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

1114C 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

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"
2009 First Place Award American Horse Publication in the category of Equine Related Newsletter
2005 James W. Wilson Award (Most outstanding equine research publication)
2004 James W. Wilson Award (Most outstanding equine research publication)


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
AVMA California License
Mexico Veterinary License
Diplomate American College Veterinary Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Regional administration of antibiotics (Amikacin) using 10 vs 20 minute tourniquet application in horses, Resident Isabelle Kilcoyne, (Principal Investigator), Center of Equine Health

Principal Investigator, Comparison of duration of efficacious intra-articular amikacin concentrations following intravenous distal limb perfusion with low and high dose amikacin in horses, Intern Allison Kilborne, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health (CEH)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Kilcoyne I, Nieto J, Vaughan B. Tibial osteomyelitis caused by Rhodococcus equi in a mature horse Eq Vet Edu,
  • Link Icon 2014 Aleman M, Holiday TA, Nieto JE, Williams DC Brainstem auditory evoked responses in an equine patient population: Part I - adult horses J Vet Int Med,
  • Link Icon 2014 Aristizabal F, Nieto J, Yamout S, Snyder J The effect of a hay grid feeder on feed consumption and measurement of the gastric pH using an intragastric electrode device in horses: a preliminary report Equine Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2014 Nieto J E, Yamout S, Dechant JE Sinusitis associated with nasogastric intubation in 3 horses Can Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2014 Aristizabal FA, Lopes MA, Silva A, Avanza MF, Nieto JE Evaluation of the effect of onlay mesenteric flaps on end-to-end jejunojejunostomy healing in horses Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2013 Aleman M, Williams DC, Brosnan RJ, Nieto JE, Pickles KJ, Berger J, Lecouteur RA, Holliday TA, Madigan JE Sensory nerve conduction and somatosensory evoked potentials of the trigeminal nerve in horses with idiopathic headshaking J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Nieto JE, Maher O, Stanley SD, Larson R, Snyder JR In vivo and in vitro effects of Domperidone on the gastrointestinal tract of healthy horses Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2013 Nieto JE, Morales B, Yamout SZ, Stanley SD, Harmon FA, Snyder JR In vivo and in vitro effects of neostigmine on gastrointestinal tract motility of horses Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2013 Nieto JE, Maher O, Stanley SD, Knych HK, Snyder JR Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of zoledronic acid in horses Am J Vet Res,
  • 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,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Nieto J: Exercise and the gastrointestinal tract, Ray Geor, Ken Hinchliff, Andy Kaneps, (ed), Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 2nd Ed. .