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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

  • Bouillon, J., Duke, T., Focken, A.P., Snead, E.C., Cosford, K.L.  2020.  Effects of dexmedetomidine on glucose homeostasis in healthy cats.  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 22(4): 344-349.  https://www.doi.org/10.1177/1098612X19847282

  • Duke-Novakovski, T., Fujiyama, M., Beazley, S.G.  2020.  Comparison of mainstream (Capnostat 5) and two low-flow sidestream capnometers (VM-2500-S and Capnostream) in spontaneously breathing rabbits anesthetized with a Bain coaxial breathing system.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 47(4): 537-546.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2020.02.006

  • Fujiyama, M., Jones, T., Ambros, B., Lewis, K.A., Carrasco, R.A., Duke-Novakovski, T.  2020.  Comparison of the cardiopulmonary effects and recovery characteristics of anesthesia maintenance with xylazine, ketamine and propofol or isoflurane in alpacas (Vicugna pacos) for imaging procedures.  Research in Veterinary Science, 131: 98-103.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2020.03.029

  • Jones, T., Feng, C., Duke-Novakovski, T.  2020.  Changes in co-oximetry values and pulse oximetry in isoflurane-anesthetized dogs with and without nitrous oxide.  Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 84(2): 83-90.

  • Jones, T., Bracamonte, J.L., Ambros, B., Duke-Novakovski, T.  2019.  Total intravenous anesthesia with alfaxalone, dexmedetomidine and remifentanil in healthy foals undergoing abdominal surgery.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 46(3): 315-324.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2019.01.003

  • Duke-Novakovski, T.  2019.  Retrospective comparison of equine hemoglobin oxygen saturation measured by a human-specific co-oximeter, or derived from an algorithm using temperature-corrected and -uncorrected oxygen tension.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 46(5): 636-642.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2019.05.011

  • Ambros, B., Gaunt, M.C., Duke-Novakovski, T., Taylor, S.M.  2018.  Effects of alfaxalone, thiopental, or propofol and diazepam on laryngeal motion in healthy dogs.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 59(7): 791-795.

  • Anderson, S., Wobeser, B., Duke-Novakovski, T., Singh, B.  2017.  Pathology in practice.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 251(4): 409-411.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/javma.251.4.409

  • Bohaychuk-Preuss, K.S., Carrozzo, M.V., Duke-Novakovski, T.  2017.  Cardiopulmonary effects of pleural insufflation with CO2 during two-lung ventilation in dorsally recumbent anesthetized horses.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 44(3): 483-491.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2016.07.004

  • Duke-Novakovski, T.  2017.  Review article compte rendu: Basics of monitoring equipment.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 58(11): 1200-1208.

  • Duke-Novakovski, T., Ambros, B., Feng, C., Carr, A.P.  2017.  The effect of anesthetic drug choice on accuracy of high-definition oscillometry in laterally recumbent horses.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 44(3): 589-593.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2016.08.006

  • Luan, X., Belev, G., Tam, J.S., Jagadeeshan, S., Hassan, N., Gioino, P., Grishchenko, N., Huang, Y., Carmalt, J.L., Duke, T., Jones, T., Monson, B., Burmester, M., Simovich, T., Yilmaz, O., Campanucci, V.A., MacHen, T.E., Chapman, L.D., Ianowski, J.P.  2017.  Cystic fibrosis swine fail to secrete airway surface liquid in response to inhalation of pathogens.  Nature Communications, 8(1): 786.  https://www.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-00835-7

  • Benmansour, P., Billinsky, J., Duke-Novakovski, T., Alcorn, J.  2016.  Blood concentrations of remifentanil during and after infusion in horses anesthetized with isoflurane and dexmedetomidine.  Research in Veterinary Science, 107: 202-206.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2016.06.008

  • Bracamonte, J.L., Duke-Novakovski, T.  2016.  A pilot study evaluating laparoscopic closure of the nephrosplenic space using an endoscopic suturing device in standing horses.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 57(6): 651-654.

  • Carmalt, J.L., Duke-Novakovski, T., Schott, H.C., van der Kolk, J.H.  2016.  Effects of anesthesia with isoflurane on plasma concentrations of adrenocorticotropic hormone in samples obtained from the cavernous sinus and jugular vein of horses.  American Journal of Veterinary Research, 77(7): 730-737.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.77.7.730

  • Sanchez-Teran, A.F., Bracamonte, J.L., Hendrick, S., Burguess, H.J., Duke-Novakovski, T., Schott, M., Hoff, B., Rubio-Martínez, L.M.  2016.  Effect of arthroscopic lavage on systemic and synovial fluid serum amyloid A in healthy horses.  Veterinary Surgery, 45(2): 223-230.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vsu.12439

  • Duke-Novakovski, T., Palacios-Jimenez, C., Wetzel, T., Rymes, L., Sanchez-Teran, A.F. 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.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vaa.12194

  • Ambros, B., Alcorn, J., Duke-Novakowski, T., Livingston, A., Dowling, P.M.  2014.  Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of a Constant Rate Infusion of Fentanyl (5µg/kg/h) in Awake Cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 75: 716-721.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.75.8.716

  • Anderson, S., Duke-Novakovski, T., Singh, B.  2014. The Immune Response to Anaesthesia: Part One (2013) Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 41(2):113-26.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vaa.12125

  • Anderson, S., Duke-Novakovski, T., Singh, B. 2014. The Immune Response to Anesthesia: Part 2 Sedatives, Opioids, and Injectable Anesthetic Agents.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 41(6): 553-66.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vaa.12191

  • Benmansour, P., Husulak, M.L., Bracamonte, J.L., Beazley, S.L., Withnall, E., Duke-Novakovski, T. 2014.  Cardiopulmonary Effects of an Infusion of Remifentanil or Morphine in Horses Anesthetized with Isoflurane and Dexmedetomidine.  Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 41(4): 346-56.   https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vaa.12149

  • 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. https://www.doi.org/10.1638/2013-0097R.1

  • Ambros, B., Duke, T.  2013. Effect of Low Dose Rate Ketamine Infusions on Thermal and Mechanical Thresholds in Conscious Cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 40: e76–e82.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vaa.12057

  • 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.  https://www.doi.org/10.1007/s00441-012-1509-2 

  • 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.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.07.010