David G. Baker
Professor and Director,
Laboratory Animal Medicine
BS University of California, Davis
MS University of California, Davis • DVM University of California, Davis • PhD University of California, Davis
• MPA Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Dr. Baker is Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and Attending Veterinarian for LSU. Dr. Baker teaches in the 2nd and 3rd year professional curriculum, serves as faculty sponsor for the Student Christian Veterinary Mission and the Student Chapter of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners, and trains veterinary residents specializing in laboratory animal medicine. Dr. Baker also serves as the personal veterinarian for "Mike" the
Tiger, LSU's Bengal tiger mascot.
Dr. Baker's research interests are primarily in the field of infectious diseases of laboratory animals.
Lang C, Liu Z, Taylor HW, and Baker DG. 2005. Effect of Eucommia
ulmoides on systolic blood pressure in the spontaneous hypertensive
rat. American Journal of Chinese Medicine 33(2):215-230.
Crisler-Roberts R, Ge Z, Kearney MT, Singletary KB, Fox JG, and Baker
DG. 2005. Evaluation of Helicobacter hepaticus bacterial
shedding in fostered and sex segregated C57BL/6 mice. Comparative
Baker DG. 2002. Combination therapy for footpad lesions in a captive Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris). J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 33(4):389-391.
Singletary KB, Kloster CA, and Baker DG. 2003. Optimal age at fostering for derivation of Helicobacter hepaticus- free mice. Comp. Med. 53(3): 33-38.
Baker DG. 2003. Natural Pathogens of Laboratory Animals: Their Effects on Research. American Society of Microbiology Press. American Society for Microbiology Press, Washington, D.C., 385 pages.
Truett GE, Walker JA, and Baker DG. 2000. Eradication of Helicobacter sp. by neonatal transfer. Comparative Medicine, 50(4):426-433.
Baker DG, Taylor, HW, Lee S, Barker SA, Goad MEP, and Means JC. 2001. Hepatic toxicity and recovery of Fischer 344 rats following exposure to 2-Aminoanthracene by intraperitoneal injection. Toxicologic Pathology, 29(3):328-332.
Boudreau MD, Baker DG, Taylor HW, Barker SA, and Means JC. 2001. Suppression of arylamine toxicity in the Fischer-344 rat following ingestion of a complex mixture. Toxicologic Pathology, 29(3):333-343.
Stout RW, Cho D-Y, Gaunt SD, Taylor HW, and Baker DG. 2001. Transcutaneous blood gas monitoring in the rat. Comparative Medicine, 51(6):524-533.