International Crane Foundation


Dr. Barry Hartup, Director of Veterinary Services

Healthy Cranes

Barry joined the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in 2000, but his experience with ICF started in 1986 as an aviculture intern prior to becoming a veterinarian. Working at ICF has helped to fulfill his professional interests in veterinary medicine, animal population health and epidemiology, and conservation of endangered species. Barry is the ICF representative to the guidance team of the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, and has worked to develop our connection with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine through a joint position that provides full-time veterinary services to ICF. Barry has a M.S. degree in Conservation Biology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Health from Cornell University.

Learn more about Barry’s health study focusing on the western Whooping Crane population. The ICF Veterinary Services Department is providing health assessments of Whooping Cranes captured on the population’s wintering area in coastal Texas, as well as chicks captured and banded on the population’s breeding grounds in western Canada.

Learn more about our Veterinary Services Department

Scientific Publications:

Mauer, J., B. Reichenberg, C. Kelley, and B. K. Hartup. 2010. The effects of anticoagulant choice and sample processing time on hematologic values of juvenile whooping cranes. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop, 11: 105-109.

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.

Hartup, B. K. 2008. Surveillance for West Nile virus at the International Crane Foundation 2000-2004. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop, 10: 111-114.

Sample, S., G. Cole, G., J. Paul-Murphy, B. K. Hartup, V. Clyde, H. J. Seeherman, and S. Schaefer. 2008. Clinical use of a recombinant human bone morphogenic protein-2 in a whooping crane (Grus americana). Veterinary Surgery, 37: 552-557.

Hartup, B. K. and C. A. Schroeder. 2006. Protein electrophoresis in cranes with presumed insect bite hypersensitivity. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 35(2): 226-230.

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: 489-497.

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.