Ian Ramsey - Contributor Profile

Bio

Professor Ian Ramsey graduated from the University of Liverpool and gained his PhD from the University of Glasgow. 

He gained both the UK and European Diplomas in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Cambridge and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and European Recognized Specialist in Small Animal Medicine. 

He returned to Glasgow University in 1998 where he has been the Professor of Small Animal Medicine since 2009. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016. 

Ian has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and has published nearly 100 scientific papers, review articles and book chapters in many aspects of small animal medicine but his main interest is in endocrinology. He was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for contributions to small animal medicine in 2015 and has served on the Board of BSAVA Trustees since 2016, becoming President in May 2020.

Published Papers

Published (Peer Reviewed Original Articles and Peer Reviewed Invited Academic Reviews)

  • Recombinant surface glycoproteins of feline leukaemia virus (1994)  PhD Thesis University of Glasgow
  • What is your diagnosis? (A case of feline hepatic encephalopathy) (1995) I.K.Ramsey Journal of Small Animal Practice  36 : 29
  • Neuraxonal dystrophy in litter of Papillion puppies (1995) R.Franklin, N.D.Jeffery and I.K.Ramsey Journal of Small Animal Practice   36 : 441-444
  • The role of chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with a case of canine angiostrongylosis (1996) I.K.Ramsey, J.D.Littlewood, J.K.Dunn, M.E.Herrtage Veterinary Record 138 : 360-363
  • Malignant histiocytosis in three Bernese Mountain Dogs (1996) I.K.Ramsey, J.S.McKay, H.Rudorf, J.Dobson Veterinary Record  138 : 440-440
  • What is your diagnosis? (A case of hepatocutaneous syndrome) (1996) I.K.Ramsey Journal of Small Animal Practice  37 : 557
  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in two Cavalier King Charles spaniels (1997) I.K.Ramsey, A.Foster, J.McKay, M.E.Herrtage Veterinary Record 140 : 372-373
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone and total thyroxine concentrations in normal, sick euthyroid and hypothyroid dogs (1997) I.K.Ramsey & M.E.Herrtage Canine Practice 22: 43-44 
  • An inherited neurological disorder of the St Bernard dog characterised by unusual cerebellar cortical dysplasia (1997) R.Franklin, I.K.Ramsey & R.McKerrell Veterinary Record 140 : 656-657
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone and total thyroxine concentrations in euthyroid, sick euthyroid and hypothyroid dogs (1997) I.K.Ramsey, H.Evans & M.E.Herrtage Journal of Small Animal Practice 38 : 540-545 (re printed in European Journal of Companion Animal Practice)
  • Recombinant surface glycoproteins of feline leukaemia virus inhibit viral entry and neutralising antibody activity (1998) I.K.Ramsey, N.Spibey & O.Jarrett Journal of Virology 72 : 3268-3277  
  • Concurrent central diabetes insipidus and panhypopituitarism in a German Shepherd dog (1999) I.K.Ramsey, R.Dennis & M.E. Herrtage Journal of Small Animal Practice 40 : 271-274
  • A movement disorder in Boxer pups (1999) I.K.Ramsey, K.Chandler, R.Franklin Veterinary Record 144 : 179-180
  • Trilostane treatment of 78 dogs with pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (2002) R.Neiger, I.K.Ramsey, J.O’Connor, K.Hurley and C.T.Mooney Veterinary Record 150 : 799-804
  • The use of 17-hydroxy progesterone in the diagnosis of canine hyperadrenocorticism (2002) J.M.E.Ristic, I.K.Ramsey, F.M.Heath, H.J.Evans and M.E.Herrtage Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 16 : 433-439 
  • Diagnosis and management of hepatic copper accumulation in a Skye terrier (2003) Y.L. McGrotty, I.K.Ramsey and C.M.Knottenbelt Journal of Small Animal Practice 44 : 85-89
  • Anti-insulin antibodies in dogs with naturally occurring diabetes mellitus (2003) L.J.Davison, J.M.E.Ristic, M.E. Herrtage, I.K.Ramsey and B.Catchpole, Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 91 : 53-60
  • Haptoglobin as a marker of disease in a hospital population  (2003) Y.L.McGrotty, C.M.Knottenbelt, I.K.Ramsey, S.Reid, P.D.Eckersall Veterinary Record 152 : 562
  • Complications of open peritoneal drainage in nine dogs with gastrointestinal leakage (2003) Y.L.McGrotty, C.M.Knottenbelt, R.T.Doust, I.K.Ramsey & M.Sullivan Irish Veterinary Journal 56 : 354 -360
  • Evaluation of a rapid assay for canine C-reactive protein (2004) Y.L.McGrotty, C.M.Knottenbelt, I.K.Ramsey S.Reid, P.D.Eckersall Veterinary Record 154 : 175-176
  • Thoracic high-resolution computed tomography in the diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma (2004) V.S.Johnson, I.Ramsey, H.Thompson, T.A.Cave, F.J.Barr, H.Rudorf, A.Williams, & M.Sullivan Journal of Small Animal Practice 45 : 134-143
  • Evaluation of an in-practice test for feline coronavirus antibodies (2004) D.D. Addie, S.A.McLachlan, M.Golder, I.K.Ramsey & O.Jarrett  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery) 6 : 63-67
  • Decreased sodium: potassium ratios in cats: 49 cases (2005) R. Bell, D.J. Mellor, I.K. Ramsey & C. Knottenbelt Veterinary Clinical Pathology 34 : 110 -114 
  • Haptoglobin concentrations in dogs undergoing trilostane treatment for hyperadrenocorticism (2005) Y.McGrotty, A. Arteaga, C.M. Knottenbelt, I.K. Ramsey & P.D. Eckersall  Veterinary Clinical Pathology 34 : 255 – 258
  • Hyperparathyroidism in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism (2005) I.K. Ramsey, A. Tebb, E. Harris, H. Evans & M.E Herrtage Journal of Small Animal Practice 46 : 531-536
  • The effects of trilostane therapy on parathyroid hormone, calcium and phosphate concentrations in dogs with hyperadrenocorticism (2005) A. J. Tebb, A. Arteaga, H. Evans & I. K. Ramsey. Journal of Small Animal Practice 46 : 537-542
  • A comparison of the survival times of dogs treated for hyperadrenocorticism with trilostane or mitotane E Barker, S. Campbell, A. Tebb, R. Neiger, M Herrtage, & I. Ramsey (2005) Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 19 : 810-815
  • Ureteral fibroepithelial polyp in a dog (2006) M. Farrell, H. Thompson, A.W.  Philbey, A. King & I. Ramsey Journal of Small Animal Practice 47 : 409-412
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction, lymphocytic leiomyositis and atrophy of the muscularis externa in a dog (2006) L. Couraud, K. Jermyn, P. Yam, I. K. Ramsey & A. Philbey Veterinary Record 159 : 86-87
  • Association of canine hypothyroid disease with a common Major Histocompatibility Complex DLA class II allele. (2006)  L.J. Kennedy, S. Quarmby, G.M. Happ, A. Barnes, I.K. Ramsey, R.M. Dixon, B. Catchpole, C. Rusbridge, P. Graham, C. Roethel, W.J. Dodds, N. Carmichael & W.E.R. Ollier Tissue Antigens 68 : 82-86
  • Study of the effects of once daily trilostane administration on cortisol concentrations and ACTH responsiveness in hyperadrenocorticoid dogs (2006) R. Bell, R. Neiger, Y. McGrotty & I. K. Ramsey  Veterinary Record 159 : 277-281
  • Budd-Chiari-like syndrome caused by a congenital hiatal hernia in a Shar-pei (2006) M.A. Baig, T. Gemmill, G.Hammond, C. Patterson, & I.K Ramsey, Veterinary Record 159 : 322 – 323
  • Central diabetes insipidus associated with primary focal B-cell lymphoma in a dog (2008) L Neilsen, H. Thompson, G. Hammond, Y-P Chang & I.K. Ramsey Veterinary Record  162 : 124-125
  • Decreased sodium potassium ratios in dog: 238 cases (2008) L.Neilsen, R. Bell, A Zoia, D. Mellor, R.Neiger & I.K.Ramsey Veterinary Record 162 : 431-435
  • Persistent hypocortisolism following brief treatment with trilostane (2008) I.K.Ramsey, J.Richardson, Z.Lenard, A.J.Tebb and P.J.Irwin Australian Veterinary Journal  86 : 491 – 495
  • Monitoring the response of canine hyperadrenocorticism to trilostane treatment by assessment of acute phase protein concentrations (2010) A. Arteaga, N. K. Dhand, C.M. Knottenbelt, A.J. Tebb, H.Evans, P.D. Eckersall and I.K. Ramsey Journal of Small Animal Practice 51 : 204-209
  • Retrospective evaluation of the effect of trilostane on the insulin requirement and fructosamine concentration in eight diabetic dogs with hyperadrenocorticism (2010) G. McLauchlan, C.M. Knottenbelt, M. Augusto, J.R. Helm, Y. McGrotty, I. K. Ramsey Journal of Small Animal Practice 51 : 242-248
  • Trilostane: a review (2010) I Ramsey Veterinary Clinics of North America 40 : 269–283
  • A comparison of factors that influence survival in dogs treated with mitotane or trilostane with adrenal-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (2011) J.R. Helm, G. Mclauchlan, P. Barclay, A. Collings, A. Tebb, C. Elwood, M.E. Herrtage, T.D.H. Parkin, L.A. Boden, I.K. Ramsey Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 25 : 251-260 
  • Clinical factors associated with death before discharge and overall survival time in dogs with generalized megaesophagus (2011)  A McBreaty, I Ramsey, E Courcier; R. Bell Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 238: 1622-1628
  • A comparison of once and twice daily administration of trilostane to dogs with hyperadrenocorticism (2012) M. Augusto, A. Burden, R. Neiger, I.Ramsey Tierarztliche Praxis Kleintiere 40: 415-24
  • Measurement of the radioactivity in the excreta of cats treated with iodine-131 for hyperthyroidism (2013) V. Lamb, J. Gray, T. Parkin, I. Ramsey Veterinary Record 172: 45-49
  • A novel method of continuous cage-side monitoring of hyperthyroid cats treated with radio-iodine (2015) E. Roberts, J.M. Gray, E. Gunn, I.K. Ramsey Veterinary Record 177: 14-17
  • Factors that affect stabilisation times of canine spontaneous hypoadrenocorticism (2016) E. Roberts, L. Boden and IK Ramsey Veterinary Record 179: 98 
  • Pre-trilostane and 3-hour post-trilostane cortisol to monitor trilostane therapy in dogs (2016) McFarlane L, Parkin, T. and Ramsey IK Veterinary Record 179: 597-605
  • Validation and Determination of a Reference Interval for Canine HbA1c Using an Immunoturbidimetric Assay (2017)  AF Goemans, SJ Spence and IK Ramsey Veterinary Clinical Pathology 46(2); 227-237   DOI: 10.1111/vcp.12477
  • Pyrexia in cats: retrospective analysis of signalment, clinical investigations, diagnosis and influence of prior treatment in 106 referred cases (2017) SE Spencer, T Knowles, IK Ramsey and S Tasker Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 19(11): 1123-1130. doi: 10.1177/1098612X17733624
  • Hypoadrenocorticism in an aged cat (2018) SJ Fowlie, J McKenzie, I Ramsey Veterinary Record Case Reports;6:e000565. doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2017-000565
  • Clinical and clinicopathological features in dogs with uncomplicated spontaneous hyperadrenocorticism diagnosed in primary care practice (2013-2014) Bennaim M, Centola S, Ramsey I, Seth M (2019) Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 55 : 178-186
  • Published (Peer Reviewed Professional (CPD) Articles)
  • Diagnosing canine hypothyroidism (1997) I.K.Ramsey In Practice 19 : 378-383
  • The management of tetanus in the dog (1999) I.K. Ramsey UK Vet 4 : 24-27
  • Feline anaemia: clinical signs and investigation (1999) I.K.Ramsey & S.M.Gould In Practice  21 : 411-415
  • Feline anaemia: differential diagnosis (1999) I.K.Ramsey & S.M.Gould In Practice 21 : 507-517
  • The treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (2001) I.K.Ramsey UK Vet 6 : 40- 46
  • Polyuria and polydipsia in dogs (2002) I.K.Ramsey and Y.L.McGrotty In Practice 24 : 434-441
  • Diagnosis and treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism (2003) I.Ramsey In Practice 25 : 18-25
  • Pathophysiology of hyperadrenocorticism (2005) I.K.Ramsey UK Vet 10 (8) : 31-37
  • Diagnosis of canine hyperadrenocorticism (2006) I.K. Ramsey UK Vet 11 (1) : 21-28
  • Treatment of hyperadrenocorticism (2006) I.Ramsey UK Vet  11 (2):  27-32
  • The diagnosis of canine hyperadrenocorticism (2007) I. Ramsey and J. Ristic In Practice 29 : 226-454
  • The treatment of canine hyperadrenocorticism (2007) I. Ramsey and R. Neiger In Practice 29 : 512-519
  • Update on medical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. (2008) G. McLauchlan and I. Ramsey  UK Vet 13 (7) : 39-41
  • Update on the management of canine obesity (2008) I Ramsey and A German UK Vet 13 (8) : 33-37
  • Update on pregnancy termination in the bitch (2008) G. McLauchlan and I. Ramsey UK Vet 13 (9) : 25-28
  • Advances in the management of obesity in dogs (2009) I.K. Ramsey and S.L. Holden Veterinary Nursing Journal  24(1):  16-24
  • Approach to polyuria / polydipsia in dogs and cats. (2009) I Ramsey UK Vet 14 (1): 35-42
  • Hypoglycaemia (2013) A McBrearty and I Ramsey UK Vet Companion Animal 18 (3): 96-100 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism (2018) S Spence, E Gunn, I. Ramsey In Practice  40 281-290
  • An update on the treatment options for canine hyperadrenocorticism"" (accepted May 2020) Schofield I, Geddes R, Fenn J, Ramsey I In Practice  
Books (editorships / chapter authorships)
  • BSAVA CDROM 'Interactive Cases in Small Animal Medicine'. Editor I.Ramsey
  • BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases. (2001) Editors I.K.Ramsey & B.Tennant. BSAVA Publications, Cheltenham 
  • Laboratory Diagnosis (2001) D.D. Addie and I.K Ramsey In BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases. Editors I.K.Ramsey & B.Tennant. BSAVA Publications, Cheltenham
  • Vaccination (2001) O.Jarrett and I.K. Ramsey In BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases. Editors I.K.Ramsey & B.Tennant. BSAVA Publications, Cheltenham
  • Haemopoietic and Lymphoreticular Systems (2001) I.Ramsey, D. Gunn-Moore and S.Shaw In BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases. Editors I.K.Ramsey & B.Tennant. BSAVA Publications, Cheltenham
  • Sending samples by post (2001) I.K.Ramsey. In BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases. Editors I.K.Ramsey & B.Tennant. BSAVA Publications, Cheltenham
  • Endocrine Tumours (2003) I.K.Ramsey. In BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Oncology (2nd Edition). Ed Dobson, J.M. and Lascelles B.D.X. BSAVA publications, Gloucester p 297-316
  • Adrenal gland diseases (2005) I.K Ramsey and M.E. Herrtage. In BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Clinical Pathology (2nd Edition) Ed Villers E.J. and Blackwood, L.A. BSAVA publications, Gloucester p 278-292
  • Canine hyperadrenocorticism (2008) I.K.Ramsey and R Neiger  in Kirks Current Veterinary Therapy XIV Ed Bonagura, J. and Twedt, D. p224 – 227
  • Small Animal Formulary 6th Edition (2008) Ed. I. Ramsey. BSAVA Publications, Gloucester (also author of 55 of the monographs) 
  • Small Animal Formulary 7th Edition (2011) Ed. I. Ramsey. BSAVA Publications, Gloucester (also author of 60 of the monographs) 
  • Canine hyperadrenocorticism (2012) M.E Herrtage and I.K. Ramsey for BSAVA Manual of Canine and feline endocrinology 4th Edn, Eds C.T. Mooney and M.E.Peterson  p167-189
  • Canine hyperadrenocorticism (2014) I.K.Ramsey and R Neiger  for Kirks Current Veterinary Therapy XV Ed Bonagura, J. and Twedt, D.
  • Small Animal Formulary 8th Edition (2014) Ed. I. Ramsey. BSAVA Publications, Gloucester (also author of 59 of the monographs) 
  • Client Information leaflets (2012 and 2015) BSAVA publications 
  • Adrenal gland diseases I.K Ramsey and M.E. Herrtage. (2016) In BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Clinical Pathology (3rd edition) Ed 
  • Villers E.J. and Ristic J. BSAVA publications, Gloucester
  • Pyrexia I.K Ramsey and S Tasker (2016) in Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine (8th Edn), Eds Ettinger, Feldman, Cote 
  • Feline hyperadrenocorticism  I.K Ramsey and M.E. Herrtage (2016) In Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, (8th Edn), Eds Ettinger, Feldman, Cote 
  • Small Animal Formulary 9th Edition (2017) Ed. I. Ramsey. BSAVA Publications, Gloucester (also author of 40 of the monographs) 
  • Feline hypoadrenocorticism (2019) I.K.Ramsey for Handbook of Feline Endocrinology Ed Feldman, Fracassi and Peterson
  • Medical management of canine hyperadrenocorticism (submitted 2018) I.K.Ramsey and R Neiger for Kirks Current Veterinary Therapy XVI
  • Non-peer reviewed work (editorials, proceedings, letters, technical publications etc.)
  • Update on FeLV vaccination (1994) D.D.Addie & I.K.Ramsey The Cat  67 (1) : 29
  • Interactive Cases in Small Animal Medicine (2000) C.Knottenbelt & S.Tasker. Ed. I. Ramsey. BSAVA Publications (CDROM), Cheltenham.
  • Nutritional implications of endocrinopathies (2000) I.K.Ramsey Waltham Focus (Special Edition)
  • Radio-iodine treatment of feline hyperthyroidism (2000) I.K.Ramsey CD Felis Vetstream, Sawston.
  • Diabetes mellitus: Easing through Emergencies (2000) I.K.Ramsey Waltham Lecturers Roadshow. Pedigree Masterfoods
  • Feline diabetes: a cat is not a dog (2001) I.K.Ramsey Waltham Lecturers Roadshow. Pedigree Masterfoods
  • A refresher on Cushings Disease (2001) I.K.Ramsey and F. Gordon Veterinary Times
  • Trilostane therapy of canine hyperadrenocorticism (2002) R.Neiger and I.K.Ramsey. Proceedings of 20th ACVIM Forum, Dallas
  • Emergency endocrinology: getting through the first few hours (2002) I.K.Ramsey Waltham Lecturers Roadshow. Pedigree Masterfoods
  • Adrenal physiology (2002) I.K. Ramsey. Proceedings of British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group
  • Clinical signs, diagnosis and management of canine hyperadrenocorticism (2002) I.K. Ramsey. Proceedings of British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group
  • Respiratory infections (2003) I.K.Ramsey. Proceedings of BSAVA Congress
  • Effetti su alcuni parametri ematici di funzionalita’ renale del trattamento con i131 in 11 gatti ipertiroidei (The effects of radioactive iodine (I131) on the renal function tests of 11 hyperthyroid cats) (2005) M.C.Spinnato, G.Lubas, A.Zoia, I.Ramsey Summa 9 : 29-40
  • How does hyperadrenocorticism affect other endocrine tests (2005) I.K.Ramsey. Proceedings of BSAVA Congress 2005
  • How I treat hyperadrenocorticism (2005) I.K.Ramsey Waltham Focus 15 : 2 – 4
  • Trilostane treatment of hyperadrenocorticism (2005) I.K. Ramsey Society of Comparative Endocrinology Meeting 2005
  • BSAVA: 50 years of supporting clinical research (editorial) (2007) I. Ramsey Journal of Small Animal Practice 48: 185.  
  • The effects of hyperadrenocorticism on other endocrine tests (2007) I.K.Ramsey. Proceedings of 25th ACVIM Forum, Seattle
  • The role of case reports in scientific publications (Editorial) (2007) K.Dunn and I. Ramsey. Journal of Small Animal Practice 48: 667
  • Formulating the Formulary (2008) I.Ramsey Companion (BSAVA News)
  • Sodium:potassium ratios in the dog (2008) L Neilsen and I Ramsey Veterinary Review June 2008: 22-24
  • Complicated Cushings cases and concurrent conditions (2010) G. McLauchlan and I Ramsey Veterinary Times 40 (30): 10-12
  • Uses and Abuses of Glucocorticoids, Challenges in treating Hyperadrenocorticism and Hypothyroidism Proceedings of British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group 2011
  • Methodologies for dealing with concurrent DM and HAC issues  (2012) G. McLauchlan and I Ramsey  Veterinary Times Jan 9th 42 (1): 14)
  • Update on Parathyroid diseases (2012) I Ramsey and  P Ward Veterinary Times March 19th 42 (11) March 19 
  • Challenges with Cushings (2012) I Ramsey Veterinary Today May 2012  p 18-20
  • Narrow Band Imaging in veterinary endoscopy (2012) I Ramsey and S Smith Veterinary Times August 27th  42 (34): 16-17
  • Unstable diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats: approach and treatment (2013) I Ramsey and G McLauchlan Veterinary Times June 10th  43 (23): 5-10
  • PROTECT poster (1st edition) (2015) Editor I Ramsey and I Battersby
  • Diagnosing hyperadrenocorticism: how not to stress about diagnosis (2015) L. Macfarlane and I Ramsey Veterinary Times November 2nd  45 (44): 8-10
  • Veterinary medicines: Management of Addison's disease in dogs (letter) 2016 I Ramsey, E Roberts and S Spence Veterinary Record May 7th (178): 478
  • A new treatment for Addison’s disease (2016) Ian Ramsey, Susanna Spence, Emma Roberts Veterinary Times October 24th 46 (42): 6-8
  • BSAVA Formulary; your questions answered (2017) I Ramsey BSAVA Companion June 22-23
  • PROTECT ME poster (2nd Edition) (2019) Contributory editor
  • Companion Animal Health: What causes obesity (response to letter) (2019) A. German and I. Ramsey Veterinary Record 27th June (184) 804
  • Call for coordinated antimicrobial approach at veterinary diagnostic laboratories (letter) Allerton F and others Veterinary Record 27th June (184) 805-6
  • We should classify pet obesity as a disease (opinion piece) German, A., Ramsey, I., Lhermette, P. (2019) Veterinary Record 185, 735.
  • Healthcare for travelling pets (2020) Ramsey I, Dormer, L, Luker, A Supplement for Daily Mail March 2020

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