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Posner, Lysa Pam, DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Lysa Posner

  1. Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  2. Assistant Department Head

  3. Diplomate American College Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
    Residency in Anesthesia-Cornell University
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Cornell University
    Bachelor of Science (biochemistry) - Purdue University

Research Area:

Recent Publications:

J Gjeltema, LP Posner, M Stoskopf .  Evaluation of the injectable anesthetic, alphaxalone, as a single agent and in combination with ketamine, xylazine, and morphine in the chilean rose tarantula, grammostola rosea J Zoo Wildl Med 45(4):792-801. 2014.

KM Bailey, LJ Minter, GA Lewbart, CA Harms, LP Posner.  Alfaxalone as an Intramuscular Injectable Anesthesia in Koi Carp Cyprinus carpio. J Zoo Wildl Med 45(4):852-858. 2014.

A Oda*, KM Bailey*, GA. Lewbart,  EH Griffith,  LP Posner.  Physiologic and biochemical assessments of koi carp, Cyprinus carpio, following immersion with propofol.   J Am Vet Med Assoc. 245 (11) December 1, 2014.

LP Posner, CL Mariani, C Swanson, M Asakawa, N Campbell, AS King. Morbidity and Mortality in Dogs Undergoing Anesthesia and Cervical Spinal Surgery.  Vet Anaesth Analg 2014. 41:137-144.

LP Posner, KM Bailey, EY Richardson, CA Harms.  Aflaxalone Anesthesia in Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeinan) by Injection or Immersion.  J Zoo Wildl Med. 2013 Dec;44(4):965-71.

LJ. Minter, KM Bailey, CA. Harms, GA. Lewbart,  LP Posner.  The efficacy of alfaxalone for immersion anesthesia in koi carp (Cyprinus carpio).  Vet Anaesth Analg  Epub ahead of print. 2014.  doi:10.1111/vaa.12113

LP Posner, JI Kasten, C Kata. Propofol with ketamine for routine induction of general anesthesia in horses.  Vet Rec. 2013 Dec 7;173(22):550. doi: 10.1136/vr.101906. Epub 2013 Nov 11.

LA Lockhart, AA Motsinger-Reif, LP Posner.  Incidence of onychectomy in cats presented for veterinary care near Raleigh NC and educational attitudes towards the procedure.  Vet Anaesth Analg. 2014 Jan;41(1):48-53. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12077. Epub 2013 Jul 25.

LJ Minter, CA Harms, KE Archibald, H Braodhurst, KM Bailey, EF Christiansen, GA Lewbart, LP Posner. The efficacy of alfaxalone for intravascular anesthesia and euthanasia in blue crabs (callinectes sapidus). J Zoo Wildl Med  44(3):694-699.  2013.

Bailey KM, Hempstead JE, Tobias JR, Borst L, Clode AB, Posner LP.  Effects of MS 222 on electroretinography (ERG) in Koi Fish.   J Am Vet Med Assoc. 242 (11) June 1, 2013.

LP Posner, GN Scott, JM Law.  Repeated exposure of goldfish (Carassius auratus) to tricaine methanesulfonate (MS-222). 2013. J Zoo Wildl Med 44(2): 340-347.

Posner LP, Willcox JL, Suter SE.  Chemical Restraint and Fluid Therapy for Apheresis in Three Dogs Weighing Less than 14kg.  Vet Anaesth Analg. 2013 Mar 1. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12026. [Epub ahead of print]

BJ Stevens, LP Posner, CA Jones, BD Lascelles.  Comparison of intratesticular lidocaine/bupivacaine versus saline placebo on pain scores and incision site reactions in dogs undergoing routine castration.  Veterinary Journal  196: 499-503.  2013.

JL Ward, S McCartney, S Chinnadurai DVM, LP Posner.  Effects of Analgesics on Minimum Anesthetic Concentration (MAC) of Tricaine Methanesulfonate (MS 222) in Goldfish.  J Zoo Wildl Med 43 (2): 214-222, 2012.

Larry J. Minter LJ, Clarke EO, Gjeltema JL, Archibald KE, Posner LP, Lewbart GA.   Effects of intramuscular meloxicam administration on prostaglandin E2 synthesis in the North American bullfrog (rana catesbeiana).  J Zoo Wildl Med.  Dec;42(4):680-5, 2011.

Messenger KM, Davis JL, Lafevers DH, Barlow BM, Posner LP.  Intravenous and sublingual buprenorphine in horses: pharmacokinetics and influence of sampling site. Vet Anaesth Analg. Apr 19, 2011.            

Davis JL, Messenger KM, Lafevers DH, Barlow BM, Posner LP. Pharmacokinetics of intravenous and intramuscular buprenorphine in the horse.  
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. Mar 11, 2011.

Intravenous and sublingual buprenorphine in horses: pharmacokinetics and influence of sampling site.
Messenger KM, Davis JL, Lafevers DH, Barlow BM, Posner LP.
Vet Anaesth Analg. 2011 Apr 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00613.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Pharmacokinetics of intravenous and intramuscular buprenorphine in the horse.
Davis JL, Messenger KM, Lafevers DH, Barlow BM, Posner LP.
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Mar 11. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2011.01284.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Carter JE, Campbell NB, Posner LP, Swanson C.  The Hemodynamic Effects of Medetomidine
Continuous Rate Infusions in the Dog.  Veterinary Anesthesia Analgesia. 2010. 37(3);197-206.

Introduction: pain and distress in fish: a review of the evidence. Posner LP.
ILAR J. 2009;50(4):327-8.

Effects of opioids and anesthetic drugs on body temperature in cats. Posner LP, Pavuk AA, Rokshar JL, Carter JE, Levine JF. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2010 Jan;37(1):35-43.

Clark-Price SC, Posner LP, Gleed RD. Recovery of horses from general anesthesia in a darkened or illuminated recovery stall. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2008, 35, 473-479.

LP Posner, M Asakawa, HN Erb.  Propofol anesthesia in cats with hepatic lipidosis.  JAVMA  2008  June;232:12; 1841-1843.

Davis, J.L., Posner, L.P., Elce, Y., 2007. Gabapentin for the treatment of neuropathic pain in a pregnant horse. JAVMA. 2007 September: 231:5

Posner, L. 2007. Perioperative hypothermia in veterinary patients. NAVC Clinician's Brief. April:19-21

Anderson F. da Cunha, Jennifer E. Carter, Michael Grafinger, Heather Montgomery, Steven L. Marks, Lysa P. Posner, Patrick Burns   Intrathecal morphine overdose in a dog   JAVMA 2007 230:11, 1665-1668.

LP Posner  Perioperative Hypothermia in Veterinary Patients.   Clinician's Brief  2007 April: 5:4  19-21.

M Asakawa, JW Ludders, BL Badgley, HN Erb, RD Gleed, LP Posner Effects of Adenosine Infusion on the Minimum Alveolar Concentration of Isoflurane in Dogs. In Review: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 8-2005.

LP Posner, HN Erb, RD Gleed, JW Ludders Rectal temperature following anesthesia and surgery in cats. In Press Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia 6-2005.

LP Posner, JB Woodie, P Curtis, RD Gleed, HN Erb, R Gilbert Acid-base and blood gas parameters during laparoscopy in the head-down position in white tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) In press: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

LP Posner, HN Erb, RD Gleed The HemoCue® for point-of-care hemoglobin measurement and packed cell volume estimation in cats. Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care In-press.

AA Smith, LP Posner, RE Goldstein, JW Ludders, HN Erb KW Simpson, RD Gleed Effects of Premedication on Gastroduodenoscopy in Isoflurane-anesthetized cats JAVMA 2004 Aug;225:4;540-544

H Chevalier, LP Posner, JW Ludders, HN Erb, RD Gleed. Assessment of the HemoCue for measuring hemoglobin in horse blood. JAVMA 2003:223:1; 78-83

LP Posner, PF Moon, SP Bliss, RD Gleed, HN Erb Colloid osmotic pressure after hemorrhage and replenishment with Oxyglobin Solutionâ, hetastarch, or whole blood in pregnant sheep Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia 2003:30;30-36.

PF Moon, SP Bliss, LP Posner, HN Erb, PN Nathanielsz Fetal oxygen content is restored after maternal hemorrhage and resuscitation with polymerized bovine hemoglobin but not with hetastarch in pregnant sheep. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2001:93;142-50