Dr. Anderson da Cunha
Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

Biography:
Dr da Cunha received his DVM from the Universidade Federal do Paraná- Brazil. After that, he received his Masters degree in Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil. In 2002 he moved to the US where he completed an internship in veterinary anesthesia and pain management at the Louisiana State University and an anesthesia residency at the North Carolina State University. Then, he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Currently, he is a Professor and service chief for the anesthesia and analgesia service of the the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and LSU-Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Teaching Interests:
Veterinary anesthesiology

Research Interests:
Local anesthesia for avian species and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring.

A complete list of publications is available at: PubMed

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2018 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2017 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2016 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2015 10 Years Service Award
  • 2015 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2014 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2013 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2012 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2011 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Role
 Education:
  • Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (2009)
  • Residency - North Carolina State University, USA (2006)
  • Internship - Louisiana State University, USA (2003)
  • MSc - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil (2002)
  • DVM - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil (2000)
 Grants:
  • Comparing directly measured blood pressure from arteries in different anatomical locations in anesthetized dogs, Suntech Medical Inc, $6,000.00
  • Vet20 - Agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values obtained by the SunTech VET20 monitor, Suntech Medical Inc, $7,000.00
  • Comparison of Blind Oral Intubation and Endoscopy-guided Intubation in Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), VCS CORP, $3,000.00
  • Comparison of Blind Oral Intubation and Endoscopy-guided Intubation in Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), VCS CORP, $5,000.00
  • Accuracy and agreement of repeatability of a commercially available veterinary blood pressure monitor in awake and anesthetized dogs, LSU VCS CORP Grant, $4,676.00
  • Veterinary anesthesia safety , LSU-National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Site Program, $3,000.00
  • The use of priming alfaxalone and alfaxalone-midazolam co-induction as anesthetic induction techniques in cats, LSU VCS CORP Grant, $3,994.90
  • The use of alfaxalone-midazolam co-induction and priming alfaxalone as anesthesia induction techniques in dogs, LSU VCS CORP Grant, $6,473.80
  • Validation of the ultrasound dilution method for measurement of cardiac output in chickens, LSU VCS CORP Grant, $4,000.00
  • Validation of quantitative non-invasive MRI profiling of atherosclerosis, Elucid Bioimaging Inc, $93,888.00
  • Establishing baseline EEG parameters for reptiles and amphibians, Merck Merial Summer Scholar's Program, $5,730.00
  • Agreement between blood pressure measured in a veterinary hospital clinic and at home in canine patients, Merck Merial Summer Scholar's Program, $5,000.00
  • Validation of a newly designed oscillometric device in anesthetized dogs, Merck Merial Summer Scholar's Program, $5,000.00
  • Evaluation of the analgesic effect of epidural morphine in hindlimb function and lameness resolution in horses through the use of an inertial sensor system of lameness identificaiton, Charles V. Cusimano EHSP Grant, $6,000.00
  • Determination of the optimal intravenous dose of bupivacaine in chickens, LSU VCS CORP Grant, $2,500.00
  • Comparison of plasma concentrations of lidocaine in dogs following application of a lidocaine patch over an incision compared to intact skin, LSU VCS CORP Grant - USDA 1433, $10,000.00
  • Comparing directly measured blood pressure from arteries in different anatomical locations in anesthetized dogs, Merck-Merial Veterinary Scholar's Program, $5,000.00
  • The diagnosis of bacterial urinary tract infections in dogs: comparison of urine storage and culture techniques, Merck-Merial Veterinary Scholar's Program, $5,000.00
  • Strategies to treat isoflurane-induced hypotension in normovolemic dogs, Research & Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine - Virginia Tech, $18,320.86
  • Measuring level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values obtained by the petMAP vital sign monitor, Ramsey Medical, Inc, $1,663.50
  • Measuring level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values obtained by the SunTech NIBP monitor, Suntech Medical Inc, $1,000.00
  • Assessment of cardiac toxicity and cardiovascular effects of intravenous lidocaine in chickens, LSU VCS CORP Grant, $3,985.00
  • Pharmacokinetics of intravenous tiletamine and zolazepam (Telazol®) in xylazine-sedated horses, Charles V. Cusimano EHSP Grant, $11,649.00
  • The effects of propofol and ketamine-diazepam induction on the packed cell volume and hematocrit of cats, LSU VCS CORP Grant, $5,430.00
  • Determination of an optimal dose of intravenous lidocaine in chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus), LSU VCS CORP Grant, $3,853.94
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of lidocaine in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), Morris Animal Foundation, $4,000.00
  • Measuring level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values produced by an oscillometric unit optimized for cats, Morris Animal Foundation Summer Scholar's Program, $4,000.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Validation of noninvasive blood pressure equipment: Which peripheral artery is best for comparison studies in dogs, da Cunha, Anderson; Ramos, Sara; Domingues, Michelle; Shelby, Amanda; Stout, Rhett; Acierno, Mark; Beaufrere, Hugues, 2017, Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia , Volume: 44, Number: 5, Pages: 1068-1075
  • A novel surgical approach to avian femorotibiotarsal luxation repair, Nevarez, Javier; McRee, Anna; Tully, Thomas; Sumner, Julia; da Cunha, Anderson, 2017, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 31, Number: 2, Pages: 156-164
  • Assessment of agreement among diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia for scoring the recovery of horses from anesthesia by use of subjective grading scales and development of a system for evaluation of the recovery of horses from anesthesia by use of accelerometry, Donaldson, Lydia; Lascola, K; Carter, Jenifer; da Cunha, Anderson; Donaldson , Lydia; Doherty, Tom; Martin-Flores, M; Hofmeister, Erik; Keating, S; Mason, D; Posner, Lysa; Sano, L; Seddihi, H; Shih, Andre; Weil, A; Schaeffer, D; Clark-Price, Stuart, 2017, American Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 78, Number: 6, Pages: 668-676
  • Cardiovascular tolerance of intravenous bupivacaine in broiler chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) anesthetized with isoflurane, DiGeronimo, Peter; da Cunha, Anderson; Pypendop, Bruno; Stout, Rhett; Tully, Thomas; Brandão, João; Rinaldi, Max, 2017, Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia , Volume: 44, Number: 2, Pages: 287-294
  • Effects of ketamine and lidocaine in combination on the sevoflurane minimum alveolar concentration in alpacas, Queiroz, Patricia; Doherty, Thomas; da Cunha, Anderson; Leonardi, Claudia, 2016, Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 80, Number: 2, Pages: 141-145
  • Agreement between two commonly utilized oscillometric blood pressure technologies and invasively measured arterial pressure in the dog, da Cunha, Anderson; Ramos, Sara; Domingues, Michelle; Beaufrère, Hugues; Shelby, Amanda; Stout, Rhett; Acierno, Mark, 2016, Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia , Volume: 43, Number: 2, Pages: 199-203
  • Comparison of blood pressure measurements of anesthetized dogs obtained non-invasively with a cylindrical blood pressure cuff and an anatomically modified conical blood pressure cuff, Ramos, Sara; da Cunha, Anderson; Domingues, Michelle; Shelby, Amanda; Stout, Rhett; Acierno, Mark, 2016, American Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 77, Number: 1, Pages: 59-64
  • Plasma concentrations of lidocaine in dogs following lidocaine patch application over an incision compared to intact skin, Joudrey, Scott; Robinson, Duane; Kearney, Michael; Papich, Mark; da Cunha, Anderson, 2015, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics , Volume: 38, Number: 6, Pages: 575-80
  • Cardiovascular tolerance of intravenous lidocaine in broiler chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) anesthetized with isoflurane, Stout, Rhett; Brandão, João; da Cunha, Anderson; Pypendop, Bruno; Tully, Thomas; Nevarez, Javier, 2015, Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia , Volume: 42, Number: 4, Pages: 343-453
  • Comparison of directly measured arterial blood pressure at various anatomic locations in anesthetized dogs, Acierno, Mark; Domingues, Michelle; Ramos, Sara; Shelby, Amanda; da Cunha, Anderson, 2015, American Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 76, Number: 3, Pages: 266-71
  • Seeking improved chemotherapeutic dosing: A ferret-specific formula for body surface area, Granger, L.; Jones, Krista; Kearney, Michael; da Cunha, Anderson; Cutler, Daniel; Tully, Thomas; Shiomitsu, Keijiro, 2015, American Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 76, Number: 2, Pages: 142-148
  • Bupivacaine mandibular nerve block affects intraoperative blood pressure and heart rate in a Yucatan Miniature swine condylectomy model: A Pilot Study , Stout, Rhett; Bova, Jonathan; da Cunha, Anderson; Bhumiratana, Sarindr; Alfi, David; Eisig, Sidney; Vunjak-Novakavic, Gordana; Lopez, Mandi, 2015, Journal of Investigative Surgery , Volume: 28, Number: 1, Pages: 32-39
  • Comparison of cardiac output determined by an ultrasound velocity dilution cardiac output method and by the lithium dilution cardiac output method in juvenile horses with experimentally induced hypovolemia, Ricco, Carolina; Shih, Andre; Queiroz, Patricia; Vigani, Alessio; da Cunha, Anderson; Pariaut, Romain; Bornkamp, Jennifer; Garcia-Pereira, Fernando; Bandt, Carsten, 2014, American Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 75, Number: 6, Pages: 565-571
  • Measuring level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values obtained by the ultrasonic Doppler flow detector in cats, da Cunha, Anderson; Saile, Katrin; Wolfson, Wendy; Seaton, Diana; Acierno, Mark, 2014, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care , Volume: 24, Number: 3, Pages: 272-278
  • Evaluation of metomidate hydrochloride as an anesthetic in leopard frogs (Rana pipiens), Nevarez, Javier; Doss, Grayson; da Cunha, Anderson; Fowlkes, Nathalie, 2014, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine , Volume: 45, Number: 1, Pages: 53-59
  • Measuring the level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and pressure readings obtained with a veterinary-specific oscillometric unit in anesthetized dogs, Acierno, Mark; Fauth, Erika ; Mitchell, Mark; da Cunha, Anderson, 2013, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care , Volume: 23, Number: 1, Pages: 37-40
  • Pharmacokinetics of lidocaine and its active metabolite monoethylglycinexylidide after a single intravenous administration in chickens (Gallus domesticus) anesthetized with isoflurane, da Cunha, Anderson; Messenger, Kristen; Stout, Rhett; Barker, Steven; Nevarez, Javier; Queiroz, Patricia; Tully, Jr, T, 2012, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics , Volume: 35, Number: 6, Pages: 604-607
  • Pharmacokinetics of lidocaine after a single intravenous administration in chickens (Gallus domesticus) anesthetized with isoflurane, da Cunha, Anderson; Messenger, Kristen; Stout, Rhett; Tully, Thomas; Barker, Steven; Nevarez, Javier; Queiroz, Patricia, 2012, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics , Volume: 35, Number: 6, Pages: 604-607
  • Effects of dopamine and dobutamine on isoflurane-induced hypotension in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots, Tully, Thomas; Schnellbacher, Rodney; da Cunha, Anderson; Beaufrere, Hugues; Queiroz, Patricia; Nevarez, Javier, 2012, American Journal Veterinary Research , Volume: 73, Number: 7, Pages: 952-958
  • Effects of dopamine and dobutamine on isoflurane-induced hypotension in Hipaniolan Amazon parrot (Amazona ventralis), Nevarez, Javier; da Cunha, Anderson; Queiroz, Patricia; Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues ; Schnellbacher, Rodney, 2011, American Journal of Veterinary Research , Volume: 73, Number: 7, Pages: 952-958
  • Ropivacaine, da Cunha, Anderson, 2011, Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine , Volume: 20, Number: 4, Pages: 318-319
  • Measuring level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values produced by oscillometric units in cats, Acierno, Mark; Seaton, Diana; Mitchell, Mark; da Cunha, Anderson, 2010, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 4, Number: 237, Pages: 402-406
  • Evaluation of an indirect oscillometric blood pressure monitor in normotensive and hypotensive anesthetized dogs, da Cunha, Anderson; Shih, Andre; Robertson, Sheila; Vigani, Alessio; Pablo, Luisito; Bandt, Carsten, 2010, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care , Volume: 3, Number: 20, Pages: 313-318
Scientific Abstract:
  • Description of the thermodilution method for measurement of cardiac output in chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus), da Cunha, Anderson; Higbie, Christine ; Tully, Thomas; Nevarez, Javier, 2017
  • Electroencephalogram readings in box turtles (Terrapene carolina sp.) sedated with alfaxalone, Stout, Rhett; Ramirez, Karen; da Cunha, Anderson; James, Fiona; Nevarez, Javier, 2017
  • Median toxic dose of intravenous bupivacaine in isoflurane-anesthetized Ross-708 broiler chickens, DiGeronimo, Peter; Rinaldi, Max; da Cunha, Anderson; Nevarez, Javier; Brandao, Joao; Stout, Rhett; Tully, Thomas, 2016
  • Median toxic dose of intravenous bupivacaine in isoflurane-anesthetized Ross-708 broiler chickens, DiGeronimo, Peter; Rinaldi, Max; da Cunha, Anderson; Nevarez, Javier; Brandao, Joao; Stout, Rhett; Tully, Thomas, 2016
  • Assessment of mandibular nerve block using bupivacaine in Yucatan miniature swine as a model for mandibular condylectomy and implant surgery, Lopez, Mandi; Bova, J; da Cunha, Anderson; Stout, Rhett; Bhumiratana, S; Eisig, S; Alfie, D; Vunjak-Novakovic, G, 2014
  • Optimal dose determination of intravenous lidocaine in broiler chickens, Tully, Thomas; da Cunha, Anderson; Brandao, Joao; Stout, Rhett; Pypendop, Bruno, 2014
  • Assessment of mandibular nerve block using bupivacaine in Yucatan miniature swine as a model for mandibular condylectomy and implant surgery, Lopez, Mandi; Bova, J; da Cunha, Anderson; Stout, Rhett; Bhumiratana, S; Eisig, S; Alfie, D; Vunjak-Novakovic, G, 2013
  • Assessment of mandibular nerve block using bupivacaine in Yucatan miniature swine as a model for mandibular condylectomy and implant surgery, Lopez, Mandi; Bova, J; da Cunha, Anderson; Stout, Rhett; Bhumiratana, S; Eisig, S; Alfie, D; Vunjak-Novakovic, G, 2013
  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of bupivacaine and lidocaine in chickens, Tully, Thomas; da Cunha, Anderson; Stout, Rhett; Barker, Steven; Nevarez, Javier; Pariaut, Romain; Queiroz, Patricia; Messenger, Kim; Papich, Mike, 2011
  • Clinical neuroanatomy of the wing of the Hispaniolan Amazon parrot (Amazona ventralis), Tully, Thomas; da Cunha, Anderson; Broussard, Kate; Beaufrere, Hugues; Homberger, Dominique, 2011
  • Effects on norepinephrine on dynamic versus static variables of fluid responsiveness during hemorrhage and after resuscitation in a pediatric model, Shih, Andre; Pariaut, Romain; Vigani, Alessio; Bandt, Carsten; Queiroz-Williams, Patricia; Thuramalla, N; da Cunha, Anderson; Udassi, J, 2010
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Anesthesia for Geriatric and Pediatric Dogs and Cats, da Cunha, Anderson, 2014, Publisher: Canine and Feline Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Measuring level of agreement between values obtained by directly measured blood pressure and ultrasonic Doppler flow detector in cats., da Cunha, Anderson; Saile, Katrin; Beaufrère, H; Wolfson, Wendy; Seaton, D; Acierno, Mark, 2014, Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001) , Volume: 24, Number: 3, Pages: 272-8
  • Palpation- and ultrasound-guided brachial plexus blockade in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), da Cunha, Anderson; Strain, George; Rademacher, Nathalie; Schnellbacher, R; Tully, Thomas, 2013, Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia , Volume: 40, Number: 1, Pages: 96-102
Instructor's Manual:
  • Advanced anesthesia monitoring, da Cunha, Anderson, 2013
  • Advanced anesthesia monitoring, da Cunha, Anderson, 2012