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David J Maggs- BVSc
Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences


  

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Ophthalmology

Education

1988 BVSc (Hons) , University of Melbourne, Australia

Honors and Awards

2006 Class of 2007 Favorite Teacher Award
2007 Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award (University of California, Davis)
2007 Major advisor to Dr. Christine Lim; winner - Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial House Resident Research Award, House Officer Seminar Day
2007 Major Advisor to Dr. Christine Lim; winner - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2008 Major advisor to Dr. Seth Eaton; winner - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2008 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Resident Best Poster Award
2009 Major Advisor to Dr. Seth Eaton; winner - Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial Resident Research Award
2009 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner - American College of Veterinary Ophtholomologists Resident Clinical Research Award
2010 Major advisor to Dr. Sara Thomasy; winner - Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial Resident Research Award
2011 Elected SVM Commencement Speaker; Class of 2011

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Active Research Grants

Collaborator, Genetic mapping resources for common mammalian diseases, (Principal Investigator), NIH - National Center for Research Resources

Principal Investigator, Pharmacokinetics, safety, & efficacy of ocular penciclovir implants in cats, (Principal Investigator), George and Phyllis Miller Feline Health Fund, Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Topical application of serum for treatment of corneal ulcers in dogs, (Principal Investigator), University of California, Davis, Center for Companion Animal Health, (Resident Grant)

Principal Investigator, Mechanism of action against feline herpesvirus type-1 of famciclovir, penciclovir and BRL 42359, (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Vision for Animal Foundation (Resident Grant)

Principal Investigator, Mechanism of action against feline herpesvirus type-1 of famciclovir, penciclovir and BRL 42359, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (Matching Grant Funds)

Co-Investigator, Detection of equine herpesvirus type 1 and 2 using quantitative polymerase chain reaction from normal horses and horses with idiopathic kertoconjunctivitis and comparison of the sensitivity of three sampling techniques, (Principal Investigator), University of California, Davis, Center for Equine Health

Co-Investigator, Conjuunctival prevalence and genetic sequence of feline herpesvirus in nondomestic felids in US zoos, (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation

Principal Investigator, Doxycycline concentrations in the tears and plasma of cative pinnipeds receiving 2 different oral dosing regimens, (Principal Investigator), AAZV Mazuri Grant Fund

Co-Investigator, Safety and efficacy of autologous mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca, (Principal Investigator), UCD Center for Equine Health; Randall Grant

Principal Investigator, Evidence of herpesvirus-associated nasal inflammation in cats, (Principal Investigator), UCD Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2011 Thomasy SM, Lim CC, Reilly CM, Kass PH, Lappin MR, Maggs DJ Evaluation of orally administered famciclovir in cats experimentally infected with feline herpesvirus 1 Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2010 Maggs DJ, Nasisse MP, Marion R, Priddy NH, Dodam JR Effects of intracameral alpha-chymotrypsin on intracapsular lens extraction and postoperative outcome in normal dogs Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2010 Trope GD, Steele CM, Bowers J, Bradbury LA, Hodge PJ, Maggs DJ Distensible superficial venous orbital malformation (varix) involving the lower eyelid of two horses J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2009 Drazenovich TL, Fascetti AJ, Westermeyer HD, Sykes JE, Bannasch MJ, Kass PH, Hurley KF, Maggs DJ Effects of dietary lysine supplementation on upper respiratory and ocular disease and detection of infectious organisms in cats within an animal shelter Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Paglia DT, Dubielzig RD, Kado-Fong H, Maggs DJ Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in canine uveal melanocytic neoplasms Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Ledbetter EC, Dubovi EJ, Kim SG, Maggs DJ, Bicalho RC Experimental primary ocular canine herpesvirus-1 infection in adult dogs Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Lim CC, Reilly CM, Thomasy SM, Kass PH, Maggs DJ Effects of feline herpesvirus type 1 on tear film break-up time, Schirmer tear test results, and conjunctival goblet cell density in experimentally infected cats Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Westermeyer HD, Thomasy SM, Kado-Fong H, Maggs DJ Assessment of viremia associated with experimental primary feline herpesvirus infection or presumed herpetic recrudescence in cats Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2008 Westermeyer HD, Kado-Fong H, Maggs DJ Effects of sampling instrument and processing technique on DNA yield and detection rate for feline herpesvirus-1 via polymerase chain reaction assay Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2008 Kenny PJ, Vernau KM, Puschner B, Maggs DJ Retinopathy associated with ivermectin toxicosis in two dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2010 Maggs DJ: Ocular manifestations of systemic disease, Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Seventh Edition. 137-42.

2009 Moore CP, Maggs DJ: Diseases of the eye: Signs of ocular disease, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, Fourth Edition. 1265-1269.

2008 Maggs DJ: Antiviral therapy for feline herpesvirus, Bonagura JD and Twedt DC, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. 1188-90.

2008 Maggs DJ: Corneal colors as a diagnostic aid, Bonagura JD and Twedt DC, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. 1158-63.

2008 Maggs DJ: Pearls of the ophthalmic examination, Bonagura JD and Twedt DC, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. 1140-45.