Dana Allen

Professor Emeritus/Emerita   |   DVM, MSc, Diplomate ACVIM

Research Interests

Research emphasis on industry related pharmacokinetics, an example of which is the collaborative development of the oral insulin preparation “Oral-Lyn”.

Dr. Allen is the author/editor of ten textbooks including Small Animal Cardiopulmonary Medicine, Small Animal Medicine and Handbook of Veterinary Drugs and the Merck Veterinary Manual.

Current Research

  • The effects of cyclooxygenase inhibitors on canine coagulation
  • Transcutaneous absorption of sodium hyaluronate
  • Screening of diabetic dogs and potential for early intervention
  • Study of a cream-based formulation for the medicinal use of botulinum toxin
    type A
  • Study of a novel drug delivery systems

Professional Experience & Honours

Member Editorial Board

  • J Compendium Continuing Education
  • J American Animal Hospital Association
  • J Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology Journal
  • Canadian Veterinary Journal
  • Editorial Board: The Merck Veterinary Manual 10th Edition
  • Vet MedCenter.Com. senior editor

Selected Publications

Recent Papers published in Refereed Journals

  • The effects of  aspirin, carprofen, deracoxib, and meloxicam on hemostasis and systemic prostaglandins in healthy dogs. AJVR 2010;71:349–358 (Blois S, Allen DG, Wood RD,  Conlon PD)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging findings of canine central nervous system inflammatory diseases. Submitted 2005. Duque C, Nykamp S, Parent J, Allen D, Etue S. JACVIM 2005
  • Effects of ranitidine, famotidine, pantoprazole, and omeprazole on intragastric pH in dogs AJVR 2005;66:425. (Bersenas AME, Mathews KA,. Allen DG, Conlon PD)
  • Effects of doxycycline, amoxicillin, cephalexin and enrofloxacin onhemostasis in normal dogs. Webb JA, Allen DG, Abrams-Ogg A, Gentry PA. Am J Vet Res 2005;67:569

Selected Books Published

  • Small Animal Cardiopulmonary Medicine. Allen DG, Kruth SA, eds. BC Decker Inc.  1988.
  • Handbook of Veterinary Drugs. Third Edition. Allen DG, Dowling T, Smith D, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2004.
  • Handbook of Veterinary Drugs. Third Edition. Allen DG, Dowling P, Smith D, eds. Portuguese translation rights to Editora Manole (Sao Paulo, Brazil) 2005

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