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Amelia S. Munsterman, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVECC

  • DVM from University of Missouri in 2001.
  • Completed surgical internship at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee in 2002.
  • Completed surgical residency at The Ohio State University in 2005.
  • Obtained a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University in 2005.
  • Served as a Clinical Instructor in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at The Ohio State University from 2005-2006.
  • Boarded by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006.
  • Accepted a position as Clinical Instructor in Equine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Auburn University in 2006.
  • Boarded by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2009. 

334-844-4490 - LATH Clinic
334-321-7685 - Cell
munstas@auburn.edu

Research Interests

  • Equine gastrointestinal surgery (electrolyte disorders and post-operative complications)
  • Intra-abdominal hypertension
  • Omega 3 fatty acids and inflammation

At this time, my main research interest lies in the improvement of monitoring horses suffering from colic.  I have developed and published a method to measure the pressure in the abdominal space, similar to monitoring used in human ICUs.  By tracking these pressures over time, it may be possible to avoid abdominal surgery, or allow for rapid intervention by the veterinarian to reduce mortality caused by multiple types of colic. Future research will center on the effects of this increased abdominal pressure on multiple body systems and organs, including the kidneys, heart, and brain.  

Selected Publications

Munsterman AS, Hanson RR.  Comparison of direct and indirect methods of intra-abdominal pressure measurement in normal horses.  Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 2009;19(6):545-553.

Munsterman AS, Bertone AL, Zachos TA, Weisbrode SE.  Effects of the omega-3 fatty acid, a-linolenic acid, on lipopolysaccharide-challenged synovial explants from horses.  American Journal of Veterinary Research 2005;66(9):1503-1508.

Murphy JE, Frazer G, Munsterman AS, Weisbrode S, Kohn C, Beard W.  Endometrial stromal hyperplasia and mass formation in a yearling Quarter Horse. Equine Veterinary Education 2005;17(3):159-161.

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