Darryl J Heard

Darryl J Heard,

ASO PROF

Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 514-9909
Business Email: heardd@ufl.edu

Board Certifications

  • Zoological Medicine
    American College of Zoological Medicine

Research Profile

I am a clinical researcher with an interest in non-domestic animal anesthesia, as well as the health of free-living wildlife.

Publications

2021
Retrospective analysis of ocular disease in a population of captive pteropodid bats, 2003-2020.
Veterinary ophthalmology. [DOI] 10.1111/vop.12879. [PMID] 33682341.
2018
ACUTE NONCOMPRESSIVE NUCLEUS PULPOSUS EXTRUSION CAUSING PARAPLEGIA IN A SIBERIAN TIGER ( PANTHERA TIGRIS ALTAICA).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 49(1):189-192 [DOI] 10.1638/2017-0079R1.1. [PMID] 29517456.
2018
Distribution and Foraging Patterns of Common Loons on Lake Michigan With Implications for Exposure to Type E Avian Botulism
Journal of Great Lakes Research. 44(3):497-513 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jglr.2018.02.004.
2017
Anesthesia and Euthanasia of Amphibians and Reptiles Used in Scientific Research: Should Hypothermia and Freezing Be Prohibited?
Bioscience. 67(1):52-60 [DOI] 10.1093/biosci/biw143.
2017
Gastric Intussusceptions in a Red Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) Associated with Cryptosporidiosis.
Case reports in veterinary medicine. 2017 [DOI] 10.1155/2017/4270904. [PMID] 29955428.
2017
GRANULOMATOUS ENCEPHALOMYELITIS IN A FALSE GHARIAL (TOMISTOMA SCHLEGELII) ASSOCIATED WITH A NOVEL CHLAMYDIA SPECIES.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 48(2):563-567 [DOI] 10.1638/2016-0187R.1. [PMID] 28749290.
2016
BLASTOCYSTIS SP. AND BLASTOCYSTIS RATTI IN A BRAZILIAN PORCUPINE (COENDOU PREHENSILIS) WITH DIARRHEA.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 47(2):640-4 [DOI] 10.1638/2015-0093.1. [PMID] 27468042.
2016
Potential arsenic exposures in 25 species of zoo animals living in CCA-wood enclosures.
The Science of the total environment. 551-552:614-21 [DOI] 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.065. [PMID] 26897404.
2016
Surgical management of an odontogenic tumor in a banded Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum cinctum) with a novel herpesvirus.
The veterinary quarterly. 36(2):109-14 [DOI] 10.1080/01652176.2016.1153169. [PMID] 26863112.
2015
MANAGEMENT OF A PATENT URACHUS AND YOLK COELOMITIS IN A PREHENSILE-TAILED SKINK (CORUCIA ZEBRATA).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 46(4):909-12 [DOI] 10.1638/2015-0097.1. [PMID] 26667549.
2015
Successful management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a Matschie’s tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 46(1):95-9 [PMID] 25831580.
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2014
Non-lethal sampling of liver tissue for toxicologic evaluation of Florida cottonmouths snakes, Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti.
Ecotoxicology (London, England). 23(1):33-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s10646-013-1148-8. [PMID] 24197420.
2013
Blood mineral concentrations in manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris and Trichechus manatus manatus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 44(2):285-94 [PMID] 23805546.
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2013
Surgical management of a cervical thymoma in a springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis).
The veterinary quarterly. 33(3):172-4 [DOI] 10.1080/01652176.2013.820862. [PMID] 23895291.
2012
Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma in a Perdido Key Beach mouse (Peromyscus poliontus trissyllepsis).
Comparative medicine. 62(2):95-8 [PMID] 22546914.
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2012
Molecular detection of hematozoa infections in tundra swans relative to migration patterns and ecological conditions at breeding grounds.
PloS one. 7(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0045789. [PMID] 23049862.
2011
Comparison of intravenous medetomidine and medetomidine/ketamine for immobilization of free-ranging variable flying foxes (Pteropus hypomelanus).
PloS one. 6(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0025361. [PMID] 22065987.
2011
Computed tomography of granulomatous pneumonia with oxalosis in an American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) associated with Metarhizium anisopliae var anisopliae.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 42(4):700-8 [PMID] 22204066.
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2011
Detection and phylogenetic characterization of a novel herpesvirus from the trachea of two stranded Common Loons (Gavia immer).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 47(1):233-9 [PMID] 21270015.
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2011
Evaluation of parenteral drugs for anesthesia in the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 42(2):295-9 [PMID] 22946408.
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2010
Accidental submeningeal injection of propofol in gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus).
The Veterinary record. 167(13):494-5 [DOI] 10.1136/vr.c4746. [PMID] 20871085.
2010
Application of the laryngeal mask airway for anesthesia in three chimpanzees and one gibbon.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 41(3):535-7 [PMID] 20945657.
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2010
Venom extraction from anesthetized Florida cottonmouths, Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti, using a portable nerve stimulator.
Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology. 55(2-3):250-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.toxicon.2009.07.030. [PMID] 19647760.
2009
Detection of specific antibody responses to vaccination in variable flying foxes (Pteropus hypomelanus).
Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases. 32(5):379-94 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cimid.2007.11.002. [PMID] 18242703.
2009
Education of global veterinarians.
Preventive veterinary medicine. 92(4):275-83 [DOI] 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.09.003. [PMID] 19811845.
2008
A Blood Survey of Elements, Viral Antibodies, and Hemoparasites in Wintering Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus Histrionicus) and Barrow’S Goldeneyes (Bucephala Islandica)
. 44:486-493
2008
A blood survey of elements, viral antibodies, and hemoparasites in wintering Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) and Barrow’s Goldeneyes (Bucephala islandica).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 44(2):486-93 [PMID] 18436685.
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2008
Hyperplastic dermatitis associated with acariasis in a siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 39(4):638-41 [PMID] 19110709.
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2008
Preliminary evaluation of deslorelin, a GnRH agonist for contraception of the captive variable flying fox Pteropus hypomelanus.
Contraception. 78(4):336-45 [DOI] 10.1016/j.contraception.2008.04.125. [PMID] 18847585.
2007
Microchip-associated leiomyosarcoma in an Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 38(2):352-6 [PMID] 17679525.
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2007
Radiographic evaluation of cardiac size in flying fox species (Pteropus rodricensis, P. hypomelanus, and P. vampyrus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 38(2):192-200 [PMID] 17679502.
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2006
Comparison of serum and plasma for determination of blood biochemical values in Malaysian flying foxes (Pteropus vampyrus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(3):245-8 [PMID] 17319121.
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2006
Evaluation of medetomidine/ketamine for short-term immobilization of variable flying foxes (Pteropus hypomelanus).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 42(2):437-41 [PMID] 16870872.
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2006
Future directions in reptile medical education.
Journal of veterinary medical education. 33(3):373-81 [PMID] 17035209.
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2006
Medical management of Toxoplasma meningitis in a white-throated capuchin (Cebus capucinus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(3):409-12 [PMID] 17319145.
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2006
Use of a nerve locator to facilitate administration of mandibular nerve blocks in crocodilians.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(3):405-8 [PMID] 17319144.
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2005
Iron storage disease in captive Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus): relationship of blood iron parameters to hepatic iron concentrations and hepatic histopathology.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 36(2):212-21 [PMID] 17323561.
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2005
Respiratory bronchoscopy of subadult American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) and tracheal wash evaluation.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 36(1):12-20 [PMID] 17315452.
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2005
Temporal effects of 3 commonly used anticoagulants on hematologic and biochemical variables in blood samples from macaws and Burmese pythons.
Veterinary clinical pathology. 34(4):383-8 [PMID] 16270264.
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2005
Varanid herpesvirus 1: a novel herpesvirus associated with proliferative stomatitis in green tree monitors (Varanus prasinus).
Veterinary microbiology. 105(2):83-92 [PMID] 15627519.
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2004
A Pasteurella-like bacterium associated with pneumonia in captive megachiropterans.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(1):88-93 [PMID] 15193080.
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2004
A vasectomy technique for Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(1):104-6 [PMID] 15193083.
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2004
Dermatophilus chelonae in a king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(4):553-6 [PMID] 15732601.
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2004
Identification of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in an emerald tree boa, Corallus caninus.
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 16(2):153-4 [PMID] 15053368.
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2004
Pythiosis in a dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(4):564-8 [PMID] 15732604.
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2004
Traumatic elbow luxation repair in a common squirrel monkey (Saimiri Sciureus) and a bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(2):197-202 [PMID] 15305515.
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2004
Vaccination of Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus) with monovalent inactivated rabies vaccine.
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 35(1):55-9 [PMID] 15193074.
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2003
An epizootic of chronic regurgitation associated with chlamydophilosis in recently imported emerald tree boas (Corallus caninus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 34(4):385-93 [PMID] 15077716.
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2003
Evaluation of propofol and medetomidine-ketamine for short-term immobilization of Gulf of Mexico sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus de soti).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 34(2):153-8 [PMID] 12885132.
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2002
Cardiopulmonary effects of a medetomidine-ketamine combination administered intravenously in gopher tortoises.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 220(10):1516-9 [PMID] 12018381.
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2002
Immunohistochemical staining of chlamydial antigen in emerald tree boas (Corallus caninus).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 14(6):487-94 [PMID] 12423031.
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2002
Ivermectin toxicosis after topical administration in dog-faced fruit bats (Cynopterus brachyotis).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 33(2):147-50 [PMID] 12398305.
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2001
Midazolam/butorphanol/ketamine and the clinically effective dose of isoflurane anesthesia of ostriches (Struthio camelus).
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 28(2) [DOI] 10.1111/j.1467-2987.2001.40-28.x. [PMID] 28404343.
2001
Paramyxovirus infection in caiman lizards (Draecena guianensis).
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 13(2):143-51 [PMID] 11289210.
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2001
Reptile anesthesia.
The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice. 4(1):83-117, vii [PMID] 11217469.
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2001
The effect of time at which plasma separation occurs on biochemical values in small island flying foxes (Pteropus hypomelanus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 32(2):206-8 [PMID] 12790422.
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2000
Gastric lavage from a Madagascar tree boa (Sanzinia madagascarensis).
Veterinary clinical pathology. 29(3):93-96 [PMID] 12070806.
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2000
Perioperative supportive care and monitoring.
The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice. 3(3):587-615 [PMID] 11228920.
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1999
Cranial edema associated with a protein-losing nephropathy in a golden-mantled flying fox (Pteropus pumilus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 30(1):126-31 [PMID] 10367654.
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1999
Two-dimensional echocardiographic anatomy of the snake heart (Python molurus bivittatus).
Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association. 40(1):66-72 [PMID] 10023997.
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1998
Critical care monitoring.
The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice. 1(1):1-10 [PMID] 11228718.
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1998
Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) disease and glomerulonephritis in a black-footed cat (Felis nigripes).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 29(2):199-202 [PMID] 9732037.
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1998
The effects of short-term physical restraint and isoflurane anesthesia on hematology and plasma biochemistry in the island flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 29(1):14-7 [PMID] 9638618.
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1997
Avian pox in eastern screech owls and barred owls from Florida.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 33(2):323-7 [PMID] 9131568.
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1997
Cardiopulmonary effects of carfentanil in dama gazelles (Gazella dama).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 28(2):166-70 [PMID] 9279405.
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1997
Comparative rectal bacterial flora of four species of flying fox (Pteropus sp.).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 28(4):471-5 [PMID] 9523642.
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1997
Hematologic and plasma biochemical reference values for three flying fox species (Pteropus sp.).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 28(4):464-70 [PMID] 9523641.
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1997
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection in a white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 28(2):185-8 [PMID] 9279409.
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1997
Use of synthetic antigens improves detection by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of antibodies against abortigenic Chlamydia psittaci in ruminants.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 35(9):2293-8 [PMID] 9276405.
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1996
Comparative cardiopulmonary effects of intramuscularly administered etorphine and carfentanil in goats.
American journal of veterinary research. 57(1):87-96 [PMID] 8720245.
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1993
Principles and techniques of anesthesia and analgesia for exotic practice.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice. 23(6):1301-27 [PMID] 8249239.
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1993
Pulmonary edema associated with transient airway obstruction in three horses.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 202(7):1116-8 [PMID] 8473226.
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1990
Thyroid and adrenal function tests in adult male ferrets.
American journal of veterinary research. 51(1):32-5 [PMID] 2154147.
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1988
Bacteremia and septic arthritis in a West African dwarf crocodile.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 192(10):1453-4 [PMID] 3292493.
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1988
Use of halothane to maintain anesthesia induced with etorphine in juvenile African elephants.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 193(2):254-6 [PMID] 3403359.
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1986
Effect of acepromazine on the anesthetic requirement of halothane in the dog.
American journal of veterinary research. 47(10):2113-5 [PMID] 3777631.
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1986
Effects of oxygen supplementation on blood gas values in chemically restrained juvenile African elephants.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 189(9):1071-4 [PMID] 3146562.
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1986
Hyalohyphomycosis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus in an Aldabra tortoise.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 189(9):1143-5 [PMID] 3505955.
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1986
Osteosclerosis in a skunk with renal fibrous osteodystrophy.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 189(9):1162-3 [PMID] 3505965.
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1986
Urethral incarceration and colonic obstruction caused by vaginal leiomyoma in a margay.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 189(9):1207-8 [PMID] 3505987.
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1986
Ventriculostomy for removal of multiple foreign bodies in an ostrich.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 189(9):1117-9 [PMID] 3505946.
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1985
Cementoblastoma in a Dama gazelle.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 187(11):1246-7 [PMID] 4077655.
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Grants

Jan 2005 ACTIVE
Grahm/Gilman Fellowship
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Aug 2004 – Jun 2020
LFB Avian Funds
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU

Education

PhD Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Pharmacology
1987-1992 · University of Florida
Residency Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
1985-1987 · University of Florida
Residency Veterinary Anesthesia
1983-1985 · University of Florida
Diploma Veterinary Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
1982 · Sydney University
Bachelor Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS)
1980-1981 · Murdoch University
Bachelor Science (BSc) Veterinary Biology
1977-1979 · Murdoch University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2007,2009-2021
VEM5311 Avian Med and Surgery
2006-2007,2010-2021
VEM5821 Senior Clk Zoo Wl/Med
2011-2021
VEM5370 Reptile Med and Surgery
2012-2014,2016-2021
VEM5112 Animal Systems 3
2012
VEM5288 Sm An Clin Pharmacol
2011-2012
VEM5506 International Vet Med
2011
VEM5472 Small Anim Anesthesio
2011
VEM5041 Animal Welfare/Ethics
2011
VEM5364 Cln Lab Anim Med Rab
2006-2007
VEM5721 Core Zoologic and Wl

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 514-9909
Emails:
Business:
heardd@ufl.edu

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