Selection of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

1.        Little C, Holmes M, Ferasin H, Ferasin L (2013) Purring in cats during auscultation:  How common is it, and can we stop it?". Journal of Small Animal Practice. In press

2.        Ferasin L, Crews L, Biller DS, Lamb KE, Borgarelli M (2013) Risk factors for coughing in dogs with naturally acquired mitral valve disease. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 27:286–292

3.    Ferasin L, Ferasin H           How to perform pericardiocentesis. Companion (Oct 2012): 14-18

4.        Ferasin L (2012) Feline Cardiomiopathy. In Practice 34: 204–213

5.        Ferasin L, Ferasin H, Little CJL (2010) Lack of correlation between canine heart rate and body size in veterinary clinical practice. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 51: 412-418

6.        Santilli R., Ferasin L, Perego M. (2010) Use of an implantable loop recorder (Reveal®) to evaluate the cause of unexplained syncope in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Association; 236: 78-82

7.        Ferasin L, Marcora S. Reliability of an incremental exercise test to evaluate acute blood lactate, heart rate and body temperature responses in Labrador retrievers. J Comp Physiol B 2009;179:839-845.

8.        Sharkey LC, Berzina I, Ferasin L, et al. (2009) Evaluation of serum cardiac troponin I concentration in dogs with renal failure. Journal of the American Veterinary Association 234:767-770.

9.        Ferasin L (2009) Feline myocardial disease 2: diagnosis, prognosis and clinical, management. . Journal of Feline medicine & Surgery

10.    Ferasin L (2009) Feline myocardial disease 1: Classification, pathophysiology and clinical presentation. Journal of Feline medicine & Surgery 11(1):3-13

11.    Ferasin L (2009) Recurrent syncope associated with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in a Devon Rex cat. Journal of Feline medicine & Surgery 11(2):149-52

12.    Ferasin L Nguyenba T (2007) Comparison of canine capillary and jugular venous blood lactate concentrations determined by use of an enzymatic-amperometric bedside system. American Journal of Veterinary Research 69: 208-211

13.    Tappin S., Brown P., Ferasin L (2008) An intestinal neuroendocrine tumour associated with paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia and melaena in a 10-year-old boxer. Journal of Small Animal Practice 49: 33–37

14.    Ferasin L Marcora S (2007) A pilot study to assess the feasibility of a submaximal exercise test to measure individual response to cardiac medication in dogs with acquired heart failure. Veterinary Research Communication. 31:725–737

15.    Ferasin L, Rizzo F, Darke PGG (2007) Original investigation of right-to-left shunting patent ductus arteriosus in an Irish Setter puppy. The Veterinary Journal 173: 443-448

16.    Ferasin L, Dodkin SJ, Amodio A, Murray JK, Papasouliotis K (2007) Evaluation of a portable lactate analyzer (Lactate Scout) in dogs. Veterinary Clinical Pathology 36: 36-39

17.    Ferasin L, Amodio A, Murray JK (2006) Validation of two alternative techniques for electrocardiographic (ECG) recording in the dog and cat. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20: 873-876

18.    Warman S, McGregor R, Fews D, Ferasin L (2006) Congestive heart failure caused by intracardiac tumours in two dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice 47: 480-483

19.    Harvey AM, Faena M, Darke PGG, Ferasin L (2005) Effect of Body Position on ECG Recordings of Cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 19:533-536

20.    Ferasin L, Ogden DM, Davies SJ, Kirby RJ, D’Alterio GL (2005) Normal electrocardiographic parameters in alpacas (Lama pacos). Veterinary Record 157:341-343)

21.    Ferasin L, Faena M, Henderson SM, Langford K, Darke PGG (2005) Use of a multi-stage exercise test to assess the responsiveness of rate-adaptive pacemakers in dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice 46; 115-120

22.    Harvey AM, Battersby IA, Faena M, Fews D, Darke PGG, Ferasin L (2005) Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in two cats. Journal of Small Animal Practice 46; 151-156

23.    Ferasin L (2004) Disease risks for the travelling pet: heartworm disease. In Practice 26 (7) 350-357

24.    Sturgess CP, Ferasin L (2003) Cardiopathies felines. De l’usage des IECA chez le chat. L’Action Veterinarie 12 March 2003: 1-7

25.    Ferasin L, Sturgess CP, Cannon MJ, Caney SMA, Gruffydd-Jones TJ, Wotton PR (2003) Feline idiopathic cardiomyopathy. A retrospective study of 106 cats (1994-2001). Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery 5, 151-159

26.    Ferasin L., van de Stadt M., Rudorf H., Langford K., Hotston Moore A. (2002) Syncope associated with paroxysmal atrioventricular (AV) block and ventricular standstill in a domestic shorthair cat. Journal of Small Animal Practice 43, 124-128

27.    Ferasin L. (2001) Iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism in a cat following a short therapeutic course of methylprednisolone acetate. Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery. 3, 87-93

28.    Ferasin L., Gabai G., Beattie J., Bono G. & Holder A.T. (1997) Enhancement of FSH bioactivity in vivo using site-specific antisera. Journal of Endocrinology. 152, 355-363.

 

Book chapters

1.    Ferasin L. (2012) Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure; BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice: A Foundation Manual by Severine Tasker, Andrea Harvey; British Small Animal Veterinary Association

2.    Ferasin L. (2012) Recording and interpreting ECG; BSAVA Manual of Feline Practice: A Foundation Manual by Severine Tasker, Andrea Harvey; British Small Animal Veterinary Association

3.    Ferasin L (2012) Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Animal Cardiothoracic Medicine; Wendy Ware Ed. Manson Publishing Ltd, London (ISBN-10: 1840761644)

4.    Ferasin L & Knight D. (2005). Filarial infections. In: Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Ed. Manson Publishing Ltd, London (ISBN 1-84076-057-5)

5.    Ferasin L (2001) Cervelli in fuga (Brain drain). Avverbi Ed, Italy. Reviewed in Nature (2002) 415: 582-583 by Battiston R and by Nobel Prize winner Prof. Burton Richter, Stanford University California (USA).