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Dr Preet Singh

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy and Histology

School of Veterinary Science

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 85195
    Location: 6.2, Vet tower
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of analgesic drugs.

Animal behaviour.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Animal Physiology - Biophysics (060601): Animal Physiology - Systems (060603):
Basic Pharmacology (111501):
Biological Sciences (060000): Comparative Physiology (060604):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111500):
Physiology (060600):
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (070702): Veterinary Pharmacology (070710): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Developing and validating HPLC assay

Pharmacokinetics of analgesic drugs

Animal behaviour

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 4 9
Team Member 0 2

Completed Projects

Project Title: PSAF: Local Anaesthetic for Goats

Date Range: 2017 - 2019

Funding Bodies: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; Massey Ventures Ltd; Dairy Goat Co-operative (NZ) Ltd

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Venkatachalam, D., Chambers, JP., Kongara, K., & Singh, P. (2019). Analgesic efficacy of articaine hydrochloride for velvet antler removal in red deer (Cervus elaphus) and analysis of drug residues in the harvested velvet antlers. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 67(5), 228-233
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Kongara, K., Singh, P., Venkatachalam, D.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Karna, S., Kongara, K., Singh, P., Chambers, P., & Villalobos, N-L. (2019). Evaluation of analgesic interaction between morphine, dexmedetomidine and maropitant using hot plate and tail flick tests in rats. Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia.
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P.
Naffa, R., Watanabe, S., Zhang, W., Maidment, C., Singh, P., Chambers, J., . . . Pesek, J. (2019). Rapid analysis of pyridinoline and deoxypyridinoline in biological samples by liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry and a silica hydride column. Separation Science.
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Singh, P.
Booty, SJ., Harding, DRK., Whitby, CP., Gater, M., Chambers, P., & Singh, PM. (2018). Sustained-release injectable hydrogel formulations for administration of sodium salicylate in broiler chickens. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. 32(4), 294-300
[Journal article]Authored by: Singh, P., Whitby, C.
Booty, SJ., Harding, DRK., Whitby, CP., Gater, M., Chambers, P., & Singh, PM. (2018). Sustained-Release Injectable Hydrogel Formulations for Administration of Sodium Salicylate in Broiler Chickens. JOURNAL OF AVIAN MEDICINE AND SURGERY. 32(4), 294-300
[Journal article]Authored by: Singh, P., Whitby, C.
Venkatachalam, D., Chambers, P., Kongara, K., & Singh, P. (2018). Toxicity and pharmacokinetic studies of lidocaine and its active metabolite, monoethylglycinexylidide, in goat kids. Animals. 8(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P., Venkatachalam, D.
Mathurkar, S., Singh, P., Kongara, K., & Chambers, P. (2018). Pharmacokinetics of salicylic acid following intravenous and oral administration of sodium salicylate in sheep. Animals. 8(7)
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P.
Singh, P., Kongara, K., Harding, D., Ward, N., Dukkipati, VSR., Johnson, C., . . . Chambers, P. (2018). Comparison of electroencephalographic changes in response to acute electrical and thermal stimuli with the tail flick and hot plate test in rats administered with opiorphin. BMC Neurology. 18(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Dukkipati, V., Harding, D., Johnson, C., Kongara, K., Singh, P., Ward, R.
Venkatachalam, D., Chambers, JP., Kongara, K., & Singh, P. (2018). Pharmacokinetics of articaine hydrochloride and its metabolite articainic acid after subcutaneous administration in red deer (Cervus elaphus). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 66(1), 16-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Kongara, K., Singh, P., Venkatachalam, D.Contributed to by: Singh, P.
Singh, PM., Reid, K., Gaddam, R., Bhatia, M., Smith, S., Jacob, A., . . . Chambers, P. (2017). Effect of choline chloride premedication on xylazine-induced hypoxaemia in sheep. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 44(5), 1149-1155
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Singh, P.
Singh, PM., Johnson, C., Gartrell, B., Mitchinson, S., Jacob, A., & Chambers, J. (2017). Analgesic effects of morphine and butorphanol in broiler chickens. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. , 1-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Gartrell, B., Johnson, C., Singh, P.
Singh, PM., Johnson, CB., Gartrell, B., Mitchinson, S., Jacob, A., & Chambers, P. (2017). Analgesic effects of morphine and butorphanol in broiler chickens. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 44(3), 538-545
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Gartrell, B., Johnson, C., Singh, P.
Singh, PM. (2015). Pharmacokinetics and pharmcodynamics of salicylates in broiler chickens. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
[Journal article]Authored by: Singh, P.
Smith, SL., Singh, P., Harding, D., Lun, D., & Chambers, JP. (2016). Thalidomide pharmacokinetics in sheep. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(4), 238-242
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Harding, D., Singh, P.
Walsh, VP., Gieseg, M., Singh, PM., Mitchinson, SL., & Chambers, JP. (2012). A comparison of two different ketamine and diazepam combinations with an alphaxalone and medetomidine combination for induction of anaesthesia in sheep. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(2), 136-141
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Singh, P., Walsh, V.
Singh, PM., Johnson, C., Gartrell, B., Mitchinson, S., & Chambers, P. (2011). Papers: Pharmacokinetics of butorphanol in broiler chickens. Veterinary Record. 168(22), 588
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Gartrell, B., Johnson, C., Singh, P.
Singh, PM., Johnson, C., Gartrell, B., Mitchinson, S., & Chambers, P. (2011). Pharmacokinetics of butorphanol in broiler chickens. VETERINARY RECORD. 168(22),
[Journal article]Authored by: Johnson, C., Singh, P.
Singh, PM., Johnson, C., Gartrell, B., Mitchinson, S., & Chambers, P. (2010). Pharmacokinetics of morphine after intravenous administration in broiler chickens. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 33(5), 515-518
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Gartrell, B., Johnson, C., Singh, P.
Singh, PM., & Nagra, S. (2006). Effect of day-old chick weight and gender on the performance of commercial broiler chickens. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 76(12), 1043-1046
[Journal article]Authored by: Singh, P.

Thesis

Singh, PM. (2011). Pharmacology of analgesic drugs in birds. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Singh, P.
Singh, PM. (2004). Impact of variations in day-old body weight on the performance of broiler chickens. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Singh, P.

Conference

Harding, D., Gupta, A., Singh, P., Whitby, C., Pomroy, W., & Kandile, N. (2018). Condensed tannin from bioactive plants: A potential solution for killing nematodes as a novel anthelmintic to tackle anthelmintic resistance problems in New Zealand. Vol. 8 (pp. 36 - 36). , World Congress on Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Harding, D., Pomroy, W., Singh, P., Whitby, C.
Singh, PM., Scott, I., Storillo, V., & Pomroy, W. (2017). Comparative pharmacokinetics of abamectin in sheep and goats. (pp. 19 - 19). , New Zealand society for parasitology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Pomroy, W., Scott, I., Singh, P.
Jacob, A., Kongara, K., & Singh, P. (2017). A LC-MS method for the determination of morphine concentration in plasma of dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association. Sydney, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Karna, SR., Kongara, K., Singh, PM., Chambers, P., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2019). Evaluation of analgesic interaction between morphine, dexmedetomidine and maropitant using hot-plate and tail-flick tests in rats.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Kongara, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Venkatachalam, D., Kongara, K., Chamber, JP., & Singh, PM. (2017, July). Pharmacokinetics of articaine hydrochloride in goats. Presented at Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Chapter, Science Week. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Singh, P.
Pandey, A., Gupta, S., & Singh, PM. (2017, March). Remotely operated mechanical nocieptive device for sheep: Preliminary investigations. Presented at 2017 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium. New Jersey, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Singh, P.
Pandey, A., Gupta, GS., & Singh, P. (2017). Remotely operated mechanical nociceptive device for sheep: Preliminary investigations. SAS 2017 - 2017 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Proceedings.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Sen Gupta, G., Singh, P.
Ambatkar, S., Singh, PM., Kongara, K., & Chambers, JP. (2015, July). Pharmacokinetics of single intravenous bolus of sodium salicylate in sheep. Presented at World Congress on Pharmacology. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Ambatkar, S., Chambers, JP., Kongara, K., & Singh, PM. (2014). Pharmacodynamics of sodium salicylate in sheep. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Cape Town, South Africa
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chambers, J., Kongara, K., Singh, P.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Singh, PM., Chambers, ., Johnson, ., Gartrell, ., Mitchinson, ., & Jacob, . (2013). Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of salicylates in broiler chickens. One health in Asia Pacific, UPAV/AAVAC stream. (pp. 155 - 159). : One Health in Asia Pacific
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Chambers, J., Gartrell, B., Johnson, C., Singh, P.
Singh, PM. (2013, August). Pharmacology of choline in sheep. Presented at Palmerston North Medical Research Foundation Colloquium. Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Singh, P.
Singh, PM., Chambers, ., Johnson, ., & Gartrell, . (2009). Butorphanol Pharmacokinetics in Birds. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Postgraduate Conference. Victoria University of Wellington
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chambers, J., Gartrell, B., Johnson, C., Singh, P.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Comparative Anatomy and physiology.

Histology

Online teaching aids

Courses Coordinated

  • 193.105 Veterinary Technology Practical Experience and Farm Training
  • 227.108 Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 1
Co-supervisor 3 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Farzin Sahebjam - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pharmacological Applications of the By- Products of Leather Industry on Drug Delivery and Wound Healing

Co-supervisor of:

  • Arka Gupta - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of novel CT based Anthelmintics to overcome the drug resistance problem in nematode infested ruminants.
  • Heidi Lehmann - Doctor of Philosophy
    The use of electroencephalography to investigate pain in the domestic pigeon
  • Sandeep Raj Karna - Doctor of Philosophy
    Analgesic efficacy and pharmacokinetics of combinations of morphine, dexmedetomidine and maropitant in dogs

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Dinakaran Venkatachalam - Doctor of Philosophy
    Efficacy of articaine hydrochloride for disbudding in goat kids and velvet antler removal in red deer, and novel disbudding methods for goat kids

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Shashwati Mathurkar - Doctor of Philosophy
    Pharmacology of Salicin Derivatives in Sheep

Media and Links

Media

  • 31 Jul 2017 - Radio
    Feel no evil: do animals feel pain?
    Radio NZ Nights show

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