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Karen Machin Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Stress physiology and endocrinology in waterfowl and pain and analgesia in non-mammalian species

Academic Credentials

  • BSc, University of Guelph
  • DVM, University of Guelph
  • MSc, University of Saskatchewan
  • PhD, University of Saskatchewan
  • Residency: Avian, Exotic and Zoological Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Karen Machin is an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Machin teaches developmental anatomy, ecosystem health, respiratory physiology and anesthesia, and analgesia pharmacology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Machin KL, Brua RB. 2002. “Physiologic effects of anesthetics and the use of post-operative behavior in assessing the effects of surgery to place intraabdominal radio transmitters in ruddy ducks.” Journal of Wildlife Diseases (In press).

Machin KL, Livingston A. “Plasma bupivacaine levels in mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) following a single subcutaneous dose.” Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery (In press).

Machin KL, Livingston A. 2002. “Assessment of ketoprofen as an analgesic in isoflurane-anesthetized mallard ducks.” American Journal of Veterinary Research. 63: 821-826.

Machin KL, Caulkett NA. 2000. “Evaluation of isoflurane and propofol anesthesia for intra-abdominal transmitter placement in nesting female canvasback ducks.” Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 36: 324-334.