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Donald B. Olsen
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Donald B. Olsen

Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering
Professor Emeritus

Selected Publications

Olsen DB, Dr. René favaloro. Artif Organs 2012 Jun;36(6):501-4

Farmer CG, Uriona TJ, Olsen DB, Steenblik M, Sanders K, The right-to-left shunt of crocodilians serves digestion. Physiol Biochem Zool 2008 Mar-Apr;81(2):125-37

Patel SM, Allaire PE, Wood HG, Throckmorton AL, Tribble CG, Olsen D , Methods of failure and reliability assessment for mechanical heart pumps. Artif Organs 2005 Jan;29(1):15-25

Song X, Throckmorton AL, Wood HG, Allaire PE, Olsen D , Transient and quasi-steady computational fluid dynamics study of a left ventricular assist device. ASAIO J 2004 Sep-Oct;50(5):410-7

Wu Y, Allaire PE, Tao G, Adams M, Liu Y, Wood H, Olsen D , A bridge from short-term to long-term left ventricular assist device--experimental verification of a physiological controller. Artif Organs 2004 Oct;28(10):927-32

Throckmorton AL, Untaroiu A, Allaire PE, Wood HG, Matherne GP, Lim DS, Peeler BB, Olsen D , Computational analysis of an axial flow pediatric ventricular assist device. Artif Organs 2004 Oct;28(10):881-91

Song X, Untaroiu A, Wood HG, Allaire PE, Throckmorton AL, Day SW, Olsen D , Design and transient computational fluid dynamics study of a continuous axial flow ventricular assist device. ASAIO J 2004 May-Jun;50(3):215-24

Throckmorton AL, Wood HG, Day SW, Song X, Click PC, Allaire PE, Olsen D , Design of a continuous flow centrifugal pediatric ventricular assist device. Int J Artif Organs 2003 Nov;26(11):1015-31

Song X, Wood HG, Day SW, Olsen D , Studies of turbulence models in a computational fluid dynamics model of a blood pump. Artif Organs 2003 Oct;27(10):935-7

Song X, Throckmorton AL, Untaroiu A, Patel S, Allaire PE, Wood HG, Olsen D , Axial flow blood pumps. ASAIO J 2003 Jul-Aug;49(4):355-64

Curtas AR, Wood HG, Allaire PE, McDaniel JC, Day SW, Olsen D , Computational fluid dynamics modeling of impeller designs for the HeartQuest left ventricular assist device. ASAIO J 2002 Sep-Oct;48(5):552-61

Fossum TW, Morley D, Olsen DB, Edwards J, Burns G, Miller MW, Franks J, Benkowski R, Thomas J, Benson P, Martinez E, Carroll G, Lynch B, Noon GP, DeBakey M , Complications common to ventricular assist device support are rare with 90 days of DeBakey VAD support in calves. ASAIO J 2001 May-Jun;47(3):288-92

Anderson JB, Wood HG, Allaire PE, McDaniel JC, Olsen DB, Bearnson , Numerical studies of blood shear and washing in a continuous flow ventricular assist device. ASAIO J 2000 Jul-Aug;46(4):486-94

Olsen DB, The history of continuous-flow blood pumps. Artif Organs 2000 Jun;24(6):401-4

Marks JD, Pantalos GM, Long JW, Kinoshita M, Everett SD, Olsen DB, Myocardial mechanics, energetics, and hemodynamics during intraaortic balloon and transvalvular axial flow hemopump support with a bovine model of ischemic cardiac dysfunction. ASAIO J 1999 Nov-Dec;45(6):602-9

Tayama E, Olsen DB, Ohashi Y, Benkowski R, Morley D, Noon GP, Nose Y, Debakey M , The DeBakey ventricular assist device: current status in 1997. Artif Organs 1999 Dec;23(12):1113-6

Whalen RL, Richards CL, Lim GW, Sherman CW, Norman JC, Bearnson GB, Burns GL, Olsen D , A ventricular assist device powered by conditioned skeletal muscle. Ann Thorac Surg 1999 Aug;68(2):780-4

Fossum TW, Morley D, Benkowski R, Tayama E, Olsen DB, Burns G, Miller MW, Franks J, Martinez E, Carroll G, Edwards J, Vinnerqvist A, Lynch B, Stein F, Noon GP, DeBakey M , Chronic survival of calves implanted with the DeBakey ventricular assist device. Artif Organs 1999 Aug;23(8):802-6

Baloh MJ, Allaire PE, Hilton EF, Wei N, Olsen DB, Bearnson GB, Khanwilkar P , Characterization of a magnetic bearing system and fluid properties for a continuous flow ventricular assist device. Artif Organs 1999 Aug;23(8):792-6

Olsen D , Rotary blood pumps: a new horizon. Artif Organs 1999 Aug;23(8):695-6

Bearnson GB, Olsen DB, Khanwilkar PS, Long JW, Sinnott M, Kumar A, Allaire PE, Baloh M, Decker J, Implantable centrifugal pump with hybrid magnetic bearings. ASAIO J 1998 Sep-Oct;44(5):M733-6

Mulder MM, Hansen AC, Mohammad SF, Olsen DB, In vitro investigation of the St. Jude Medical Isoflow centrifugal pump: flow visualization and hemolysis studies. Artif Organs 1997 Aug;21(8):947-53

Allen GS, Murray KD, Olsen DB, Control of the artificial heart. ASAIO J 1996 Nov-Dec;42(6):932-7

Bearnson GB, Olsen DB, Khanwilkar PS, Long JW, Allaire PE, Maslen EH, Pulsatile operation of a centrifugal ventricular assist device with magnetic bearings. ASAIO J 1996 Sep-Oct;42(5):M620-4

Murray KD, Olsen D , Physiologic control of cardiac assist devices. Artif Organs 1997 Jan;21(1):84-6

Kim HC, Khanwilkar PS, Bearnson GB, Olsen D , Development of a microcontroller-based automatic control system for the electrohydraulic total artificial heart. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1997 Jan;44(1):77-89

Bearnson GB, Maslen EH, Olsen DB, Allaire PE, Khanwilkar PS, Long JW, Kim HC, Development of a prototype magnetically suspended rotor ventricular assist device. ASAIO J 1996 Jul-Aug;42(4):275-81

Keon WJ, Olsen D , Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplantation: past, present and future. Can J Cardiol 1996 Oct;12(10):1017-30

Khanwilkar P, Olsen D, Bearnson G, Allaire P, Maslen E, Flack R, Long , Using hybrid magnetic bearings to completely suspend the impeller of a ventricular assist device. Artif Organs 1996 Jun;20(6):597-604

Allaire PE, Kim HC, Maslen EH, Olsen DB, Bearnson G , Prototype continuous flow ventricular assist device supported on magnetic bearings. Artif Organs 1996 Jun;20(6):582-90

Allaire PE, Kim HC, Maslen EH, Olsen DB, Bearnson GB, Prototype Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Device Supported on Magnetic Bearings. Artif Organs 1996 May;20(5):582-590

Kim HC, Park SK, Hindrichs HL, Bearnson GB, Khanwilkar PS, Olsen D , Noninvasive diagnosis of mechanical failure of the implanted total artificial heart using neural network analysis of acoustic signals. ASAIO J 1995 Jul-Sep;41(3):M271-6

Solen KA, Mohammad SF, Burns GL, Pantalos GM, Kim J, Peng Y, Pitt WG, Reynolds LO, Olsen D , Markers of thromboembolization in a bovine ex vivo left ventricular assist device model. ASAIO J 1994 Jul-Sep;40(3):M602-8

Chiang BY, Pantalos GM, Burns GL, Long JW, Khanwilkar PS, Everett SD, Mohammad SF, Olsen DB, Oxygen metabolism in animals with total artificial hearts. ASAIO J 1994 Jul-Sep;40(3):M510-3

Chiang BY, Pantalos G, Burns GL, Long JW, Khanwilkar PS, Everett SD, Mohammad SF, Olsen DB, Anaerobic threshold in total artificial heart animals. ASAIO J 1994 Jul-Sep;40(3):M335-8

Rowles JR, Mortimer BJ, Olsen DB, Ventricular assist and total artificial heart devices for clinical use in 1993. ASAIO J 1993 Oct-Dec;39(4):840-55

Seare WJ Jr, Pantalos GM, Burns GL, Burt WR, Olsen DB, Quantitative bacterial analysis of porous, fabric, and smooth non-blood contacting implant surfaces and their tissue interfaces in a 169 day pneumatic total artificial heart animal recipient. ASAIO J 1993 Jul-Sep;39(3):M668-74

Tatsumi E, Diegel PD, Holfert JW, Dew PA, Crump KR, Hansen AC, Khanwilkar PS, Rowles JR, Olsen DB, A blood pump with an interatrial shunt for use as an electrohydraulic total artificial heart. ASAIO J 1992 Jul-Sep;38(3):M425-30

Rowles JR, Khanwilkar PS, Diegel PD, Hansen AC, Bearnson GB, Smith KD, Tatsumi E, Olsen DB, Development of a totally implantable artificial heart. ASAIO J 1992 Jul-Sep;38(3):M713-6

Olsen DB, Artificial organs of the future. ASAIO J 1992 Jul-Sep;38(3):M134-8

Hahn CJ, Pierce WS, Olsen DB, Butler K, Kung R , Circulatory support 1991. The Second International Conference on Circulatory Support Devices for Severe Cardiac Failure. Long-term biventricular assist. Ann Thorac Surg 1993 Jan;55(1):227-32

Kinoshita M, Pantalos GM, Holfert JW, Dew PA, Burns GL, Mohammad SF, Olsen DB, Animal implantation results with the Utah-100 total artificial heart. ASAIO J 1992 Apr-Jun;38(2):108-12

Sipin AJ, Fabrey WJ, Smith SH, Doussourd JD, Olsen D , Wearable air supply for pneumatic artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices. Artif Organs 1992 Aug;16(4):431-8

Chiang BY, Olsen DB, Burns GL, Pantalos GM, Everett S, Dew PA, Tatsumi E, Rowles JR, Mohammad F, Thrombus with infection in total artificial heart animals. Artif Organs 1992 Aug;16(4):371-6

Smith K, Olsen D, Hansen C, Khanwilkar P, Diegel P, Bearnson , The Utah total artificial heart. Biomed Sci Technol 1992;1(3):84-9

Kinoshita M, Burns GL, Pantalos GM, Chiang BY, Olsen DB, Atrial compliance changes in animal total artificial heart recipients. ASAIO Trans 1991 Jul-Sep;37(3):M247-8

Chiang BY, Burns GL, Pantalos GM, Dew PA, Kinoshita M, White RK, Mohammad SF, Olsen DB, Microbially infected thrombus in animals with total artificial hearts. ASAIO Trans 1991 Jul-Sep;37(3):M256-7

Kinoshita M, Hansen CA, Khanwilkar PS, White KR, Olsen DB, Determination of atrial shunt size needed to balance an electrohydraulic total artificial heart. ASAIO Trans 1991 Jul-Sep;37(3):M264-5

Kim HC, Khanwilkar PS, Crump KC, Smith KD, Bearnson GB, Olsen DB, Development of an automatic control algorithm for the electrohydraulic total artificial heart without transducers. ASAIO Trans 1991 Jul-Sep;37(3):M501-3

White RK, Bliss RS, Everett SD, Pantalos GM, Marks JD, Kinoshita M, Olsen DB, Comparison of microsphere and intraoperative quantitation of bronchial blood flow. ASAIO Trans 1991 Jul-Sep;37(3):M507-9

Everett SD, Pantalos GM, Goldenberg IF, Long JW, Robison PD, White RK, Landa MS, Shaw WJ, Olsen DB, Calves chronically implanted with a total artificial heart as a pharmacological model. Int J Artif Organs 1991 Dec;14(12):775-80

White RK, Olsen DB, Control systems for the electric heart. Artif Organs 1991 Oct;15(5):427-9

De Paulis R, Mohammad SF, Chiariello L, Morea M, Olsen DB, The role of plasma proteins in formation of obstructive protamine complexes. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 1991 Jun;5(3):227-33

Olsen DB, White RK, Long JW, Khanwilkar PS, Right-left ventricular output balance in the totally implantable artificial heart. Int J Artif Organs 1991 Jun;14(6):359-64

Sharp MK, Olsen DB, Sensitivity of the artificial heart to changes in vascular resistance. ASAIO Trans 1990 Oct-Dec;36(4):805-10

Dew PA, Pantalos GM, Holfert JW, Burns GL, Everett SD, Olsen DB, Design mediated thrombus reduction in the Utah-100 total artificial heart. ASAIO Trans 1990 Jul-Sep;36(3):M230-4

Burns GL, Olsen DB, Patterns of bacterial infection in calves implanted with artificial hearts. ASAIO Trans 1990 Jul-Sep;36(3):M138-40

Shaw WJ, Pantalos GM, Everett S, Olsen DB, Factors influencing the accuracy of the cardiac output monitoring and diagnostic unit for pneumatic artificial hearts. ASAIO Trans 1990 Jul-Sep;36(3):M264-8

Reynolds LO, Mohammad SF, Solen KA, Pantalos GM, Burns GL, Olsen D , Light scattering detection of microemboli in an extracorporeal LVAD bovine model. ASAIO Trans 1990 Jul-Sep;36(3):M518-21

Kinoshita M, Long JW Jr, Pantalos G, Burns GL, Olsen DB, Hemodynamic influence of LVAD on right ventricular failure. ASAIO Trans 1990 Jul-Sep;36(3):M538-41

Olsen D , The FDA and the artificial heart. Artif Organs 1990 Jun;14(3):173

Westenfelder C, Birch FM, Baranowski RL, Riebman JB, Olsen DB, Burns GL, Kablitz , Volume homeostasis in calves with artificial atria and ventricles. Am J Physiol 1990 Apr;258(4 Pt 2):F1005-17

Burns GL, Olsen DB, Immune response changes with blood pump use in calves. ASAIO Trans 1989 Jul-Sep;35(3):700-2

Dew PA, Pantalos GM, Holfert JW, Murray KD, Olsen DB, Mechanical failures of the pneumatic Utah-100 and Jarvik total artificial hearts. A comparative study. ASAIO Trans 1989 Jul-Sep;35(3):697-9

Mohammad SF, Olsen DB, Immobilized albumin-immunoglobulin G for improved hemocompatibility of biopolymers. ASAIO Trans 1989 Jul-Sep;35(3):384-7

Robison PD, Pantalos GM, Olsen D , Pneumatically powered blood pumps used as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. Characteristics and development. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 1989 Sep;1(3):485-94

Didisheim P, Olsen DB, Farrar DJ, Portner PM, Griffith BP, Pennington DG, Joist JH, Schoen FJ, Gristina AG, Anderson J , Infections and thromboembolism with implantable cardiovascular devices. ASAIO Trans 1989 Jan-Mar;35(1):54-70

Holmberg DL, Olsen D , Anesthesia and cardiopulmonary bypass technique in calves and sheep. Vet Surg 1987 Nov-Dec;16(6):463-5

Wampler RK, Moise JC, Frazier OH, Olsen D , In vivo evaluation of a peripheral vascular access axial flow blood pump. ASAIO Trans 1988 Jul-Sep;34(3):450-4

Mohammad SF, Kim SW, Olsen DB, Heparin neutralization of antiplatelet effect of aspirin and dipyridamole. ASAIO Trans 1988 Jul-Sep;34(3):322-7

Mohammad SF, Topham NS, Burns GL, Olsen DB, Enhanced bacterial adhesion on surfaces pretreated with fibrinogen and fibronectin. ASAIO Trans 1988 Jul-Sep;34(3):573-7

DePaulis R, Mohammad SF, Chiariello L, Morea M, Olsen DB, A pulmonary mock circulation model for a better understanding of protamine reversal of heparin. ASAIO Trans 1988 Jul-Sep;34(3):367-70

Nanas JN, Mason JW, Riebman JB, Charitos CE, Burns GL, Olsen DB, Preclinical evaluation of the abdominal aortic counterpulsation device. Am Heart J 1988 Oct;116(4):1003-8

Olsen D , Current and future valves for blood pumps. Artif Organs 1988 Jun;12(3):239-41

Lioi AP, Orth JL, Crump KR, Diffee G, Dew PA, Nielsen SD, Olsen DB, In vitro development of automatic control for the actively filled electrohydraulic heart. Artif Organs 1988 Apr;12(2):152-62

Unger F, Chmelizek F, Jungwirth W, Koller I, Laczkovics A, Lehner L, Lexer G, Olsen DB, Pohla G, Schister , Artificial heart and cardiac transplantation: report on the first European combined procedure. Artif Organs 1988 Feb;12(1):51-5

Olsen DB, Riebman JB, De Paulis R, Durrant G, Nielsen SD, Registry and tabulations of orthotopic total artificial hearts in humans. ASAIO Trans 1987 Jul-Sep;33(3):182-9

Burns GL, Pantalos GM, Olsen DB, The calf as a model for thromboembolic events with the total artificial heart. ASAIO Trans 1987 Jul-Sep;33(3):398-403

Mohammad SF, Kolff WJ, Olsen DB, Effect of polymeric albumin-IgG on blood-material interaction. ASAIO Trans 1987 Jul-Sep;33(3):588-91

Mohammad SF, Olsen D , Reduced platelet adhesion and activation of coagulation factors on polyurethane treated with albumin-IgG complex. ASAIO Trans 1986 Jul-Sep;32(1):323-6

Nanas JN, Mason JW, Taenaka Y, Olsen D , Comparison of an implanted abdominal aortic counterpulsation device with the intraaortic balloon pump in a heart failure model. J Am Coll Cardiol 1986 May;7(5):1028-35

Olsen DB, Taenaka Y, State-of-the-art and clinically applied pneumatic artificial hearts. Crit Care Clin 1986 Apr;2(2):195-207

Gaykowski R, Blaylock RC, Murray KD, Nielsen SD, Olsen D , Management of a malfunctioning left ventricle in an artificial heart. J Heart Transplant 1985 Feb;4(2):259-62

Olsen DB, Bramm , Blood pump with a magnetically suspended impeller. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1985;31:395-401

Taenaka Y, Olsen DB, Nielsen SD, Dew PA, Holmberg DL, Chiang B , Diagnosis of mechanical failures of total artificial hearts. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1985;31:79-83

Gaykowski R, Olsen DB, Blaylock R , Bridging cardiac transplantation with a total artificial heart. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1985;31:402-7

Westenfelder C, Englard T, Holmberg DL, Olsen DB, Kablitz C, Jahan S, Pantalos G, Quinn R, Baranowski R , Renal function in calves with total artificial hearts. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1985;31:383-8

Kolff J, Deeb GM, Cavarocchi NC, Riebman JB, Olsen DB, Robbins P , The artificial heart in human subjects. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1984 Jun;87(6):825-31

Willshaw P, Nielsen SD, Nanas J, Pichel RH, Olsen D , A cardiac output monitor and diagnostic unit for pneumatically driven artificial hearts. Artif Organs 1984 May;8(2):215-9

Joyce LD, Hastings W, De Vries WC, Olsen D , [Implantation of a whole artificial heart in man as a definitive therapeutic act] Minerva Chir 1983 Oct 31;38(20):1627-31

Olsen DB, Gaykowski R, Blaylock RC, Finch L, Kolff W , Twin calves, total artificial heart, cardiac transplantation. Artif Organs 1983 Feb;7(1):74-7

Nielsen SD, Willshaw P, Nanas J, Olsen D , Noninvasive cardiac monitoring and diagnostics for pneumatic pumping ventricles. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1983;29:589-92

Joyce LD, DeVries WC, Hastings WL, Olsen DB, Jarvik RK, Kolff W , Response of the human body to the first permanent implant of the Jarvik-7 Total Artificial Heart. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1983;29:81-7

Bramm G, Novak P, Olsen D , A free-floating body as the rotor of a centrifugal blood pump for LVAD or TAH. Int J Artif Organs 1982 May;5(3):161-2

Lentz DJ, Pollock EM, Olsen DB, Andrews E , Prevention of intrinsic calcification in porcine and bovine xenograft materials. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1982;28:494-7

Mochizuki T, Lawson JH, Olsen DB, Fukumasu H, Daitoh N, Jarvik R, Kessler TR, Pons AB, Hastings L, Razzeca KJ, Nielsen SD, Kolff W , A seven-month survival of a calf with an artificial heart designed for human use. Artif Organs 1981 May;5(2):125-31

Olsen DB, Devries WC, Oyer PE, Reitz BA, Murashita J, Kolff WJ, Daitoh N, Jarvik RK, Gaykowski , Artificial heart implantation, later cardiac transplantation in the calf. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1981;27:132-6

Nichols WK, Gospodarowicz D, Kessler TR, Olsen D , Increased adherence of vascular endothelial cells to Biomer precoated with extracellular matrix. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1981;27:208-12

Fukumasu H, Olsen DB, Lawson JH, Mochizuki A, Daitoh N, Iwaya , Reoperative surgery in calves with a total artificial heart. Int J Artif Organs 1980 Jan;3(1):24-9

Olsen DB, Fukumasu H, Nakagaki M, Nielsen SD, Kessler TR, Lawson JL, Kolff , The role of cardiac valves in artificial heart performance. Med Instrum 1979 Jul-Aug;13(4):218-22

Lawson JH, Fukumasu H, Olsen DB, Jarvik RK, Kessler TR, Coleman D, Pons AB, Blaylock R, Kolff W , Six-month survival of a calf with an artificial heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1979 Jul;78(1):150-6

Stanley TH, English JB, Lunn JK, Olsen DB, Kolff W , Use of the bovine with an artificial heart as an experimental pharmacologic model. Peripheral vascular and direct cardiac effects of a large dose of dopamine. Artif Organs 1978 Aug;2(3):310-3

Jarvik RK, Olsen DB, Lawson JH, Fukumasu H, Kessler TR, Kolff W , Recent advances with the total artificial heart. N Engl J Med 1978 Feb 16;298(7):404-5

Razzeca KJ, Hodges MR, Peters JL, Iwaya F, Fukumasu H, Olsen DB, Lawson JH, Kolff W , Insignificant blood damage in calves with a total artificial heart up to six months. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1978;24:581-4

Nielson D, Olsen D , The role of alveolar recruitment and de-recruitment in pressure-volume hysteresis in lungs. Respir Physiol 1978 Jan;32(1):63-77

Olsen DB, Fukumasu H, Kolff J, Nakagaki M, Finch LR, Kolff W , Implantation of the total artificial heart by lateral thoracotomy. Artif Organs 1977 Nov;1(2):92-8

Olsen DB, Kolff J, Lawson J, Stellwag F, Ceccarelli V, Fukumasu H, Kolff W , Saving the aortic and pulmonary artery valves with total heart replacement. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1976;22:468-77

Olsen DB, Unger F, Oster H, Lawson J, Kessler T, Kolff J, Kolff W , Thrombus generation within the artificial heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1975 Aug;70(2):248-55

Kolff J, Olsen DB, Kolff WJ, THE MECHANICAL HEART ON THE MEDICAL HORIZON. Cardiovasc Dis 1975;2(3):265-272

Lawson JH, Olsen DB, Hershgold E, Kolff J, Hadfield K, Kolff W , A comparsion of polyurethane and silastic artificial hearts in 10 long survival experiments in calves. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1975;21:368-73

Smith L, Sandquist G, Olsen DB, Arnett G, Gentry S, Kolff W , Power requirements for the A.E.C. artificial heart. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 1975;21:540-4

Bhayana JN, Olsen DB, Byrne JP, Kolff W , Reversal of myocardial ischemia by arterialization of the coronary vein. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1974 Jan;67(1):125-32

Olsen DB, Allred L , A surgical approach to bovine fetal catheterization and hemodynamics. Am J Surg 1968 Nov;116(5):715-9

Olsen DB, Smith GT, McKay L , Heart block in sheep. Rocky Mt Med J 1966 Mar;63(3):48-52