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Hilari   French DVM, PhD, DACT

Interim Head, Department of Clinical Sciences


Dr. Hilari French is a third generation veterinarian, following in her father and grandfather’s footsteps into the profession. She attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University and received her DVM in 2009 and PhD in 2011. She then moved to the University of Illinois and completed a large animal theriogenology residency as well as a second residency program for the Food Animal Practice of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She joined the American College of Theriogenologist in August 2014 and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in October 2015. 

Education

BS Animal Bioscience, Louisiana Tech University
DVM Louisiana State University
PHD Louisiana State University
(Theriogenology Residency; ABVP Food Animal Medicine Residency) University of Illinois

Research Interests

Immunocontraceptives in wildlife
Reproductive dynamics of donkey in the tropics
Uterine health and immune responses
Infectious disease animal models

Publication Highlights

Elisabeth Rink, Karin Amilon, Cristina Esteves, Hilari French, Elaine Watson, Christine Aurich, Xavier Donadeu. Isolation and characterization of equine endometrial mesenchymal stromal cells. Stem Cell Research & Therapy.  Accepted June 2017

Jerry R. Roberson, Hilari French, James Q. Robinson.  Evaluation and validation of a paralumbar fossa transabdominal rumen fluid sampling technique. The Bovine Practitioner 51:1. Published June 2017.

H French, J Dascanio, E Peterson, G Gilbert, C Wright, D Wickman, E Bauman.  Creation of an anatomically correct high fidelity calf leg model and student’s perception of learning outcomes. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. Accepted December 2016

H French, J Dascanio, G Gilbert, J Robinson.  Bovine Reproduction Palpation Training: Dos the Cow Make a Diference? Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. Accepted December 2016

Samper JC, Stanford MS, French HM and Chapwanya A.2016. Post-breeding inflammation in mares after insemination with large and low doses of fresh or frozen semen. Pferdeheilkunde: 32(1):24-26. DOI: 10.21836/PEM20160103

J. Williamson, K. Hecker, K. Yvorchuk, E. Artemiou, H. French, C. Fuentealba. “Development and Validation of a Feline Abdominal Palpation Model”. Veterinary Record. June 2015. http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/177/6/151.full.pdf?ijkey=ZZGbOPsr1Krwyhb&keytype=ref

S. Dumas, H. French, C. Ramirez, L. Brown, C. Bromfield, D. French, B. Aldridge, E. Garrett, and S. Lavergne.  “Judicious use of prophylactic antibiotics to reduce abdominal surgical site infections in periparturient cows: part I – a risk factor review”.  Accepted Veterinary Record, April 19, 2016.

H. French, F. Ireland, C. Shipley, V. Jarrell, A. Fuselier, D. Williams, and D. Shike. “Effects of Pyrethroid Insecticides on Cattle Fertility”. Clinical Theriogenology. March 2014

H. French, S. Dumas, B. Aldridge, J. Matheson, and D. French. Diagnosis and management of a mediastinal abscess in a Holstein heifer. Vet Rec Case Rep Published online: [April 2014] doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2014-000058

H. French, C. Boudreaux, S. Hagius, A. Bridges, and P. Elzer. “Experimental inoculation of Spiroplasma mirum in neonatal goats: Creating a TSE-like disease model.” Jacobs Journal of Veterinary Medicine. May 2015
 

Current Protocols

Assessing the efficacy of etorphine-medetomidine and etorphine-medetomidine-midazolam for immobilization of tame and feral Kittitian donkeys. Dzikiti TB, French H. Master’s Student: Teri Weronko. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding Fall 2017

Creation and implementation of a Theriogenology iBook for RUSVM students. French H, Chapwanya A, Samper J, Gilbert R.  Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding Summer 2017-Fall 2018

Efficacy of porcine and recombinant zona pellucida vaccines with pet gel A and poly I:C for immunocontraception of female donkeys.  French H, Bertschinger H, Schulman M, Knobel D, Chapwayna A, Vandenplas M, Peterson E, Cameron-Blake N.  Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding. Fall 2017.

Mobility of the early donkey conceptus. French H, Peterson E, Gilbert R, Samper J, Bergfelt D. Master’s Student: Brandi Roberts.  Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding.  Summer 2017.

Follicular and Luteal Dynamics in Donkeys in the Tropics. French H, Peterson E, Gilbert R, Samper J, Bergfelt D. Master’s Student: Rachael Ambrosia.  Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding.  Spring 2017.

Pharmacokinetics of intragastric administration of doxycycline in donkeys. Little E, French H, Peterson E. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding.  Spring 2017.

Measurement of fecal and salivary cortisol in donkeys vaccinated with an immunocontraceptive. French H, De Pedro P, Bergfelt D. Master’s Student: Erik Peterson. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding.  Spring 2016 - Present.

Efficacy of porcine and recombinant zona pellucida vaccines for immunocontraception of female donkeys.  French H, Bertschinger H, Schulman M, Knobel D, Chapwayna A, Vandenplas M, Peterson E, Cameron-Blake N.  Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding.  Spring 2016

A Comparison of Three Preoperative Antibiotic Protocols for Food Animal Surgery. French H, Little E.  Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding.  Spring 2016

Effect of a Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone (GnRH) Vaccine (GonaCon) on Reproductive Function in Female African Green Monkeys. French H, Dascanio J, Beierschmitt A, Mora D, Eckery D. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Intramural funding.  Fall 2015.

Derivation and clinical application of equine endometrial stem cells.  French H, Watson E, Donadeu X, PhD Student: Elizabeth Rink. Ross Unviersity School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Edinburgh.

Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Theriogenology
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Food Animal)