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Nick Cave

Associate Professor
Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences
Massey University
New Zealand


Dr. Nick Cave is currently working as a Associate Professor in the Department of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey univesity , Newzealand.

Research Interest

Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Current research projects include: The effect of site of injection on vaccine responses in cats The effect of dietary moisture food intake, activity, and health Acute infectious tracheobronchitis in dogs The influence of cooking on the immunogenicity of dietary proteins The efficacy of varying lysine concentrations on the inhibition of feline herpes virus in vitro The significance of subtype variants on FIV pathogenicity and efficacy of vaccination •Asymptomatic urinary tract infections in cats •Canine leptospirosis in New Zealand The efficacy in dogs of a killed, 3-component lepto vaccine licensed for use in cattle. The incidence of suboptimal hydration following routine anaesthesia in dogs Diets used in translocation of Greyfaced petrels and other shore birds Cell free DNA in health and disease Optimising nutrition for working dogs Efficacy of single dose endoparasite treatments in dogs Development of a diseases surveilance system for companion animals in New Zealand


  • Sano, H., Fujiyama, M., Wightman, P., Cave, NJ., Gieseg, MA., Johnson, CJ., . . . Chambers, P. (2017). Investigation of percentage changes in pulse wave transit time induced by mini-fluid challenges to predict fluid responsiveness in ventilated dogs.. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

  • Roberts, MT., Bermingham, EN., Cave, NJ., Young, W., Mckenzie, CM., & Thomas, DG. (2017). Macronutrient intake of dogs, self-selecting diets varying in composition offered ad libitum. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition.

  • Cave, NJ., Hill, SA., & Forsyth, S. (2017). Effect of age, sexand body wieght on the serum concentrations of cobalamin and folate in cats consuming a consistent diet. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

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