Ailbhe King, MVB
Dr. Ailbhe King grew up on a beef farm in rural Ireland which sparked her interest in the profession. She graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin (UCD) in 2015. It was during her time at Vet School that she found her passion for teaching with the Centre of Talented Youth Ireland (CTYI) summer programs. After graduation, she spent some time in Lincolnshire, England working in general mixed animal practice before pursuing a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine: Livestock Emphasis at UC Davis (2017-2020).
Her research interests include but are not limited to passive transfer of immunity in calves, ruminant neonatology and educational research. During her residency, she completed projects investigating the effect of feeding pooled colostrum and non-pooled colostrum on the passive transfer, morbidity and mortality in calves and describing the prevalence of and risk factors for intravenous catheter infection in hospitalized cattle, goats and sheep.
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine- UCD Ireland 2010-2015
Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine; Livestock Emphasis UC Davis, CA 2017-2020
Passive transfer of immunity in calves, ruminant neonatology and educational research
Ailbhe King, Munashe Chigerwe, John Barry, John P. Murphy, Marie C. Rayburn, Emer Kennedy
Short communication: Effect of feeding pooled and nonpooled high-quality colostrum on passive transfer of immunity, morbidity, and mortality in dairy calves. Journal of Dairy Science.
Published: November 27, 2019 DOI: https://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(19)31051-3/fulltext
Ailbhe King, Barbara A. Byrne, and Munashe Chigerwe
Prevalence of and risk factors for intravenous catheter infection in hospitalized cattle, goats, and sheep
J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Jan-Feb; 34(1): 330–338.
Published online 2019 Dec 20. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15684
Munashe Chigerwe, Sarah M. Depenbrock, Meera C. Heller, Ailbhe King, Suzanne A. Clergue, Celeste M Morris, Jamie L. Peyton, John A. Angelos
Clinical management and outcomes for goats, sheep, and pigs hospitalized for treatment of burn injuries sustained in wildfires: 28 cases (2006, 2015, and 2018)
Accepted to JAVMA May 2020. In Press.