Ludovica Chiavaccini

Ludovica Chiavaccini,

Clinical Associate Professor – Anesthesiology

Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 294-4280
Business Email: lchiavaccini@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

Foundation Resident Travel Grant
2014 · American College Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
SmithsMedical/SurgiVet ACVAA Resident Abstract Awards – Honorable mention
2014 · American College Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
11th Annual CVMBS Research Day – 1st place
2010 · Colorado State University
DVM, summa cum laude 2003
2004 · University of Pisa (Italy)

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021-2025
VEM5761 Core Clk Anesthesiol
2021-2025
VEM5861 Adv. Anesthesiology Clerkship
2021-2023
VEM5473 Large Anim Anesthesio
2022-2025
VEM5286 Vet Clin Pharmacology
2022-2025
VEM5402L Introduction to Surgery Lab
2022-2025
VEM5472 Small Anim Anesthesio
2022-2025
VEM5470 Vet Anesthesiology
2022
VEM5171 Vet Pharmacology
2023-2025
VEM5202 Pnt Care Clin Skill 2

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist
    American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

Research Profile

As an Associate Professor specializing in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, I’ve dedicated over fifteen years to unraveling the neuropsychological complexities of animal pain. My research spans locoregional anesthesia, equine anesthesia, and pain management. Initially focused on pharmacological interventions for acute postoperative pain, my work now delves into neuropathic pain markers in animals with spontaneous disorders, aiming for deeper insights. My laboratory, backed by a dedicated team, is a nurturing ground for aspiring scientists, fostering inclusivity and mentoring from diverse backgrounds. With unwavering dedication to animal well-being and innovation, I continually push the boundaries of veterinary anesthesia and pain management.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5052-7706

Areas of Interest
  • Equine anesthesia
  • Interventional pain medicine
  • Locoregional Anesthesia
  • Neuropathic pain markers
  • The use of Artificial Intelligence to detect pain

Publications

2024
Comparison between dexmedetomidine and a combination of medetomidine-vatinoxan on muscle tissue saturation in privately-owned adult dogs undergoing intradermal testing.
Research in veterinary science. 171 [DOI] 10.1016/j.rvsc.2024.105207. [PMID] 38460204.
2024
Comparison of a blind and an ultrasound-guided technique for Retrobulbar anesthesia in dogs undergoing unilateral subconjunctival enucleation.
Veterinary ophthalmology. 27(1):79-85 [DOI] 10.1111/vop.13092. [PMID] 37021439.
2024
Comparison of subarachnoid administration of low-dose bupivacaine and lidocaine in healthy goats.
American journal of veterinary research. 85(7) [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.24.02.0030. [PMID] 38744307.
2024
Pressure pain mapping of equine distal joints: feasibility and reliability.
Frontiers in pain research (Lausanne, Switzerland). 5 [DOI] 10.3389/fpain.2024.1342954. [PMID] 38726353.
2024
Retroperitoneal hematoma after dorsal quadratus lumborum block in two dogs
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 51(1):112-114 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2023.11.002.
2023
A non-inferiority study comparing the ultrasound-guided parasacral with a novel greater ischiatic notch plane approach in canine cadavers.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 50(5):439-445 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2023.05.003. [PMID] 37331905.
2023
A single-cohort retrospective analysis of factors associated with morbidity and mortality in 193 anesthetized domestic goats.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 50(3):245-254 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2023.02.003. [PMID] 36906401.
2023
Cardiovascular changes, laboratory findings and pain scores in calves undergoing ultrasonography-guided bilateral rectus sheath block before herniorrhaphy: a prospective randomized clinical trial.
BMC veterinary research. 19(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12917-023-03754-6. [PMID] 37798785.
2023
Clinical efficacy of an ultrasound-guided bilateral rectus sheath block for umbilical hernia repair in calves: A prospective randomized trial.
Frontiers in pain research (Lausanne, Switzerland). 4 [DOI] 10.3389/fpain.2023.1051504. [PMID] 36860331.
2023
Effect of end-inspiratory pause on airway and physiological dead space in anesthetized horses.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 50(4):363-371 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2023.03.002. [PMID] 37055259.
2023
Effects of alfaxalone, propofol and isoflurane on cerebral blood flow and cerebrovascular reactivity to carbon dioxide in dogs: A pilot study.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 291 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2022.105939. [PMID] 36509393.
2023
Lumbosacral plexus block using a combination of ultrasound-guided lateral pre-iliac and parasacral approaches in cats.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 50(2):188-196 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2023.01.003. [PMID] 36775670.
2023
Quadratus lumborum block as part of multimodal analgesia in a rabbit undergoing liver lobectomy.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 50(6):530-532 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2023.08.009. [PMID] 37777467.
2022
Clinical efficacy of ultrasound-guided bilateral erector spinae plane block for standing lumbar spinous osteotomy in a horse.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 49(5):517-519 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2022.06.001. [PMID] 35764459.
2022
Electrolocation-guided pudendal nerve block in a goat undergoing perineal urethrostomy.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 49(2):224-226 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2022.01.007. [PMID] 35184949.
2022
Intravenous dexmedetomidine, morphine, or a combination can result in gallbladder wall thickening; with no significant association with plasma histamine concentrations
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. [DOI] 10.1111/vru.13056.
2022
REassessment Campaign On VEterinary Resuscitation: Has the time come for horses?
Equine Veterinary Education. 34(3):117-119 [DOI] 10.1111/eve.13472.
2022
Risk factors associated with hypoxaemia in horses undergoing general anaesthesia: A retrospective study
Equine Veterinary Journal. 54(6):1055-1063 [DOI] 10.1111/evj.13541.
2021
A computed tomography-based method for the assessment of canine retrobulbar cone volume for ophthalmic anaesthesia.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 48(5):759-766 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2021.03.015. [PMID] 34391668.
2021
An ultrasound-guided subparaneural approach to the sciatic nerve in the dog: a cadaver study.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 48(1):107-115 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2020.06.008. [PMID] 33339710.
2021
Development of an ultrasound-guided transgluteal injection of the pudendal nerve in cats: a cadaveric study
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2021.11.004.
2021
Serum artemin is not correlated with sensitivity within dogs with naturally occurring osteoarthritis pain.
Scientific reports. 11(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-021-85976-y. [PMID] 33758254.
2021
Ultrasound-guided perineural injections for the medical management of thoracic limb root signature in a dog.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 48(3):480-482 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2021.03.003. [PMID] 33865702.
2019
Comparison of the sedative effects of alfaxalone and methadone with or without midazolam in dogs.
The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne. 60(10):1060-1064 [PMID] 31597990.
2019
Impact of epidural bupivacaine on perioperative opioid requirements, recovery characteristics, and duration of hospitalization in dogs undergoing cystotomy: A retrospective study of 56 cases
Veterinary Surgery. 48(7):1330-1337 [DOI] 10.1111/vsu.13290.
2018
Comparison of intraocular pressure and pupil diameter after sedation with either acepromazine or dexmedetomidine in healthy dogs.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 45(5):667-672 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vaa.2018.05.003. [PMID] 30078531.
2018
Influence of Microtextured Implant Surfaces on Peri-implantitis and Its Treatment: A Preclinical Trial.
The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants. 33(1) [DOI] 10.11607/jomi.5599. [PMID] 28817740.
2017
A novel supra-temporal approach to retrobulbar anaesthesia in dogs: Preliminary study in cadavers.
Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997). 223:68-70 [DOI] 10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.04.013. [PMID] 28671075.
2017
Anesthesia Case of the Month.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 251(5):515-519 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.251.5.515. [PMID] 28828961.
2017
Comparison of Morphine, Morphine-Lidocaine, and Morphine-Lidocaine-Ketamine Infusions in Dogs Using an Incision-Induced Pain Model.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 53(2):65-72 [DOI] 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6442. [PMID] 28282236.
2017
Preclinical imaging anesthesia in rodents.
The quarterly journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging : official publication of the Italian Association of Nuclear Medicine (AIMN) [and] the International Association of Radiopharmacology (IAR), [and] Section of the Society of…. 61(1):1-18 [DOI] 10.23736/S1824-4785.16.02951-4. [PMID] 27858407.
2015
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics comparison between subcutaneous and intravenous butorphanol administration in horses.
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 38(4):365-74 [DOI] 10.1111/jvp.12191. [PMID] 25484250.
2014
An anesthetic protocol for adult heartworms removal in two cases of canine caval syndrome.
Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 41(1):105-6 [DOI] 10.1111/vaa.12092. [PMID] 24119070.
2014
Effects of maropitant citrate or acepromazine on the incidence of adverse events associated with hydromorphone premedication in dogs.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 28(5):1414-7 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.12414. [PMID] 25146756.
2014
Environmental stressors influencing hormones and systems physiology in cattle.
Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E. 12 [DOI] 10.1186/1477-7827-12-58. [PMID] 24996419.
2011
Detection of calprotectin and apoptotic activity within the equine colon from horses with black walnut extract-induced laminitis.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 144(3-4):366-73 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetimm.2011.08.006. [PMID] 21890218.
2010
Clinical features and prognostic variables in 109 horses with esophageal obstruction (1992-2009).
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 24(5):1147-52 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2010.0573.x. [PMID] 20707844.
2009
In vivo administration of acepromazine or promethazine to horse decreases the reactive oxygen species production response of subsequently isolated neutrophils to stimulation with phorbol myristate acetate.
Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics. 32(6):541-7 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2009.01077.x. [PMID] 20444008.

Grants

Jan 2024 ACTIVE
Using AI to Measure Pain
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTL VETERINARY ACADEMY OF PAIN MGMT

Education

Diplomate
2015 · American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
Anesthesiology residency
2011-2014 · Mississippi State University
MS in Clinical Sciences
2010 · Colorado State University
DES in Equine Clinical Sciences
2006 · University of Liege (Belgium)
Veterinary Traditional Chinese Medicine (VTCM) certification
2004 · Scuola di Agopuntura Tradizionale della Città di Firenze (Italy)
DMedVet (summa cum laude)
2003 · University of Pisa (Italy)

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4280
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100123
GAINESVILLE FL 32610