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Anna Firshman

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Associate Professor


Contact Information:
Phone: 612-625-4730
Email: firsh001@umn.edu

225 Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108

Degrees
BVSc. College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liverpool
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Board Certification
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2003

Other
Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner, University of Tennessee

Research Interests

  • Insulin and glucose metabolism
  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome
  • Insulin and Glucose metabolism in New World Camelids
  • Equine Muscle disease
  • Techniques for equine rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

  • Equine rehabilitation
  • New World Camelids
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome
  • Muscle disease
  • Neonatology

Instructional Areas

  • New World Camelid medicine
  • Sheep and Goat respiratory disease
  • Large Animal Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Equine rehabilitation
     

Publications
For a listing of publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine, and to Google Scholar.

Firshman AM, Hayden DW, Valberg SJ, McKenzie EC. Horner’s Syndrome associated with Fungal Mediastinitis in a Horse. Equine Veterinary Education. 2003;15(2):82-85.

Firshman AM. Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. In: Lavoie J, Hinchcliff K eds. Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine. 2nd ed. Blackwell Publishing, Iowa. 2008

Firshman AM. Polysaccharide storage myopathy. In: Lavoie J, Hinchcliff K eds. Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine. 2nd ed. Blackwell Publishing, Iowa. 2008
 

Current Funding

  • Jan 2008: Prevalence and Prevention of Anesthetic Myopathy in Quarter Horses, American Quarter Horse Foundation.
  • Sept 2007-2010: Arginine stimulation testing in healthy and sick camelids, Morris Animal Foundation.
  • Sept 2006-2009: Development of a quantitative method of assessing insulin sensitivity in camelids, Morris Animal Foundation.
     

Honors and Awards
Dec 2006 L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Award

 

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