Dr. Megan Burke is originally from San Francisco, California. She graduated from the UC Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Following graduation, she completed a Large Animal Surgery Internship at University Pennsylvania – New Bolton Center. She stayed on at New Bolton Center to complete a Comparative Orthopedics Fellowship at PENN Vet CORL, followed by a 3 year residency in Large Animal Surgery, achieving board certification in 2016. She came to NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 as a Clinical Instructor in Equine Emergency. While working at NC State she also completed a collaborative Fellowship in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care at The Ohio State University, achieving board certification in 2021. She has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Equine Emergency at NC State since 2018. Her research interests center around reducing morbidity and mortality in critically ill equids, especially those undergoing surgery for colic.
- Retrospective analysis of postoperative complications following surgical treatment of ileal impaction in horses managed with manual decompression compared to jejunal enterotomy , FRONTIERS IN VETERINARY SCIENCE (2023)
- Severe unilateral nephrolithiasis and recurrent colic in a horse , VETERINARY RECORD CASE REPORTS (2023)
- Development and Formative Evaluation of a Low-Fidelity Equine Castration Model for Veterinary Education , FRONTIERS IN VETERINARY SCIENCE (2021)
- Letter to the Editor: Bias in statistics or bias in equine veterinary medicine? , Equine Veterinary Journal (2019)
- Advances in Diagnostics and Treatments in Horses with Acute Colic and Postoperative Ileus , Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice (2018)
- Evaluation of digital cryotherapy using a commercially available sleeve style ice boot in healthy horses and horses receiving i.v. endotoxin , EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL (2018)
- Multicentre, blinded, randomised clinical trial comparing the use of flunixin meglumine with firocoxib in horses with small intestinal strangulating obstruction , Equine Veterinary Journal (2018)
- Evaluation of the analgesic and pharmacokinetic properties of transdermally administered fentanyl in goats. , Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001) (2017)
- Prosthetic Mesh for Obliteration of the Nephrosplenic Space in Horses: 26 Clinical Cases , VETERINARY SURGERY (2016)
- Colic in equine neonates: 137 cases (2000-2010). , Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (2013)
The goal of this research is to determine whether there is any benefit in routinely extending antimicrobial administration beyond 24 hours in horses undergoing surgery for colic. The major outcome variable to be monitored is incidence of SSI. Minor outcome variables are development of fever or leukopenia.