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Monica Aleman
Associate Professor
Medicine & Epidemiology

2108 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1363
mraleman@ucdavis.edu

   

Education

2004 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California
1989 MZV Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Honors and Awards

2012 Annual Resident Award from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. Award presented for high degree of excellence in the residency specialty
2002 Erik Tolksdorff Olbrich Award: Best presentation (Equine Muscle Diseases). XXIV Annual Convention of the Mexican Association of Equine Practitioners, Veracruz, Mexico
2000 Helping Hands: Medical collaboration with equine practitioner. 27th American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, Seattle, WA
1998 Humphrey Knight Memorial Graduate Clinical Education Award: Resident with Outstanding Clinical Competency in Large Animal Medicine. University of California, Davis, CA

Licenses

Equine Specialist Certification, UNAM-Mexico
California Veterinary License
USA Veterinary License
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Large Animal Internal Medicine.
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Diagnostic Electrophysiology, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health/Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory

Principal Investigator, Muscle and Nerve Histochemical and Morphometric Studies, (Principal Investigator), Neuromuscular Disease Laboratory, University of California-Davis

Co-Principal Investigator, Gift: Comparative Neurology, John E. Madigan (Principal Investigator), Anonymous private donor

Principal Investigator, Gift: Comparative Neurology, (Principal Investigator), Anonymous private donor

Co-Investigator, Grant, Isaac Pessah (Principal Investigator), Private donor

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Monica Aleman: Atlanto-axial approach for cervical myelography in a Thoroughbred horse with complete fusion of the atlanto-occipital bones 2014 Aleman M, Dimock A, Wisner E, Prutton J, Madigan JE Atlanto-axial approach for cervical myelography in a Thoroughbred horse with complete fusion of the atlanto-occipital bones Can Vet J,
  • Monica Aleman: Electrophysiologic confirmation of heterogenous motor polyneuropathy in young cats 2014 Aleman M, Dickinson PJ, Williams DC, Sturges BK, LeCouteur RA, Vernau KM, Shelton GD Electrophysiologic confirmation of heterogenous motor polyneuropathy in young cats J Vet Intern Med, 28(6): 1789-1798,
  • Monica Aleman: Brainstem auditory evoked responses in an equine patient population. Part II: foals. 2014 Aleman M, Madigan JE, Williams DC, Holliday TA Brainstem auditory evoked responses in an equine patient population. Part II: foals. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Brainstem auditory evoked responses in an equine patient population: Part I--adult horses. 2014 Aleman M, Holliday TA, Nieto JE, Williams DC Brainstem auditory evoked responses in an equine patient population: Part I--adult horses. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Sensory evoked potentials of the trigeminal nerve for the diagnosis of idiopathic headshaking in a horse. 2014 Aleman M, Rhodes D, Williams DC, Guedes A, Madigan JE Sensory evoked potentials of the trigeminal nerve for the diagnosis of idiopathic headshaking in a horse. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Monica Aleman: Idiopathic headshaking: is it still idiopathic? 2014 Pickles K, Madigan J, Aleman M Idiopathic headshaking: is it still idiopathic? Vet J,
  • Monica Aleman: Factors associated with survival in 148 recumbent horses. 2014 Winfield LS, Kass PH, Magdesian KG, Madigan JE, Aleman M, Pusterla N Factors associated with survival in 148 recumbent horses. Equine Veterinary Journal,
  • Monica Aleman: Sensory nerve conduction and somatosensory evoked potentials of the trigeminal nerve in horses with idiopathic headshaking. 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,
  • Monica Aleman: Oleander toxicosis in equids: 30 cases (1995-2010). 2013 Renier AC, Kass PH, Magdesian KG, Madigan JE, Aleman M, Pusterla N Oleander toxicosis in equids: 30 cases (1995-2010). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Monica Aleman: Pedigree analysis and exclusion of alpha-tocopherol transfer protein (TTPA) as a candidate gene for neuroaxonal dystrophy in the American Quarter Horse. 2013 Finno CJ, Famula T, Aleman M, Higgins RJ, Madigan JE, Bannasch DL Pedigree analysis and exclusion of alpha-tocopherol transfer protein (TTPA) as a candidate gene for neuroaxonal dystrophy in the American Quarter Horse. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Finno CJ, Aleman M: Genetics of equine neurologic disease, Chowdhary BP, (ed), Chapter 14: Equine Genomics. 217-39.

2013 Aleman M: Colic in foals, Madigan JE, (ed), Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine, 3rd ed. .

2008 Aleman M: Juvenile idiopathic epilepsy in Arabian foals, Robinson, Sprayberry, (ed), Current Therapy in Equine Medicine 6. 891-3.

2008 Aleman M: Contribution of Illustrations, Slovis and McAuliffe, (ed), Color Atlas of Diseases and Disorders of the Foal. .

2008 Aleman M, Carlson GP: Chapter 37: Diseases of the hematopoietic and hemolymphatic systems, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 4th Edition. 1144-88.