Roman Husnik, MVDr, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907



2017 - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship | Louisiana State University
2015 - Residency | Louisiana State University
2006 - PhD | University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, CZ
1999 - MVDr | University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, CZ


Diplomate: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) 2016

Areas of Interest

Small Animal Gastroenterology

Selected Publications

– Husnik R, Gaschen FP: Gastric motility disorders in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, Advances in Gastroenterology, 51(1), 43-59, 2021.

– 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. J Vet Intern Med, 34, 1440-1446, 2020.

– Dedeaux AM, Flesner BK, Reinhart JM, Langohr IM, Husnik R, Geraci SN, Taboada J, Rademacher N, Thombs LA, Bryan JN, Trepanier LA, Boudreaux BB: Biochemical, Functional, and Histopathologic Characterization of Lomustine-induced Liver Injury in Dogs. Am J Vet Res, 81(10), 810-820, 2020.

– Borska P, Husnik R, Fictum P, Kehl A, Leva L, Faldyna M: Gastrointestinal B-lymphoblastic lymphoma in a dog: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 63(1), 40-49, 2018.

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

– Kawabata A, Husnik R, Le Donne V, Grasperge B, Boudreaux B, Bauer R: Pathology in practice. A case of canine extraskeletal chondrosarcoma. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 250(10), 1113-1116, 2017.

– Ceplecha V, Svobodova V, Lendon C, Husnik R, Horackova K, Svoboda M: A survey of feline trichomonosis suggests a low incidence of Tritrichomonas blagburni among cats in the Czech Republic. Veterinarni Medicina, 62(5), 269-273, 2017.

– Husnik R, Just R, Weidenhöfer T, Kralova-Kovarikova S, Jurankova J, Koudela B: First autochtonous infection of a dog with Oslerus (Filaroides) osleri in the Czech Republic. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 158 (2), 155-120, 2016.

– Shannon D, Husnik R, Fletcher JM, Middleton G, Gaschen L: Persistent right aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery, Kommerell’s diverticulum, and bicarotid trunk in a three-year-old cat. J Fel Med Surg Open Reports, 2015. doi: 10.1177/2055116915614590.

– Pignon Ch, Huynh M, Husnik R, Jekl V: Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract, 18(3), 369-400, 2015.

– Vochyanova Z, Bartosova L, Bujdakova V, Fictum P, Husnik R, Suchy P, Smejkal K, Hosek J: Diplacone and mimulone ameliorate dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis in rats. Fitoterapia, 101, 201- 207, 2015.

– Ceplecha V, Svoboda M, Cepicka I, Husnik R, Horackova K, Svobodova V: InPouch™ TF-Feline medium is not specific for Tritrichomonas foetus. Vet Parasitol, 196, Issues 3-4, 23, 503-505, 2013.

– Frgelecova L, Skoric M, Fictum P, Husnik R: Canine gastrointestinal tract tumors: a retrospective study of 74 cases. Acta Vet Brno, 82, 387-392, 2013.

– Agudelo CF, Svoboda M, Husnik R, Dvir S: Heart lipomatosis in domestic animals: a review. Veterinarni Medicina, 58(5), 252-259, 2013.

– Kralova-Kovarikova S, Husnik R, Honzak D, Kohout P, Fictum P: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia urinary tract infections in three dogs: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 57(7), 380-383, 2012.

– Husnik R, Sloboda M, Kovaříková S, Koudela B: Infection with Crenosoma vulpis lungworm in a dog in the Czech Republic. Helminthologia, 48(1), 56-58, 2010.

– Fictum P, Skoric M, Halouzka R, Husnik R, Hermanova M: A case of intestinal osteosarcoma in a dog. J Comp Pathol, 143(4), 338, 2010.

– Klimes J, Dezorzová K, Smola J, Husnik R: Prevalence of antibodies against Lawsonia intracellularis in dogs with and without gastrointestinal disease. Vet Med-Czech, 52(11), 502-506, 2007.

– Vlasin M, Husnik R, Fichtel T, Rauserova L: Acquired esophageal stricture in the dog: a case report. Vet Med-Czech 49(4), 143-147, 2004.

– Zatloukal J, Crha M, Lorenzova J, Husnik R, Kohout P, Necas A: The comparative advantage of plain radiography in diagnosis of obstruction of the small intestine in dogs. Acta Vet Brno, 73(3), 365-374, 2004.

– Kolevska J, Husnik R, Brunclik V, Mandys V, Vernerova Z, Schanilec P, Bartosova L, Svoboda M: A case of canine insulinoma. Acta Vet Brno, 73(3), 353-358, 2004.

– Husnik R, Klimes J, Tomanova K, Smola J, Halouzka R, Tichy F, Brazdil J: Lawsonia intracelularis in a dog with inflamatory bowel disease. Vet Med-Czech, 48(5), 141-145, 2003.

– Tomanova K, Klimes J, Smola J, Husnik R: Detection of Lawsonia intracellularis in a dog with inflammatory bowel disease using nested PCR and serology. Vet Med-Czech, 48(4), 108-112, 2003.

– Knotek Z, Fichtel T, Husnik R, Benak J: Endoscopic diagnostics of chronic diseases of the nasal cavity in dogs, Acta Vet Brno, 69(4), 319-326, 2000.

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