Dr Sabrina Lomax

BAnVetBioSc (Hons1); PhD;

B19 - R.M.C. Gunn Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61 9351 5138

Biographical details

Sabrina’s family agricultural background led to her interest in animal health and production. The success of her honours research into the efficacy of topical anaesthesia for pain management of mulesing wounds, resulted in the extension of this research area into a PhD examining topical anaesthesia for painful livestock husbandry procedures.

After completing her PhD at the beginning of 2011, and with successful grant applications Sabrina took up a post-doctoral position with the FAVPH group at the University of Sydney to further continue her research. Her current research examines novel methods of pain assessment and alleviation, with focus on practical and affordable means of reducing pain in livestock during and post- procedure.

Sabrina has close ties with the Merino industry, and has an important role annually in promoting the welfare of merino sheep both in national and international forums hosted by Australian Wool Innovation Ltd.

Research interests

Welfare: pain management for improved husbandry in livestock

Merino sheep welfare, health and production

Teaching and supervision

BVSc and AVBS4 honours supervision; Animal husbandry (practical) Vet 1-4, AVBS 1-4; Lab Animal Welfare (lecture AVBS3); Animal welfare (lecture Vet 3); PhD supervision

Current projects

Promoting welfare solutions for Australian merinos; Australian Wool Innovation Limited/Research and Development

Associations

International Society for Applied Ethology

In the media

ABC’s Landline 2011 – interviewed Sabrina and her team during a research trial examining novel methods for peri-operative analgesia during castration and tail-docking in sheep http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2010/s3298418.htm

The LandNewspaper, Stock & Land (July 28, 2011) rural press – feature articles on pain management for sheep husbandry procedures

Selected grants

2014

  • Assessment and amelioration of pain for improved welfare during routine husbandry procedures in piglets.; Lomax S, White P, Windsor P, Cronin G; Australian Pork Limited/Research and Development.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Windsor, P., Lomax, S. (2013). Addressing welfare concerns in control of ovine cutaneous myiosis in sheep in Australia. Small Ruminant Research, 110(2-3), 165-169. [More Information]
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2013). Duration of action of a topical anaesthetic formulation for pain management of mulesing in sheep. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91(4), 160-167. [More Information]
  • Espinoza, C., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2013). The effect of a topical anesthetic on the sensitivity of calf dehorning wounds. Journal of Dairy Science, 96(5), 2894-2902. [More Information]
  • Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2013). Topical anesthesia mitigates the pain of castration in beef calves. Journal of Animal Science, 91(10), 4945-4952. [More Information]
  • Lomax, S., Dickson, H., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2010). Topical anaesthesia alleviates short-term pain of castration and tail docking in lambs. Australian Veterinary Journal, 88(3), 67-74.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2009). Anaesthesia for livestock husbandry procedures - An Australian perspective. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 112, 153.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2009). Use of local anaesthesia for pain management during husbandry procedures in Australian sheep flocks. Small Ruminant Research, 86(1-3), 56-58.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2008). Impact of topical anaesthesia on pain alleviation and wound healing in lambs after mulesing. Australian Veterinary Journal, 86(5), 159-168.

Conferences

  • White, P., Lomax, S., Espinoza, C., Windsor, P. (2013). Pain management for Australian Merino Sheep husbandry-Recent Developments. 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Veterinary Association Inc.
  • White, P., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2013). Pain management for Australian Merino sheep husbandry: recent developments. 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Veterinary Association Inc.
  • Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2013). Pain management for mulesing: Update on research and development. International Wool Textile Organisation Congress, N/A: N/A.
  • Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2012). Pain management for mulesing: Update on research and development. Milano Unica International Textile Fair, N/A: N/A.
  • Windsor, P., Espinoza, C., Lomax, S. (2012). The Welfare Revolution of Topical Anaesthesia on Wool Sheep farms in Australia: Is there a Place for Xylazine &/or NSAID's. 94th District veterinarian's Conference, Wollongong: District veterinarian's association.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2011). Topical anaesthesia for the amelioration of mulesing pain in sheep. 44th congress of the International Society for Applied Animal Ethology (ISAE), N/A: N/A.
  • Windsor, P., Lomax, S., Sheil, M. (2011). Topical analgesia for pain management of husbandry procedures in Australian sheep flocks. 7th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, US: World Veterinary Association.
  • Espinoza, C., Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2010). Effect of topical anaesthesia on pain alleviation of calves post dehorning. 44th congress of the International Society for Applied Animal Ethology (ISAE), N/A: N/A.
  • Windsor, P., Lomax, S., Espinoza, C., Sheil, M. (2010). Improving grazing livestock welfare at marking in Australia. 44th congress of the International Society for Applied Animal Ethology (ISAE), N/A: N/A.
  • Cronin, G., Espinoza, C., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2010). Reducing pain associated with husbandry procedures in piglets. Animal Welfare Science Centre: Pig Welfare Seminar, Attwood, Australia: Animal Welfare Science Centre.
  • Espinoza, C., Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2010). The effectiveness of topical anaesthesia for alleviating the pain induced by dehorning in calves. 26th World Buiatrics Congress, N/A: N/A.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2010). Topical anaesthesia as a tool for improving the welfare of castrated calves. 26th World Buiatrics Congress, N/A: N/A.
  • Sheil, M., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2009). Topical analgesia for mulesing of Australian lambs. 7th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, US: World Veterinary Association.
  • Dickson, H., Lomax, S., Windsor, P., Sheil, M. (2008). Post castration and tail-docking pain alleviation in lambs. Australian Society for Animal Production annual conference. Australian Society for Animal Production annual conference (ASAP), N/A: N/A.
  • Dickson, H., Lomax, S., Windsor, P., Sheil, M. (2008). Post-castration and tail docking pain alleviation in lambs. 27th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production 2008, Australia: The Australian Society of Animal Production Inc.
  • Sheil, M., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2008). Topical Analgesia for reducing pain in sheep husbandry. Australian Sheep Veterinary Society Annual Conference 2008, Australia: Australian Sheep Veterinary Society.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2008). Topical Analgesia for reducing pain of castration and tail docking in sheep. Australian Sheep Veterinary Society Annual Conference 2008, Australia: Australian Sheep Veterinary Society.

2013

  • Windsor, P., Lomax, S. (2013). Addressing welfare concerns in control of ovine cutaneous myiosis in sheep in Australia. Small Ruminant Research, 110(2-3), 165-169. [More Information]
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2013). Duration of action of a topical anaesthetic formulation for pain management of mulesing in sheep. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91(4), 160-167. [More Information]
  • White, P., Lomax, S., Espinoza, C., Windsor, P. (2013). Pain management for Australian Merino Sheep husbandry-Recent Developments. 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Veterinary Association Inc.
  • White, P., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2013). Pain management for Australian Merino sheep husbandry: recent developments. 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Veterinary Association Inc.
  • Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2013). Pain management for mulesing: Update on research and development. International Wool Textile Organisation Congress, N/A: N/A.
  • Espinoza, C., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2013). The effect of a topical anesthetic on the sensitivity of calf dehorning wounds. Journal of Dairy Science, 96(5), 2894-2902. [More Information]
  • Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2013). Topical anesthesia mitigates the pain of castration in beef calves. Journal of Animal Science, 91(10), 4945-4952. [More Information]

2012

  • Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2012). Pain management for mulesing: Update on research and development. Milano Unica International Textile Fair, N/A: N/A.
  • Windsor, P., Espinoza, C., Lomax, S. (2012). The Welfare Revolution of Topical Anaesthesia on Wool Sheep farms in Australia: Is there a Place for Xylazine &/or NSAID's. 94th District veterinarian's Conference, Wollongong: District veterinarian's association.

2011

  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2011). Topical anaesthesia for the amelioration of mulesing pain in sheep. 44th congress of the International Society for Applied Animal Ethology (ISAE), N/A: N/A.
  • Windsor, P., Lomax, S., Sheil, M. (2011). Topical analgesia for pain management of husbandry procedures in Australian sheep flocks. 7th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, US: World Veterinary Association.

2010

  • Espinoza, C., Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2010). Effect of topical anaesthesia on pain alleviation of calves post dehorning. 44th congress of the International Society for Applied Animal Ethology (ISAE), N/A: N/A.
  • Windsor, P., Lomax, S., Espinoza, C., Sheil, M. (2010). Improving grazing livestock welfare at marking in Australia. 44th congress of the International Society for Applied Animal Ethology (ISAE), N/A: N/A.
  • Cronin, G., Espinoza, C., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2010). Reducing pain associated with husbandry procedures in piglets. Animal Welfare Science Centre: Pig Welfare Seminar, Attwood, Australia: Animal Welfare Science Centre.
  • Espinoza, C., Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2010). The effectiveness of topical anaesthesia for alleviating the pain induced by dehorning in calves. 26th World Buiatrics Congress, N/A: N/A.
  • Lomax, S., Dickson, H., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2010). Topical anaesthesia alleviates short-term pain of castration and tail docking in lambs. Australian Veterinary Journal, 88(3), 67-74.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2010). Topical anaesthesia as a tool for improving the welfare of castrated calves. 26th World Buiatrics Congress, N/A: N/A.

2009

  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2009). Anaesthesia for livestock husbandry procedures - An Australian perspective. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 112, 153.
  • Sheil, M., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2009). Topical analgesia for mulesing of Australian lambs. 7th International Sheep Veterinary Congress, US: World Veterinary Association.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2009). Use of local anaesthesia for pain management during husbandry procedures in Australian sheep flocks. Small Ruminant Research, 86(1-3), 56-58.

2008

  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2008). Impact of topical anaesthesia on pain alleviation and wound healing in lambs after mulesing. Australian Veterinary Journal, 86(5), 159-168.
  • Dickson, H., Lomax, S., Windsor, P., Sheil, M. (2008). Post castration and tail-docking pain alleviation in lambs. Australian Society for Animal Production annual conference. Australian Society for Animal Production annual conference (ASAP), N/A: N/A.
  • Dickson, H., Lomax, S., Windsor, P., Sheil, M. (2008). Post-castration and tail docking pain alleviation in lambs. 27th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production 2008, Australia: The Australian Society of Animal Production Inc.
  • Sheil, M., Lomax, S., Windsor, P. (2008). Topical Analgesia for reducing pain in sheep husbandry. Australian Sheep Veterinary Society Annual Conference 2008, Australia: Australian Sheep Veterinary Society.
  • Lomax, S., Sheil, M., Windsor, P. (2008). Topical Analgesia for reducing pain of castration and tail docking in sheep. Australian Sheep Veterinary Society Annual Conference 2008, Australia: Australian Sheep Veterinary Society.

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