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Ashlee Watts

Assistant Professor of 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

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. 2016
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. 2016
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. 2016 249:650-9.
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. 2016
Lubricin/proteoglycan 4 increases in both experimental and naturally occurring equine osteoarthritis.
Reesink HL, Watts AE, Mohammed HO, Jay GD, Nixon AJ
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016
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. 2016
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. 2016
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. 2016
Biopsy needle advancement during bone marrow aspiration increases MSC concentration
Peters AE*, Watts AE
Front Vet Sci . 2016 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. 2015
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. . 2015
Foal Conformation Exams – Part I
Watts AE
Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse. 2015
Cryopreservation of MSCs from the horse
Mitchell A*, Atwell K, Smith R, Watts AE
NAVRMA. 2015
Different cell preparation techniques to minimize negative clinical reaction to stem cell therapy
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
NAVRMA. 2015
Negative clinical reaction to allogeneic stem cell therapy
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
NAVRMA. 2015
Intra-articular injection of autologous and allogeneic stem cells
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE§
VOS. 2015
How to understand regenerative medicine
Watts AE
AAEP. 2014
Two stem cell preparation techniques
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
ACVS. 2014
Foal Conformation Exams – Part II
Watts AE
Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse. 2014
Novel techniques in OCD
Watts AE
AAEP Focus. 2014
Foal Conformation Exams - Part I
Watts AE
Riendas – official Spanish publication of the racing Quarter Horse. 2014
Novel techniques in synovial sepsis
Watts AE
AAEP Focus. 2014
Treatment of angular limb and flexural limb deformity
Watts AE
AAEP Focus. 2014
Foal Conformation Exams – Part II
Watts AE
Speedhorse – official publication of the racing Quarter Horse. 2014
Sternebral bone marrow aspiration in equine clinical patients
Joswig AE*, Lepiz M, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
2014
Lubricin increases in osteochondral fragment-induced and naturally occurring osteoarthritis in horses
Reesink H*, Watts AE, Kamm L, Jay G, Nixon AJ
2014
Foal Conformation Exams – Part I
Watts AE
Speedhorse – official publication of the racing Quarter Horse. 2014
Weissella confusa septicemia in a foal.
Lawhon SD, Lopez FR, Joswig A, Black HC, Watts AE, Norman TE, Porter BF
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2014 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. 2014
Stem cell therapy in equine orthopedics – Invited Review
Watts AE
Equine Vet Educ. 2014
Osteomyyelitis caused by Rhodococcus equi infection in the horse – Clinical Commentary
Watts AE
Equine Vet Educ . 2014
Weisella confuse septicemia in a foal
Lawhon SD, Lopez FR, Joswig AE, Black HC, Watts AE, Norman TE, Porter BF
J Vet Diagn Invest . 2014
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 . 2014
Limb perfusion of amikacin and ticarcillin
Watts AE§, Zantignh A, Schwark WS, Fubini SL
2013
Dual axis gene therapy for OA control.
Watts AE§, Nixon AJ
2013
Cryopreservation of equine MSCs
Atwell K*, Peters AE, Mitchell A*, Watts AE
2013
Subconjunctival injection of allogeneic Mesenchymal stem cells in horses
Joswig AE*, Hardy J, Easterwood L, Watts AE
2013
Biopsy needle advancement during bone marrow aspiration increases MSC concentration
Peters AE, Norton B, Watts AE
2013
Subconjunctival injection of allogeneic Mesenchymal stem cells in horses
Joswig AE
2013
Dual axis gene therapy for OA control
Watts AE, Nixon AJ
2013
Limb perfusion of amikacin and ticarcillin
Watts AE, Zantignh A, Schwark WS, Fubini SL
2013
Treating Horses’ Injuries with Stem Cells
Watts AE
CVM Today. 2013
Cell- and gene-based approaches to tendon regeneration.
Nixon AJ, Watts AE, Schnabel LV
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 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 72(11):1535-40.
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 40(5):563-70.
What is your diagnosis? Cervical vertebral compressive myelopathy at C6-7.
Sparks HD, Nixon AJ, Watts AE
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 238(12):1559-60.
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 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 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 39(2):244-53.
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 1117(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 67(12):2030-5.
Septic epiglottic chondritis with abscessation in 2 young Thoroughbred racehorses.
Infernuso T, Watts AE, Ducharme NG
Can Vet J. 2006 47(10):1007-10.
Response to sternebral bone marrow aspiration in equine patients
Joswig AE, Lepiz M, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
Response to sternebral bone marrow aspiration in equine patients
Joswig AE
Clinical response after intra-articular injection of two stem cell preparation techniques
Joswig AE*, Cummings KJ, Dabareiner R, Marsh C, Watts AE
Cryopreservation of equine MSCs
Atwell K
Lubricin increases in osteochondral fragment-induced and naturally occurring osteoarthritis in horses
Reesink H


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