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Nicola Pusterla- DrMedVeT, MedVet
Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

3109 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616


npusterla@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Equine infectious diseases with an emphasis on molecular epidemiology

Specialty Focus

Equine Medicine

Education

2002 Habilitation Infectious Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
1998 FVH Laboratory and Basic Medical Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
1994 Dr med vet Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
1991 Med Vet Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Honors and Awards

2014 Advancement in Equine Research Award – Boehringer Ingelheim
2013 Advancement in Equine Research Award – Boehringer Ingelheim
2005 Favorite Equine Lecturer for the class of 2006
2003 American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Residency Award for residents who have demonstrated outstanding clinical expertise, scholarship and potential to contribute to the veterinary profession
2003 Favorite Large Animal Resident award in appreciation for the efforts towards education and mentoring the members of the class of 2003
2003 Large Animal Resident Award for best Abstract Research Presentation, 21st Annual Veterinary Medical Forum of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, June 4 - June 8, 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina
2001 House Office Seminar Day award for the best research presentation in Large Animal Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis
2000 James W. Wilson award for outstanding equine research publication authored by a graduate academic student or resident in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1998 Karl-Pfizer award for excellence in scientific work

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Completion of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification prog
California Veterinary License (VET 15984)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Nicola Pusterla: Seroprevalence and risk factors for infection with equine coronavirus in healthy horses in the USA 2017 Kooijman LJ, James K, Mapes SM, Theelen MJ, Pusterla N Seroprevalence and risk factors for infection with equine coronavirus in healthy horses in the USA Vet J,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Pharmacokinetic parameters for single- and multi-dose regimens for subcutaneous administration of a high-dose ceftiofur crystalline-free acid to neonatal foals 2017 Pusterla N, Hall TL, Wetzlich SE, Monmaney G, Collier JR, Hill JA, Tell LA Pharmacokinetic parameters for single- and multi-dose regimens for subcutaneous administration of a high-dose ceftiofur crystalline-free acid to neonatal foals J Vet Pharmacol Ther,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Assessment of quantitative polymerase chain reaction for equine herpesvirus-5 in blood, nasal secretions and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for the laboratory diagnosis of equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis 2017 Pusterla N, Magdesian KG, Mapes SM, Zavodovskaya R, Kass PH Assessment of quantitative polymerase chain reaction for equine herpesvirus-5 in blood, nasal secretions and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for the laboratory diagnosis of equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis Equine Vet J,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Comparison of corneal degeneration and calcific band keratopathy from 2000 to 2013 in 69 horses 2017 Berryhill EH, Thomasy SM, Kass PH, Reilly CM, Good KL, Hollingsworth SR, Maggs DJ, Magdesian KG, Pusterla N Comparison of corneal degeneration and calcific band keratopathy from 2000 to 2013 in 69 horses Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Development of an equine coronavirus-specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to determine serologic responses in naturally infected horses 2016 Kooijman LJ, Mapes SM, Pusterla N Development of an equine coronavirus-specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to determine serologic responses in naturally infected horses J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Field use of N-butylscopolammonium bromide to facilitate thorough ophthalmic examination in horses 2016 Palmero J, Hollingsworth S, Kass P, Moore S, Pusterla N Field use of N-butylscopolammonium bromide to facilitate thorough ophthalmic examination in horses Vet J,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: An updated consensus statement with a focus on parasite biology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention 2016 Reed SM, Furr M, Howe DK, Johnson AL, MacKay RJ, Morrow JK, Pusterla N, Witonsky S Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: An updated consensus statement with a focus on parasite biology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention J Vet Intern Med,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Pyrosequencing as a fast and reliable tool to determine clade affiliation for equine Influenza A virus 2016 Bernardino PN, Mapes SM, Corbin R, Pusterla N Pyrosequencing as a fast and reliable tool to determine clade affiliation for equine Influenza A virus J Vet Diagn Invest,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Prevalence factors associated with equine herpesvirus type 1 infection in equids with upper respiratory tract infection and/or acute onset of neurological signs from 2008 to 2014 2016 Pusterla N, Mapes S, Akana N, Barnett C, MacKenzie C, Gaughan E, Craig B, Chappell D, Vaala W Prevalence factors associated with equine herpesvirus type 1 infection in equids with upper respiratory tract infection and/or acute onset of neurological signs from 2008 to 2014 Vet Rec,
  • Nicola Pusterla: Association between inflammatory airway disease of horses and exposure to respiratory viruses: a case control study. 2015 Houtsma A, Bedenice D, Pusterla N, Pugliese B, Mapes S, Hoffman AM, Paxson J, Rozanski E, Mukherjee J, Wigley M, Mazan MR Association between inflammatory airway disease of horses and exposure to respiratory viruses: a case control study. Multidiscip Respir Med,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2014 Pusterla N, Madigan JE: Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection, D.C. Sellon, M.T. Long, (ed), Equine Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition, St. Louis. 344-347.

2014 Pusterla N, Gebhart CJ, Lavoie J-P, Drolet R: Lawsonia intracellularis, D.C. Sellon, M.T. Long, (ed), Equine Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition, St. Louis. 316-321.

2014 Pusterla N, Madigan JE : Equine granulocytic anaplasmosis (formerly ehrlichiosis), K.A. Sprayberry, N.E. Robinson, (ed), Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 7th edition, St. Louis. 193-195.

2014 Pusterla N, Leutenegger CM: PCR in infectious disease diagnosis and management, K.A. Sprayberry, N.E. Robinson, (ed), Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 7th edition, St. Louis. 139-143.

2014 Morley PS, Pusterla N: Viral respiratory disease in athletic horses, K.W. Hinchcliff, A.J. Kaneps, R.J. Geor, (ed), Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, 2nd edition, New York. 649-664.