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Dr Kavitha Kongara

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy

School of Veterinary Science

Kavitha graduated BVSc and MVSc from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India and worked as a clinician in the state animal husbandry department for three years. Subsequently, she worked for a year in her graduating university, teaching BVSc students. Kavitha obtained PhD in Veterinary Clinical Science from Massey University in 2008, having worked on the project 'Studies on renal safety and preventive analgesic efficacy of tramadol and parecoxib in dogs'. Also, Kavitha obtained certificate of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) from the American Veterinary Medical Association.


Roles and Responsibilities

Module Coordinator

227.211 Structure and Function II

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85235
    Location: 6.07, IVABS
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

 Assessment of mechanisms contributing to pain in animals

 Measurement and management of pain and/or nociception 

 Clinical pharmacology of anaesthetics and analgesics

 Animal welfare

 

 

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (070701): Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (070702): Veterinary Pharmacology (070710): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 4 5
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Singh, P., Kongara, K., Harding, D., Ward, N., Dukkipati, VSR., Johnson, C., . . . Chambers, P. (2018). Comparison of electroencephalographic changes in response to acute electrical and thermal stimuli with the tail flick and hot plate test in rats administered with opiorphin. BMC Neurology. 18(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Dukkipati, V., Harding, D., Johnson, C., Kongara, K., Singh, P.
Venkatachalam, D., Chambers, JP., Kongara, K., & Singh, P. (2018). Pharmacokinetics of articaine hydrochloride and its metabolite articainic acid after subcutaneous administration in red deer (Cervus elaphus). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 66(1), 16-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Singh, P.
Kongara, K. (2017). Pharmacogenetics of opioid analgesics in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. , 1-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K.
Sawicki, RK., Kongara, K., Giesig, M., Dukkipati, VSR., & Johnson, C. (2017). Effects of Bupivacaine and Morphine on the Electroencephalogram and Postoperative Pain in Castrated Dogs. PLoS ONE.
[Journal article]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K., Sawicki, R.
Van Welie, LA., Clews, SA., Beausoleil, NJ., Hickson, R., Kongara, K., Kenyon, PR., . . . Morris, ST. (2016). The sucking behaviour and milk intake of one- to three-week-old triplet lambs during natural and competitive suckling situations. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 180, 58-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Kenyon, P., Kongara, K., Morris, S.
Kongara, K., Squance, HE., Topham, IA., & Bridges, JP. (2016). Attitudes and perceptions of veterinary paraprofessionals in New Zealand to postoperative pain in dogs and cats. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(2), 112-116
[Journal article]Authored by: Bridges, J., Kongara, K.
kongara, ., Johnson, L., Kells, NJ., Johnson, ., dukkipati, ., & mitchinson, . (2014). Alteration of Electroencephalographic Responses to Castration in Cats by Administration of Opioids. GSTF International Journal of Veterinary Science. 1(1), 38-42 Retrieved from http://www.globalstf.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., McIlhone, AE., Kells, NJ., & Johnson, CB. (2014). Electroencephalographic evaluation of decapitation of the anaesthetized rat. Laboratory Animals. 48(1), 15-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
MacKay, RJ., Wyer, S., Gilmour, A., Kongara, K., Harding, DR., Clark, S., . . . Thomson, CE. (2013). Cytotoxic activity of extracts from Hypochaeris radicata. Toxicon. 70, 194-203
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Chambers, JP., Johnson, CB., & Dukkipati, VSR. (2013). Effects of tramadol or morphine in dogs undergoing castration on intra-operative electroencephalogram responses and post-operative pain. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 61(6), 349-353
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Chambers, JP., & Johnson, CB. (2012). Effects of tramadol, morphine or their combination in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy on peri-operative electroencephalographic responses and post-operative pain. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(2), 129-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Chambers, JP., & Johnson, CB. (2010). Electroencephalographic responses of tramadol, parecoxib and morphine to acute noxious electrical stimulation in anaesthetised dogs. Research in Veterinary Science. 88(1), 127-133
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Chambers, P., & Johnson, CB. (2009). Glomerular filtration rate after tramadol, parecoxib and pindolol following anaesthesia and analgesia in comparison with morphine in dogs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 36(1), 86-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Pandu Ranga Rao, P., Rama Devi, V., Ravikumar, P., Khan, PM., & Kongara, K. (2002). Suspected copper deficiency in buffaloes in Andhra Pradesh. Indian Veterinary Journal. 79(10), 1068-1069 Retrieved from http://ivj.org.in/
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K.
Pandu Ranga Rao, P., Rama Devi, V., Srilatha, CH., & Kongara, K. (2001). Transplacental transmission of trypanosomes in a buffalo calf. Indian Veterinary Journal. 78(9), 849-850 Retrieved from http://ivj.org.in/
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K.
Pandu Ranga Rao, P., Rama Devi, V., Kongara, K., & Khan, PM. (2001). A case of suspected copper deficiency in a buffalo neonate. Indian Veterinary Journal. 78(11), 1041-1042 Retrieved from http://ivj.org.in/
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Raghavender, KBP., Haragopal, V., Gopinath, S., & Chandra Sekhara Rao, TS. (2000). Healing of sutured and unsutured prescrotal urethrotomy incisions in dogs: clinical and radiographic studies. Indian Journal of Veterinary Surgery. 21(2), 73-75 Retrieved from http://www.isvs.in/home.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K.
Rao, PPR., Kongara, K., Dukkipati, DVS., Ramadevi, V., & Rao, TSC. (1999). Patent urachus in a buffalo calf: A rare case. Buffalo Bulletin. 18(3), 62-63 Retrieved from http://ibic.lib.ku.ac.th/e-Bulletin/1999-3.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Kongara, K.

Thesis

Kongara, K. (2008). Studies on renal safety and preventative analgesic efficacy of tramadol and parecoxib in dogs. (Doctoral Thesis, Institute of Veterinary Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Kongara, K.Edited by: Chambers, J., Johnson, C.

Conference

Jacob, A., Kongara, K., & Singh, P. (2017). A LC-MS method for the determination of morphine concentration in plasma of dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association. Sydney, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Karna S, ., Kongara K, ., Singh P, ., & Chambers P, . (2017). Evaluation of analgesic interaction between morphine, dexmedetomidine and maropitant using hot plate and tail flick tests in rats. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th Congress of the European Pain Federation. Copenhagen, Denmark
[Conference Poster]Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Baynew, JC., Bridges, JP., & Colborne, GR. (2017, June). Perceptions of senior veterinary students, interns and residents on revisiting anatomy as a special topic at Massey. Presented at American Association of Veterinary Anatomists
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bridges, J., Colborne, G., Kongara, K.
Sawicki, R., Kongara, K., Dukkipati, VSR., & Johnson, CB. (2017, July). Comparative effects of methadone, buprenorphine and morphine on electroencephalographic responses to castration of cats. Presented at Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Chapter, Science Week, Scientific Conference. Gold Coast, Australia..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K., Sawicki, R.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Cave, NJ., & Weidgraaf, K. (2017, July). Effect of carprofen and meloxicam on glomerular filtration rate of cats undergoing dental procedures. Presented at Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Chapter, Science Week. Gold Coast, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cave, N., Kongara, K., Weidgraaf, K.
Kongara, K., Baynes, JC., Bridges, JP., & Colborne, GR. (2017). Perceptions of senior veterinary students, interns and residents on revisiting anatomy as a special topic at Massey University. Association of Veterinary Anatomists Proceedings 2017. Vol. 46 (pp. 14 - 14). : American Association of Veterinary Anatomists
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bridges, J., Colborne, G., Kongara, K.
Venkatachalam, D., Kongara, K., Chamber, JP., & Singh, PM. (2017, July). Pharmacokinetics of articaine hydrochloride in goats. Presented at Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Chapter, Science Week. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Singh, P.
Kongara, K., Chambers, JP., Jacob, A., Dukkipati, VSR., & Gieseg, M. (2015). Evaluation of renal safety of carprofen and meloxicam in anaesthetised dogs. (pp. 135 - 135). , 12th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology: http://www.2015wcva.jp/general.html
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chambers, J., Dukkipati, V., Kongara, K.
Sawicki, R., Kongara, K., Johnson, CB., Dukkipati, VSR., & Gieseg, MIKE. (2015). Effects of bupivacaine and morphine on the electroencephalogram and postoperative pain in castrated dogs. , 12th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K., Sawicki, R.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Ambatkar, S., Singh, PM., Kongara, K., & Chambers, JP. (2015, July). Pharmacokinetics of single intravenous bolus of sodium salicylate in sheep. Presented at World Congress on Pharmacology. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Ambatkar, S., Chambers, JP., Kongara, K., & Singh, PM. (2014). Pharmacodynamics of sodium salicylate in sheep. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Cape Town, South Africa
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chambers, J., Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Johnson, LA., Kells, NJ., Johnson, CB., & Dukkipati, VSR. (2013). Alteration of electroencephalographic responses to surgical castration in cats by administration of opioids: EEG responses to castration in cats. In Proceedings of the First Annual International Conference on Advances in Veterinary Science Research (VETSCI2013), First Annual International Conference on Advances in Veterinary Science Research (VETSCI2013)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
kongara, ., Johnson, L., Kells, NJ., Johnson, ., & dukkipati, . (2013). Alteration of Electroencephalographic Responses to Castration in Cats by Administration of Opioids: EEG Responses to Castration in Cats. Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Advances in Veterinary Science Research (VETSCI 2013). (pp. 12 - 16). Singapore: First Annual International Conference on Advances in Veterinary Science Research (VETSCI 2013)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Thomson, C., Griffiths, I., Barnett, S., McLaughlin, M., Montague, P., MacDonald, J., . . . Olson, S. (2012). Neuronal cell cultures for investigation of the normal and diseased nervous system. In 2012 ACVIM Forum Research Abstracts Program(pp. 409 - 409). , 2012 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine [ACVIM] Forum United States: Curran Associates Inc or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Kongara, K.
Thomson, C., Griffiths, I., Barnett, S., McLaughlin, M., Montague P, ., MacDonald, J., . . . Olson, S. (2012, May). Neuronal cell cultures for investigation of the normal and diseased nervous system. Presented at 2012 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum. New Orleans, LA, United States.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Harding, D., Kongara, K.
Impey, S., Beausoleil, N., Dukkipati, VSR., Kongara, K., & Johnson, C. (2012). Effect of early post-natal castration on subsequent EEG response to tail docking in lambs. , 11th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Johnston, L., Kells, N., Dukkipati, VSR., & Johnson, C. (2012). Alteration of electroencephalographic responses to surgical castration by prior administration of opioids in the cat. Poster session presented at the meeting of 11th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology [WCVA 2012]. Cape Town, South Africa
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Kongara, K. (2005, December). Analgesic efficacy and renal safety of parecoxib and tramadol given alone or together with pindolol in anaesthetized dogs: A pre-clinical study.. Presented at Medical Sciences Congress. Queenstown, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kongara, K.
Kongara, K., Chambers, JP., & Johnson, CB.(2005, December 6). Analgesic efficacy and renal safety of parecoxib and tramadol given alone or together with pindolol in anaesthetized dogs: A pre-clinical study.. In Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress(pp. 59 - 59). , Medical Sciences Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Chambers, J., Johnson, C., Kongara, K.
Kongara, K.(2005, December). Analgesic efficacy and renal safety of parecoxib and tramadol given alone or together with pindolol in anaesthetized dogs: A pre-clinical study. Proceedings of the Medical Sciences Congress. (pp. 59 - 59).
[Conference]Authored by: Kongara, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 0
Co-supervisor 4 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Sheen Yee Goh - Doctor of Philosophy
    Assessment of the efficacy of sedative - analgesics administered via unconventional routes to alleviate pain in animals
  • Sandeep Raj Karna - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of novel analgesics in neutered dogs

Co-supervisor of:

  • Farzin Sahebjam - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pharmacological Applications of the by- Products of leather industry delivery and wound healing
  • Heidi Lehmann - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigation and attenuation of electroencephalographic responses to noxious stimuli in domestic pigeons (Columba livia domestica)
  • Robert Sawicki - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pain management in small animal medicine
  • Dinakaran Venkatachalam - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigation of Safety and Efficacy of Articaine Hydrochloride in Goats and Deer

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Shashwati Mathurkar - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pharmacology of Salicin Derivatives in Sheep

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