Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Sharanne Raidal

Associate Professor Sharanne Raidal

BVSc, MVSt, PhD, GradDipEd, FANZCVSc

Sharanne has worked in private equine practice, university clinics, research and teaching. She completed a residency and Masters in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Queensland and a PhD (the University of Sydney) in microbiology and respiratory immunology, investigating the role of physical factors in the development of pleuropneumonia in horses. Upon completion of her PhD, Sharanne travelled to Perth where she worked in equine private and university practice for 7 years, before accepting a post-doctoral position at Murdoch University. At Murdoch University and CSU, Sharanne has contributed to teaching in veterinary physiology, equine medicine and problem-based learning. She currently co-ordinates the final year (clinical) component of the veterinary program at CSU and contributes to Animal and Equine Science courses.

Sharanne's research interests include respiratory diseases of horses, neonatology, pharmacology, microbiology and physiology. She is also interested in the evaluation of student learning, clinical assessment and the transition from university to practice and other workplaces.

Sharanne is a Fellow of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in equine medicine and a member of the Board of Examiners for the ANZCVSc.

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Research Interests

  • Inflammatory airway disease in horses
  • Neonatal care and infectious diseases of foals
  • Pharmacology of horses
  • Physiology of horses

Ongoing projects

  • Pharmacology and efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • In collaboration with Dr Glenys Noble and Dr Kris Hughes I have completed studies evaluating the pharmacokinetics and safety of meloxicam in adult horses and foals. Ongoing studies are focused on the effects of similar drugs on renal function and joint inflammation.
  • Inflammatory airway disease
  • Collaborative projects with Drs Kris Hughes and David Evans are focused on improved diagnosis, epidemiology and performance effects of this condition. Tools for diagnosis and investigation of the pathogenesis of the condition are based on pulmonary function testing, proteomic and genomic techniques.

Learning and teaching

With Drs Jenny Hyams and Emma Scholz I am interested in clinical instruction, assessment of learning, particularly in a clinical setting, and transition to practice.

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  • Tinworth KD, Boston RC, Harris PA, Sillence MN, Raidal SL and Noble GK (2012). The effect of oral metformin on insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant ponies. The Veterinary Journal 191(1).: 79-84. (E-pub ahead of print; doi: 10.1016/Jtvjl.2011.01.015). 
  • Sundra TM, Harrison JL, Lester GD, Raidal SL and Phillips JK (2012). The influence of spasmolytic agents, propantheline bromide and hyoscine on heart rate variability parameters and gastrointestinal motility in normal resting horses. Research in Veterinary Science (in press).
  • Noble GK, Edwards S, Pippia J, Boston R and Raidal SL (2012). Safety evaluation of repeated doses of meloxicam and phenylbutazone in adult horses. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (in press).
  • D'Arcy-Moskwa E, Noble G, Weston L and Raidal SL (2012). Effect of meloxicam and phenylbutazone on equine gastric mucosal permeability. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (in press). 
  • Tinworth KD, Boston RC, Harris PA, Sillence MD, Raidal SL, Noble GK (2012). Resistance to dietary manipulation in insulin-resistant ponies. The Veterinary Journal (in press).
  • Raidal SL, Edwards S, Pippia, J, Boston, R. and Noble, G. (2012). Pharmacokinetics and safety of oral meloxicam in foals less than 6 weeks of age. Journal of Veterinary Internal  Medicine (accepted).
  • D'Arcy-Moskwa E, Noble G, Weston L and Raidal SL (2011). Determination of sucrose in equine serum using liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Journal of Chromatography B. 879 (30).: 3668-3671. (E-pub ahead of print; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/Jjchromb.2011.09.049).
  • Raidal SL and Violet SE (2009). Preclinical students' predispositions towards social forms of instruction and self-directed learning: A challenge for the development of autonomous and collaborative learners. Higher Education 57(5).: 577-596.
  • Raidal SL and Edwards S (2008). Pharmacokinetics of potassium bromide in adult horses. Australian Veterinary Journal 86: 87-193.
  • Wang L, Raidal SL, Pizzirani A and Wilcox GE (2007). Detection of respiratory herpes viruses in foals and adult horses determined by nested multiplex PCR. Veterinary Microbiology 121: 18-28.
  • Foote CE, Raidal SL, Pecenpetelovska G, Wellington JE, Whalley JM (2006). Inoculation of mares and very young foals with EHV-1 glycoproteins D and B reduces virus shedding following respiratory challenge with EHV-1. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 111: 97-108.
  • Raidal SL, Raidal SR and Clark P (2006). Angiotrophic T-cell lymphoma as a cause of regenerative anaemia in a horse. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20: 1009-1013.
  • Raidal SR and Raidal SL (2006). Comparative renal physiology of exotic species. Veterinary Clinics of North America, Exotic Animal Practice 9: 13-31.
  • Raidal SL, McTaggart C, Yovich JV and Penhale J (2005). Effect of withholding macromolecules on the duration of intestinal permeability to colostral IgG in foals. Australian Veterinary Journal 83: 78-81.
  • McTaggart C, Penhale J and Raidal SL (2005). Effect of plasma transfusion on neutrophil function in healthy and septic foals. Australian Veterinary Journal 83: 499-505.
  • Raidal SL, Love DN, Bailey GD and Rose RJ (2001). Effects of training on resting peripheral blood and BAL-derived leucocyte function from horses. Equine Veterinary Journal  33: 238-243 .
  • McTaggart C, Yovich JV, Penhale J and Raidal SL (2001). A comparison of foal and adult horse neutrophil function using flow cytometric techniques. Research in Veterinary Science 71: 73-79.
  • Raidal SL, Love DN, Bailey GD and Rose RJ (2000). Effect of single bouts of moderate and high intensity exercise and training on equine peripheral blood leucocyte function. Research in Veterinary Science 68: 141-146.
  • Raidal SL, Love DN, Bailey GD and Rose RJ (2000). The effect of a single bout of high intensity exercise on the functional capacity of pulmonary alveolar macrophages and BAL derived lymphocytes. Research in Veterinary Science 68: 249-253.
  • Steel C and Raidal SL (2000). Congenital laxity of the peroneus tertus in a foal. Australian Equine Veterinarian 17:176-177.
  • Racklyeft DJ, Raidal SL and Love DN (2000). Equine travel sickness: what lessons are valid in the new millennium? Australian Veterinary Journal 78: 334-338.
  • Raidal SL, Bailey GD and Love DN (1998). The flow cytometric evaluation of phagocytosis by equine peripheral blood neutrophils and pulmonary alveolar macrophages. The Veterinary Journal 156: 107 116.
  • Raidal SL, Bailey GD and Love DN (1998). Flow cytometric determination of oxidative burst activity of equine peripheral blood and bronchoalveolar lavage derived leucocytes.  The Veterinary Journal 156: 117 126.
  • Raidal SL, Bailey GD and Love DN (1997). Effect of a single bout of high intensity exercise on lower respiratory tract contamination in the horse. Australian Veterinary Journal 75: 293   295.
  • Raidal SL, Bailey GD and Love DN (1997). The effect of transportation on lower respiratory tract contamination and peripheral blood neutrophil function. Australian Veterinary Journal 75: 433   438.
  • Colbourne CM, Raidal SL, Yovich JV, Howell JM, Richardson JL (1997). Cervical diskospondylitis in two horses. Australian Veterinary Journal 75: 477 479.
  • Raidal SL, Bailey GD and Love DN (1997). Antibiotic prophylaxis of lower respiratory tract contamination in horses confined with head elevation for 24 or 48 hours.  Australian Veterinary Journal 75: 126   131.
  • Raidal SL, Bailey GB and Love DN (1996). Effects of posture and accumulated airway secretions on tracheal mucociliary transport in horses.  Australian Veterinary Journal 73: 45 49.
  • Raidal SL and Wright JD (1996). A retrospective evaluation of the surgical management of equine carpal injury. Australian Veterinary Journal 73: 198   202.
  • Raidal SL (1996). The incidence and consequences of failure of passive transfer of immunity on a New South Wales Thoroughbred breeding farm.  Australian Veterinary Journal 73: 201   206.
  • Raidal SR, Raidal SL, Richards RB, Cosgriff AV and Rose KJ (1996). Acute paraplegia in a Thoroughbred racehorse after general anaesthesia. Australian Veterinary Journal 75: 178   179.
  • Raidal SL, Bailey GB and Love DN (1995). Inflammation and increased numbers of bacteria in the lower respiratory tract of horses within 6 to 12 hours of confinement with the head elevated.  Australian Veterinary Journal 72: 45 50.
  • Raidal SL (1995). Equine pleuropneumonia: a review.  British Veterinary Journal 151: 233 262.

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  • Raidal SL, Hughes K, Charman A-L, Neilsen S and Noble GK (2012). Effects of meloxicam and phenylbutazone on renal responses to furosemide, dobutamine and exercise in healthy horses. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, New Orleans.
  • Khalfan S, Edwards S, Jacobson GA and Raidal SL (2012). Pharmacokinetics of IV constant rate infusions of ceftiofur sodium in the adult horse. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, New Orleans.
  • Combs M, Scholz E and Raidal SL (2012). Sustainability, diversity and innovation in assessment of final year veterinary students – What is effective? Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Canberra. 
  • Khalfan S, Edwards S, Jacobson GA and Raidal SL (2012). Pharmacokinetics of IV constant rate infusions of ceftiofur sodium in the adult horse. Equine Veterinarians Australia, Bain-Fallon Conference, Brisbane.
  • Duncan R, Raidal SL and Hughes K (2011). Echocardiographic effects of pharmacological stress testing in Standardbred racehorses. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Adelaide. 
  • Tinworth KD, Raidal SL, Boston RC, Harris PA, Sillence MN and Noble GK (2011). Effect of diet on insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant ponies. Equine Science Society Conference, Tennessee.
  • Tinworth KD, Raidal SL, Harris PA, Sillence MN and Noble GK (2011). Comparing glycaemic and insulinaemic responses of ponies and horses to dietary glucose. Equine Science Society Conference, Tennessee.
  • Raidal SL and Knott S (2009). Case-Based Learning in Veterinary Physiology (poster). Australian Veterinary Education Society, Brisbane.
  • Raidal SL, Davie P and Knott S (2009). Student Research Projects in Veterinary Physiology (poster). Australian Veterinary Education Society, Brisbane.
  • Michelsen J, Raidal SL and Hyams J (2009). Student Selection at CSU (poster). Australian Veterinary Education Society, Brisbane.
  • Raidal SL and Hyams J (2009). What's the problem with PBL? (poster). Australian Veterinary Education Society, Brisbane.
  • Raidal SL and Hyams J (2009). Staff preparation for Problem Based Learning (poster). Australian Veterinary Education Society, Brisbane.
  • McGregor H, Raidal SL and Hyams J (2009). Learning Frameworks for PBL (poster). Australian Veterinary Education Society, Brisbane.
  • Raidal SL, Pippia, J and Noble G (2009). Safety and pharmacokinetics of oral meloxicam in horses. Equine Veterinarians Australia, Bain-Fallon Conference, Maroochydore.
  • Raidal SL, Pippia, J and Noble G (2009). Pharmacokinetics and safety of oral doses of meloxicam in foals less than 6 weeks of age. American Association of Equine Practitioners Conference, Las Vegas.
  • Raidal SL, Davie P and Knott S (2008). Student research projects in veterinary physiology: using action research to bring science back to the veterinary curriculum. Poster, Action Research and Professional Practice Conference 2008, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.
  • Raidal SL and Knott S (2008). Case-based learning in veterinary physiology: an action research approach to the development of metacognitive & affective skills. Poster, Action Research and Professional Practice Conference 2008, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.
  • Raidal SL, Pippia J and Noble G (2008). Pharmacokinetics of oral meloxicam in foals less than 6 weeks of age. Bain-Fallon Conference, Cairns.
  • Raidal SL and Violet SE (2007). Student experiences of a collaborative learning project in Veterinary Physiology. Teaching and Learning Forum, University of Western Australia.
  • Raidal SL and Violet SE (2006). "Learning Pathologies" – profile of a second-year veterinary student. Teaching and Learning Forum, University of Western Australia.
  • Whalley JM, Foote CE, Gilkerson JR, Raidal SL and Wellington, JL (2004). Antibody responses in horses to glycoprotein D of EHV-1. 29th International Herpesvirus Workshop Reno USA.
  • Raidal SL and Love DN (2000). Effect of single bouts of exercise on equine peripheral blood neutrophil and pulmonary alveolar macrophage function. Equine Fitness - the Olympic Way; Association of Equine Sports Medicine/Post-Graduate Foundation, the University of Sydney.
  • Raidal SL, Racklyeft DJ and Love DN (2000). Effect of confinement with head elevation and transportation on lower respiratory tract contamination in horses.  Equine Fitness - the Olympic Way; Association of Equine Sports Medicine/Post-Graduate Foundation, the University of Sydney.
  • Raidal SL, McTaggart C, Yovich JV and Penhale J (2000). Effect of withholding macromolecules on the duration of intestinal permeability to colostral IgG in foals. American Association of Equine Practitioners, Proceedings 46.
  • Wang L, Raidal SL and Wilcox G. (1999). The incidence of viral respiratory tract infection in horses presented for evaluation of respiratory disease and/or poor performance. Poster, Bain-Fallon Conference, Perth.
  • Raidal SL, McTaggart C and Yovich JV (1999). The effect of withholding macromolecules on the absorption of colostral IgG. Poster, Bain-Fallon Conference, Perth.
  • McTaggart C, Raidal SL and Yovich JV (1999). Studies on the effects of plasma transfusion on serum IgG concentration and neutrophil function in healthy and septic foals. Poster, Bain-Fallon Conference, Perth.
  • Raidal SL (1994). The use of flow cytometry for the evaluation of functional changes in equine peripheral blood neutrophils associated with exercise and training. 17th Annual General Meeting of the Australian Flow Cytometry Group, Perth; p46.

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