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Dr Kathy Parton MSc, DVM, BSc

Senior Tutor

School of Veterinary Science

Background in Agriculture and Animal Science (BS) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with additional training in Pharmacology and Toxicology and completed a Residency in Laboratory Animal Science.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85188
    Location: 8.3, IVABS TOWER
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Master of Science - University of Arizona (1994)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Kansas State University (1978)
  • Bachelor of Science - Kansas State University (1976)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Lower motor neuron disease in Romney lambs gene  mutation of AGTPBP1,

Toxicology (abamectin toxicity and pharmacokinetics in dogs)

Pharmacology (pharmacokinetics of carprofen and aspirin)

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified (079999): Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079900): Veterinary Medicine (070706): Veterinary Pharmacology (070710): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Toxicology, poisons, 1080, veterinary toxicology, abamectin

Pharmacology, veterinary medicines, carprofen,

Laboratory Animal Medicine, rabbit, guinea pigs, rodents,

 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Parton, KH., Willson, EK., Collett, MG., & Booth, LH. (2018). Recovery of brodifacoum in vomitus following induction of emesis in dogs that had ingested rodenticide bait. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 66(1), 41-43
[Journal article]Authored by: Collett, M., Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2016). Oh, that old chestnut!. Vetscript. 29(10), 48-50 Retrieved from http://www.nzva.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Zhao, X., Onteru, SK., Dittmer, KE., Parton, K., Blair, HT., Rothschild, MF., . . . Garrick, DJ. (2012). A missense mutation in AGTPBP1 was identified in sheep with a lower motor neuron disease. Heredity. 109(3), 156-162
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Dittmer, K., Garrick, D., Parton, K.
Parton, K., Wiffen, EM., Haglund, ND., & Cave, NJ. (2012). Macrocyclic lactone toxicity due to abamectin in farm dogs without the ABCB1 gene mutation. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(3), 194-197
[Journal article]Authored by: Cave, N., Parton, K.
Parton, K., & Collett, MG. (2011). Floppy Lamb Syndrome: An Inherited Lower Motor Neuron Disease in Open-Faced Romney Lambs. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE. 50(5), 738-738
[Journal article]Authored by: Collett, M., Parton, K.
Parton, K. (2010). Survey of New Zealand veterinary practices on the incidence of animal poisonings. Vetscript. (11), 30-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Munday, JS., McKinnon, H., Aberdein, D., Collett, MG., Parton, K., & Thompson, KG. (2009). Cystitis, pyelonephritis, and urolithiasis in rats accidentally fed a diet deficient in vitamin A. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 48(6), 790-794
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Collett, M., Munday, J., Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2009). Abamectin toxicity in farm dogs. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 57(1), 69-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, K. (2008). Replication and the 3Rs: replication should be independent.. Lab animal. 37(1), 14
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, K. (2008). Response to protocol review scenario: Replication should be independent. Lab Animal. 37(1), 14
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2008). Distinguished Referee. Journal of the New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2008). Replication should be independent. Lab Animal. 37(1), 14-14
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
McKeough, VL., Collett, MG., & Parton, KH. (2005). Suspected Vestia foetida poisoning in young goats. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 53(5), 352-355
[Journal article]Authored by: Collett, M., Parton, K.
Forester, NT., O Toole, PW., Parton, K., & Cowan, PE. (2003). Detection and isolation of helicobacter mustelae from stoats in new zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 51(3), 142-145
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, K., & Bruere, AN. (2002). Plant poisoning of livestock in New Zealand.. N Z Vet J. 50(3 Suppl), 22-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, K., & Bruere, AN. (2002). Plant poisoning of livestock in new zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 50, 22-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, K. (2000). Onion toxicity in farmed animals. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 48(3), 89
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, K., Balmer, TV., Boyle, J., Whittem, T., & Machon, R. (2000). The pharmacokinetics and effects of intravenously administered carprofen and salicylate on gastrointestinal mucose and selected biochemical measurements in healthy cats. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 23(2), 73-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Forester, NT., Parton, KH., Lumsden, J., & O'Toole, PW. (2000). Isolation of Helicobacter mustelae from ferrets in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 48(3), 65-69
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Anderson, PD., Parton, KH., Collett, MG., Sargison, ND., & Jolly, RD. (1999). A lower motor neuron disease in newborn romney lambs. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 47(3), 112-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Collett, M., Parton, K.
Sargison, ND., West, DM., Parton, KH., Hunter, JE., & Lumsden, JS. (1997). A case of “watery mouth” in a New Zealand romney lamb. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 45(2), 67-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Whittem, T., Freeman, DA., Parton, K., & Hanlon, DW. (1996). The pharmacokinetics of salicylate in dairy cattle are not altered by simultaneous intravenous ceftiofur sodium and DL-lysine-acetyl salicylate (Aspirin). JOURNAL OF VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS. 19(2), 104-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Whittem, T., Parton, K., & Turner, K. (1996). Effect of polyaspartic acid on pharmacokinetics of gentamicin after single intravenous dose in the dog. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 40(5), 1237-1241
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, K., Gardner, D., & Williamson, NB. (1996). Isocupressic acid, an abortifacient component of Cupressus macrocarpa. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 44(3), 109-111
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K., Williamson, N.
WHITTEM, T., FREEMAN, DA., HANLON, D., & PARTON, K. (1995). The effects on the pharmacokinetics of intravenous ceftiofur sodium in dairy cattle of simultaneous intravenous acetyl salicylate (aspirin) or probenecid. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 18(1), 61-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Parton, K.

Book

Parton, K. (2012). Sodium Monofluoroacetate (1080). In Small Animal Toxicology, Third Edition. (pp. 811 - 816).
[Chapter]Authored by: Parton, K.
Cope, R., & Parton, K. (2012). Poisonous plants of Australia and New Zealand. In Veterinary Toxicology. (pp. 1095 - 1112).
[Chapter]Authored by: Parton, K.
Dacre, KJ., Flint, P., Parton, KH., Smith, SL., Neumann, E., Weston, J., . . . Williamson, NB. (2008). Poisonous Plants. In N. Williamson (Ed.) The Farmers Veterinary Guide. (pp. 231 - 240). Auckland, New Zealand: 3media Group
[Chapter]Authored by: Neumann, E., Parton, K., Smith, S., Weston, J., Williamson, N.
(2006). Veterinary clinical toxicology. Palmerston North, New Zealand: VetLearn, Massey University
[Edited Book]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH., Bruere, AN., & Chambers, JP.(2006). Veterinary clinical toxicology. Palmerston North, NZ: VetLearn
[Authored Book]Authored by: Chambers, J., Parton, K.
Parton, K. (2006). Sodium Monofluoroacetate (1080). In Small Animal Toxicology. (pp. 1055 - 1062).
[Chapter]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2004). Rodenticides and avicides: Sodium fluoroacetate. In Clinical Veterinary Toxicology. (pp. 451 - 454). St Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc
[Chapter]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH., Bruere, AN., & Chambers, JP.(2001). Veterinary Clinical Toxicology. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ: Veterinary Continuing Education
[Authored Book]Authored by: Chambers, J., Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2001). Sodium monofluoroacetate (1080). In ME. Peterson, & PAT. Eds (Eds.) Small Animal Toxicology. (pp. 721 - 727). Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company
[Chapter]Authored by: Parton, K.

Conference

Matthews, Z., Collett, M., Parton, K., Westwood, C., & Dumbleston, A. (2018). Oral toxicity of progoitrin-derived nitriles in rats and rabbits. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants (ISOPP 10) Vol. 1 (pp. 67 - 67). , 10th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants (ISOPP 10)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Collett, M., Parton, K.
Parton, K. (2018). Acute neurological signs and deaths in rams associated with horse chestnut (Aesculus indica) ingestion. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants (ISOPP 10). St George, Utah, USA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, K., & Rothschild, C. (2018). Acute neurological signs and deaths in rams associated with horse chestnut (Aesculus indica) ingestion. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants (ISOPP 10) Vol. 1 (pp. 55 - 55). , 10th International Symposium on Poisonous Plants (ISOPP 10): University of Utah
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Parton, K.
Dittmer, K., & Parton, K. (2012, December). Lower motor neuron disease in newborn Romney lambs. Presented at Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Parton, K.
Dittmer, K., & Parton, K. (2012). Lower motor neuron disease in newborn Romney lambs. In Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 10 - 10). , Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences [IVABS] Research Colloquium New Zealand: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Parton, K.
Parton, KH., & Collett, MG. (2011). Floppy lamb syndrome: an inherited lower motor neuron disease in open-faced Romney lambs. In Journal of American Association of Laboratory Animal Science Vol. 5 (pp. 738 - 738). , 62nd AALAS National Meeting: American Association of Laboratory Animal Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Collett, M., Parton, K.
Parton, K., & Collett, MG.Floppy Lamb Syndrome: An Inherited Lower Motor Neuron Disease in Open-Faced Romney Lambs.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Collett, M., Parton, K.
Parton, K.Abamectin toxicity in farm dogs. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. 36 (4)(pp. 481 - 481). 0301-4223.
[Conference]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH.Abamectin toxicity in farm dogs.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH., & Collett, MG. (2007). Floppy lamb syndrome - an inherited lower motor neuron disease in open-faced romney lambs. In New Zealand Veterinary Journal Vol. 55 (pp. 49).
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Collett, M., Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2006, November). Lower motor neuron disease in Romney sheep. Presented at New Zealand Society for Veterinary and Comparative Pathology 33rd Annual Conference. Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2005). Handling of the rabbit, guinea pig, rat and mouse. The Bomac Australasian Veterinary Students Conference. (pp. 19 - 20). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Handling and clinical examination of the pocket pet. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 101 - 108). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Pocket pets: Dietary requirements. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 99 - 100). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Problem based approach to an animal presenting with muscular weakness or paralysis. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 34 - 35). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Problem based approach to an animal presenting with respiratory signs. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 31 - 33). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Problem based approach to an animal presenting with renal dysfunction. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 29 - 30). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Problem based approach to an animal presenting with gastrointestinal signs. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 25 - 28). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Problem based approach to an animal presenting with central nervous system signs of depression. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 22 - 24). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Problem based approach to an animal presenting with central nervous system signs of convulsions, seizures or excitability. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 16 - 21). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Diagnosis and treatment of the poisoned pet. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 15 - 15). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Decontamination of the animal, how and why. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species- A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 9 - 14). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Some quick correlations between clinical signs & toxicological agents in small animals. Festival Symposium 2002: Practical Toxicology and Exotic Species - A Companion Animal Symposium. (pp. 36 - 44). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Prevalent toxicological agents in the working dog. 32nd Seminar of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians NZVA. Vol. 32 (pp. 19 - 29). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Parton, K.

Other

Parton, KH. (2015, May). Horse Poisoning. In BVSc Equine Club.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2015, May). My Cat Ate Poison.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Chambers, JP. (2014). Poisonous Plants Website.
[Other]Authored by: Chambers, J.Contributed to by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2013, September). My Veterinary Experiences on the Great American Horse Race. In Massey University BVSc Equine Group.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2010, November). Facial eczema, staggers, toxins.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2009). Lovely lily lethal for your moggy, vet warns.
[Other]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2009). Pour-ons a danger to dogs.
[Other]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2008, May). My dog ate poison!. In Student Veternary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2008). Ivermectin/Abamectin toxicity in dogs. (pp. 17 - 17). The Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians NZVA
[Other]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2008, May). Toxicities. In Hawkes Bay Branch of the NZVA, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH., & Hill, F. (2008, November). Malicious and accidental poisonings in veterinary medicine. In NZSVCP Conference.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2008). Pour-ons a danger to dogs. (pp. 48 - 49).
[Other]Authored by: Parton, K.
Hill, K., Pauwels, F., Worth, A., Dyer, C., Johnson, C., Galloway, P., . . . Parton, K. (2006, July). Want to hear about career options for your future?. In Bachelor of Veterinary Science Students, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hill, K., Johnson, C., Parton, K., Worth, A.
Parton, KH. (2006, November). Canine toxicology. In Otago Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2005, April). Poisons and pets. : National Poisons Centre.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Mellor, DJ., Parton, KH., Hoadley, W., & Bayvel, AD. (2005, September). Onwards and upwards. : National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH., Bruere, N., & Chambers, PP. (2004). Clinical veterinary toxicology: Poisonous plants website. Massey University
[Other]Authored by: Chambers, J., Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2004). Severity scale case studies. National Animal Ethics Advisory Committe, & Waikato/Bay of Plenty Animal Ethics Committees
[Other]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH. (2002). Small mammals medicine manual. (pp. 1 - 86). Massey University , Veterinary Continuing Education
[Other]Authored by: Parton, K.
Parton, KH., & Gieseg, MA.Do New Zealand farm working dogs carry the MDR1 mutation?. (pp. 56 - 56).
[Other]Authored by: Parton, K.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • March 2010 to June 2010 - Victoria University Wellington
    Review of Laboratory Animal Research and Care

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

Teaching Award 2013 nominated by 2nd year BVT students

Courses Coordinated

  • 193.214 Pharmacology & Toxicology for Veterinary Technologists
  • 193.303 Advanced Clinical Studies
  • 227.213 Introductory Veterinary Clinical Studies I

Media and Links

Media

  • 06 Jan 2017 - Newspaper
    Common items pose threat to cats
    Ask a scientist - otago daily times

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