the NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Veterinary researchers: Nicotine reduces stress, respiratory awareness
BY SARAH CAREY
Got sensory overload? If you're like many smokers, you might not for the simple
reason that the effects of nicotine on brain activity appear to mask awareness of
outside stimuli, thereby reducing stress, UF veterinary researchers say.
"Smoking may kill, but its stress-reducing effects are probably one reason why the habit is
so prominent among college students," said Dr. Paul Davenport, a professor in the University of
Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's department of physiological sciences. "As many as
15-20 percent of college students are smokers, perhaps best exemplified by the phenomenon of
social smoking. These students often ignore the deadly side effects in exchange for the trade-
off of reduced anxiety."
Davenport is studying the effect of nicotine withdrawal on brain activity and cough in one
of four projects UF veterinary researchers have been working on for two years as part of a $1
million program grant from the Florida Department of Health's James and Esther King Bio-
medical Research Program.
Other projects, spearheaded by Drs. Donald Bolser and Linda Hayward from the veterinary
college and Dr. David Fuller from the College of Public Health and Health Professions, are
examining the effects of nicotine on everything from sleep patterns to prenatal nicotine
exposure on newborns.
In a study measuring respiratory-related evoked potential or cognitive awareness of
breathing in smokers, Davenport measured how respiratory stimuli are "gated" in and out of
higher brain centers. His data, which will be presented at the American Thoracic Society
meeting in 2008, shows that individuals who are withdrawing from smoking become more
aware of their breathing and may even become fearful, especially if their airway becomes
"When you have individuals that abstain from smoking for a 12-hour period, they get very
agitated," Davenport said. "This is because while they are smoking, smokers' brain activity is
'gated,' or controlled. Nicotine is useful because it reduces anxiety, but it also helps mask
certain brain activity, so that if you withdraw from nicotine you are much more sensitive to
stimuli coming in."
He added that his primary interest was in determining whether nicotine affects the ability to
sense one's breathing and respiratory system awareness. In future studies, Davenport plans to
examine how nicotine affects the brain pathways that lead to consciousness.
"You don't constantly think about breathing, but when something changes, you become
aware of it," Davenport said. "With smoking, your lungs change, but you're not aware of it. It's
awareness of one's internal environment that we are most interested in."
In a related study with Bolser, whose expertise is in the cough reflex, Davenport has used
capsaicin the hot ingredient in hot peppers to induce the urge to cough. He and Bolser
are interested in why smokers don't cough in response to inhaling cigarette smoke, but non-
"This sensation of the need to cough comes before you actually cough, which allows our
consciousness to interact with the cough reflex," Davenport said. "If you're in a concert and
you feel the need to cough, you have the ability to suppress that cough by conscious mecha-
"That's why it's important that your brain knows your need to cough before you actually
cough," he added. "Nicotine is changing the way the brain functions."
Bolser said studies of relationship between the urge-to-cough sensation and the behavior
associated with it, are new and a "big deal" in the field of respiratory disease research.
"The people in our field really didn't think about the sensations associated with the
behavior and how the behavior is produced," Bolser said. "The urge to cough is a sensation we
now know exists and now we are thinking about the relevance of the urge to how the nervous
system generates behavior and how this might be a factor in how cough suppressants work."
Davenport said it's clear that if breathing is obstructed in either animals or humans,
tremendous fear and anxiety occur, and in many cases, humans experience anxiety and panic
"What is it about disordered breathing that makes us so fearful, and what can we do to help
patients and animals that have these tremendous fear responses to disordered breathing?"
Davenport asks. "Clinically, we need to treat the lung disease, but what we seldom treat is the
anxiety the patient has."
Anyone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease understands the feeling of breathless-
ness even upon such activity as walking through a mall, or mild exercise. Because of this,
many people with COPD become less and less active, Davenport said.
"When we fear we won't be able to breathe, we won't exercise," he said. "So if we can figure
out how to lessen the anxiety of those who suffer from COPD, we can improve their rehabilita-
tion from lung disease."
And about those college students don't look for their habits to change anytime soon.
"The use of nicotine to self-medicate for stress has serious side effects, produces deadly
disease and is extremely addictive," Davenport said. "When I talk to young people, I tell them,
'you will get lung and heart disease; smoking will kill you.' But we have to recognize that even
with that knowledge, kids still smoke because they feel the benefits exceed the risks."
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holiday~ blood drive, collection for need f inilies
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UF CVM students participate in Health Center's
CVM graduate student Dr. Tara Anderson and senior veterinary student Mary Gardner are
featured in a poster promoting the University of Florida Health Science Center library's
Anderson represents the graduate program and Gardner represents the professional D.V.M.
program. Both women are avid readers, and shared why they singled out the books they did to
be pictured with in the poster.
Anderson, D.VM., '03, M.P.H. '07, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the college. She chose
for her book "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss.
"Like many, Dr. Seuss was one of my favorite authors as a child', Anderson said. "Who
doesn't love classics like 'The Cat in The Hat' and 'Green Eggs and Ham?"'
Anderson said she along with several classmates received a copy of "Oh, the Places You'll
Go" from the parents of a dear friend at the time of their graduation from veterinary school.
"I was touched by its message, and reminded that Dr. Seuss is inspirational to any age
group," Anderson said.
Gardner, who is president of the class of '08, chose the book "Mutant Message Down
"This is a tale of the challenge and endurance of an American woman's spiritual joumey
through the outback of Australia," Gardner said. "Marlo Morgan is invited by a remote tribe of
nomadic Aborigines to accompany them on a four-month walkabout. Morgan learns how they
thrive in harmony with the plants and the animals that exist in the rugged terrain of Australia's
bush. She is personally transformed after facing the physical and mental requirements of the
Gardner said she enjoyed the unique look at the wisdom of an extraordinary community
whose culture is more than 50,000 years old.
"This book has a compelling, powerful, life-enhancing message for all of us," Gardner said.
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Architects say new small animal hospital will be light, bright and welcoming,
will represent new face for south end of UF campus
BY SARAH CAREY
T he University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's new Veterinary Research and
Education Center will not only contain additional space for a state-of-the-art small
animal hospital with all of the "bells and whistles" it also will represent a new face for the
south end of the University of Florida campus.
Representatives from FWAJDB/Zeidler Partnership, which was awarded the architectural
contract to design the $58 million, 90,000 square-foot facility in August, presented several
"town hall" meetings to CVM faculty, staff and students Nov. 26.
Spokesperson Roy Abernathy, a principal in the FWAJDB firm, said his group has worked
on several academic veterinary hospitals throughout the country and partnered with Zeidler in
order to offer "a broader and more team-oriented approach" to the project.
"We are the veterinary experts," he said, while Zeidler, which is based in West Palm Beach,
offers an understanding of the UF campus environment, local code and transportation issues.
"Academic veterinary hospitals are unique and contribute to both human and animal
health in ways that a lot of people don't understand, one aspect being UF's role in providing
training for board certification," Abernathy said. "Private practice facilities are only beginning
to provide opportunities for this training and the need for more certified professionals is one of
the greatest issues facing the profession."
As of mid-December, Abernathy and other members of the design team had met with
representatives from all of the Veterinary Medical Center services and key administrators. The
architects and other contractors and engineers serving as consultants will work together to
complete the project and are shooting for an 18-month turnaround. The group hopes to finalize
design plans by late 2008.
The design team's initial concept involves opening up the front of the new building so that
people can see into it, which means "lots of glass and natural daylight," Abernathy said. "This
is envisioned as a building that is turned inside out; that is, the outside will reflect what is
going on inside."
He added that the team will be working to improve the client experience, and will make
"lots of considerations for animal and human comfort everything from the landscaping to
Among other things, that means animal-friendly tile floors that pets won't slip on and
which will be easy to clean. The light, bright and open characteristics of the new facility
should create both a welcoming and healing-friendly environment.
"A lot of research has been done as to how daylight helps improve the healing cycle in
animals as well as the health and comfort of the people who work in the hospital," Abernathy
said. "That's why we want to bring a lot of natural light into the building."
A sustainable, green building design will be used along with an innovative, learning-
centered approach that includes having "Rounds Rooms" associated with every hospital
"In the focus group we did with students, they said one of the hardest things they currently
face is having to track someone down to ask a question. The Rounds Room concept puts
everyone in that service in the same learning area," Abernathy said, adding, "Today that
happens in the hallway."
These rooms would enable students, in whatever clinical rotation they are on, to be more
centralized instead of on the service perimeter, the architects said.
"It's like turning the learning process inside out," Abernathy said. "The Rounds Room
concept is much like a hub where students, clinicians and techs are housed in the center of the
service where the action takes place. With amenities like storage for bags, books and personal
effects, computers, presentation technology, phones, a conference table and windows that look
into procedure spaces, these hubs put the classroom in the hospital. When you're in, say,
dermatology, and an animal comes in with an interesting issue, through the Rounds Room
concept, the students are right in the middle of the action and able to see procedures."
The existing hospital will continue to house dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, zoo
medicine, alternative/holistic medicine and a blood donor ward. A physical therapy service
will also be added, while pharmacy and radiology will expand.
Among the exciting new features of the new hospital will be a linear accelerator, a new
emergency and critical care clinic, the new physical therapy area and expanded capacity and
capability for chemotherapy, all of which will be located on the first floor.
The second floor will house surgery in a suite designed to separate the animal traffic from
the sterile inner corridor. This floor will also include anesthesia, endoscopy, and a cardio
catheterization laboratory and will house the CT unit in the future.
The third floor will serve primarily as office space but will also house a conference room/
meeting place area capable of seating 120 people.
"This building will become the public face of academic veterinary medicine in Florida,"
Abernathy said. "A new entry for the college, a new face for the profession and a tool to help
clinicians, students and technical staff do what they do better."
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New Vet Corps volunteer group aims to unify veterinary outreach. disaster response in state
When natural disasters, disease outbreaks or other emergencies affecting animals or
animal health occur in Florida, there soon will be more veterinary boots on the ground
In an effort to unify veterinary disaster response efforts throughout the state, the UF College
of Veterinary Medicine has partnered with the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to create the Florida Veterinary Corps.
"While individual veterinarians have supported emergency response efforts in the past,
veterinarians and veterinary technicians, working as part of the Florida Veterinary Corps, will
be fully integrated into the overall State Emergency Response Team," said Florida's state
veterinarian, Dr. Thomas Holt. "This will provide them with greater support in carrying out
their work, help protect their safety, and enable greater coordination with other responders."
The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is playing a lead role in overseeing those Corps
veterinarians and veterinary technicians who will assess areas impacted by disasters in terms of
their veterinary infrastructure and needs, and will help meet those needs directly through the
diagnosis and treatment of animals in impacted areas, Holt added.
Florida is continually threatened by natural disasters such as hurricanes and forest fires, by
the introduction of foreign emerging animal diseases and by potential acts of bioterrorism.
Should members of the Vet Corps deploy during a hurricane or a wildfire, participating
individuals would probably be asked to "bring a toothbrush and a stethoscope" while housing
and food would be provided, said UF's John Haven, college director and coordinator of the
CVM's Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service.
"People will bring their basic stuff and we will take care of the rest," he added.
The concept was launched during the annual FVMA conference in September, and more
than 50 people already have filled out their applications. So far, the new program has been
advertised primarily through the FVMA and SART Web sites, where applications can be
"Since the September announcement, FVMA representatives have been talking to local
chapters, signing up volunteers every week and has applied for training grants," Haven said
"The training will be similar to what we are already doing at the college with the VETS
An added benefit is that when the state has a federally declared disaster, volunteer efforts
such as those expended by the Vet Corps will count as in-kind contributions, supplementing
the amount paid by the state and individual counties to obtain the 25 percent needed to
acquire additional FEMA dollars.
"By having an organized structure for volunteers to respond within, we're able to capture
the people who probably would have responded anyway, but to the benefit of the taxpayers
involved," Haven said.
State veterinarian Holt added, "While there are established national teams that may
provide this type of veterinary support in an emergency, Florida will be best served by
veterinarians and veterinary technicians within the state that are ready and able to respond."
The thrill is gone...and that's a good thing for
Pomeranian rescue (log treated successfully for
massive heartworms at UF
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F or Bellamy, a Pomerian crossbred dog that came to UF's shelter medicine program in
November for neutering, the thrill is gone and that's a good thing.
Soon after Bellamy's arrival from Puppy Hill Farm, a rescue group, shelter veterinarian Dr.
Natalie Isaza discerned that the dog had a heart murmur with a palpable thrill, or vibration
caused by fluid passing through an incompetent heart valve.
"Because of this, we didn't do surgery, but instead had the cardiology service examine
Bellamy," Isaza said. "They found that he had heartworms wrapped around the leaflets of his
tricuspid valve, causing his murmur and the resulting thrill."
Thanks to a generous donation from a donor in Kansas City, Bellamy was able to be
admitted to UF's Veterinary Medical Center, where he underwent a procedure to manually
remove the worms from his heart.
"He is now doing very well," Isaza said.
Dr. Amara Estrada said that over the years, the cardiology service has consulted on several
cases of suspected heart disease in shelter animals.
"In a lot of situations, we suspect congenital heart disease since the patients are young,"
Estrada said. "Some of these animals have been fostered by families or rescue groups who are
sometimes willing to fix or try to treat the heart problem, usually requiring cardiac catheteriza-
tion and interventional therapy.
"Everyone felt really, really
good about what we did."
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teaching situation for our students and
residents and just an overall 'feel good'
experience because we know that without our
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Estrada said that Bellamy's disease was very serious, and that in fact many dogs affected by
heartworms in that way will die.
"After the echocardiogram showed us the mass of heartworms wrapped around his tricuspid
valve, Bellamy was anesthetized the next day," Estrada said. "We then pulled the worms out
with special forceps that are specifically made for extracting heartworms."
The entire procedure took about an hour and students and residents from anesthesia,
surgery and cardiology all were there to participate.
"By the next day, Bellamy looked like a million bucks," Estrada said. "So everyone felt
really, really good about what we did."
The procedure of heartworm extraction usually costs somewhere between $2,000 and
$2,500, Estrada said. Bellamy's procedure was funded through a donation from a philanthro-
pist interested in helping animals like Bellamy; animals that would otherwise not have a
chance of survival.
"I hope Bellamy's story encourages other donations for this type of treatment," Isaza said,
adding that the dog was now back at Puppy Hill Farm and would be available for adoption
after being neutered and receiving drug therapy to kill any remaining heartworms.
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Rare tortoiseshell cats seen at Operation Catnip
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D ()OpCIll lln lnip \ollclunerl s nck:ellld ilthe cal F;:InIll .lnl
Le\\ sJld ithe Cl \\;is one of onhl\ Io inle cil- \\illi the classic oiiiLCe and black
IOrlOIs eshelll iiallikllnls [li 11 \ e bCeen s n annl Jillo L lit' IlcolIcll l In I I I I le CJla
neutered since Ihe cli nc beg.;l inl \i;t;Ir ;Iri.o
"I In :lr iv coincidence. oll\ 1\\O \\eeks I laie \l T e inaJiis in lthe colle, _i--s s hllel
li cidilllie po10'1:i-.1 nllilel d janothr n ile i r lonoils-lell killcn beloi2niii_ 10 Ja local
rescue Lroup Lc' s;ld
NMlale IOlOn-iseshell cats .ener:llI la anc e\u X clioiulO-OIIlc 01 1oilh LCelicic
:;noinal\ ilil :illo\\ s lihin 10 diplla both lie oi Ce :ind black colors hl i u lie
hnoln ill reSlIcled I o leni lei cail
S NIosI ollonoiseshell niales am e slelde. but sonlc halu\ e fllicid hlletrs Le' sa'id
STliir e-ars awgo resealclihers pud top dollar for lihe mie ca. \\ Ichi \\ ele used to
Sltiidi enelIc coiiditions inien Tod:\ [lie c;ils are notable niosl fol thelicil ole ;i
cOInr ersjiionI pieces
Dr Jim iC- lk lefil ', ;lh E .i:ll- aind hi ir.:.ud :r n.-r Mi,,ih.;il P;,
Who's naughty? Who's nice? Holiday party spreads gift of fellowship to all
Photos co1lei'S\ of Dr ike \\alsl
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Surgeon u ho received "t'et of the lear ad ard from lonrris
Animal Foundation reunites i ith special friends at UF
I n lati, No\ cmbci Di Jii Coolk il1 \\ illiam C Allen Endo\\wd Scholr Ifoir Olliopedic
Rescich land dcii co of thile co.mpalit1' e oliopcdic laboirioil ai the limni ci1 of
NMissouin. \ istled LIF to s.ee t\ o specul lfiinds -- Miclucl Ra\ of Deliona and hlu sn iice
Cook's it.laiionslhp \\ ith thilk \ o ,_oc b Lack a coup)lc of0 \ .ars \\ hbcn hliK camnii to LF to
IhIlp Ea_'lc k\ i)cilonnini,' a l'on-liinb lani-ni'ss procc-dinulc hIspK .ciall/c in and sliann' Ihis
skills \\ 1ilI UFs sut,.i n i, ani
Cook i.c-,ntl\ \\us nmincd ithlc rind-pn/`- national u inner of tik Thanl, moibt \ci loI a
Hcatilli PI css'\ contest sponsot-d b\ Do,' Fanc\ niauminc He %Nas clio.cn from inocl
than I 1 i I noml nai ollns Ironl Ii o\n\ onlis ltllOllo'.lo l clK coullntll
Ra,\ \ ioit- an csal luhi IwS in LIucI pan lcponsiblc for Cook s.cl-cicuon
Th. a\\iad \\.s s.ponsold b\ M lorns .Animail Foundalion. N InMla Lintiicd and Bo\\ Tic
Inc Cook is i.ltuid in lhi Dc:cc-mbctl issu I of Bo\\ Tic's Do, Fanc\. Cat FIanc\ rnd
\ inullnPa Placticc Nc\\s inIla'ins as \,ll as on DoClianncl coIn and CiClui'hni l conl
Ra\ and Eal'I as \\cll as UF's tolc :mc mcni tioncd in all of1" ilk I)tcss alicc-.
SE\I' thin-N \\ith1 EtElI \\a. LicI Cook sid Nliclhcl blotiit him ti up to mnc so I
could sec hlo\\ EaI'C is doiin' o\ rall and so ihal I could niakle moic iccomnkiindalilons for
aciti Iilcs for himn
Cook L'a\ c- Ea.lc soomlni iIcnlilons in Is allcicd shoulder and clbo\\. since hlie does h11e
sonic nIild and Inllienullent sorilene on ihal sidc
\\k kno \ lie i\ ll a11 e solle .llnliniis in ihose Jolllns because of lic problems e tl had
He Ilso came bc-cau se i \\ a11s o))ppotillnii o i\ iNt \\ 111l hl ma11n h1e calls in ,'ood
fln nd. licluil
\\c liae- dte- eloped a onde-rful telanonslhip. Cook sild I ni Uncile Jnii 10 EIlec
now. and Mlicluhl and I ai e ,:reai lnnds \\c cominminicaic b e -nail ptcii nulniclh c e
\\eek \\e sent lihim an Ead'-l piciittlli itll\ \\ 1Ne Cisuii. took and cli halus otlcn lus nl oll ed
no\\ in beln,- pupp tailsts "lo ici- s-li 1icce do2 on-,iIji/jiion 11 w\oisx 1111 Nil liclucdl nd
Eal, a ic a \ ondciful and unipotani pn of in\ i l'e i-
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