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Roman Husnik

Assistant Professor   |   MVDr, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)


Clinical Interests:

Small Animal Internal Medicine, Small Animal Gastroenterology, Small Animal Endoscopy



Research Interests

Canine and feline gastroenterology




Research in progress
Husnik R, Fletcher JM, Ingram DK, Gaschen FP, Suchodolski JS. Effects of obesity and feeding an
avocado extract on fecal microbiota in healthy cats, 2016.

Husnik R, Fletcher JM, Gaschen L, Gaschen FP. Double-blind, placebo-controlled ultrasonographic
evaluation of the effects of prokinetic drugs and GLP-1 analogs on antral motility and gastric emptying
in healthy cats, 2016.

Research projects completed

Husnik R, Fletcher JM, Gaschen L, Gaschen FP. Validation of ultrasonography for assessment of gastric
emptying time in healthy cats using radionuclide scintigraphy, 2015.

Husnik R, Klimes J, Frgelecova L. Internal grant agency of the UVPS Brno, Project No.: 31/2010/FVL
(Gastric Helicobacter species in dogs in the Czech Republic), 2010.

Vitasek R, Husnik R. Acquisition and upgrade of endoscopic (flexible and rigid) equipment for the
teaching and clinical service. UVPS Brno - Project No. 1679/2010/A/a.

Pavlata L et al. Multimedia database of case studies and their presentation (9/2009 – 8/2012), Project No.
CZ.1.07/2.2.00/07.0490 (Sinonasal aspergillosis in dogs, Canine and feline antiparasitic protocols,
Malignant lymphoma in dogs, Canine urolithiasis, Gastric and intestinal foreign bodies in dogs and cats,
Canine and feline inflammatory bowel disease, Gastric dilatation-volvulus).

Svoboda M et al. Research project of Ministry of Education Youth and Sports No. 161700002: The
influence of external and internal factors on health of animals (1999-2004).

Selected Publications


Borska P, Husnik R, Fictum P, Kehl A, Leva L, Faldyna M: Gastrointestinal B-lymphoblastic lymphoma
in a dog: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 63(1), 40-49, 2018.

Husnik R, Fletcher JM, Gaschen L, Gaschen FP: Validation of ultrasonography for assessment of gastric
emptying time in healthy cats using radionuclide scintigraphy. J Vet Intern Med, 31, 394-401, 2017.

Kawabata A, Husnik R, Le Donne V, Grasperge B, Boudreaux B, Bauer R: Pathology in practice. A case
of canine extraskeletal chondrosarcoma. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 250(10), 1113-1116, 2017.

Ceplecha V, Svobodova V, Lendon C, Husnik R, Horackova K, Svoboda M: A survey of feline
trichomonosis suggests a low incidence of Tritrichomonas blagburni among cats in the Czech Republic.
Veterinarni Medicina, 62(5), 269-273, 2017.

Husnik R, Just R, Weidenhöfer T, Kralova-Kovarikova S, Jurankova J, Koudela B: First autochtonous
infection of a dog with Oslerus (Filaroides) osleri in the Czech Republic. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 158
(2), 155-120, 2016.

Shannon D, Husnik R, Fletcher JM, Middleton G, Gaschen L: Persistent right aortic arch with an aberrant
left subclavian artery, Kommerell’s diverticulum, and bicarotid trunk in a three-year-old cat. J Fel Med
Surg Open Reports, 2015. doi: 10.1177/2055116915614590.

Pignon Ch, Huynh M, Husnik R, Jekl V: Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Ferrets (Mustela
putorius furo). Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract, 18(3), 369-400, 2015.

Vochyanova Z, Bartosova L, Bujdakova V, Fictum P, Husnik R, Suchy P, Smejkal K, Hosek J:
Diplacone and mimulone ameliorate dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis in rats. Fitoterapia, 101, 201-
207, 2015.

Ceplecha V, Svoboda M, Cepicka I, Husnik R, Horackova K, Svobodova V: InPouch™ TF-Feline
medium is not specific for Tritrichomonas foetus. Vet Parasitol, 196, Issues 3-4, 23, 503-505, 2013.

Frgelecova L, Skoric M, Fictum P, Husnik R: Canine gastrointestinal tract tumors: a retrospective study
of 74 cases. Acta Vet Brno, 82, 387-392, 2013.

Agudelo CF, Svoboda M, Husnik R, Dvir S: Heart lipomatosis in domestic animals: a review. Veterinarni
Medicina, 58(5), 252-259, 2013.

Kralova-Kovarikova S, Husnik R, Honzak D, Kohout P, Fictum P: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia urinary
tract infections in three dogs: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 57(7), 380-383, 2012.

Husnik R, Sloboda M, Kovaříková S, Koudela B: Infection with Crenosoma vulpis lungworm in a dog in
the Czech Republic. Helminthologia, 48(1), 56-58, 2010.

Fictum P, Skoric M, Halouzka R, Husnik R, Hermanova M: A case of intestinal osteosarcoma in a dog.
J Comp Pathol, 143(4), 338, 2010.

Klimes J, Dezorzová K, Smola J, Husnik R: Prevalence of antibodies against Lawsonia intracellularis in
dogs with and without gastrointestinal disease. Vet Med-Czech, 52(11), 502-506, 2007.

Vlasin M, Husnik R, Fichtel T, Rauserova L: Acquired esophageal stricture in the dog: a case report.
Vet Med-Czech 49(4), 143-147, 2004.

Zatloukal J, Crha M, Lorenzova J, Husnik R, Kohout P, Necas A: The comparative advantage of plain
radiography in diagnosis of obstruction of the small intestine in dogs. Acta Vet Brno, 73(3), 365-374,

Kolevska J, Husnik R, Brunclik V, Mandys V, Vernerova Z, Schanilec P, Bartosova L, Svoboda M:
A case of canine insulinoma. Acta Vet Brno, 73(3), 353-358, 2004.

Husnik R, Klimes J, Tomanova K, Smola J, Halouzka R, Tichy F, Brazdil J: Lawsonia intracelularis in
a dog with inflamatory bowel disease. Vet Med-Czech, 48(5), 141-145, 2003.

Tomanova K, Klimes J, Smola J, Husnik R: Detection of Lawsonia intracellularis in a dog with
inflammatory bowel disease using nested PCR and serology. Vet Med-Czech, 48(4), 108-112, 2003.

Knotek Z, Fichtel T, Husnik R, Benak J: Endoscopic diagnostics of chronic diseases of the nasal cavity
in dogs, Acta Vet Brno, 69(4), 319-326, 2000.