Department: Clinical Science and Services
Research Groups: Brain Health and Behaviour, Cardiovascular and Inflammation Biology and Metabolism, Ecosystems Health, Safe and Sustainable Food
Clinical Groups: Small Animal Anaesthesia
Ludovic is a diplomate of the ECVAA and ECVPT. He is currently an Associate Professor in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and Anaesthesia. He is co-head of the RVC anaesthesia service. Ludovic has a passion for clinically applied research in the field of inflammation and pain and in the field of veterinary antimicrobial drugs.
Ludovic graduated from the École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort (Paris, France) in 2001, where he completed a two-year small animal internal medicine internship. He then completed a 3-year anaesthesia residency at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, UK where he gained his European Diploma of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia in 2006.
Ludovic completed his pharmacology PhD at the RVC in 2010 on the roles of cyclooxygenase (COX) isoenzymes in the regulation of inflammation and the renal function in the cat (supervised by Professor Jonathan Elliott and Professor Peter Lees and Dr. Jon King).
Ludovic has been back in the clinics as a senior anesthetist since the end of his PhD. He is currently Associate Professor in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and Anaesthesia.
Ludovic gained the European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2006 and his European Diploma in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2014.
Ludovic's main research interests is pharmacology of analgesics, in particular NSAIDs and other drugs in species of veterinary interest (cats, dogs, horses, calves but also more exotic species such as emus or salamanders). He is developing research programs in pharmacology and pain management (acute and chronic), particularly in the area of pharmacokinetics and mathematical modeling (PK-PD).
Ludovic is promoting the use of pharmacometrics to help resolve clinical questions at the level of the invidual animal or for more global questions, as in the field of antimicrobial use and resistance. Ludovic is in the steering committee of VetCAST, the veterinary section of the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST).
Ludovic collaborates in his research with colleagues from the RVC (Peter Lees, Jonathan Elliott, Holger Volk, Siobhan Abeyesinghe and others) and has established solid research or business relationships with external companies as detlaDOT Ltd, Transpharmation and Triveritas.
Ludovic is striving to expand the RVC analytical laboratory to support veterinary a therapeutic drug monitoring service and drug development schemes in collaboration with deltaDOT Ltd. A iohexol test is already avaialble to monitor glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in dogs and cats.
Project currently avaialble:
Miss Hannah Kenward (co-supervisor: Jonathan Elliott and Karine Savary-Bataille, Zoetis):"Objectives measures of Nausea in the Dog". BBSRC CASE award.
Miss Sandra Sanchis Mora (co-supervisor Siobhan Abeyesinghe, Holger Volk and Transpharmation Ltd): "Multidisciplinary approach for improving diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous canine neuropathic pain". Click on the link below for further details:
Evaluation of the dynamic predictors of fluid responsiveness in dogs receiving goal-directed fluid therapy. Drozdzynska MJ, Chang YM, Stanzani G, Pelligand L. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2017 Jun 17
Sedative and antinociceptive effects of different combinations of detomidine and methadone in standing horses. Gozalo-Marcilla M, Luna SP, Crosignani N, Filho JNP, Possebon FS, Pelligand L, Taylor PM. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2017 Sep;44(5):1116-1127.
Evaluation of analgesic effect and absorption of buprenorphine after buccal administration in cats with oral disease. Stathopoulou TR, Kouki M, Pypendop BH, Johnston A, Papadimitriou S, Pelligand L. J Feline Med Surg. 2017 Sep
Anti-nausea effects and pharmacokinetics of ondansetron, maropitant and metoclopramide in a low-dose cisplatin model of nausea and vomiting in the dog: a blinded crossover study. Kenward H, Elliott J, Lee T, Pelligand L. BMC Vet Res. 2017 Aug 16;13(1):244.
Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic integration and modelling of oxytetracycline for the calf pathogens Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida. Lees P, Potter T, Pelligand L, Toutain PL. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2017
Prediction of marbofloxacin dosage for the pig pneumonia pathogens Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida by pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling. Dorey L, Pelligand L, Lees P. BMC Vet Res. 2017 Jul 1;13(1):209
Development and initial validation of a sensory threshold examination protocol (STEP) for phenotyping canine pain syndromes. Sanchis-Mora S, Chang YM, Abeyesinghe S, Fisher A, Volk HA, Pelligand L. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2017 May;44(3):600-614
Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic integration and modelling of florfenicol for the pig pneumonia pathogens Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida. Dorey L, Pelligand L, Cheng Z, Lees P. PLoS One. 2017 May 26;12(5)
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modelling after subcutaneous, intravenous and buccal administration of a high-concentration formulation of buprenorphine in conscious cats. Doodnaught GM, Monteiro BP, Benito J, Edge D, Beaudry F, Pelligand L, Steagall P. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 26;12(4):e0176443. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176443. eCollection 2017
Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic integration and modelling of oxytetracycline for the porcine pneumonia pathogens Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida. Dorey L, Pelligand L, Cheng Z, Lees P. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Jan 16. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12385. [Epub ahead of print]
Comparison of standardised versus non-standardised methods for testing the in vitro potency of oxytetracycline against Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida. Lees P, Illambas J, Pelligand L, Toutain PL. Vet J. 2016 Dec;218:60-64. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2016.11.006. Epub 2016 Nov 17.
A large potentiation effect of serum on the in vitro potency of tulathromycin against Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida. Lees P, Illambas J, Potter TJ, Pelligand L, Rycroft A, Toutain PL. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Nov 27. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12372. [Epub ahead of print]
Dogs attending primary-care practice in England with clinical signs suggestive of Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia. Sanchis-Mora S, Pelligand L, Thomas CL, Volk HA, Abeyesinghe SM, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Thomson PC, McGreevy PD, O'Neill DG. Vet Rec. 2016 Oct 29;179(17):436. doi: 10.1136/vr.103651. Epub 2016 Aug 17.
Modeling of Large Pharmacokinetic Data Using Nonlinear Mixed-Effects: A Paradigm Shift in Veterinary Pharmacology. A Case Study With Robenacoxib in Cats. Pelligand L, Soubret A, King JN, Elliott J, Mochel JP. CPT Pharmacometrics Syst Pharmacol. 2016 Oct 22.
Dogs attending primary-care practice in England with clinical signs suggestive of Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia. Sanchis-Mora S, Pelligand L, Thomas CL, Volk HA, Abeyesinghe SM, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Thomson PC, McGreevy PD, O'Neill DG. Vet Rec. 2016 Oct 29;179(17):436.
Factors Influencing the Relationship Between the Dose of Amlodipine Required for Blood Pressure Control and Change in Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Cats. Bijsmans ES, Doig M, Jepson RE, Syme HM, Elliott J, Pelligand L. J Vet Intern Med. 2016 Sep;30(5):1630-1636.
Veterinary Medicine Needs New Green Antimicrobial Drugs. Toutain PL, Ferran AA, Bousquet-Melou A, Pelligand L, Lees P. Front Microbiol. 2016 Aug 3;7:1196.
Standard PK/PD concepts can be applied to determine a dosage regimen for a macrolide: the case of tulathromycin in the calf. Toutain PL, Potter T, Pelligand L, Lacroix M, Illambas J, Lees P. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Aug 8. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12333. [Epub ahead of print]
Effect of Cyclooxygenase(COX)-1 and COX-2 inhibition on furosemide-induced renal responses and isoform immunolocalization in the healthy cat kidney. Pelligand L, Suemanotham N, King JN, Seewald W, Syme H, Smith K, Lees P, Elliott J. BMC Vet Res. 2015 Dec 3;11:296
Diagnosis and treatment of canine neuropathic pain. Sanchis-Mora S, Pelligand L, Volk HA, Abeyesinghe SM. Vet Rec. 2015 Nov 7;177(18):470. doi: 10.1136/vr.h5927.
Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin in Dogs With Sepsis Undergoing Emergency Laparotomy: A Prospective Case-Control Study. Cortellini S, Pelligand L, Syme H, Chang YM, Adamantos S. J Vet Intern Med. 2015 Nov-Dec;29(6):1595-602. doi: 10.1111/jvim.13638. Epub 2015 Sep 29.
Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic integration and modelling of amoxicillin for the calf pathogens Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida. Lees P, Pelligand L, Illambas J, Potter T, Lacroix M, Rycroft A, Toutain PL. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Oct;38(5):457-70. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12207. Epub 2015 Feb 9.
Assessment of low-dose cisplatin as a model of nausea and emesis in beagle dogs, potential for repeated administration. Kenward H, Pelligand L, Elliott J. Exp Brain Res. 2014 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelling of intravenous buprenorphine in conscious horses. Love EJ, Pelligand L, Taylor PM, Murrell JC, Sear JW. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2014 Apr 16. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12165. [Epub ahead of print]
Differential pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling of robenacoxib and ketoprofen in a feline model of inflammation.Pelligand L, King JN, Hormazabal V, Toutain PL, Elliott J, Lees P. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Mar 15. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12107. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24628410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic integration and modelling of florfenicol in calves. Sidhu P, Rassouli A, Illambas J, Potter T, Pelligand L, Rycroft A, Lees P. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Dec 16. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12093. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24341543
Predictors of outcome in dogs undergoing thoracic surgery (2002-2011). Robinson R, Chang YM, Seymour CJ, Pelligand L. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2013 Dec 13. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12112. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24330233
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic integration and modelling of marbofloxacin in calves for Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida. Potter T, Illambas J, Pelligand L, Rycroft A, Lees P. Vet J. 2013 Jan;195(1):53-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.08.027. Epub 2012 Oct 16. Erratum in: Vet J. 2013 Apr;196(1):128. PMID: 23084327
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modelling of intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous buprenorphine in conscious cats. Steagall PV, Pelligand L, Giordano T, Auberger C, Sear JW, Luna SP, Taylor PM. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2013 Jan;40(1):83-95. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00779.x. Epub 2012 Sep 24. PMID: 22998333
Development and validation of a tissue cage model of acute inflammation in the cat. Pelligand L, House AK, Summers BA, Hatzis A, Tivers M, Elliott J, Lees P.J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Jun;35(3):239-48. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2011.01308.x. Epub 2011 Jul 21. PMID: 21781136
Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modelling of robenacoxib in a feline tissue cage model of inflammation. Pelligand L, King JN, Toutain PL, Elliott J, Lees P. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Feb;35(1):19-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2011.01288.x. Epub 2011 Jul 18.PMID: 21767277
Development and validation of a timed urinary collection system for use in the cat. Pelligand L, Lees P, Elliott J. Lab Anim. 2011 Jul;45(3):196-203. doi: 10.1258/la.2011.010153. Epub 2011 May 17. PMID: 21586514
An investigation of the bacterial contamination of small animal breathing systems during routine use. Pelligand L, Hammond R, Rycroft A. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2007 May;34(3):190-9. PMID: 17444932
Monitoring and treating chronic pain in cats: bring on the challenge! Pelligand L, Lees P. Vet J. 2013 Jun;196(3):275-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2013.04.006. Epub 2013 May 14. No abstract available. PMID: 23683856
S. Sanchis Mora, L. Pelligand (2014) BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia 3rd ed.: Chapter 9: methods of pain assessment, Eds Seymour, de Vries, Duke
Ludovic is running the both the Small Animal and the Large Animal Therapeutics post-rotation taught tracking weeks (previously electives). He is teaching pharmacology to undergraduates for the BVSc2 courses. He is also lecturing in the Problem Solving in Neurology and the Clinical Pharmacology modules of the MVetMed training for the Senior Clinical Training Scholars.
Ludovic is joint-head of the RVC anaesthesia /analgesia service in the different hospitals (QMH, BSAH, Equine Referral Centre). He enjoys running the busy service, teaching students and anaesthesia residents and dealing with anaesthetic challenges.
Ludovic is a core founding member and the webmaster of the Animal Health Modelling and Simulation Society.
The objectives of this new society are explained in the following paper:
Mochel JP, Gabrielsson J, Collard W, Fink M, Gehring R, Laffont C, Liu Y, Martin-Jimenez T, Pelligand L, Steimer JL, Toutain PL, Whittem T, Riviere J.: Animal Health Modeling & Simulation Society: a new society promoting model-based approaches in veterinary pharmacology. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2013 May 29. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12060. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23713757
Ludovic was the Scientific Abstract organizer for the Spring Meeting 2013 of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists, held at The Brunei Gallery of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on 10-13 April.