Small Animal Surgery
Current : Minimally invasive surgery with a focus on laparoscopic (key-hole surgery) technique development and skills training. Previous: Spinal stabilization, Supraspinatus tendinopathy, systemic inflammatory response syndrome in canine pyometra. Veterinary Applied Laparoscopic Training-VALT
President: Veterinary Endoscopy Society
Publications (last 3 years) PubMed
Curran KM, Fransson BA, Gay JM. A comparison of in situ and in vitro techniques for bursting pressure testing of canine jejunum. Am J Vet Res 71(3): 370-373, 2010.
Bergstrom A, Fransson B, Lagerstedt AS, Kindahl H, Olsson H, Olsson K. Hormonal concentrations in bitches with primary uterine inertia. Theriogenology, Feb 19, 2010 Epub ahead of print.
Fransson BA, Ragle CA, Bryan ME. Laparoscopic skills enhancement by simulation training using a canine abdominal model. In press JAVMA, March 2010.
Fransson BA, Ragle CA, Bryan ME. A laparoscopic surgical skills assessment tool for veterinarians. Accepted JVME, February 2010.
Fransson BA, Ragle CA. Lift laparoscopy in 7 dogs and 5 cats. Submitted Vet Surg, December 2009.
Lafuente PM, Fransson BA, Lincoln J, Martinez SA, Lahmers KK, Gavin P. Surgical treatment of mineralized and non-mineralized supraspinatus tendinopathy in dogs: a retrospective study. Vet Surg 38:380-387, 2009
Fransson BA, Keegan RD, Ragle CA, Haldorson GJ, Greene SA. Hemodynamic changes during laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of normal adrenal tissue in dogs. Vet Surg 38:490-497, 2009
Reynolds D, Fransson BA, Preston CJ. Circular osteotomy for resection of oral tumors in four dogs.Vet Comp Orthopaedic Traumatol 22:412-416, 2009
Bachelez A, Fransson BA, Curran KM. Evaluation of a laparoscopic full-thickness jejunal biopsy technique and comparison with open biopsy in canine cadavers. Submitted JAAHA, December 2009.
Fransson BA. Rectocutaneous fistulas. Compend Contin Edu Vet 30 (4): 230-235, 2008.
Fransson BA, Bergstrom A, Wardrop KJ, Hagman R. Assessment of three automated assays for C-reactive protein determination in dogs. Am J Vet Res 68(12): 1281-1286, 2007.
Fransson BA, Zhu Q, Bagley RS, Tucker RL, Oxland T. Biomechanical evaluation of cervical intervertebral plug stabilization in an ovine model.Vet Surg 36(5):449-57, 2007.
Fransson BA, Lagerstedt A-S, Bergstrom A, Hagman R, Park JS, Chew B, Evans MA, Ragle CA . C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor α and interleukin 6 in dogs with pyometra and SIRS. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 17(4): 373-381, 2007
Hagman R, Lagerstedt AS, Fransson BA, Bergström A, J. Häggström. Cardiac troponin I plasma concentrations in canine pyometra. Acta Vet Scand 49(1):6, 2007