Dr. George Strain
Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS)
(225) 578-9889

Leading expert on deafness in dogs and cats and in electrodiagnostic techniques in veterinary neurology. Degrees in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and physiology/neuroscience. Participating member in the LSU Center for Life Course and Aging. Former interim vice chancellor for research, graduate school dean, and department head.

Teaching Interests:
Neuroscience, pharmacology, neurology, clinical neurophysiology techniques.

Research Interests:
Deafness, clinical neurophysiology (evoked potentials, electroencephalography, electromyography), clinical and experimental neurology, autonomic nervous system, epilepsy.
A complete list of publications is available at: Pubmed
Research web page is available at: Deafness in Dogs and Cats

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2019 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2013 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2013 Flagship Faculty recognition
  • 2012 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2011 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2010 Outstanding Teacher Selected by the Class of 2013
  • 2008 University Medal - Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse, France
  • 1999 Phi Kappa Phi Honorary
  • 1996 Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary
  • 1995 Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award of Merit
  • 1995 School of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 1993 Smith Kline Beecham Award for Research Excellence
  • 1991 School of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Service Award
  • 1987 Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary
  • 1987 Phi Zeta Honorary
  • 1987 Sigma Xi Honorary
  • 1986 Fellow, American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • NIH Postdoctoral Researcher University of California, Los Angeles
  • PhD Iowa State University, Ames
  • MS Iowa State University, Ames
  • BS University of Illinois, Urbana
  • The Role of the MITF Gene in Pigment-Associated Deafness in Dogs, CBS Bridge Grant, $2,000.00
  • The Role of the MITF Gene in Pigment-Associated Deafness in Dogs, LSU SVM CORP, $8,000.00
  • Hereditary Deafness in Dogs – Genomic Studies in English Setter Dogs Using Full Sibling Pairs, AKC Canine Health Foundation, $12,960.00
  • Mouse and Guinea Pig Models for Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Simplex Viruses, NIH-NIAID/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med. Ctr., $126,307.00
  • Hereditary Deafness in Dogs – Genomic Studies in Australian Cattle Dogs and Dalmatians Using Full Sibling Pairs, AKC Canine Health Foundation,
  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions for Detecting Presbycusis in Dogs, NIH Biomedical Research Experience for Veterinary Scholars, $6,669.00
  • Presbycusis in Geriatric Dogs, HHMI Summer Research Program, $4,000.00
  • Pilot Study: Effect of topical 1% atropine sulfate ophthalmic solution on the GI motility and transit time in the horse, Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program, $12,000.00
  • Support of Veterinary Integrative Medicine Education, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, $60,000.00
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of lidocaine in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), Morris Animal Foundation, $4,000.00
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Evoked potential and EEG study of the neurotoxicity of hydramethylnon in rats , Strain, George, 2019, Research in Veterinary Science
  • Hearing disorders in cats: Classification, pathology, and diagnosis, Strain, George, 2017, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 19, Pages: 276-287
  • Distortion product otoacoustic emissions in geriatric dogs, Strain, George; Rosado Martinez, Ayxa; McGee, Kain; McMillan, Connie, 2016, The Veterinary Journal , Volume: 216, Pages: 101-106
  • The blood supply to the canine middle ear., Stevens-Sparks, Cathy; Jarrett, 3rd, K; McNulty, Margaret; Strain, George, 2016, Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007)
  • The genetics of deafness in domestic animals, Strain, George, 2015, Frontiers in Veterinary Science , Volume: 2, Number: 29, Pages: 1-20
  • Handheld tympanometer measurements in conscious dogs for evaluation of the middle ear and auditory tube, Strain, George; Fernandes, Asia, 2015, Veterinary Dermatology , Volume: 26, Number: 3, Pages: 193-197
  • Suspected congenital centronuclear myopathy in an Arabian-cross foal, Strain, George; Polle, Florence; Andrews, Frank; Gillon, Tami; Eades, Susan; McConnico, Rebecca; Valberg, Stephanie; Guo, Ling; Shelton, G, 2014, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , Volume: 28, Number: 6, Pages: 1886-1891
  • The canine jaw-ear connection: The malleomandibular and tympanomandibular ligaments. , Strain, George; Stevens-Sparks, Cathy, 2014, Anatomical Record , Volume: 297, Pages: 876-891
  • 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
  • Canine deafness, Strain, George, 2012, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Clinics , Volume: 42, Number: 6, Pages: 1209-1224
  • Congenital deafness in Jack Russell terriers - Prevalence and association with phenotype, Strain, George; Comito, Belinda; Knowles, Kim, 2012, The Veterinary Journal , Volume: 193, Number: 2, Pages: 404-407
  • Post-anesthesia deafness in dogs and cats following dental and ear cleaning procedures, Stevens-Sparks, Cathy; Strain, George, 2010, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia , Volume: 37, Number: 4, Pages: 347-351
Magazine/Trade Publication:
  • Genetics and inheritance of canine deafness, Strain, George, 2017
Letter to the Editor:
  • Letter to the Editor, Strain, George, 2017
  • Introduction, Strain, George, 2017
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Deafness, Strain, George, 2016, Publisher: Merck, Pages: 518-520
  • Electrodiagnostic evaluation of the nervous system, Strain, George; Andrews, Frank; Lacombe, Veronique, 2015, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Pages: 157-183
  • Deafness, Strain, George, 2010, Publisher: Merck, Pages: 476-477
  • A framework for movement disorders in canine neurology, Strain, George, 2016
  • White noise: Pigment-associated deafness, Strain, George, 2011
  • Vestibular testing: On balance..., Strain, George, 2010
Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal:
  • Color and deafness in dogs, Strain, George, 2015
  • Deafness in the Labrador Retriever, Strain, George, 2015
Book, Textbook:
  • Deafness in Dogs and Cats, Strain, George, 2011