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Ashlee Watts

Assistant Professor fo Large Animal Surgery

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Department: VLCS

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Education

  • Ph.D. Comparative Biomedical Sci, Cornell University 2012
  • D.V.M. , Colorado State University 2003
  • B.S. Animal Science, Colorado State University 1999

Credentials

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Large Animal
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 12437

Scholarly Interests

Equine Orthopedics. Research Interests: Comparative Orthopedics; cartilage and tendon repair; stem cell biology; stem cell therapy; gene therapy; osteoarthritis prevention; regenerative medicine

Publications

Cell- and gene-based approaches to tendon regeneration.
Nixon AJ, Watts AE, Schnabel LV
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Feb; 21(2):278-94.
Comparison of plasma and peritoneal indices of fibrinolysis between foals and adult horses with and without colic.
Watts AE, Fubini SL, Todhunter RJ, Brooks MB
Am J Vet Res. 2011 Nov; 72(11):1535-40.
What is your diagnosis? Cervical vertebral compressive myelopathy at C6-7.
Sparks HD, Nixon AJ, Watts AE
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Jun; 238(12):1559-60.
In vitro elution of amikacin and ticarcillin from a resorbable, self-setting, fiber reinforced calcium phosphate cement.
Watts AE, Nixon AJ, Papich MG, Sparks HD, Schwark WS
Vet Surg. 2011 Jul; 40(5):563-70.
Continuous peripheral neural blockade to alleviate signs of experimentally induced severe forelimb pain in horses.
Watts AE, Nixon AJ, Reesink HL, Cheetham J, Fubini SL, Looney AL
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Apr; 238(8):1032-9.
Fetal derived embryonic-like stem cells improve healing in a large animal flexor tendonitis model.
Watts AE, Yeager AE, Kopyov OV, Nixon AJ
Stem Cell Res Ther. 2011 Jan; 2(1):4.
A technique for laser-facilitated equine pastern arthrodesis using parallel screws inserted in lag fashion.
Watts AE, Fortier LA, Nixon AJ, Ducharme NG
Vet Surg. 2010 Feb; 39(2):244-53.
A technique for internal fixation of scapulohumeral luxation using scapulohumeral tension sutures in three alpacas and one miniature steer.
Watts AE, Fortier LA, Nixon AJ, Ducharme NG
Vet Surg. 2008 Feb; 37(2):161-5.
Gene therapy in musculoskeletal repair.
Nixon AJ, Goodrich LR, Scimeca MS, Witte TH, Schnabel LV, Watts AE, Robbins PD
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Nov; 1117:310-27.
In vitro analysis of nonthermal plasma as a disinfecting agent.
Watts AE, Fubini SL, Vernier-Singer M, Golkowski C, Shin S, Todhunter RJ
Am J Vet Res. 2006 Dec; 67(12):2030-5.
Septic epiglottic chondritis with abscessation in 2 young Thoroughbred racehorses.
Infernuso T, Watts AE, Ducharme NG
Can Vet J. 2006 Oct; 47(10):1007-10.
Comparison of arthroscopic approaches and accessible anatomic structures during arthroscopy of the caudal pouches of equine femorotibial joints.
Watts AE, Nixon AJ
Vet Surg. 2006 Apr; 35(3):219-26.
Treatment of angular limb and flexural limb deformity
Watts AE
AAEP Focus. AAEP Focus of the First Year of Life.
Negative clinical reaction to allogeneic stem cell therapy
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
NAVRMA. North American Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Conference.
Novel techniques in synovial sepsis
Watts AE
AAEP Focus. AAEP Focus of the First Year of Life.
Weissella confusa septicemia in a foal.
Lawhon SD, Lopez FR, Joswig A, Black HC, Watts AE, Norman TE, Porter BF
J Vet Diagn Invest. 26(1):150-3.
Effects of clopidogrel on horses with experimentally induced endotoxemia
Watts AE, Ness SL, Divers TJ, Fubini SL, Frye AH, Stokol T, Cummings KJ, Brooks MB
Am J Vet Res.
Treating Horses’ Injuries with Stem Cells
Watts AE
CVM Today.
Foal Conformation Exams – Part I
Watts AE
Speedhorse – official publication of the racing Quarter Horse.
Foal Conformation Exams – Part II
Watts AE
Speedhorse – official publication of the racing Quarter Horse.
Stem cell therapy in equine orthopedics – Invited Review
Watts AE
Equine Vet Educ.
Osteomyyelitis caused by Rhodococcus equi infection in the horse – Clinical Commentary
Watts AE
Equine Vet Educ .
Clinical response after intra-articular injection of two stem cell preparation techniques
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
American College of Veterinary Surgeons Surgical Summit, San Diego, CA.
Weisella confuse septicemia in a foal
Lawhon SD, Lopez FR, Joswig AE, Black HC, Watts AE, Norman TE, Porter BF
J Vet Diagn Invest .
Accumulation of amikacin in synovial fluid after regional limb perfusion of amikacin sulfate alone and in combination with ticarcillin/clavulanate in horses
Zantingh AJ*, Schwark WS, Fubini SL, Watts AE
Vet Surg .
Response to sternebral bone marrow aspiration in equine patients
Joswig AE
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Dual axis gene therapy for OA control
Watts AE, Nixon AJ
American College of Veterinary Surgeons 24th Annual Scientific Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Response to sternebral bone marrow aspiration in equine patients
Joswig AE, Lepiz M, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Cryopreservation of equine MSCs
Atwell K*, Peters AE, Mitchell A*, Watts AE
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Subconjunctival injection of allogeneic Mesenchymal stem cells in horses
Joswig AE*, Hardy J, Easterwood L, Watts AE
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Biopsy needle advancement during bone marrow aspiration increases MSC concentration
Peters AE, Norton B, Watts AE
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Limb perfusion of amikacin and ticarcillin
Watts AE§, Zantignh A, Schwark WS, Fubini SL
American Association of Equine Practitioners, Nashville, TN.
Dual axis gene therapy for OA control.
Watts AE§, Nixon AJ
American Association of Equine Practitioners, Nashville, TN.
Sternebral bone marrow aspiration in equine clinical patients
Joswig AE*, Lepiz M, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
Veterinary Orthopedic Society Meeting, Breckenridge, CO.
Lubricin increases in osteochondral fragment-induced and naturally occurring osteoarthritis in horses
Reesink H*, Watts AE, Kamm L, Jay G, Nixon AJ
Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Subconjunctival injection of allogeneic Mesenchymal stem cells in horses
Joswig AE
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Cryopreservation of equine MSCs
Atwell K
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Lubricin increases in osteochondral fragment-induced and naturally occurring osteoarthritis in horses
Reesink H
Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Limb perfusion of amikacin and ticarcillin
Watts AE, Zantignh A, Schwark WS, Fubini SL
American College of Veterinary Surgeons 24th Annual Scientific Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Novel techniques in OCD
Watts AE
AAEP Focus. AAEP Focus on the First Year of Life.
Cryopreservation of MSCs from the horse
Mitchell A*, Atwell K, Smith R, Watts AE
NAVRMA. North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Conference.
Two stem cell preparation techniques
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
ACVS. American College of Veterinary Surgeons Annual Surgical Summit.
Foal Conformation Exams – Part I
Watts AE
Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse. Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse.
A randomized, controlled trial of the effects of resveratrol administration in performance horses with lameness localized to the distal tarsal joints.
Watts AE, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Carter GK, Cummings KJ
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 249: 650-9.
Lubricin/proteoglycan 4 increases in both experimental and naturally occurring equine osteoarthritis.
Reesink HL, Watts AE, Mohammed HO, Jay GD, Nixon AJ
Osteoarthritis Cartilage.
Biopsy needle advancement during bone marrow aspiration increases MSC concentration
Peters AE*, Watts AE
Front Vet Sci . 14.
Cryopreservation of equine mesenchymal stem cells in 95% autologous serum and 5% DMSO does not alter post-thaw growth or morphology in vitro compared to fetal bovine serum or allogeneic serum at 20 or 95% and DMSO at 10 or 5%
Mitchell A*, Rivas KA*, Smith R 3rd, Watts AE
Stem Cell Res Ther.
Equine MSC growth kinetics post cryopreservation.
Mitchell A*, Atwell K*, Smith R, Watts AE
Abstract at the Annual Surgical Summit of the American College Veterinary Surgeons, Nashville, TN. .
Randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial of resveratrol supplementation for equine hock lameness
Watts AE, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Carter GK, Cummings K
Abstract at the 43rd Annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference, Big Sky, Montana.
MicroRNA in equine tendinopathy – a translational target
Millar NL, Watts AE, Akbar M, Hughes T, Kitson SM, Gilchrist DS
Abstract at the Orthopedic Research Society Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Effect of mesenchymal stem cells on equine ovarian follicular development
Grady ST*, Watts AE, Hinrichs K
J Eq Vet Sci Abstract at the 9th International Symposium on Equine Embryo Transfer and Technology (ISEET) in Ghent, Belgium.
miRNA in equine tendinopathy – a translational target
Millar NL, Watts AE§, Akbar M, Hughes T, Kitson S, Gilchrist DS
Abstract at the British Equine Veterinarian Association Congress in Birmingham, England.
Resveratrol supplementation for hock lameness
Watts AE, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Carter GK, Cummings KJ
Abstract at the Surgical Summit of the ACVS in Seattle, WA.
Horses learn to recover from general anesthesia
Platt JP*, Simon B, Martinez E, Lepiz M, Coleman M, Watts AE
Vet Surg Abstract at the Surgical Summit of the ACVS in Seattle, WA.
How to understand regenerative medicine
Watts AE
AAEP. AAEP Annual Convention.
Foal Conformation Exams - Part I
Watts AE
Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse. Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse.
Foal Conformation Exams – Part II
Watts AE
Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse. Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse.
Intra-articular injection of autologous and allogeneic stem cells
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE§
VOS. Veterinary Orthopedic Society Annual Conference.
Different cell preparation techniques to minimize negative clinical reaction to stem cell therapy
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
NAVRMA. North American Regenerative Medicine Association Annual Conference.


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