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Brighton   Dzikiti

Associate Professor, Veterinary Anesthesiology


Dr. Tarisai Brighton Dzikiti joined RUSVM as a lecturer in veterinary anesthesia in May 2017. He received a BVSc degree from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) in 1997. He obtained a MSc degree in Veterinary Anesthesia from Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2001. He was a lecturer in veterinary anesthesia at UZ during the years 2001 to 2003, following which he joined the University of Pretoria (UP), where he stayed as a lecturer in veterinary anesthesia until April 2017. He obtained a PhD degree which explored intravenous anesthesia in goats at the University of Pretoria in 2011. He has published various scientific papers; presented at scientific conferences and supervised postgraduate students over the years.
 

Education

Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Master of Science (Veterinary Anesthesia), Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with focus on intravenous anesthesia in goats, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
 

Research

Anesthesia (particularly intravenous) in various animals
Analgesia in various animals
 

Certifications

Certified Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia, South African Veterinary Council


Achievements

Associate Editor: Veterinary Record Case Reports Journal since February 2017
Young Veterinarian of the Year of the South African Veterinary Association 2013
Exceptional Young Researcher of the Year Award (University of Pretoria) 2012
 

Publication Highlights

JP Ferreira, PS Ndawana, LN Dzikiti, TB Dzikiti (2016) Determination of the minimum infusion rate (MIR) of propofol for a standardised noxious stimulus in goats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 43, 519–527. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vaa.12327/epdf

TB Dzikiti, PS Ndawana, G Zeiler, JP Ferreira and LN Dzikiti (2016) Determination of the minimum infusion rate of alfaxalone during its co-administration with fentanyl at 3 different doses by constant rate infusion intravenously in goats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 43, 316-325. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vaa.12300/epdf

TB Dzikiti, PS Ndawana, G Zeiler, L Bester and LN Dzikiti (2015) Determination of the minimum infusion rate of alfaxalone during its co-administration with midazolam in goats. Veterinary Record Open 2015; 2:e000065. doi:10.1136/vetreco-2014-000065. http://vetrecordopen.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000065.full.pdf+html

A Bahrenberg, TB Dzikiti, GF Stegmann, SP Tacke, G Fosgate, E Rioja (2015) Antinociceptive effects of epidural magnesium sulphate alone and in combination with morphine in dogs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 42, 319-328. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vaa.12211/pdf

PS Ndawana, TB Dzikiti, GE Zeiler, LN Dzikiti (2015) Determination of the Minimum Infusion Rate (MIR) of alfaxalone in response to a supra-maximal noxious stimulus in goats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 42, 65-71. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vaa.12162/pdf

TB Dzikiti, GE Zeiler, LN Dzikiti, E Rioja Garcia (2014) The effects of midazolam and butorphanol, administered alone or combined, on the dose and quality of anaesthetic induction with alfaxalone in goats. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 85(1), Art. #1047, 8 pages. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/jsava.v85i1.1047. http://www.jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/viewFile/1047/1403

GE Zeiler, TB Dzikiti, G Fosgate, GF Stegmann, FJ Venter, E Rioja (2014) Anaesthetic, analgesic and cardiorespiratory effects of intramuscular medetomidine-ketamine combination alone or with morphine or tramadol for orchiectomy in cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 41, 411-420. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vaa.12136/pdf

TB Dzikiti (2013) Intravenous anaesthesia in goats. A review - Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 84, Art. #499, 8 pages. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/jsava.v84i1.499.      
http://www.jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/viewFile/499/1032

E Rioja, TB Dzikiti, FG Stegmann, J Schoeman, G Fosgate (2012) Effects of intravenous magnesium sulphate on isoflurane requirements, cardiorespiratory variables, haemostasis, neuroendocrine stress response and analgesia in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy - Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 39, 599-610. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00722.x/pdf

MN Suarez, TB Dzikiti, FG Stegmann, M Hartmann (2012) Comparison of alfaxalone and propofol administered as total intravenous anaesthesia for ovariohysterectomy in dogs – Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 39, 236-244. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00700.x/pdf