter W, Balemans L, Batterman JJ, Bernsen MR, Cadee JA, Drobowolski Z, Everse LA, Fiszer-Maliszewska L, Gavhumende R, De Groot JW, De Groot K, Hennink WE, Hill FW, Jurgenliemp-Schulz I, Klein WR, Koten JW, Maas RA, Steerenburg P, Stewart R, Zembela M (1999). Local low dose IL2 therapy. Hepatogastroenterology 46 Suppl 1: 1280-1286
  7. Stewart RJE, Nyabadza CST, Peters KAM, Brand A (1999). Drying-off management in dairy farming. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 30(3): 98-110, (
  8. Stewart RJ, Campbell JR, Janzen ED, McKinnon J (1998). The effects of Tritrichomonas foetus and nutritional status on the fertility of cows on a community pasture in Saskatchewan. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 39: 638-641
  9. Lander KP, Stewart RJE (1998).Mastitis control in Zimbabwe – a practical approach. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal, 29(3): 95-102
  10. Den Otter W, Hill FW, Klein WR, Koten JW, Steerenburg PA, De Mulder PH, Rhode C, Stewart R, Faber JA, Ruitenburg EJ et al. (1995). Therapy of bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma with local doses of interleukin 2: 67% complete regressions after 20 months of follow up. Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy, 41: 10-14

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