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2015-2016 General Catalog 
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Clinical Sciences (Graduate Program)


Program Overview

Located in the School of Veterinary Medicine, the graduate academic and research program of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences offers a dynamic environment to prepare nationally competitive veterinary clinicians in research methodology for placement in advanced clinical, academic, and industrial research positions. Programs are designed to enhance skills in clinical research of direct application to animal and human disease. This area of emphasis is supported by departmental clinical expertise in anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, companion animal soft tissue surgery, basic and applied orthopedic surgery, equine medicine and surgery, food animal medicine and surgery, diagnostic imaging, oncology, ophthalmology, pharmacology, zoo and exotic animal medicine, and theriogenology. The program draws on expertise in anatomy, bioengineering, biomechanics, biotechnology of infectious diseases, cell and molecular biology, bacteriology, environmental health science, epidemiology, immunology, parasitology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, and virology through the School of Veterinary Medicine umbrella program in graduate studies and in collaborative studies with other units on campus. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research is emphasized, and because of the wide array of immediate expertise, graduate programs are flexible to meet students’ needs.


Dale L Paccamonti, Head
Susan Eades, Graduate Advisor
TELEPHONE 225-578-9551
FAX 225-578-9218
WEBSITE www.vetmed.lsu.edu/vcs


Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: Graduate Student Services, 114 West David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. These paper documents are stored electronically and departments have access to all materials submitted by and/or on behalf of a student applying to graduate study.

Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent) degree or a bachelor’s degree. Applicants for combined residency/MS programs must apply through the veterinary intern/residency matching program at www.virmp.org. Candidates for the combined residency/MS programs must have a DVM or equivalent degree; must have completed a rotating internship or equivalent training; and must submit a letter of intent, transcript of grades from veterinary school, and three letters of reference in accordance with the guidelines listed on the website. To qualify for the combined residency/MS program, applicants must satisfy all criteria for residency training and Graduate School admission.

Applications for the PhD are accepted at any time but are evaluated only after all supporting documents and credentials (official transcripts, official GRE scores, Graduate School application for admission, application fee) have been received. Application should be initiated at least six months prior to anticipated entry. One of the graduate faculty members of the department must have accepted you as a student in his/her laboratory before admission will be considered. Applications for stipend support must be received before November of the preceding year.

Unconditional admission to the Graduate School for MS and PhD programs requires that applicants score at least 300 on the GRE (verbal plus quantitative scores) and have an overall grade point average in veterinary or undergraduate school of at least 3.00 on an “A” = 4.0 scale. Foreign nationals from countries where English is not the first language must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the Internet-based test, have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, or have a PTE score of at least 59 and meet standards of proficiency in English as required by the Graduate School.

Financial Assistance

The salary for combined residency/MS programs is listed on the Veterinary Internship/Residency Matching Program website: www.virmp.org. Stipends, fellowships, and assistantships from various sources are available on a competitive basis for doctoral students.


The department supports a well-equipped veterinary referral hospital with specialty services in anesthesia; bird, zoo and exotic animal medicine; companion animal medicine; cardiology; companion animal soft tissue and orthopedic surgery; dermatology; equine medicine; equine surgery; food animal medicine; oncology; ophthalmology; diagnostic imaging; and theriogenology. The department has laboratories equipped for physiological research, cell biology, membrane physiology, PCR technology, gene expression, kinesiology, biomechanical testing, stem cell biology, and assisted reproduction. In addition, support from a full-capability gene research laboratory; cell  and organ culture facilities; fluorescent activated cell sorting and analysis; cytokine, lymphokine and monoclonal antibody techniques; and a microscopy center with confocal and electron microscopy provide for diverse research endeavors. The department forms the base of the interdepartmental Equine Health Studies Program and is supported by well-equipped animal facilities.

Graduate Faculty

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Mark J. Acierno (M) • Urology/Nephrology
Frank M. Andrews (M) • Equine gastroenterology, intestinal physiology
Bonnie Brugmann Boudreaux (6A) • Oncology
Jeannette Cremer (6A) • Anesthesiology
Anderson da Cunha (M) • Anesthesiology and pain management; exotic, small, and large animal
Susan C. Eades (M) • Equine vascular pathophysiology, colic, laminitis
Bruce E. Eilts (M) • Canine and equine reproduction and infertility
Brian Flesner (6A) • Oncology
Jon M. Fletcher (6A) • Companion animal medicine
Frederic P. Gaschen (M) • Companion animal, gastroenterology, endoscopy
Lorrie Gaschen (M) • Diagnostic imaging
Amy M. Grooters (M) • Small animal internal medicine, pythium
Mandi J. Lopez (M) • Comparative orthopedics
Sara K. Lyle (6A) • Infertility in mares and stallions, assisted reproductive techniques in horses
Charles T. McCauley (3P) • Equine surgery
Rebecca S. McConnico (M) • Equine medicine, infectious diseases, biosecurity
Sandra R. Merchant (M) • Dermatology
Colin F. Mitchell (3F) • Equine upper respiratory and minimally invasive surgeries
Javier Nevarez (M) • Avian, zoo, and exotic animal medicine
Dale L. Paccamonti (M) • Equine reproduction, assisted reproduction
Romain Pariaut (M) • Cardiology, catheter-based treatment of cardiac diseases
Carlos R. Pinto (M) • Reproductive endocrinology and assisted reproduction
Cherie M. Pucheu-Haston (6A) • Dermatology and immunology
Patricia Queiroz-Williams (6A) • Anesthesiology and pain management
Natalie Rademacher (6A) • Diagnostic imaging
Carolina Hugueney Ricco’ Pereira (M) • Anesthesiology
Laura M. Riggs (M) • Equine laminitis and inflammation
Keijiro Shiomitsu (M) • Radiation oncology
Eric Storey (3A) • Ophthalmology
Joseph Taboada (M) • Small animal internal medicine, gastroenterology
Thomas N. Tully Jr (M) • Avian, zoo, and exotic animal medicine

Recent Faculty Publications

Acierno MJ, Fauth E, Mitchell M A, da Cunha AF. Measuring the Level of Agreement between Directly Measured Blood Pressure and Pressure Readings Obtained with a Veterinary-Specific Oscillometric Unit in Anesthetized Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 2013;23(1):37-40.

Armstrong PF, Sigler L, Sutton DA, Grooters AM, Hitt M. Fungal myelitis caused by Phialosimplex caninus in an immunosuppressed dog. Med Mycol. 2011 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print].

Ayoub, JA, Beaufrere, H, Acierno, MJ. Association between Urine Osmolality and Specific Gravity in Dogs and the Effect of Commonly Measured Urine Solutes on that Association. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2013;74(12):1542-1545.

Baia P, Burba DJ, Riggs LM, Beaufrere H. Long Term Outcome After Laser Assisted Modified Forssell’s in Cribbing Horses. Vet Surg. 2014. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2014.

Barmettler R, Schweighauser A, Bigler S, Grooters AM, Francey T. Assessment of exposure to Leptospira serovars in veterinary staff and dog owners in contact with infected dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Jan 15;238(2):183-8

Beaufrère H, Ammersbach M, Reavill D, Garner M, Heatley J, Wakamatsu N, Nevarez J, Tully TN. Prevalence and Risk Factors in Psittacine Atherosclerosis: A Multicenter Case-Control Study. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2013;242(12):1696-1704.

Beaufrère H. Atherosclerosis: Comparative Pathogenesis, Lipoprotein Metabolism and Avian and Exotic Mammal Models. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. 2013:22: 320-335.

Beaufrère H. Avian Atherosclerosis: Parrots and Beyond. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2013;22:336-347.

Beaufrère H, Cray C, Ammersbach M, Tully TN. Comparison of Plasma Lipid Levels to Atherosclerosis Prevalence in Psittaciformes. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery. 2013;

Beaufrère H, Nevarez JG, Wakamatsu N, Clubb S, Cray C, Tully TN. Experimental Diet-Induced Atherosclerosis in Quaker Parrots (Myiopsitta monachus). Veterinary Pathology. 2013;50(6):1116-1126.

Beaufrère H, Ammersbach M, Tully TN Jr. Complete blood cell count in psittaciformes by using high-throughput image cytometry: a pilot study. J Avian Med Surg. 2013;27(3):211-7.

Beaufrère H, Rodriguez D, Pariaut R, Gaschen Dvm L, Schnellbacher R, Nevarez JG, Tully TN. Estimation of intrathoracic arterial diameter by means of computed tomographic angiography in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots. Am J Vet Res. 2011 Feb;72(2):210-8.

Beaufrère H, Holder KA, Bauer R, Schnellbacher R, Pariaut R, Tully TN Jr, Wakamatsu N. Intermittent claudication-like syndrome secondary to atherosclerosis in a yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata). J Avian Med Surg. 2011;25(4):266-76.

Beaufrère H, Nevarez JG, Holder K, Pariaut R, Tully TN, Wakamatsu N. Characterization and classification of psittacine atherosclerotic lesions by histopathology, digital image analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Avian Pathol. 2011;40(5):531-44.

Beaufrère H, Acierno M, Mitchell M, Guzman DS, Bryant H, Tully TN Jr Plasma osmolality reference values in African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus), Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), and red-fronted macaws (Ara rubrogenys). J Avian Med Surg. 2011;25(2):91-6

Beaufrère H, Nevarez J, Gaschen L, Ryan K, Schnellbacher R, Tully T. Diagnosis of presumed acute ischemic stroke and associated seizure management in a Congo African grey parrot. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011;239(1):122-8

Beck M, Smitherman E, Martin BA, Gaschen L. Eyes-on Training and Radiological Expertise: An Examination of Expertise Development and its Effects on Visual Working Memory. Human Factors. 2013;55(4), 747-63.

Bernadin, F, Freulon, A, Ribas T, Rigaud R, Jaillardon L, Cervier C, Chuzel T, Viguier E, Pariaut R, Bublot I. Shunting between the CVC and Both Azygos Vein and Thoracic Duct in a Dog with CTD. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 2013;49(2), 128-134.

Brandão J, Wong C, Kurotaki T, Johnson JR, Mitchell M, Roy AF, Pucheu-Haston CM, Del Piero F, Tully, TN. Chronic Dermatitis Caused by Lactobacillus jensenii Infection in a Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2013; 243(7):1030-1034.

Burba DJ. Traumatic Foot Injuries in Horses: Surgical Management. Compendium Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. 2013;35:E5-E11.

Burdick S, Mitchell MA, Neil J, Heggem B, Whittington J, Acierno MJ. Evaluation of two point-of-care meters and a portable chemistry analyzer for measurement of blood glucose concentrations in juvenile white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012;240(5):596-9.

da Cunha AF, Messenger KM, Stout RW, Barker SA, Nevarez JG, Queiroz-Williams P, Tully Jr TN. Pharmacokinetics of lidocaine and its active metabolite monoethylglycinexylidide after a single intravenous administration in chickens (Gallus domesticus) anesthetized with isoflurane. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Dec 29. doi: 10.1111/j.1365- 2885.2011.01358

da Cunha A F, Strain GM, Rademacher N, Schnellbacher, R, Tully TN. Palpation- and Ultrasound-Guided Brachial Plexus Blockade in Hisaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis). Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 2013;40(1):96-102. 

D’Amico LL, Xie L, Abell LK, Brown KT, Lopez MJ. Relationships of hip joint volume ratios with degrees of joint laxity and degenerative disease from youth to maturity in a canine population predisposed to hip joint osteoarthritis. Am J Vet Res. 2011;72(3):376-83.

Ellison ME, Kobayashi H, Delaney F, Danielson K, Vanderby Jr. R, Muir P, Forrest LJ. Feasibility and Repeatability for In Vivo Measurements of Stiffness Gradients in the Canine Gastrocnemius Tendon Using an Acoustoelastic Strain Gauge. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound. 2013;54(5):584-554.

Estrada AH, Pariaut R, Hemsley S, Gatson BH, Moïse NS. Atrial-based pacing for sinus node dysfunction in dogs: initial results. J Vet Intern Med. 2012 May;26(3):558-64.

Ferguson D, Crowe M, McLaughlin L, Gaschen F. Survival and prognostic indicators for cycad intoxication in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2011;25(4):831-7. 

Ferrer M, Lyle S, Paccamonti D, Eilts B, Hosgood G, Godke R. Persistent Breeding-Induced Endometritis after Hysteroscopic Insemination in the Mare. Reprod Domest Anim. 2011;47(5):732-9.

Fugler LA, Eades SC, Moore RM, Koch CE, Keowen ML. Plasma Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity in Horses after Intravenous Infusion of Lipopolysaccharide and Treatment with Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitors. Am J Vet Res. 2013;74(3), 473-480.

Gaschen FP. Immunosuppressive Treatment of IBD - When and How (in French). Pratique Vétérinaire, 2013;48:86-89.

Gaschen FP, Merchant SR. Adverse food reactions in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2011;41(2):361-79.

Gaschen FP. Preface Chronic Intestinal Diseases of Dogs and Cats-Update from the 21(st) Century. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2011;41(2):xi-xiii.

Gaschen L. Ultrasonography of small intestinal inflammatory and neoplastic diseases in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2011;41(2):329-44.

Gaschen FP, Merchant SR. Adverse food reactions in dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2011;41(2):361-79.

Goutal CM, Brugmann BL, Ryan KA. Insulinoma in dogs: a review. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2012 May;48(3):151-63.

Goutal-Landry CM, Mansell J, Ryan KA, Gaschen FP. Effect of Endoscopic Forceps on Quality of Duodenal Mucosal Biopsy in Healthy Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2013;27:456-461.

Gimble JM, Grayson W, Guilak F, Lopez MJ, Vunjak-Novakovic G. Adipose tissue as a stem cell source for musculoskeletal regeneration. Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2011;3:69-81.

Grooters AM, Spies CFJ, Chen CY, Glockling S, Levesque CA, de Cock AWAM. Nomenclatural Novelties:  Lagenidium deciduum, sp novii, Lagenidium giganteum f. caninum, f. novii, and Paralagenidium karlginii, sp novii. Index Fungorum. 2013;34(1), 1. 

Gudehus T, Sod GA, Riggs LM, Mitchell CF, Martin GS. An In Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of Equine Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Techniques: Two Parallel Transarticular Headless Tapered Variable Pitch Screws Versus Two Parallel Transarticular AO Cortical Bone Screws Inserted in Lag Fashion. Vet Surg. 2011 May;40(3):261-5.

Gupta A, Garber J, Fowlkes N, Rademacher N, Shiomitsu K, Evans D, Gaunt SD. What is your Diagnosis? Abdominal Fluid in a Dog. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 2013;42(1), 113-114.

Hicks MA, Hosgood GL, Morgan TW, Briere CA, McConnico RS. In vitro effect of carprofen and meloxicam on conductance and permeability to mannitol and the histologic appearance of the gastric mucosa of dogs. Am J Vet Res 2011;72(4):570-577.

Huff NK, Spencer ND, Gimble JM, Bagby GJ, Nelson S, Lopez MJ. Impaired expansion and multipotentiality of adult stromal cells in a rat chronic alcohol abuse model. Alcohol. 2011 Jun;45(4):393-402. 

Hummel J, Grooters A, Davidson G, Jennings S, Nicklas J, Birkenheuer A. Successful management of gastrointestinal pythiosis in a dog using itraconazole, terbinafine, and mefenoxam. Med Mycol. 2011 Jul;49(5):539-42.

Jenkins JA, Eilts BE, Guitreau AM, Figiel CR, Draugelis-Dale RO, Tiersch TR. Sperm quality assessments for endangered razorback suckers Xyrauchen texanus. Reproduction. 2011;141(1):55-65.

LeBlanc MM, Giguère S, Lester GD, Brauer K, Paccamonti DL. Relationship between infection, inflammation and premature parturition in mares with experimentally induced placentitis. Equine Vet J Suppl. 2012;(41):8-14

Leblanc MM, Giguère S, Lester GD, Brauer K, Paccamonti DL. Relationship between infection, inflammation and premature parturition in mares with experimentally induced placentitis. Equine Vet J. 2012 Feb;44 Suppl 41:8-14

Lecoindre P, Gaschen FP. Chronic idiopathic large bowel diarrhea in the dog. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2011;41(2):447-56.

Le Roux AB, Granger LA, Reynolds CA, Gaschen L. Computed Tomography Features of Bronchial and Non-Bronchial Collateral Arterial Circulation Development in a Dog Diagnosed with Multiple Chronic Pulmonary Thrombi. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. 2013;15(4), 283-287.

LeRoux, A., Gumber, S., Bauer, R. W., Rademacher, N., Gaschen, L. Algal Meningoencephalitis Due to Prototheca Spp. in a Dog. Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine. 2013, 5. www.dx.doi.org.

Le Roux A, Rademacher N, Saelinger C, Rodriguez D, Pariaut R, Gaschen L. Value of tracheal bifurcation angle measurement as a radiographic sign of left atrial enlargement in dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012;53:28-33.

Linardi, R, Stokes AM, Andrews FM. The Effect of P-glycoprotein on Methadone Hydrochloride Flux in Equine Intestinal Mucosa. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2013;36(1):43-50.

Lopez MJ, Kelly L, Borne A, Monroe WT, Bommala P, Zhang N. Novel Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation Device Reduces Slippage. Medical Devices Auckland. 2013;6:59-68.

Lopez MJ, Spencer ND. In vitro adult rat adipose tissue-derived stromal cell isolation and differentiation. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;702:37-46.

Moreau MM, Eades SC, Reinemeyer CR, Fugaro MN, Onishi JC. Illumina sequencing of the V4 hypervariable region 16S rRNA gene reveals extensive changes in bacterial communities in the cecum following carbohydrate oral infusion and development of early-stage acute laminitis in the horse. Vet Microbiol. 2014;168(2-4):436-41.

Nevarez, J. G., Acierno, M. J., Angel, M., Beaufrere, H. (2013). Determination of Measured and Calculated Plasma Osmolality Values in Captive Reared American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery. 2013;22(1-2):36-41.

Newcombe JR, Paccamonti D, Cuervo-Arango J. Reducing the examination interval to detect ovulation below 12h does not improve pregnancy rates after postovulatory insemination with frozen/thawed semen in mares. Anim Reprod Sci. 2011;123(1-2):60-3.

Nobrega Neto PI, Luna SP, Queiroz P, Mama KR, Steffey EP, Carregaro AB. Cardiorespiratory and Antinociceptive Effects of Two Different Doses of Lidocaine Administered to Horses During a Constant Intravenous Infusion of Xylazine and Ketamine. Veterinary Research. 2013; 9:199.

Onishi JC, Park JW, Prado J, Eades SC, Mirza MH, Fugaro MN, Häggblom MM, Reinemeyer CR. Intestinal bacterial overgrowth includes potential pathogens in the carbohydrate overload models of equine acute laminitis. Vet Microbiol. 2012;159(3-4):354-63. 

Pariaut R, Saelinger C, Queiroz-Williams P, Strickland KN, Marshall HC. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in a German shepherd dog with ventricular arrhythmias. J Vet Cardiol. 2011;13:203-210.

Ratterree W, Gieger T, Pariaut R, Saelinger C, Strickland K. Value of echocardiography and electrocardiography as screening tools prior to Doxorubicin administration. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2012;48(2):89-96.

Redig PT, Tully TN, Ritchie BW, Roy AF, Baudena MA, Chang GJ. Effect of West Nile virus DNA-plasmid vaccination on response to live virus challenge in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis). Am J Vet Res. 2011;72(8):1065-70.

Rohrbach BW, Stafford JR, Clermont RS, Reed SM, Schott HC 2nd, Andrews FM. Diagnostic Frequency, Response to Therapy, and Long-Term Prognosis among Horses and Ponies with Pituitary Par Intermedia Dysfunction, 1993-2004. J Vet Intern Med. 2012;26(4):1027-34.

Sod GA, Riggs LM, Mitchell CF, Martin GS, Gill MS. In Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of Dynamic Compression Plates with a Rough Contact Surface and a Polished Contact Surface for Fixation of Osteotomized Equine Third Metacarpal Bones. Vet Surg. 2011;40(5):579-85.

Sod GA, Riggs LM, Mitchell CF, Martin GS. A Mechanical Comparison of Equine Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Techniques: An Axial Locking Compression Plate and Two Abaxial Transarticular Cortical Screws versus an Axial Dynamic Compression Plate and Two Abaxial Transarticular Cortical Screws. Vet Surg. 2011;40(5):571-8.

Spencer ND, Chun R, Vidal MA, Gimble JM, Lopez MJ. In vitro expansion and differentiation of fresh and revitalized adult canine bone marrow-derived and adipose tissue-derived stromal cells. Vet J. 2012;191(2):231-9.

Spencer ND, Lopez MJ. In vitro adult canine adipose tissue-derived stromal cell growth characteristics. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;702:47-60.

Spencer ND, Gimble JM, Lopez MJ. Mesenchymal stromal cells: past, present, and future. Vet Surg. 2011;40(2):129-39.

Stokes AM, Lavie NL, Keowen ML, Gaschen L, Gaschen FP, Barthel D, Andrews FM. Evaluation of a wireless ambulatory capsule (SmartPill®) to measure gastrointestinal tract pH, luminal pressure and temperature, and transit time in ponies. Equine Vet J. 2012 Feb 2. doi:

Thieman KM, Kirkby KA, Flynn-Lurie A, Grooters AM, Bacon NJ Diagnosis and treatment of truncal cutaneous pythiosis in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 201;239(9):1232-5

Thompson JA, Mirza MH, Barker SA, Morgan TW, Bauer RW, McConnico RS. Clenbuterol toxicosis in three Quarter Horse racehorses after administration of a compounded product. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Sep 15;239(6):842-9

Venugopal CS, Eades S, Holmes EP, Beadle RE. Insulin resistance in equine digital vessel rings: an in vitro model to study vascular dysfunction in equine laminitis. Equine Vet J. 2011;43(6):744-9

Vidal MA, Lopez MJ. Adipogenic differentiation of adult equine mesenchymal stromal cells. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;702:61-75.

Shih AC, Queiroz P, Vigani A, Da Cunha A, Pariaut R, Ricco C, Bornkamp J, Garcia-Pereira F, Bandt C . Comparison of cardiac output determined by an ultrasound velocity dilution cardiac output method and by the lithium dilution cardiac output method in juvenile horses with experimentally induced hypovolemia. Am J Vet Res. 2014;75(6):565-71.

Vigani A, Shih A, Queiroz P, Pariaut R, Gabrielli A, Thuramalla N, Bandt C.Quantitative response of volumetric variables measured by a new ultrasound dilution method in a juvenile model of hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2012;83(8):1031-7.

Waguespack RW, Burba DJ, Hubert JD, Vidal MA, Lomax LG, Chirgwin SR, Lopez MJ. Effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on desmitis of the accessory ligament of the deep digital flexor tendon in the horse. Vet Surg. 2011;40(4):450-6

Wang L, Pawlak EA, Johnson PJ, Belknap JK, Eades SC, Stack S, Cousin H, Black S. Impact of Laminitis on the Canonical Wnt Signaling Pathway in Basal Epithelial Cells of the Equine Digital Laminae. Plos One. 2013;8(2):565-571.

Wooldridge AA, Waguespack RW, Schwartz DD, Venugopal CS, Eades SC, Beadle RE. Vasorelaxation responses to insulin in laminar vessel rings from healthy, lean horses. Vet J. 2014;202(1):83-8.

Xie L, Nan Z, Marsano A, Yanru Z, Gordana, VN, Lopez, MJ. In vitro Mesenchymal Trilineage Differentiation and Extracellular Matrix Production by Adipose and Bone Marrow Derived Adult Equine Multipotent Stromal Cells on a Collagen Scaffold. Stem Cell Rev. 2013;9(6), 858-72.

Xie L, Spencer ND, Beadle RE, Gaschen L, Buchert MR, Lopez MJ. Effects of athletic conditioning on horses with degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis: A preliminary report. Vet J. 2011;189(1):49-57.

Zhang, N., Dietrich, M. A., Lopez, M. J. (2013). Canine Intra-Articular Multipotent Stromal Cells (MSC) from Adipose Tissue have the Highest In Vitro Expansion Rates, Multipotentiality, and MSC Immunophenotypes. Veterinary Surgery, 2013;42(2):137-146.


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