Luiz Cesar Pereira Santos

Dr Luiz Cesar Pereira Santos

Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Faculty of Sciences

After graduating from Santa Catarina State University (UDESC/2003) in Brazil, Dr. Santos undertook an internship in Equine Medicine & Surgery and later on completed a Masters degree in Veterinary Sciences at UDESC/2007. Dr. Santos then completed an anaesthesia internship (Louisiana State University) and residency training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management at Cornell University culminating in 2012 with his certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA). He has worked at the University at Pennsylvania USA (New Bolton Center) as a Research Associate and Clinical Instructor, and was appointed in 2012 to the position of Registrar in Veterinary Anaesthesia at Murdoch University. Dr. Santos joined The University of Adelaide as an Anaesthesia Lecturer in 2014.

Clinical Specialties: loco-regional analgesia in dogs and horses, mechanisms of anti-emesis in cats

Research interests: pain control, opioids, alpha-2 agonists, CNS pharmacology

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2012 Award Novartis Prize IVECCS - Novartis award United States
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read and understand spoken
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can read and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 - 2007 Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina Brazil Masters Degree in Veterinary Sciences
    1999 - 2003 Santa Catarina State University Brazil Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2008 - 2011 Residency Cornell University, Ithaca United States
    2007 - 2008 Internship Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge United States
    2004 - 2005 Internship Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba Brazil
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2012 Diplomate American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia USA
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Lopes, M. A. F., Hardy, J., Farnsworth, K., Labens, R., Lam, W. Y. E., Noschka, E., . . . Kelmer, G. (2021). Standing flank laparotomy for colic: 37 cases.. Equine Vet J, 12 pages.
    2020 Boller, M., Kelers, K., Stevenson, M. A., Winkel, K. D., Hardjo, S., Heller, J., . . . Wierenga, J. R. (2020). SnakeMap : four years of experience with a national small animal snake envenomation registry. Australian Veterinary Journal, 98(9), 442-448.
    2018 Chagas, J., Pereira Santos, L., Silva Filho, J., & Bondan, C. (2018). Anaesthetic and cardiorespiratory effects of ketamine plus dexmedetomidine for chemical restraint in black capuchin monkeys (Sapajus nigritus). New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 66(2), 79-84.
    2017 Pereira Santos, L., & Gallacher, K. (2017). Nerve stimulation-guided thoracolumbar paravertebral block for flank laparotomy in a horse. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 44(1), 187-188.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2016 Gallacher, K., Santos, L., Campoy, L., Bezuidenhout, A., & Gilbert, R. (2016). Development of a peripheral nerve stimulator-guided technique for equine pudendal nerve blockade. Veterinary Journal, 217, 72-77.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2016 Natalini, C., Da Silva Serpa, P., Cavalcanti, R., Polydoro, A., Griffith, J., Santos, L., & Nicholson, A. (2016). General anesthesia with an injectable 8% v/v sevoflurane lipid emulsion administered intravenously to dogs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 43(3), 271-280.
    DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC3
    2011 Santos, L. C., Gleed, R. D., Campoy, L., Martin-Flores, M., & Ludders, J. W. (2011). Tracheostomy tube occlusion during emergency tracheostomy in a pigmy goat. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 38(6), 624-625.
    DOI Scopus1
    2011 Santos, L., Ludders, J., Erb, H., Martin-Flores, M., Basher, K., & Kirch, P. (2011). A randomized, blinded, controlled trial of the antiemetic effect of ondansetron on dexmedetomidine-induced emesis in cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 38(4), 320-327.
    DOI Scopus27 Europe PMC11
    2011 Sano, H., Martin-Flores, M., Santos, L., Cheetham, J., Araos, J., & Gleed, R. (2011). Effects of epidural morphine on gastrointestinal transit in unmedicated horses. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 38(2), 121-126.
    DOI Scopus21 Europe PMC7
    2010 Santos, L., Ludders, J., Erb, H., Basher, K., Kirch, P., & Gleed, R. (2010). Sedative and cardiorespiratory effects of dexmedetomidine and buprenorphine administered to cats via oral transmucosal or intramuscular routes. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 37(5), 417-424.
    DOI Scopus28 Europe PMC17
    2009 Flores, F. N., Tavares, S. G., de Moraes, A. N., Oleskovicz, N., Santos, L. C. P., Minsky, V., & Keshen, E. (2009). Azaperone e sua associação com xilazina ou dexmedetomidina em suínos. Ciência Rural, 39(4), 1110-1117.
    2009 Santos, L., de Moraes, A., & Saito, M. (2009). Effects of intraarticular ropivacaine and morphine on lipopolysaccharide-induced synovitis in horses. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 36(3), 280-286.
    DOI Scopus54 Europe PMC19
    2009 Flôres, F. N., Tavares, S. G., de Moraes, A. N., Oleskovicz, N., Santos, L. C. P., Minsky, V., & Keshen, E. (2009). Azaperone and its association with xilazina or dexmedetomidina in swines. Ciencia Rural, 39(4), 1111-1117.
    2007 Pereira Santos, L. C., Michelotto Jr, P. V., & Kozemjakin, D. A. (2007). Achados endoscópico e citológico das vias respiratórias de potros puro sangue Inglês em início de treinamento no Jóquei Clube Do Paraná. Arquivos de Ciências Veterinárias e Zoologia da Unipar, 10(1), 9-13.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2012 Santos, L. C., & Southwood, L. L. (2012). Practical Guide to Equine Colic - Chapter 6 Analgesia. In L. L. Southwood (Ed.), Practical Guide to Equine Colic (pp. 51-61). John Wiley & Sons.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2006 Kopczynski, J., Souza-Junior, J. C., Pereira Santos, L., & Schlemper, V. (2006). Morphology parameters in howler monkeys (Allouata guariba clamitans). In Proceedings of the X Brazilian Congress of Wild Life (pp. 113). Sao Pedro, SP, Brazil.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2017 Latimer-Marsh, L., Hazel, S., Franklin, S., Santos, L., & McGreevy, P. (2017). The effect of tongue-tie application on stress responses in resting horses. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the World Equine Airways Symposium 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark: WEAS.
    2013 Gallacher, K., Campoy, L., Bezuidenhout, A. J., & Gilbert, R. O. (2013). Development and clinical application of pudendal nerve block using a peripheral nerve locator for reproductive surgery in horses. Poster session presented at the meeting of Clinical Research Abstracts of the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2013, as published in Equine Veterinary Journal. Manchester, United Kingdom: Wiley.
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    2018 Marsh, L., Hazel, S., Pereira Santos, L., McGreevy, P., & Franklin, S. (2018). The effect of tongue-tie application on stress response in resting horses.
    2018 Pereira Santos, L., Gallacher, K., Bester, L., Schaaf, O., & Hebart, M. (2018). Analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided transverse abdominis plane block in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy.
  • Position: Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia
  • Phone: 83131919
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  • Fax: 8313 7956
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Companion Animal Health Centre, floor G
  • Room: G 120
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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