Dr. Karanvir Aulakh
Director - Director of Small Animal Residency program
Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

Teaching Interests:
Orthopedics and soft tissue

Research Interests:
My research focus is on canine stifle and elbow.

I am interested in biomechanics and kinematics of canine stifle and different surgical techniques used for stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament deficient-stifle. Concurrent meniscal tears are very common in dogs with CCL disease. I am also looking at different approaches and techniques and their accuracy at diagnosing meniscal tears in dogs. One of my long-term goals is to establish a canine meniscal tissue bank at Louisiana State University for meniscal transplant in dogs.

I am also interested in evaluating new and minimally invasive techniques for elbow arthritis in dogs. Currently I am evaluating Safety and Efficacy of 117m Sn Colloid (radioactive colloid) for Treatment of Canine Osteoarthritis.

My clinical interests are: Orthopedic surgery, Knee stabilization surgeries, total joint replacement, fracture repair, soft tissue surgery, thoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy, laparoscopy), neuro surgery and reconstructive surgery.


 Awards & Honors:
  • 2020 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll Year IV
  • 2020 1st prize winner for poster presentation Phi Zeta Research Competetion
  • 2019 1st prize winner for poster presentation Phi Zeta
  • 2018 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll Year III
  • 2018 3rd prize winner for poster presentation Phi Zeta
  • 2016 2nd prize winner for poster presentation Phi Zeta
  • 2013 First prize winner for Outstanding M.S. Presentation
  • 2004 Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Award
  • 2002 Merit Scholarship award
  • 2001 Merit Scholarship award
 Education:
  • MS Virginia Tech
  • MS University of Louisville
  • Other Punjab Agricultural University
 Grants:
  • Evaluation of the accuracy of a custom 3D printed drill guide for drilling canine sacra for sacroiliac luxation stabilization, and comparison with traditional free hand technique, VCS CORP Grant, $4,000.00
  • The effect of sedation with dexmedetomidine and butorphanol on the patellar and withdrawal reflexes in dogs, VCS CORP Grant, $3,764.00
  • Safety and efficacy of 117m Sn colloid for treatment of canine osteoarthritis, (re-injection study), R-NAV, LLC, $35,000.00
  • Safety and efficacy of 117m Sn colloid for treatment of canine osteoarthritis, (bilateral elbow injection study), R-NAV, LLC, $30,468.00
  • Safety and efficacy of 117m Sn colloid for treatment of canine osteoarthritis (extension of original project), R-NAV, LLC, $20,312.00
  • Safety and efficacy of 117m Sn colloid for treatment of canine osteoarthritis, R-NAV, LLC, $236,144.00
  • Evaluation of the accuracy of current imaging methods in measuring femoral torsion angle in dogs., LSU, $6,130.00
  • Precision, Variability and Accuracy of Current Methods of Measuring Femoral Torsion Angle Using Radiographs and Computed Tomography, School of Veterinary Medicine Competitive Research Program Grant, LSU, $9,925.00
  • Vet20 - Agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values obtained by the SunTech VET20 monitor, Suntech Medical Inc, $7,000.00
  • Effects of Acupuncture for Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disk Disease in Dogs Undergoing, LSU SVM Competitive Research Program (CORP), $9,200.00
  • The effect of tibial rotation on the tibial plateau angle (TPA) measurement in dogs and comparison of TPA using digital radiography, computed tomography, and three-dimensional tibial bone model: An ex-vivo study, VCS CORP Grant , $3,700.00
  • Stability of urine specimens stored with preservatives at room temperature or without preservative on ice prior to urinalysis in dogs, Louisiana State University, $3,640.00
  • The Effect of Cryopreservation on the Size of the Canine Meniscus, Louisiana State University, $6,130.00
  • The effects of the CORA based leveling osteotomy on the kinematics of the cranial cruciate ligament deficient canine stifle during early, middle, and late stance: an ex-vivo study, School of Veterinary Medicine Competitive Research Program Grant, LSU, $6,991.00
  • Radiographic sizing for meniscal transplantation in dogs , LSU, $6,130.00
  • The effects of the Arthrex TightRope® system on the kinematics of the cranial cruciate ligament deficient canine stifle during early, middle, and late stance, Louisiana State University, $4,000.00
  • Clinical assessment of extracorporeal shock wave therapy after stifle surgery in dogs, VCS CORP , $4,000.00
  • The effect of plate position on double SOP construct strength in torsion and bending: Parallel vs Perpendicular. , Mississippi State University, $1,000.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Morphometric measurements to predict meniscal size in skeletally mature dogs for meniscal transplantation, Aulakh, Karanvir; Hymel, Paige; Barnes, Kate; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gines, Alberto; Liu, Chin-Chi; Cradic, David, 2020, Veterinary Surgery Journal , Number: Vet Surg. 2020 Jan;49(1):172-179. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13313
  • Validation of a veterinary specific oscillometric blood pressure monitor in anesthetized healthy cats. , Cremer, Jeannette; Acierno, Mark; Aulakh, Karanvir; da Cunha, Anderson, 2020, VAA , Volume: 47, Number: 3, Pages: 309-314
  • The effect of tibial rotation on the tibial plateau angle (TPA) measurement in dogs: An ex vivo study, Aulakh, Karanvir; Buirkle, Corinne; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gines, Alberto; Liu, Chin-Chi; Barnes, Kate, 2019, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 48, Number: 3, Pages: 408-416
  • Use of cancellous bone grafting to promote granulation tissue in a canine distal limb wound., Barnes, Kate; Barry, Sabrina; Lanz, Otto; Aulakh, Karanvir, 2018, Journal of Small Animal Practice
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Sarcoma at the Site of Corticosteroid Injection in a Dog, Aulakh, Karanvir; Kielb, Jessica; Hsiao, Shih-Hsuan; Barnes, Kate; Aulakh, Harmeet, 2018, Journal of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry
  • Effect of tibial insertion site for lateral suture stabilization on the kinematics of the cranial cruciate ligament deficient-stifle during early, middle and late stance: an in vitro study., Aulakh, Karanvir; Harper, T; Lanz, O; D'Amico, L; Butler, J; McLaughlin, R; Werre, S, 2013, Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T , Volume: 26, Number: 3, Pages: 208-17
  • The effects of a novel lateral extracapsular suture system on the kinematics of the cranial cruciate deficient canine stifle., D'Amico, L; Lanz, O; Aulakh, Karanvir; Butler, J; McLaughlin, R; Harper, T; Werre, S, 2013, Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T , Volume: 26, Number: 4, Pages: 271-9
  • What is your diagnosis? Abdominal adhesion., Aulakh, H; Tyson, R; Aulakh, Karanvir; Archipow, W, 2012, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 241, Number: 3, Pages: 319-21
  • Feline histoplasmosis: a retrospective study of 22 cases (1986-2009)., Aulakh, H; Aulakh, Karanvir; Troy, G, 2012, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association , Volume: 48, Number: 3, Pages: 182-7
  • What is your diagnosis? A large soft tissue mass measuring approximately 15 X 12 X 13 cm is present in the caudodorsal aspect of the thorax, just right of midline, extending from the tracheal bifurcation to the diaphragm., Aulakh, Karanvir; Harper, T; Horowitz, F; Tyson, R, 2011, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 238, Number: 6, Pages: 699-700
  • Effect of stifle angle on the magnitude of the tibial plateau angle measurement in dogs with intact and transected cranial cruciate ligament. A cadaveric study., Aulakh, Karanvir; Harper, T; Lanz, O; Daniel, G; Werre, S, 2011, Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T , Volume: 24, Number: 4, Pages: 272-8
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy improves short term limb use after canine tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, Barnes, Kate; Faludi, Alex; Aulakh, Karanvir; Rademacher, Nathalie; Liu, Chin-Chi; Takawira, Catherine ; Lopez, Mandi, 2019, Vet Surg , Volume: 48, Number: 8, Pages: 1382-1390
  • Retrospective evaluation of prazosin and diazepam after thoracolumbar hemilaminectomy in dogs, Barnes, Kate; Aulakh, Karanvir; Kearney, Michael, 2019, The Veterinary Journal , Number: Vet J. 2019 Nov;253:105377.
Scientific Abstract:
  • Morphometric measurements to predict meniscal size in skeletally mature dogs for meniscal transplantation, Aulakh, Karanvir; Hymel, Paige; Barnes, Kate; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gines, Alberto; Liu, Chin-Chi; Cradic, David, 2019
  • The effect of tibial rotation on the tibial plateau angle (TPA) measurement in dogs: An ex vivo study, Aulakh, Karanvir; Buirkle, Corinne; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gines, Alberto; Liu, Chin-Chi; Barnes, Kate, 2019
  • Prospective study of stability of urine specimens stored with preservatives at room temperature or without preservatives under refrigeration prior to urinalysis in dogs, Aulakh, Karanvir; Aulakh, Harmeet ; Liu, Chin-Chi; Ryan, Kirk; Acierno, Mark, 2019
  • Prospective study of stability of urine specimens stored with preservatives at room temperature or without preservatives under refrigeration prior to urinalysis in dogs, Aulakh, Karanvir; Aulakh, Harmeet ; Liu, Chin-Chi; Ryan, Kirk; Acierno, Mark, 2019
  • Kinetic Assessment of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy after Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy in Dogs, Barnes, Kate; Faludi, Alex; Aulakh, Karanvir; Rademacher, Nathalie; Lopez, Mandi, 2018
Other:
  • The effect of tibial rotation on the tibial plateau angle (TPA) measurement in dogs: An ex vivo study, Aulakh, Karanvir; Buirkle, Corinne; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gines, Alberto; Liu, Chin-Chi; Barnes, Kate, 2019
  • Meniscal sizing based on morphometric measurements in canines: a cadaveric study , Aulakh, Karanvir; Hymel, Paige; Barnes, Kate; Rademacher, Nathalie; Gines, Alberto; Liu, Chin-Chi, 2018
  • Radiographic sizing for meniscal transplantation in dogs, Aulakh, Karanvir; Fraga, Karla; Barnes, Kate; Rademacher, Nathalie; Liu, Chin, 2018
Book Review:
  • Feline Soft Tissue and General Surgery by Sorrel J Langley-Hobbs, Jackie Demetriou, Jane Ladlow, Aulakh, Karanvir, 2015