Frederic Gaschen

Frederic Gaschen

Professor of Small Animal Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

EMAIL DR. GASCHEN

Education

Dr.habil., University of Bern (Switzerland), 2000

Dr.med.vet., University of Bern (Switzerland), 1982

Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animals)

Research Interest

Diagnosis and management gut dysbiosis in dogs and cats

Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal motility disorders

Clinical gastroenterology of dogs and cats

Teaching Interest

Small animal gastroenterology

Antibiotic stewardship in small animal veterinary medicine

Various topics of small animal internal medicine

Clinical Interest

Small animal gastroenterology

Small animal internal medicine

Awards & Honors

2022, Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association

2019, LSU SVM Faculty Distinguished Service Award

2015, LSU SVM Teacher of the Year, Year 3

2013-2021, LSU SVM Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll for Years 2, 3 and/or 4

Publications

Rutherford S, Gaschen F, Husnik R, Fletcher J, Gaschen L. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the effects of azithromycin on astral motility and gastric emptying in healthy cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2022, DOI: 10.1111/jvim.16385

Husnik R and Gaschen F. Gastric motility disorders in dogs and cats. Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice 2021, 51 (1), 43-59.  DOI: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2020.09.002

Chaitman J and Gaschen F. Fecal microbiota transplantation in dogs. Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice 2021, 51 (1), 219-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2020.09.012

Blank C, Ahuja R, Gaschen F, Gaschen L. Adult-onset regurgitation due to partial esophageal constriction in two dogs caused by a ring anomaly. Journal of Small Animal Practice 2020, 61 (11), 717. DOI: 10.1111/jsap.13189

Marclay M, Langohr IM, Gaschen FP, Rodrigues-Hoffmann A, Carossino M, Stewart MA, Myers AM, Grooters AM. Colorectal basidiobolomycosis in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2020, 34 (5), 2091-2095. DOI: 10.1111/jvim.15859

Pilla R, Gaschen FP, Olson, E, Honnefer J, Guard B, Blake A, Villanueva D, AlShawakqfeh MK, Lidbury J, Barr JW, Steiner J, Suchodolski J. Effects of metronidazole on the fecal microbiome and metabolome in healthy dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2020, 34 (5), 1853-1866. DOI: 10.1111/jvim.15871

Husnik R, Gaschen FP, Fletcher JM, Gaschen L. Ultrasonographic assessment of the effect of metoclopramide, erythromycin and exenatide on solid phase gastric emptying in healthy cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2020, 34 (4), 1440-1446. DOI: 10.1111/jvim.15787 

McGovern DA, Gaschen FP, Roy AF. Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and clinical parameters in 208 dogs with positive urine cultures (2012-2014). Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 2019, 55(6), 306-313.  DOI: 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6796

Pilla R, Guard B, Steiner J, Gaschen FP, Olson E, Werling D, Allenspach K, Salavati-Schmitz S, Suchodolski J. Administration of a synbiotic containing Enterococcus faecium does not significantly alter fecal microbiota richness or diversity in dogs with and without food-responsive chronic enteropathy. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 2019. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00277

Husnik R, Fletcher JM, Gaschen L, Gaschen FP. Validation of ultrasonography for assessment of gastric emptying time in healthy cats by radionuclide scintigraphy. J Vet Intern Med. 2017, 31, 394-401. DOI: 10.1111/jvim.14674

Gaschen L, Granger LA, Oubre O, Shannon D, Kearney MT, Gaschen, FP. The Effect of Food Intake and Its Fat Composition on Intestinal Echogenicity in Healthy Dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 2016, 57(5), 546-550. DOI: 10.1111/vru.12384

GOOGLE SCHOLAR CITATIONS

Grant Funding

Hui J, Gaschen FP, Suchodolski J. Effects of fecal microbiota transplantation on the fecal microbiome and metabolome in healthy cats administered amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. VCS CORP (intramural) grant, 2020. Funded.

Gaschen FP, Marclay M. The effect of fecal microbiota transplantation on the fecal microbiome and metabolome of healthy dogs treated with antibiotics. Retriever Hunting Club (USA), 2019. Funded. 

Gaschen FP, Marclay M, Dwyer E. The effect of fecal microbiota transplantation on the fecal microbiome of healthy dogs treated with antibiotics. Retriever Hunting Club (USA), 2018. Funded. 

Rutherford S, Gaschen FP, Gaschen L, Grooters AM, Fletcher JM. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the effects of azithromycin on antral motility and gastric emptying in cats. VCS CORP (intramural) grant, 2018. Funded.

Gaschen FP, Suchodolski JS, Dwyer E. The effect of fecal microbiota transplantation on the fecal microbiome of healthy dogs treated with antibiotics. Comparative Gastroenterology Society, 2018. Funded.