Sue Hudson Duran, RPH, MS, PhD, DICVP

Professor Emerita

Sue Hudson Duran Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



PhD, Auburn University, Pharmacal Science, 2003
MS, Auburn University, Pharmacology and Veterinary Pharmacology, 1978



Dr. Duran has been a clinical pharmacist at the veterinary college since 1975 and currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences.

She has a pharmacy degree from Auburn University, and completed an internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she was director of the Intravenous Admixture Department for three years. She completed a Master in Pharmacology and Veterinary Pharmacology in 1978 from Auburn and completed board certification of veterinary pharmacy in 2000. She completed her doctorate of pharmacal science in 2003.

Dr. Duran has been president, president at large, and member at large of the International Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists. She is the chair of the Board Certification Committee of the International College of Veterinary Pharmacy. Dr. Duran served as a member of the Veterinary Medical Advisory Board for the Food and Drug Administration from 1993-97. She remains a consultant to the FDA. She has been very active in development of standards for veterinary drugs and compounding guidelines for veterinary medicine.

She enjoys teaching and serving the clinicians, clients and students. Teaching is a real joy to constantly see young students turn into excellent clinicians.

Research Interests


Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic studies in veterinary medicine. Development of novel dosage forms and vaccinations for ease of administration for animals and humans.

Description: Development of Novel dosage forms, particularly transdermal and sustained release products. This includes development of novel dosage forms to assist veterinarians and caregivers of animals in ease of administration

Dr. Duran’s area of research includes pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antibiotics, analgesics, NSAIDS and antiviral therapy. Her doctoral work concentrated on gastrointestinal ulcer therapy in horses, cats, dogs and sheep with histamine type II antagonists.

She particularly enjoys teaching young veterinary and pharmacy student’s development and design of drug studies with emphasis on changes in drug distribution of animals during disease state. Her goal is to teach continuous development of better therapy for animals and humans.

Other areas of interest include prevention of spread of infectious disease in hospital settings.

Publications and Links


Nagilla, R, Deshmukh, D, Duran, SH, Miller, S, King, H, Ravis, WR. In vitro/ in evaluation of an implantable delivery system for ketorolac. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2007.

Parra-sanchez, A., Lugo, J, Booth, D, Gaughan, E, Hanson, R, Duran, SH, Belknap, J. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodyanmics of enrofloaxcin and a low dose of amikacin administered via regional intravenous limb perfusion in standing horses. American Journal of Veterinary Research 67(10):1687-1695, 2006.

Waldridge, BM, Duran, SH, Paxton, R, Herdt, TH, Pugh, DG. Pharmacokinetics of subcutaneous selenium in adult llamas. Veterinary Therapeutics 5(4):272-278, 2004.

Lin, HC, Johnson, CR, Duran,SH, Waldridge,BM. Effects of intravenous administration of dimethyl sulfoxide on cardiopulmonary and clinicopathologic effects of rapid IV administration of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in awake and halothane-anesthetized horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 225(4):560-566, 2004, August 15.

Wenzel, JG, Balaji, KS, Kourshik, K. Navarre, C., Duran SH, Rahe, CH, Kompella, UB. Pluronic F127 gel formulations of deslorein and GnRH reduce drug degradation and sustain drug release and effect in cattle. Journal of Controlled Release 85(1-3):51-59, 2002, Dec 13.

Navarre, CB, Ravis, WR, Nagilla, R, Deshmukh, D, Simpkins, A, Duran, SH, Pugh, DG. Pharmacokinetics of flunixin meglumine in llamas as following a single intravenous dose. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 24 (5):361-364, 2001 Oct.

Navarre, CB, Ravis, WR, Cambpell, J, Nagilla, R, Duran, SH, Pugh, DG. Sterioselective pharmacokinetics of ketoprofen in llamas following intravenous administration. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 24(3):223-226, 2001, Jun.

Navarre, CB, Ravis WR, Nagilla, R, Simpkins, Al, Duran,SH, Pugh, DG. Pharmacokinetics of phenylbutazone in llamas following single intravenous and oral doses. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 24(3):227-231, 2001, Jun.

Navarre, CB, Zhang, L, Sunkara, G, Duran, SH, Kompella, UB. Ceftiofur distribution in plasma and joint fluid following regional limb injection. Journal of Veterinary Pharrmacology and Therapeutics 22(1):13-19, 1999, Feb.

Brink, P, DeGraves,F, Ravis, WR, Johansen, D, Campbell, JD, Duran, SH. Steriospecific pharmacokinetics of free and protein-bound ketoprofen in serum and synovial fluid of horses after intravenous and intramuscular administration. American Journal of Veterinary Research 59(6):739-743, 1998, Jun.

DeGraves, FJ, Ruffin,DC, Duran, SH, Spano, JS, Whatley, EM, Schumacher, J, Riddell, MG. Pharmacokinetics of caffeine in lactating dairy cows.American Journal of Veterinary Research 56(5):619-622, 1995, May.

Dowling, PM, Wilson, RC, Tyler, JW, Duran, SH. Pharmacokinetics of ciprofloxacin in ponies. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 18(1):7-12, 1995, Feb.

Schumacher, J., Spano, JS, Wilson, RC, DeGraves, FJ, Duran, SH, Ruffin, DC. Caffeine clearance in the horse. Veterinary Research Communications 18(5):367-372, 1994.

Ellis, EJ, Ravis, WR, Malloy, M., Duran, SH, Smyth, GB. The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of procainamide in horses after intravenous administration. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 17(4):265-270, 1994.

Schumacher, J, Wilson, RC, Spano, JS, Hammond, LS, McGuire, J, Duran, SH, Kemppainen, RJ, Hughes, FE. Effect of diet on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicosis inhorses. American Journal of Veterinary Research 52(8):1274-1278, 1991, Aug.

Smyth, GB, Duran, SH, Ravis, WR, Clark, CR. Pharmacokinetic studies of cimetidine hydrochloride in adult horses. Equine Veterinary Journal 22(1):48-50, 1990, Jan.

Wilson, RC, Duran, SH, Horton, CR Jr, Wright, LC. Biolavailability of gentamicin in dogs after intramuscular or subcutaneous injections. American Journal of Veterinary Research 50(10):1748-1759, 1989, Oct.

Ravis, WR, Duran, SH, Pedersoli, WM, Schumacher, J. A pharmacokinetic study of Phenobarbital in mature horses after oral dosing. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 10(4):283-289, 1987, Dec.

Duran, SH, Ravis, WR, Pedersoli, WM, Schumacher, J. Pharmacokinetics of Phenobarbital in the horse. American Journal of Veterinary Medicine 48(5):807-810, 1987, May.