Sharon Spier

Sharon Spier

Professor Emeritus

Medicine & Epidemiology

3117 Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
State Licensure - California
USDA Accredited Veterinarian
1981, BS, Texas A&M University, College Station,
1983, DVM, Texas A&M University, College Station,
1989, PhD, University of California, Davis,
Honors and Awards
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
2014-2015 Texas A&M Alumni Achievement Award
Most Recent Five 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.
Research Focus
Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infections in horses; Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis in horses; Genetic diseases of horses
Specialty Focus
Equine Medicine
Ten Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

Rhodes DM, Magdesian KG, Byrne BA, Kass P, Edman J, Sprier SJ
Minimum inhibitory concentrations of equine Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolates (1996-2012)

Kilcoyne I, Watson JL, Spier SJ, Whitcomb MB, Vaughan B
Septic sialoadenitis in equids: a retrospective study of 18 cases (1998-2010)

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.