Dr. Hermann Bragulla
Associate Professor
Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS)

Teaching Interests:
Comparative and Developmental Morphology: Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology

Research Interests:
Comparative and Developmental Morphology

In general, my research interests are in the field of comparative and developmental morphology. Since the beginning of my academic career, I study pre- and postnatal developmental processes of different organs such as the liver or the hoof in various mammals.
I use various techniques in my research besides anatomical dissection and maceration. In morphology, I use corrosion casting to demonstrate the branching pattern of blood vessels in the equine hoof or the cat claw. In histology, I use immunohistochemistry to evaluate the keratinization processes in the equine hoof in comparison to these processes in the human fingernail. In embryology, I use series of histologic sections of pig embryos to generate three-dimensional computer models of developing organs such as the brain or larynx.
Recently, I am studying the postnatal development of the equine skull using moprphometric methods to document allometric or isometric growth pattern of the skull.
Besides domestic animals, I have studied the morphology of marine mammals such as the hind limbs in sea lions and the rudimentary dentition in the Bowhead whale fetus.
As a veterinarian and morphologist, I like to collaborate with veterinarians in clinical and pathological research as I have done in the last years in radiology and equine medicine.

 Education:
  • Dr.habil Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Free University of Berlin
  • PhD Veterinary Medicine, University of Munich
  • DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of Munich
 Grants:
  • Isolation and In Vitro Expansion and Differentiation of Adult Equine Laminar Stem Cells from Normal and Laminitic Horses, LSU SVM USDA, $7,000.00
  • Modifications of Equine Laminar Cells due to Laminitis, LSU Equine Health Studies Program, $6,000.00
  • Ultrasound guided cervical facet joint injection in dogs, Merck Merial Summer Scholar Program, $5,000.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • A study of ultrasound-guided perineural injection of the caudal cervical spinal nerve roots in equine cadavers., Cruz-Sanabria, J; Gaschen, Lorrie; Bragulla, Hermann; Mitchell, Mark; Leise, Britta, 2021, Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia , Volume: 48, Number: 4, Pages: 603-611
  • Technique for ultrasound-guided intraarticular cervical articular process injection in the dog, Levy, M; Gaschen, Lorrie; Rademacher, Nathalie; Bragulla, Hermann, 2014, Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound , Volume: 55, Pages: 1-6
  • The anatomy of the larynx of the Bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, and its sound-producing functions., Schoenfuss, H; Bragulla, Hermann; Schumacher, J; Henk, W; George, J; Hillmann, D, 2014, Anat. Rec. , Volume: 297, Pages: 1316-1330
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging to assess the ligamentous structures of the occipitoatlantoaxial region in the dog, Middleton, Grant; Hillmann, Daniel; Trichel, Jessica; Bragulla, Hermann; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2012, Vet Radiol and Ultrasound , Volume: 53, Number: 5, Pages: 545-551
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of the ligamentous structures of the occipitoatlantoaxial region in the dog., Middleton, G; Hillmann, Daniel; Trichel, J; Bragulla, Hermann; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2012, Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association , Volume: 53, Number: 5, Pages: 545-51
  • Magnetic resonance imaging in foals with infectious arthritis., Gaschen, Lorrie; LeRoux, A; Trichel, J; Riggs, Laura; Bragulla, Hermann; Rademacher, Nathalie; Rodriguez, D, 2011, Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association , Volume: 52, Number: 6, Pages: 627-33
Book, Textbook:
  • Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals, Reese, S; Budras, K; Mulling, Chr.; Bragulla, Hermann; Konig, H, 2014
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Technique for ultrasound-guided intraarticular cervical articular process injection in the dog, Levy, Matthew ; Gaschen, Lorrie; Rademacher, Nathalie; Bragulla, Hermann, 2014, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound , Volume: 55, Number: 4, Pages: 435-440
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Foals with Septic Arthritis, Gaschen, Lorrie; LeRoux, Alexandre; Trichel, Jessica; Bragulla, Hermann; Rademacher, Nathalie; Rademacher, Nathalie, 2011, Vet Radiol Ultrasound , Volume: 52, Number: 6, Pages: 627-33
Scientific Abstract:
  • Ultrasound-guided cervical facet injection in the dog, Levy, Matthew ; LeRoux, Alexandre; Bragulla, Hermann; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2013
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Foals with Septic Arthritis., Gaschen, Lorrie; LeRoux, Alexandre; Trichel, Jessica; Middleton, Grant; Riggs, Laura; Bragulla, Hermann; Rademacher, Nathalie; Rodriguez, J, 2012
  • Soft and hard keratins in the hooves of equine fetuses and adult horses, Lopez, Mandi; Bragulla, Hermann; Foster, A, 2010