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Sharon Spier- BS, DVM, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Medicine & Epidemiology

3117 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 0292
sjspier@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infections in horses; Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis in horses; Genetic diseases of horses

Specialty Focus

Equine Medicine

Education

1981 BS , Texas A&M University, College Station,
1983 DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station,
1989 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2014-2015 Texas A&M Alumni Achievement Award
1994 AVMA Council for Research: Excellence in Equine Research Award
Jacob Traum Award for Graduate Work in Infectious Disease
Western States Food Animal Disease Research Conference
Best Graduate Student Presentation
Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture
Phi Zeta Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
The National Dean's List
Distinguished Student Award

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
State Licensure - California
USDA Accredited Veterinarian

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Sharon Spier: Molecular epidemiology of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolated from horses in California 2017 Haas DJ, Dorneles EM, Spier SJ, Carroll SP, Edman J, Azevedo VA, Heinemann MB, Lage AP Molecular epidemiology of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolated from horses in California Infect Genet Evol,
  • Sharon Spier: Genomic analysis of four strains of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis bv. Equi isolated from horses showing distinct signs of infection 2017 Baraúna RA, Ramos RT, Veras AA, de Sá PH, Guimarães LC, das Graças DA, Carneiro AR, Edman JM, Spier SJ, Azevedo V, Silva A Genomic analysis of four strains of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis bv. Equi isolated from horses showing distinct signs of infection Stand Genomic Sci,
  • Sharon Spier: Assessing the genotypic differences between strains of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar equi through comparative genomics 2017 Baraúna RA, Ramos RTJ, Veras AAO, Pinheiro KC, Benevides LJ, Viana MVC, Guimarães LC, Edman JM, Spier SJ, Azevedo V, Silva A Assessing the genotypic differences between strains of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar equi through comparative genomics PLoS One,
  • Sharon Spier: Whole genome sequence of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis strain 226, isolated from the abscess of a goat in California 2016 Dias LM, Alves JT, Veras AA, Baraúna RA, Sá PH, Spier S, Edman JM, Guimarães LC, Rocha FS, Ramos RT, Azevedo V, Silva A, Carneiro AR. Whole genome sequence of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis strain 226, isolated from the abscess of a goat in California Genome Announc,
  • Sharon Spier: Minimum inhibitory concentrations of equine Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolates (1996-2012) 2015 Rhodes DM, Magdesian KG, Byrne BA, Kass P, Edman J, Sprier SJ Minimum inhibitory concentrations of equine Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolates (1996-2012) J Vet Intern Med,
  • Sharon Spier: Septic sialoadenitis in equids: a retrospective study of 18 cases (1998-2010) 2015 Kilcoyne I, Watson JL, Spier SJ, Whitcomb MB, Vaughan B Septic sialoadenitis in equids: a retrospective study of 18 cases (1998-2010) Equine Vet J,
  • Sharon Spier: Genome sequence of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis MB20 bv. equi isolated from a pectoral abscess of an Oldenburg horse in California. 2014 Baraúna RA, Guimarães LC, Veras AA, de Sá PH, Graças DA, Pinheiro KC, Silva AS, Folador EL, Benevides LJ, Viana MV, Carneiro AR, Schneider MP, Spier SJ, Edman JM, Ramos RT, Azevedo V, Silva A. Genome sequence of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis MB20 bv. equi isolated from a pectoral abscess of an Oldenburg horse in California. Genome Announc,
  • Sharon Spier: Frequency of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection in horses across the United States during a 10-year period 2014 Kilcoyne I, Spier SJ, Carter CN, Smith JL, Swinford AK, Cohen ND Frequency of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection in horses across the United States during a 10-year period J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Sharon Spier: The relationship between Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar equi phenotype with location and extent of lesions in horses. 2014 Britz E, Spier SJ, Kass PH, Edman JM, Foley JE The relationship between Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar equi phenotype with location and extent of lesions in horses. Vet J,
  • Sharon Spier: Incidence, management and outcome of complications of castration in equids: 324 cases (1998-2008) 2013 Kilcoyne I, Watson JL, Kass PH, Spier SJ Incidence, management and outcome of complications of castration in equids: 324 cases (1998-2008) J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Spier SJ: Metabolic disorders: Disorders of calcium metabolism: Hypocalcemic tetany in horses (Transport tetany, lactation tetany, eclampsia), , The Merck Veterinary Manual, 11th ed, Whitehouse Station, NJ. .

2015 Spier SJ: Circulatory system: Lymphadenitis & lymphangitis: Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection of horses and cattle (Pigeon fever, dry land distemper), , The Merck Veterinary Manual, 11th ed, Whitehouse Station, NJ. .

2015 Aleman M, Spier SJ: Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition, St. Louis, MO. 1080-3.

2015 Spier SJ: Chapter 44. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection , Sprayberry KA, Robinson NE, (ed), Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 7th edition, St. Louis, MO. 184-7.

2014 Spier SJ, Whitcomb MB: Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (in miscellaneous bacterial infections), Sellon and Long, (ed), Equine Infectious Diseases, 2nd Ed, St. Louis, MO. 373-9.