Dr Pat Pawson
- Senior Veterinary Clinician in Anaesthesia & Analgesia (Small Animal Clinical Sciences)
- Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)
I have an interest in vascular physiology that developed during studies completed as part of my PhD thesis (Research in Veterinary Science 2002; 73(3): 215-21). I am currently investigating the effect of a bovine polymerised haemoglobin solution (Oxyglobin«) on vascular function. Haemoglobin-based oxygen carrying solutions are believed to mediate vasoconstriction by inhibiting nitric oxide. Preliminary studies conducted on isolated rings of rat aorta support this theory (Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2007.00913.x). We are currently in the middle of a project to determine if this is also the case in isolated canine arteries obtained from euthanased pet dogs (work funded by a BSAVA Petsavers Clinical Research Project award). I also have an interest in analgesia and have contributed to a study to develop an analgesic intervention score for the Glasgow Composite Measure Pain Scale (Animal Welfare 2007; 16(S): 97-104).
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Investigation of the effects of a polymerised bovine haemoglobin solution and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug on isolated canine renal arteries
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
2009 - 2011
- Investigation of the effects of a polymerised bovine haemoglobin solution on isolated canine arteries
2006 - 2009