Irwin K Liu

Professor Emeritus

Population Health & Reproduction

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1961, BS, Kansas State University, Manhattan,
1963, DVM, Kansas State University, Manhattan,
1969, MPVM, University of California, Davis,
1975, PhD, University of California, Davis,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Mechanisms of uterine function in the mare and their relationship with infertility, (Principal Investigator), McBean Family Foundation
Principal Investigator, Effect of angioses and aspirin on mare uterine perfusion, (Principal Investigator), Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Co-Investigator, Does digital perfusion pressure determine blood flow to the equine hoof laminae?, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Honors and Awards
1968 California Department of Agriculture Academic Scholarship
1971-1974 National Institutes of Health Special Postdoctoral Fellowship
2005 School of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California, Davis
2007 Bartlett Award, Excellence in research and outstanding career contributions to the art and science of animal reproduction. Society for Theriogenology
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
1998 Liu IKM, Kirkpatrick JF, Turner JW Jr : Contraception in artiodactylids using zona pellucida vaccine, Fowler ZM, Miller ME, (ed), oo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy 4, Orlando, Florida. .
1995 Kirkpatrick JF, Liu IKM, Turner JW Jr, Lasley BL : The control of fertility and monitoring ovarian function in free-roaming and captive wildlife: New approaches to old problems, Bayne K, Kreger M, (ed), Wildlife Mammals as Research Models in the Laboratory and Field, Greenbelt, MD. 23-9.
1995 Enders AC, Liu IKM, Mead RA, Welsh AO : Active and passive morphological interactions of trophoblast and endometrium during early implantation, Day SK, (ed), Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Periimplantation Processes, New York. 168-182.
1989 Liu IKM : Care of the orphan foal, , The Merck Veterinary Manual, 7th Edition, Rahway, New Jersey. .
1988 Liu IKM : Uterine defense mechanisms in the mare, , The Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice, . 221-8.
Ten Recent Publications

Brosnan RJ, Vico AE, Steffey EP, LeCouteur RA, Liu IK, Vaughan B
Head-down positioning effects on regional central nervous system perfusion in isoflurane-anesthetized horses

Turner JW Jr, Liu IKM, Flanagan DR, Rutberg AT, Kirkpatrick JF
Immunocontraception in feral horses: One inoculation provides two years of infertility

Brown JA, Hodder AD, Benak J, Liu IK, Ball BA
Uterus unicornis in two mares

Hirsbrunner G, Reist M, Couto SS, Steiner A, Snyder J, vanLeeuwen E, Liu I
An in vitro study on spontaneous myometrial contractility in the mare during estrus and diestrus

Stoops MA, Liu IK, Shideler SE, Lasley BL, Fayrer-Hosken RA, Benirschke K, Murata K, van Leeuwen EM, Anderson GB
Effect of porcine zonae pellucidae immunisation on ovarian follicular development and endocrine function in domestic ewes (Ovis aries)

Zelli R, Sylla L, Monaci M, Stradaioli G, Sibley LE, Roser JF, Munro C, Liu IK
Gonadotropin secretion and pituitary responsiveness to GnRH in mares with granulosa-theca cell tumor

Liu IK, Turner JW, Van Leeuwen EM, Flanagan DR, Hedrick JL, Murata K, Lane VM, Morales-Levy MP
Persistence of anti-zonae pellucidae antibodies following a single inoculation of porcine zonae pellucidae in the domestic equine