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Jorge Nieto- BS, MVZ, PhD
Associate Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1426 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 9773


Research Focus

Gastrointestinal diseases in the horse (diagnosis of strangulating obstructions, motility, gastric ulcers, ischemia reperfusion injury)

Specialty Focus

Equine Surgery


1977 BS Biological Sciences, Universidad La Salle, Mexico City, Mexico
1981 MVZ Veterinary Medicine, National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
2004 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis

Honors and Awards

2004 James W. Wilson Award (Most outstanding equine research publication)
2005 James W. Wilson Award (Most outstanding equine research publication)
2009 First Place Award American Horse Publication in the category of Equine Related Newsletter
2010 Major advisor of Sawsan Yamout winner best clinical research ACVS symposium (residents forum) with "Evaluation of peritoneal and plasmatic D-lactate in horses with colic"


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
AVMA California License
Mexico Veterinary License

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Katzman SA, Nieto JE, Arens AM, Macdonald MH, Puchalski SM, Galuppo LD, Snyder JR, Maher O, Bell RJ Use of zoledronate for treatment of a bone fragility disorder in horses J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2012 Nieto JE, Aleman M, Anderson JD, Fiack C, Snyder JR Effects of phenylbutazone on gene expression of cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 in the oral, glandular gastric, and bladder mucosae of healthy horses Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2011 Aleman M, Williams DC, Jorge NE, Magdesian KG, Brosnan RJ, Feary DJ, Hilton HG, Kozikowski TA, Higgins JK, Madigan JE, LeCouteur RA Repetitive stimulation of the common peroneal nerve as a diagnostic aid for botulism in foals. Name incorrect on article, Jorge NE instead of Nieto JE J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2011 Aleman M, Nieto JE, Higgins JK Ulcerative cystitis associated with phenylbutazone administration in two horses J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2011 Yamout SZ, Nieto JE, Beldomenico PM, Dechant JE, leJeune S, Snyder JR Peritoneal and plasma D-lactate concentrations in horses with colic. Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2011 Dechant JE, Symm WA, Nieto JE Comparison of pH, lactate, and glucose analysis of equine synovial fluid using a portable clinical analyzer with a bench-top blood gas analyzer Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2011 Hilton H, Nieto JE, Moore PF, Harmon FA, Naydan DK, Snyder JR Expression of cyclooxygenase genes in the jejunum of horses during low-flow ischemia and reperfusion Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2011 Romero AE, Nieto JE, Dechant JE, Hopper K, Aleman M Effects of aerobic and anaerobic fluid collection on biochemical analysis of peritoneal fluid in healthy horses and horses with colic Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2010 Hilton H, Aleman M, Madigan J, Nieto J Standing lateral throacotomy in horses: Indications, complications, and outcomes Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2010 Vaughan B, Whitcomb MB, Puchalski SM, Poulin-Braim AE, Nieto JE, Galuppo LD Imaging Diagnosis: Arterial and venous thromboses of the proximal limb in two Thoroughbred racehorses Vet Radiol Ultrasound,