Past research explored the cardiovascular effects of alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonists. This research helped clarify the hemodynamic effects of this class of drugs, as well as their role in the genesis of cardiac arrhythmias in anesthetized animals.
Current research explores the use of analgesic drugs and regional anesthetic techniques in the management of perioperative pain in animals.
Lemke KA, Runyon CL, Horney BS. Effects of preoperative administration of ketoprofen on whole blood platelet aggregation, buccal mucosal bleeding time, and hematological indices in dogs undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2002;220:1818-1822.
Lemke KA, Runyon CL, Horney BS. Effects of preoperative administration of ketoprofen on anesthetic requirements and signs of postoperative pain in dogs undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2002;221:1268-1275.
Hewson CJ, Dohoo IR, Lemke KA. Perioperative use of analgesics in dogs and cats by Canadian veterinarians in 2001. Can Vet J 2006;47:352-359.
Hewson CJ, Dohoo IR, Lemke KA, et al. Use of analgesic drugs in cattle, pigs, and horses by Canadian veterinarians in 2004 and 2005. Can Vet J 2007;48:155-164.
Lamont LA, Lemke KA. The effects of medetomidine on radial nerve blockade with mepivacaine in dogs. Vet Anesth Analg 2007;35:62-68.
Lemke KA, et al. Paravertebral blockade of the brachial plexus in dogs. A clinical study with Dr. Carolyn Kerr at the University of Guelph.