- Pop Med Bldg. 135
DVM, MSc. (Epidemiology), BSc. (Animal Biology); DVSc. Student
Kristen is a DVSc. student in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph. Kristen has previously completed an MSc. in Epidemiology (with a focus on antimicrobial treatment and control of swine respiratory disease) supervised by Dr. Zvonimir Poljak and Dr. Robert Friendship. After her MSc., Kristen completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Ontario Veterinary College. Kristen has practiced clinical veterinary medicine for several years, and returned to the Ontario Veterinary College to start her DVSc. program in Swine Health Management in May 2016.
Kristen's current research focuses on the pharmacokinetics, bioavailability, and treatment efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) when compounded (mixed) with iron dextran for pain control in piglets at the time of castration.
Areas of Research Interest:
- Swine Health Management
- Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare
- Epidemiology and Population Health
- Clinical Pharmacokinetics
- One Health and Zoonotic Disease
- Production Animal Veterinary Medicine
- Companion Animal Veterinary Medicine
- Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Posterior paresis and paralysis associated with spinal cord vacuolation in late finisher pigs. March 2013. Abstract/Poster in conference proceedings of the 2013 American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting.
Risk-based surveillance for bacterial respiratory infections in growing pigs. Mar 2011. Abstract/Poster in conference proceedings of the 2011 American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting.
A field trial investigating the effectiveness of tulathromycin injection for the control of porcine pleuropneumonia due to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae on a grower-finisher farm in an outbreak situation. 2010. Abstract publication and presentation at the International Pig Veterinary Society Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Field efficacy of tulathromycin for the control of swine respiratory disease. 2009. University of Guelph Master of Science (MSc.) Thesis
The efficiency of Tulathromycin for the prevention of mortality in swine herds due to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. Proceedings of the International Society on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, 2009; Proceedings of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting 2009; Mike Wilson Swine Research Day, University of Guelph, 2009
Effectiveness of using a non-penetrating captive bolt for on-farm euthanasia of low viability piglets (As Co-Author) The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare 2008 CCSAW Research Symposium, 2008; Proceedings of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting 2008
Swine Health Management - 4th year DVM student rotations (Food Animal and Rural Clinical Practice streams)