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    Brendan C McKiernan

    Professor Emeritus, Veterinary Clinical Medicine

    Address and Contact Information

    1005 W. Hazelwood Dr.
    M/C 004
    Urbana, IL  61802

    Education

    • DVM, University of Minnesota
    • Small Animal Internship, University of Illinois
    • Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, University of Illinois

    Honors and Awards

     

    • Honor Graduate, 5th U.S. Army Noncommissioned Offer Course, 1 966
    • Honorable Discharge, US Army, Aug., 1968
    • College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Veterinary Medicine General Award, Nov., 1972
    • Duluth Kennel Club Junior Student Award,  Nov., 1973
    • Merck Veterinary Award, Nov., 1973
    • Diamond Service Award, June, 1974, 
    • Certificate of Commendation,  June, 1974
    • Listed in Who's Who in Veterinary Medicine and Science, First Edition, 1987-1988

     


     

    Leadership Positions

    •  Chief, Section of Small Animal Medicine , 1984-1990
    •  Acting Department Head (In Department Head's absence, rotating), 1988-1990
    •  Acting Chief, Section of Small Animal Medicine  (In Chief's absence), 1990-1998

     

     

     

    Professional Affiliations

     

    • Eastern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association
    • Illinois Veterinary Medical Association
    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • Comparative Respiratory Society (Founding member, Past-President (1978-84) and Executive Secretary (1984-1998), Treasurer (2007-2010)

     

     

     

    Professional Certifications

    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

    Research Interests

     

    Comparative respiratory systems--structure, function, diseases and therapeutics. Internal medicine, infectious diseases, endoscopy, critical care and emergency medicine.

     

    Selected Publications

     McKiernan, BC, Koritz, GD, Davis, LE, Neff-Davis, CA, and Pheris, DR. Pharmacokinetics of theophylline in the dog. J Vet Pharm & Therap 4:103-110, 1981. McKiernan, BC and Kneller, SK. A simple method for the preparation of inflated anatomical lung specimens. Veterinary Radiology, 24(2):58-62, 1983. McKiernan, BC, Koritz, GD, Davis, LE, Neff-Davis, CA and Pheris, DR. Pharmacokinetic studies of theophylline in cats. J Vet Pharm & Therap 6:99-104, 1983.

     

     

    4.      McKiernan, BC, Smith, AR and Kissil, M. Bacterial isolates from the lower trachea of clinically healthy dogs. JAAHA, 20(1):139-142, 1984.

     

     

     

    5.      McKiernan, BC, Adams, CA and Huse, D. Thoracic bite wounds and associated internal injuries in 11 dogs and 1 cat. JAVMA 184(8):959-964, 1984.

     

     

     

    6.      McKiernan, BC. Therapeutic strategies involving antimicrobial therapy of the lower respiratory tract in small animals. JAVMA 185:1155-1158, November 15, 1984.

     

     

     

    7.      Papich, MG, Davis, LE, Davis, CA, McKiernan, BC and Brown, SA.  Pharmacokinetics of procainamide hydrochloride in dogs. AJVR 47:2351-2358, 1986.

     

     

     

    8.      Koritz, GD, McKiernan, BC, Neff-Davis, CA and Munsiff, IJ.  Bioavailability of four slow-release theophylline formulations in the Beagle dog.  J Vet Pharm & Therap 9:293-302, 1986.

     

     

     

    9.      Amis, T and McKiernan, BC. Systematic identification of endobronchial anatomy during bronchoscopy in the dog. AJVR 47:2649-2657, 1986.

     

     

     

    10.  Godshalk, CP, MacCoy, DM, Patterson, JS and McKiernan, BC. Gastric hypertrophy associated with cryptosporidiosis in a snake. JAVMA 189:1126-1128, 1986

     

     

     

    11.  McKiernan, BC. Veterinary pulmonology.  Seminars in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, 1:259-260. 1986.

     

     

     

    12.  Dellinger, JA, McKiernan, BC, Koritz, GD and Richardson, BC. Latent dichlorvos  neurotoxicity detected by vagal tone monitoring in dogs. Neurobavorial Toxicology and Teratology, 9:197-201, 1987

     

     

     

    13.  Munsiff, IJ, Koritz, GD, McKiernan, BC and Davis, CA. Plasma protein binding in dogs. J Vet Pharm & Therap  11:112-114, 1988.

     

     

     

    14.  Munsiff, IJ, McKiernan, BC and Koritz, GD. Determination of the acute oral toxicity of theophylline in conscious dogs. J Vet Pharm & Therap, 11:381-389, 1988

     

     

     

    15.  Goetz, T, Munsiff, IJ and  McKiernan, BC. Pharmacokinetic disposition of an immediate-release aminophylline and a sustained-release theophylline formulation in the horse.  J Vet Pharm & Therap, 12:369-377, 1989.

     

     

     

    16.  Dye, JA, McKiernan, BC, Jones, SD, Neff-Davis, CA  and Koritz, GD.  Sustained-Release Theophylline Pharmacokinetics in the Cat. J Vet Pharm & Therap, 12:133-140, 1989.

     

     

     

    17.  Ogilvie, GK, Haschek, WM, Weigel, RM, Withrow, SJ, Richardson, RC, Harvey, HJ, Henderson, RA, Fowler, JD, Norris, AM, Tomlison, J, McCaw, D, Klausner, JS, Reschke, RW, and McKiernan, BC.  Classification of primary ling tumors in dogs: 210 cases (1975-1985).  JAVMA, 195:106-108, 1989.

     

     

     

    18.Ogilvie, GK, Haschek, WM, Weigel, RM, Withrow, SJ, Richardson, RC, Harvey, HJ, Henderson, RA, Fowler, JD, Norris, AM, Tomlison, J, McCaw, D, Klausner, JS, Reschke, RW, and McKiernan, BC.  Prognostic factors for tumor remission and survival in dogs after surgery for primary lung tumors: 76 cases (1975-1985).  JAVMA, 195:109-112, 1989.

     

     

     

    19.Dye, J. A.; McKiernan, B. C.; Rozanski, E. A.; Koritz, G. D. Pharmacokinetics of terbutaline in two cats. JVIM  4:118, 1990

     

     

     

    20.Dye, JA, McKiernan, BC, et al:  Chronopharmacokinetics of Sustained-Release Theophylline in the Cat.  J. Vet. Pharmacol. Therap.  13:278-286, 1990.

     

     

     

    21.McKiernan, BC, Koritz, GD, Scott, JS, Berney, C and Robinson, NE.  Plasma theophylline concentration and lung function  in ponies with recurrent obstructive lung disease.  Equine Veterinary Journal, 22:194-197, 1990.

     

     

     

    22.McKiernan, BC, Dye, JA and Rozanski, EA.  Tidal breathing flow volume loops (TBFVL) in healthy and bronchitic cats. JVIM,  7:388-393, 1993.

     

     

     

    23.Johnson, LR, Krahwinkel, DJ and McKiernan, BC.  Successful management of an atypical laterally collapsed trachea.  JAVMA 203:1693-1696, 1993.

     

     

     

    24.Betlach, CJ, Gonzalez, MA, McKiernan, BC, Neff-Davis, C and Bador, N.   Oral pharmacokinetics of carbamazepine in dogs from commercial tablets and a cyclodextrin complex.  J Pharm Sci 82:1058-1060, 1993.

     

     

     

    25.Rozanski, E. A.; Greenfield, C. L.; Alsup, J. C.; McKiernan, B. C.; Hungerford, L. L. Measurement of upper airway resistance in awake untrained dolichocephalic and mesaticephalic dogs. AJVR  55:1055-1059, 1994

     

     

     

    26.Johnson, LR and McKiernan, BC.  Diagnosis and Medical Management of Tracheal Collapse.  Seminars in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, 10:101-108, 1995.

     

     

     

    27.Oluoch, AO, Weisiger, R, Siegel, AM, Campbell, KL, Krawiec, DR, McKiernan, BC and Kakoma, I.  Trends of bacterial infections in dogs I: Characterization of Staphylococcus Intermedius.  Canine Practice, 21:12-19, March/April 1996.

     

     

     

    28.Krawiec, DR, McKiernan, BC, Twardock, AR, Swenson, CE, Itkin, RJ, Johnson, LR, Kurosky, L and Marks, C.  Use of an amphotericin B lipid complex for treatment of blastomycosis in dogs.  JAVMA, 209:2073-5, 1996.

     

     

     

    29.Dye, JA, McKiernan, BC, Rozanski, EA, Hoffmann, WE, Losonsky, JM, Homco, LD, Weisiger, RM and  Kakoma, I.  Bronchopulmonary disease in the cat.  Historical, physical, radiographical, clinicopathologic and pulmonary functional evaluation of 24 diseased and 15 healthy cats.  JVIM 10:385-400, 1996.

     

     

     

    30.Murphy, ST, Ellison, GW, McKiernan, BC, Mathews, KG and Kubilis, PS.  Pulmonary lobectomy as a treatment for medically refractory pneumonia in dogs: 59 cases (1972-1994).  JAVMA 210:235-239 1997.

     

     

     

    31.Greenfield, CL, Alsup, JC, Hungerford, LL,and McKiernan BC.  Bilateral recurrent laryngeal neurectomy as a model for the study of idiopathic canine laryngeal paralysis.  Canadian Veterinary Journal 38:163-167, 1997.

     

     

     

    32.Alsup, JC, Greenfield, CL, Hungerford, LL, McKiernan BC and Whiteley, HE.  Comparison of unilateral arytenoid laterlization and ventral ventriculocordectomy for the treatment of experimentally-induced laryngeal paralysis in dogs.  Canadian Veterinary Journal 38:287-293, 1997.

     

     

     

    33.Kortz, GD, Meier, WA, Higgins, RJ, French, RA, McKiernan, BC, Bailey, CS and Zachary, JF.  Neuronal vaculozation and spiocerebellar degeneration in young Rottweilers.  Vet Pathol 34:296-302, 1997.

     

     

     

    34.McCullough, SM, McKiernan, BC and Grodsky, B.  Endoscopically placed tubes for administration of enilconazole for treatment of nasal aspergillosis in dogs.  JAVMA 212:67-69, 1998.

     

     

     

    35.Coolman BR, Marretta SM, McKiernan BC and Zachary JF.  Choanal atresia and secondary nasopharyngeal stenosis in a dog.  JAAHA 34:497-501, 1998.

     

     

     

    36.Schulman, RL, McKiernan, BC and Schaeffer, DJ.   Use of corticosteroids for treating dogs with airway obstruction secondary to hilar lymphadenopathy caused by chronic histoploasmosis: 16 cases(1979-1997). JAVMA 214:1345-1348, 1999.

     

     

     

    37.Gortel K. McKiernan BC, Johnson JK, and Campbell KL.  Calcinosis cutis associated with systemic blastomycosis in three dogs.  JAAHA 35:368-374, 1999.

     

     

     

    38.McKiernan BC. Diagnosis and treatment of canine chronic bronchitis. Twenty years of experience. VCNA 30:1267-1278, 2000.

     

     

     

    39.Oluoch AO, Kim CH, Weisiger RM, Koo HY, Siegel AM, Campbell KL, Burke TJ, McKiernan BC and Kakoma I.  Nonenteric Escherichia coli isolates from dogs: 674 cases (1990-1998). JAVMA 218:381-384, 2001.

     

     

     

    40.Peeters DE, McKiernan BC, Weisiger RM, Schaeffer DJ and Clercx C. Quantitative bacterial cultures and cytological examination of bronchoalveolar lavage specimens in dogs.  JVIM 14:534-541, 2001.

     

     

     

    41.Reiss AJ, Wingfield WE and McKiernan BC. Myocardial injury secondary to blunt thoracic trauma in dogs: incidence and pathophysiology. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian  24:934-942, 2002.

     

     

     

    42.Reiss AJ, Wingfield WE and McKiernan BC. Myocardial injury secondary to blunt thoracic trauma in dogs: diagnosis and treatment. Comp Cont Ed Pract Vet, 24:944-952,  2002

     

     

     

    43.Miller CJ, McKiernan BC, Pace J, Fettman MJ. The effects of doxapram hydrochloride (Dopram-V) on laryngeal function in healthy dogs. JVIM  16:524-528, 2002.

     

     

     

    44.McKiernan BC - Upper airway problems: Laser surgery may help. Interview and article published in DogWatch, the Cornell Newsletter for Dog People. Vol 6, September, 2002.

     

     

     

    45.Davis MS, McKiernan BC, McCullough S, Nelson S Jr., Mandsager RE, Willard M and Dorsey K.  Racing Alaskan sled dogs as a model of "ski asthma". Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 166:878-882, 2002.

     

     

     

    46.Davis MS, Willard M, Nelson S Jr., Mandsager RE, McKiernan BC, Mansell JK, Lehenbauer TW.  Prevalence of Gastric Lesions in Racing Alaskan Sled Dogs. JVIM, 17:311-4., 2003

     

     

     

    47.Miller CJM, McKiernan BC, Hauser C and Fettman MJ. Gentamicin aerosolization for the treatment of infectious tracheobronchitis. JVIM , 17:386, 2003.

     

     

     

    48.McKiernan BC and Mertens LA. Location of the canine upper esophageal sphincter: considerations for laryngeal paralysis surgery?  JVIM , 2003.

     

     

     

    49.Davis, M. S.; Willard, M. D.; Nelson, S. L.; Mandsager, R. E.; McKiernan, B. S.; Mansell, J. K.; Lehenbauer, T. W. Prevalence of gastric lesions in racing Alaskan sled dogs. JVIM  17:311-314, 2003

     

     

     

    50.  Schulman RL, Crochik SS, Kneller SK, McKiernan BC, Schaeffer DJ and Marks SL. Investigation of pulmonary deposition of a nebulized radiopharmaceutical agent in awake cats. AJVR 65:806-809, 2004.

     

     

     

    51.  Bach JE, Kukanich B, Papich MG, McKiernan BC. Evaluation of the bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of two extended-release theophylline formulations in dogs. JAVMA  224(7):1113-9, 2004.

     

     

     

    52.  Gabriel A, McKiernan BC, Fettman M, Pion P and Pace J. Efficacy of ivermectin treatment and routine heartworm preventative effect on nasal mite infestation in dogs. JVIM, 18(5):785, 2004.

     

     

     

    53.  McKiernan, B. C. Aerosol delivery system. NAVC Clinician's Brief  3: 25-26, 58, 2005

     

     

     

    54.  Guenther-Yenke, C. L.; McKiernan, B. C.; Papich, M. G.; Powell, E. Pharmacokinetics of an extended-release theophylline product in cats. JAVMA  231:900-906, 2007.

     

     

     

    55.  Caccamo, R.; Twedt, D. C.; Buracco, P.; McKiernan, B. C. Endoscopic bronchial anatomy in the cat. JFMS  9:140-149, 2007.

     

     

     

    56.  Meola, S. D.; Mazzaferro, E. M.; Wheeler, J. L.; McKiernan, B. Medical and surgical management of severe barium aspiration in a dog. JVECC 18:639-645, 2008.

     

     

     

    57.  Ginn, J. A.; Kumar, M. S. A.; McKiernan, B. C.; Powers, B. E. Nasopharyngeal turbinates in brachycephalic dogs and cats. JAAHA  44:243-249, 2008.

     

     

     

    58.  Ashbaugh, EA, McKiernan BC, Mazzferro E. Nasal Hydropulsion: A Novel Tumor Biopsy Technique. JAAHA Accepted, June, 2010.

     

     

     

    Book Chapters

     

    1. McKiernan, B. Diseases of the Canine and Feline Tracheobronchial Tree. Current Veterinary Therapy, 7th Ed., RW Kirk, Editor, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1980.

     

     

     

    2. McKiernan, B. Pneumonia in the Dog and Cat. Current Veterinary Therapy, 7th Ed., RW Kirk, Editor. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1980.

     

     

     

    3. McKiernan, B. Lower Respiratory Diseases. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2nd Ed., SJ Ettinger, Editor. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1982.

     

     

     

    4. McKiernan, BC. Principles of Respiratory Therapy. Current Veterinary Therapy, 8th Ed. RW Kirk, Editor, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1983.

     

     

     

    5. McKiernan, BC. Initial Management of Wounds and Injuries of the Chest.  Veterinary Trauma and Critical Care, IM Zaslow, Editor. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, 1984.

     

     

     

    6. Bronchoscopy in the Small Animal Patient. Current Veterinary Therapy, 10th Ed. RW Kirk, Editor, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1989.

     

     

     

    7.  Current Uses and Hazards of Bronchodilator Therapy.  Current Veterinary Therapy, 11thEd. RW Kirk, Editor, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1992.

     

     

     

    8.  Clinical pulmonary function testing in dogs and cats.  McKiernan, BC and Johnson, LR.  VCNA 22(5):1087-1100, 1992.

     

     

     

    9.  Respiratory Therapeutics.  Boothe, DM and McKiernan, BC.  VCNA 22(5):1231-1258, 1992.

     

     

     

    10.  Pathogenesis and Treatment of Canine Rhinitis.  Van Pelt, DR and McKiernan, BC.  VCNA:24:789-806, 1994, WB Saunders, Philadelphia.

     

     

     

    11.  McKiernan, BC. Sneezing and Nasal Discharge. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 4th Ed., SJ Ettinger and EC Feldman, Editors.  WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1995.

     

     

     

    12. McKiernan, B.C., Diseases of the Nasopharyngeal Cavities and Paranasal Sinuses. In, Handbook of Small Animal Practice, 3rd Ed., RV Morgan, Editor.  WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1997.

     

     

     

    13.  McKiernan, B.C., Nasal Discharge (Sneezing, Reverse Sneezing, Gagging), In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lea & Febier, Baltimore, 1997.

     

     

     

    14.  McKiernan, B.C., Chronic Bronchitis (COPD), In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lea & Febier, Baltimore, 1997.

     

     

     

    15.  McKiernan, BC. Sneezing and Nasal Discharge. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 5th Ed., SJ Ettinger and EC Feldman, Editors.  WB Saunders, Philadelphia, Accepted September, 1997.

     

     

     

    16.  McKiernan, B.C., Bronchoscopy.  In, Manual of Small Animal Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Surgery. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Cheltenham, England, 1998.

     

     

     

    17.    McKiernan, B.C., Pulmonary Function Testing.  In, Manual of Small Animal Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Surgery. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, , Cheltenham, England, 1998.

     

     

     

    18.    Padrid PA and McKiernan BC. Tracheobronchoscopy of the dog and cat, In, Small Animal Endoscopy, 2nd Ed., TR Tams, Editor. Mosby, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

     

     

     

    19.    McKiernan, B.C., Nasal Discharge (Sneezing, Reverse Sneezing, Gagging), In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 2nd Ed., LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lea & Febier, Baltimore, 2000.

     

     

     

    20.    McKiernan, B.C., Chronic Bronchitis (COPD), In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 2nd Ed., LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lea & Febier, Baltimore, 2000.

     

     

     

    21.    Reiss AJ and McKiernan BC. Laryngeal and tracheal disorders. In, The Veterinary ICU Book, Wingfield WE and Raffe MR, editors. Teton NewMedia, Jackson Hole, WY, 2002.

     

     

     

    22.    McKiernan BC and Miller C. Allergic Airway Disease. In, The Veterinary ICU Book, Wingfield WE and Raffe MR, editors. Teton NewMedia, Jackson Hole, WY, 2002.

     

     

     

    23.    Reiss AJ and McKiernan BC. Pneumonia. In, The Veterinary ICU Book, Wingfield WE and Raffe MR, editors. Teton NewMedia, Jackson Hole, WY, 2002.

     

     

     

    24.    McKiernan, B.C., Nasal Discharge (Sneezing, Reverse Sneezing), In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 3rd Ed., LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2004.

     

     

     

    25.    McKiernan, B.C., Chronic Bronchitis (COPD), In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 2nd Ed., LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2004.

     

     

     

    26.    McKiernan, B.C., Bronchoscopy, In Veterinary Endoscopy for the Small Animal Practitioner, TC McCarthy editor. Elsevier, St. Louis, 2005.

     

     

     

    27.    McKiernan, B.C., Bronchitis, Chronic (COPD), In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 4th Ed., LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2007.

     

     

     

    28.    McKiernan, B.C., Nasal Discharge, In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 4th Ed., LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2007.

     

     

     

    29.    McKiernan, B.C., Sneezing, Reverse Sneezing, Gagging, In, The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 4th Ed., LP Tilley and FWK Smith Editors.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2007.

     

     

     

    30.    McKiernan, B.C., Bronchoscopy, In, Clinical Veterinary Advisor, E Côte Editor. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, 2007.

     

     

     

    31.    Johnson LR and McKiernan BC. Canine Tracheobronchial Disease.  In, BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiorespiratory Medicine, 2nd Ed. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Quedgeley, Gloucester, England, 2010.

     

     

     

    32.    McKiernan, B.C., Bronchoscopy, In, Clinical Veterinary Advisor, 2nd ed., E Côte Editor. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, 2011.

     

     

     

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