Susan Stover

Susan Stover

Professor

Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Office
2309 VET MED 3A, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
State Licensure - California
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Education
1974, BS, Washington State University, Pullman,
1976, DVM, Washington State University, Pullman,
1977, Equine Surgery Internship, University of California, Davis, CA
1979, Equine Surgery Residency, University of California, Davis, CA
1987, PhD, University of California, Davis,
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Drill tip geometry effect on torsional mechanical properties of rabbit femur, Amy Kapatkin (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, The Effect of Horseshoe Length on Hoof Growth that could Lead to the Underrun Heel Hoof Conformation Associated with Development of Injuries in Quarter Horses, (Principal Investigator), American Quarter Horse Association
Co-Investigator, Radial geometry and limb use in chondrodystrophic dogs, Bannasch D (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Co-Investigator, Histologic evaluation of microdamage associated with screw placement in the rabbit femur, Massie AM (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Co-Investigator, The effects of screw placement on torsional properties of the rabbit femur, Massie AM (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Histological characteristics unique to Proximal Sesamoid Bones of Thoroughbred racehorses that fractured while racing and/or training, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Principal Investigator, Training programs for prevention of fetlock injury, (Principal Investigator), Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation
Co-Investigator, PET Imaging of the Thoroughbred Racehorse fetlock using standing sedation, Mathieu Spriet (Principal Investigator), Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation
Principal Investigator, Biomechanical Comparison of a Self-Tapping Bone Screw Fastener and Self-Tapping AO/ASIF Cortical Bone Screw for Fixation of a Simulated Slab Fracture in Cadaveric Adult Equine Third Carpal Bone, (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Principal Investigator, Comparison of Pull-out Strength Between 3.5mm Bone Screw Fasteners and Self-Tapping AO 3.5mm Cortical Bone Screws and in Cadaveric Adult Equine Third Metacarpal Bone, (Principal Investigator), Veterinary Orthopedic Society
Co-Investigator, EAGER: Bone Intrinsic Toughening by Stress Whitening is a Fundamental Molecular Mechanism of Collagen I, David Fyhrie (Principal Investigator), National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator, Evaluating the effect of horseshoe material and horseshoe traction features on shear loads and vertical impact loads at the shoe-surface interface, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Principal Investigator, Effect of arena surface properties on hindlimb fetlock angle in show jumping horses, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Principal Investigator, Impact of arena surface properties on hindlimb motion and hoof translation of show jumping horses, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Principal Investigator, Investigating the Relationship of Forelimb Tendon and Ligament Strains and Arena Surface Properties During Jumping, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Principal Investigator, In vitro biomechanical comparison of bone screw interface strength between a buttress and interlocking thread design in self tapping cortical bone screws in equine cortical bone, (Principal Investigator), CEH
Honors and Awards
1976 Large Animal Surgery Clinics Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
1983 Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1986 Autotutorial Excellence, SCAVMA National Symposium Videotape
1996 Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1997 Bayer Excellence in Equine Research Award, American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Research
2005 Chancellor's Distinguished Lectureship Series, Lousiana State University
2007 Faculty Research Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2007 American Horse Publications Award - 3rd place in the category of Equine-related Special Issue Publication for CEH Horse Report Suspensory Ligament Injuries in Horses"
2008 Outstanding Women in Racing
2008 James Wilson Award for Best Equine Publication from a resident or graduate student
2009 James Wilson Award for Best Equine Publication by a UC Davis resident or graduate student - Major professor and mentor for Jacob Setterbo who won the award for his publication, Hoof accelerations and ground reaction forces of Thoroughbred racehorses measured on dirt, synthetic, and turf track surfaces. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2009
2010 Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, Washington State University
2010 James Wilson Award for Best Equine Publication by a UC Davis resident or graduate student - Major professor and mentor for Lucy Anthenill who won the award for her publication, Comparison of macrostructural and microstructural bone features in Thoroughbred racehorses with and without midbody fracture of the proximal sesamoid bone. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2010
2010 Best poster for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Annual Meeting - Mentored Surgery Resident, Stuart Vallance
2011 James Wilson Award for Best Equine Publication by a UC Davis resident or graduate student - major professor for graduate student (Amanda Murray Arens) - Osteoporosis associated with pulmonary silicosis in an equine bone fragility syndrome
2013 2013 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2014 Stover SM : Stress Fracture Diagnosis in Racehorses, Sprayberry and Robinson, (ed), Robinson's Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, St. Louis, MO. 879-885.
1998 Stover SM : Stress Fractures, N.A. White and J.N. Moore, (ed), Current Techniques in Equine Surgery and Lameness, 2nd edition, . 451-459.
1992 Stover SM : Dorsal metacarpal disease, N.E. Robinson, (ed), Current Therapy In Equine Medicine 3, . 143-6.
1990 Stover SM : Bucked shins and stress fractures of the metacarpus in the horse, , Large Animal Internal Medicine, Part II, Sect. 9, St. Louis, Missouri. 1193-6.
1987 Stover SM : Pre- and post-operative management of the colic patient, N. E. Robinson, (ed), Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Philadelphia. 33-38.
Research Focus
Musculoskeletal Injury Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Biomechanics: The primary research focus is the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and biomechanics of repetitive, overuse injuries in equine athletes. The second research focus is Silicate Associated Osteoporosis in horses, a systemic osteoporotic disease associated with inhalation exposure to cytotoxic silicate particles and granulomatous lung inflammation. Other areas include biomechanical function of musculoskeletal structures and treatment of orthopedic disorders in domestic animals.
Specialty Focus
Musculoskeletal biomechanics; etiopathogenesis of repetitive, overuse injuries; equine locomotor anatomy; racehorse musculoskeletal fatalities