Victor S. Cox
295 Animal Science/ Veterinary Medicine
1988 Fitch Avenue
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
D.V.M, Cornell University
Ph.D., University of Missouri
My focus is educational research dealing with methods of making permanent specimens for gross anatomical instruction. My lab is pioneering the use of liquid nitrogen trapping of acetone in order to meet new OSHA regulations that impact current plastination protocols. Freeze drying as an alternative to plastination is being studied in order to optimize resources and thereby move in part from wet cadaver specimens to "off the shelf" anatomic instruction.
(For a comprehensive list of Dr. Cox's recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)
Cox V.S., (all authors anonymous but listed in front pages). Problematic Bovine Sternal Recumbency (Downer Cow). Merck Veterinary Manual, edition 8, Merck & Co., Rahway, New Jersey, 1995.
Osborne, C.A., Bartges, J.W., Polzin, D.J., Lulich, J.P., Johnston, G.R., Cox, V.S., Percutaneous needle biopsy of the kidney. Vet. Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice, 1996; 26:1461-1504.
Cox, V.S., The downer cow syndrome, in: Current Therapy in Food Animal Practice 4, Howard JL, Smith RA, eds., WB Suanders, Phil, pp.224-226, 1999.
Cox, V.S., Cleft Palate, in: 5 Minute Consult: Ruminant, S. Haskell, ed., Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins, in press.
Honors and Awards
Peter Bridge Award, British Cattle Veterinary Association, 1982 (for best bovine paper at British Veterinary Assoc. Mtg., Exeter, 1981).
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota Teaching Incentive Award. 1998–2001.
Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award, 2004
MVMA Outstanding Faculty Award, 2005