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Tanya Duke Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Anesthesia, pain control and critical care

Academic Credentials

  • B.Vet.Med., University of London, UK 
  • Diploma in Veterinary Anesthesia, Liverpool Veterinary College, UK 
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (ACVA)
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (ECVA)
  • M.Sc., University of Saskatchewan, Pulmonary intravascular macrophages and response to endotoxin in rabbits.

Research Interests

  • Pain control
  • Acute lung injury
  • Endotoxemia
  • Cardiopulmonary effects of anesthesia


Book Chapters

  • Duke-Novakovski, T., 2014. Opioids: Chapter 4 in Pain Management in Veterinary Practice(2014) 1st Ed. Eds: Christine Egger, Lydia Love and Tom Doherty, Wiley Blackwell, Ames, Iowa, USA.  Pp 41-67.

Journal Articles

  • Duke-Novakovski, T, Palacios-Jimenez, C, Wetzel, T, Rymes, L, Sanchez-Teran, AF, 2015. Cardiopulmonary Effects of Dexmedetomidine and Ketamine Infusions with Either Propofol Infusion or Isoflurane for Anesthesia in Horses. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 42, 39–49.
  • Ambros, B., Dowling, P, Alcorn, J, Duke-Novakovski, T, Livingston, A, 2014. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of a 5 μg kg-1 h-1 Fentanyl Infusion in Awake Cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 75(8):716-21.
  • Anderson, S., Duke-Novakovski, T., Singh, B., 2014. The Immune Response to Anaesthesia: Part One (2013) Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 41(2):113-26.
  • Anderson, S., Duke-Novakovski, T., Singh, B., 2014. The Immune Response to Anesthesia: Part 2 Sedatives, Opioids, and Injectable Anesthetic Agents.  Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 41(6):553-66.
  • Benmansour, P, Husulak, ML, Bracamonte, JL, Beazley, SL, Withnall, E, Duke-Novakovski, T, 2014.  Cardiopulmonary Effects of an Infusion of Remifentanil or Morphine in Horses Anesthetized with Isoflurane and Dexmedetomidine.  Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 41(4):346-56.
  • Fahlman, Å, Caulkett, N, Woodbury, M, Duke-Novakovski, T, Wourms, V, 2014. Low Flow Oxygen Therapy from a Portable Oxygen Concentrator or an Oxygen Cylinder Effectively Treats Hypoxemia in Anesthetized White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 45(2): 272–277. 
  • Ambros, B., Duke, T., 2013. Effect of Low Dose Rate Ketamine Infusions on Thermal and Mechanical Thresholds in Conscious Cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 2013, 40, e76–e82.
  • Duke-Novakovski, T., Singh-Suri, S., Kawa, O.K., Caldwell, S., Charavaryamath, C., Singh, B.,  2013.  Immunophenotypic and Functional Characterization of Rabbit Pulmonary Intravascular Macrophages. Cell and Tissue Research, 351: 149-160. 
  • Beazley, S.G., Duke-Novakovski, T., Cosford, K., Shmon, C., 2012. Cardiopulmonary Effects of Using Carbon Dioxide for Laparoscopic Surgery in Cats. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 52: 973–978.
  • Duke-Novakovski, T., Ambros, B., Auckland, C.D., Harding, J.C.S., 2012. The Effects of Succinylcholine or Low-Dose Rocuronium to Aid Endotracheal Intubation of Adult Sows. Canadian Journal Veterinary Research, 76: 57–61.
  • Duke-Novakvoski, T., Clark, C.R., Ambros, B., Gilbert, P., Steagall, P.V.M., 2011. Plasma Concentrations of Buprenorphine After Epidural Administration in Conscious Cats. Research in Veterinary Science, 90: 480-483.