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Birgit Puschner- BS, DVM, PhD
Professor of Clinical and Professor and Professor and Researcher and Researcher
Molecular Biosciences


bpuschner@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Diagnostic Veterinary Toxicology; Poisonous Plants; Algal toxins; Natural toxins

Specialty Focus

Veterinary Toxicology

Education

1995 PhD Drug therapy of experimental noise-damage: Light and electron microscopic examinations., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, School of Veterinary Medicine, Munich, Germany
1992 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, School of Veterinary Medicine, Munich, Germany
1988 BS Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Department of Biology, Munich, Germany

Honors and Awards

2010 Nominated by School of Veterinary Medicine for the Campus Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award
2009 Favorite Professor Award; School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2009
2009 Pfizer Animal Health Distinguished Teaching Award; School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
2008 Favorite Teacher Award; School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2009
2008 Favorite Faculty Award; School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2008
2007 Nomination for the School of Veterinary Medicine's Norden Distinguished Teaching Award
2007 CAHFS Rewards and Recognition Award
2007 Favorite Professor Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2007
2006-2007 Favorite Teacher Award; School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2008
1995-1996 Post-doctoral fellowship recipient, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany.

Licenses

Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
Veterinary Licensure for all European Countries

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Autism Risk, Prenatal Environmental Exposures, and Pathophysiologic Markers, I. Hertz-Picciotto (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIEHS

Co-Principal Investigator, Safety of resveratrol in cats, Fascetti AJ (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Co-Principal Investigator, The UC Davis Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention, Van de Water JA (Principal Investigator), NIEHS/EPA Center for Children's Environmental Health

Principal Investigator, Serum and spinal fluid vitamin E and selenium concentrations in foals with neuroaxonal dystrophy during the first year of life, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health

Collaborator, Effects of hemodialysis and hemoperfusion on metaldehyde elimination from canine plasma, Mauser, E (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Glover AD, Puschner B, Rossow H, Lehenbauer TH, Champagne JC, Blanchard PC, Aly S A double-blind block randomized clinical trial on the effect of zinc as a treatment for diarrhea in neonatal Holstein calves under natural challenge condition Prev Met Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Puschner B, Gallego S, Tor ER, Wilson D, Holstege DM, Galey FG The diagnostic approach and public health implications of phorate poisoning in a California dairy herd J Clin Toxicol published as doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.S13-001,
  • Link Icon 2013 Croft L, Napoli E, Hung CK, Gearhart S, Heym K, Wong S, Sakaguchi D, Lin A, Puschner B, St.Leger JA, Giulivi C. Clinical and biochemical characterization of thiamine deficiency in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) maintained at a zoological facility J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Roegner AF, Giannitti F, Woods LW, Mete A, Puschner B Public health implications of lead poisoning in backyard chickens and cattle Vet Med: Research and Reports,
  • Link Icon 2013 Lin YP, Pessah IN, Puschner B Simultaneous determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyls by gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in human serum and plasma Talanta,
  • Link Icon 2013 DePeters EJ, Puschner B, Taylor SJ, Rodzen JA Can fatty acid and mineral compositions of sturgeon eggs distinguish between farm-raised versus wild white (Acipenser transmontanus) sturgeon origins in California? Preliminary report Forensic Sci Int,
  • Link Icon 2013 Krout-Greenberg ND, Puschner B, Davidson MG, Depeters EJ Preliminary study to assess mycotoxin concentrations in whole corn in the California feed supply J Dairy Sci,
  • Link Icon 2013 Vernau KM, Runstadler JA, Brown EA, Cameron JM, Huson HJ, Higgins RJ, Ackerley C, Sturges BK, Dickinson PJ, Puschner B, Giulivi C, Shelton GD, Robinson BH, DiMauro S, Bollen AW, Bannasch DL Genome-wide association analysis identifies a mutation in the thiamine transporter 2 (SLC19A3) gene associated with Alaskan Husky encephalopathy PloS one,
  • Link Icon 2012 Varga A, Puschner B Retrospective study of cattle poisonings in California: recognition, diagnosis and treatment Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports,
  • Link Icon 2012 Feng W, Hwang HS, Kryshtal DO, Yang T, Padilla IT, Tiwary AK, Puschner B, Pessah IN, Knollman BC Coordinated regulation of murine cardiomyocyte contractility by nanomolar (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, the major green tea catechin Mol Pharmacol,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Brutlag A, Puschner B: Metaldehyde, Peterson ME, Talcott PA, (ed), Small Animal Toxicology - Third Edition, St. Louis, MO. 635-642.

2013 Puschner B, Brutlag AG: Approach to diagnosis for the toxicology case, Peterson ME, Talcott PA, (ed), Small Animal Toxicology - Third Edition, St. Louis, MO. 45-52.

2013 Puschner B, Moore CE: Cyanobacteria Toxins, Peterson ME, Talcott PA, (ed), Small Animal Toxicology - Third Edition, St. Louis, MO. 533-540.

2013 Puschner B: Mushrooms, Peterson ME, Talcott PA, (ed), Small Animal Toxicology - Third Edition, St. Louis, MO. 659-676.

2012 Puschner B, Roegner AF: Cyanobacterial (blue-green algae) toxins, Gupta R, (ed), Veterinary Toxicology: Basic & Clinical Principles, San Diego, CA. 953-966.