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Steven Brinsko

Associate Department Head for Academic Programs & Professor of Equine Theriogenology

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Phone: (979) 845-3541

Mailstop: 4475

Department: VLCS

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Education

  • Ph.D. , Cornell University 1995
  • M.S. , Texas A&M University 1990
  • D.V.M. , University of Florida 1985
  • B.S. Zoology, University of Florida 1978
  • A.A. Biology, Santa Fe Community College 1975

Credentials

  • Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists
  • Texas Veterinary Medical License: 8985
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Specialty License: 0006-S
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Specialty License: 0148-S

Scholarly Interests

Equine theriogenology. Sperm membrane function; and semen preservation.

Publications

Use of a modified Vinsot technique for partial phallectomy in 11 standing horses.
Arnold CE, Brinsko SP, Love CC, Varner DD
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Jul; 237(1):82-6.
Factors impacting equine sperm recovery rate and quality following cushioned centrifugation.
Waite JA, Love CC, Brinsko SP, Teague SR, Salazar JL Jr, Mancill SS, Varner DD
Theriogenology. 2008 Sep; 70(4):704-14.
Common procedures in broodmare practice: what is the evidence?
Brinsko SP
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2007 Aug; 23(2):385-402.
Cholesterol-to-phospholipid ratio in whole sperm and seminal plasma from fertile stallions and stallions with unexplained subfertility.
Brinsko SP, Love CC, Bauer JE, Macpherson ML, Varner DD
Anim Reprod Sci. 2007 May; 99(1-2):65-71.
Insemination doses: how low can we go?
Brinsko SP
Theriogenology. 2006 Aug; 66(3):543-50.
Cholesterol to phospholipid ratio in sperm of stallions with unexplained subfertility.
Brinsko SP, Love CC, Bauer JE, Macpherson ML, Varner DD
Anim Reprod Sci. 2005 Oct; 89(1-4):217-9.
Evaluation and diagnosis of acrosome function/dysfunction in the stallion.
Bosard T, Love C, Brinsko S, Blanchard T, Thompson J, Varner D
Anim Reprod Sci. 2005 Oct; 89(1-4):215-7.
Relationship of seminal plasma level and extender type to sperm motility and DNA integrity.
Love CC, Brinsko SP, Rigby SL, Thompson JA, Blanchard TL, Varner DD
Theriogenology. 2005 Apr; 63(6):1584-91.
Effect of feeding a DHA-enriched nutriceutical on the quality of fresh, cooled and frozen stallion semen.
Brinsko SP, Varner DD, Love CC, Blanchard TL, Day BC, Wilson ME
Theriogenology. 2005 Mar; 63(5):1519-27.
Effects of a new injectable short-term release deslorelin in foal-heat mares.
Stich KL, Wendt KM, Blanchard TL, Brinsko SP
Theriogenology. 2004 Sep; 62(5):831-6.
Blastocyst formation rates in vivo and in vitro of in vitro-matured equine oocytes fertilized by intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Choi YH, Roasa LM, Love CC, Varner DD, Brinsko SP, Hinrichs K
Biol Reprod. 2004 May; 70(5):1231-8.
Relationship between stallion sperm motility and viability as detected by two fluorescence staining techniques using flow cytometry.
Love CC, Thompson JA, Brinsko SP, Rigby SL, Blanchard TL, Lowry VK, Varner DD
Theriogenology. 2003 Oct; 60(6):1127-38.
Pregnancy rates in mares following hysteroscopic or transrectally-guided insemination with low sperm numbers at the utero-tubal papilla.
Brinsko SP, Rigby SL, Lindsey AC, Blanchard TL, Love CC, Varner DD
Theriogenology. 2003 Feb; 59(3-4):1001-9.
Effects of dead spermatozoa on motion characteristics and membrane integrity of live spermatozoa in fresh and cooled-stored equine semen.
Brinsko SP, Blanchard TL, Rigby SL, Love CC, Varner DD
Theriogenology. 2003 Feb; 59(3-4):735-42.
Theriogenology question of the month. Treatment options for erosive seminal vesiculitis caused by Acinetobacter calcoaceticus.
Blanchard TL, Woods JA, Brinsko SP, Varner DD, Boothe DM
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2002 Sep; 221(6):793-5.
Effects of deslorelin or hCG administration on reproductive performance in first postpartum estrus mares.
Blanchar TL, Brinsko SP, Rigby SL
Theriogenology. 2002 Jul; 58(1):165-9.
In vitro fertilization of in vitro-matured equine oocytes: effect of maturation medium, duration of maturation, and sperm calcium ionophore treatment, and comparison with rates of fertilization in vivo after oviductal transfer.
Hinrichs K, Love CC, Brinsko SP, Choi YH, Varner DD
Biol Reprod. 2002 Jul; 67(1):256-62.
Developmental competence in vivo and in vitro of in vitro-matured equine oocytes fertilized by intracytoplasmic sperm injection with fresh or frozen-thawed spermatozoa.
Choi YH, Love CC, Love LB, Varner DD, Brinsko S, Hinrichs K
Reproduction. 2002 Mar; 123(3):455-65.
Advances in cooled semen technologies: seminal plasma and semen extender.
Rigby SL, Brinsko SP, Cochran M, Blanchard TL, Love CC, Varner DD
Anim Reprod Sci. 2001 Dec; 68(3-4):171-80.
Mares with delayed uterine clearance have an intrinsic defect in myometrial function.
Rigby SL, Barhoumi R, Burghardt RC, Colleran P, Thompson JA, Varner DD, Blanchard TL, Brinsko SP, Taylor T, Wilkerson MK, Delp MD
Biol Reprod. 2001 Sep; 65(3):740-7.
Retrograde ejaculation in a stallion.
Brinsko SP
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2001 Feb; 218(4):551-3, 527.
Theriogenology question of the month. Azoospermia attributable to bilateral epididymal hypoplasia.
Blanchard TL, Woods JA, Brinsko SP
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2000 Sep; 217(6):825-6.
Effect of intrauterine treatment with prostaglandin E2 prior to insemination of mares in the uterine horn or body.
Woods J, Rigby S, Brinsko S, Stephens R, Varner D, Blanchard T
Theriogenology. 2000 Jun; 53(9):1827-36.
Effects of transport container and ambient storage temperature on motion characteristics of equine spermatozoa.
Brinsko SP, Rowan KR, Varner DD, Blanchard TL
Theriogenology. 2000 May; 53(8):1641-55.
Theriogenology question of the month. Scrotal hematocele.
Blanchard TL, Varner DD, Brinsko SP
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1996 Dec; 209(12):2013-4.
Regulation of estrus and ovulation in mares with progesterone or progesterone and estradiol biodegradable microspheres with or without PGF2alpha.
Blanchard TL, Varner DD, Burns PJ, Everett KA, Brinsko SP, Boehnke L
Theriogenology. 1992 Dec; 38(6):1091-106.
Bilateral infectious epididymitis in a stallion.
Brinsko SP, Varner DD, Blanchard TL, Relford RL, Johnson L
Equine Vet J. 1992 Jul; 24(4):325-8.
Effects of ecbolic agents on measurements of uterine involution in the mare.
Blanchard TL, Varner DD, Brinsko SP, Quirk K, Rugila JN, Boehnke L
Theriogenology. 1991 Oct; 36(4):559-71.
The effect of postbreeding uterine lavage on pregnancy rate in mares.
Brinsko SP, Varner DD, Blanchard TL, Meyers SA
Theriogenology. 1990 Feb; 33(2):465-75.
Effects of postparturient uterine lavage on uterine involution in the mare.
Blanchard TL, Varner DD, Brinsko SP, Meyers SA, Johnson L
Theriogenology. 1989 Oct; 32(4):527-35.
Relationship of sperm quality to fertility after 4 days of cooled storage of equine semen
Kiser AM, Brinsko SP, Love CC, Varner, Sudderth AK, Blanchard TL
J Equine Vet Sci.
Effect of non-sperm cells removal with single-layer colloidal centrifugation on myeloperoxidase concentration in post-thaw equine semen
Ponthier J, Teague SR, Franck TY, de la Rebiér, Serteyn DD, Brinsko SP, Love CC,, Blanchard TL, Varner DD, Deleuze SC
Theriogenology.
Dexamethasone acutely down-regulates genes involved in steroidogenesis in stallion testes
Ing NH, Forrest DW, Riggs PK, Loux S, Love CC, Brinsko SP, Varner DD, Welsh TH
J Steroid Bochem Mol Biol.
Preparing the mare for the breeding season
Brinsko SP
Florida Association of Equine Practitioners The Practitioner .
Feeding and supplementing the stallion for maximum fertility
Brinsko SP
Clinical Theriogenology. 7: 291-295, 2015.
Cervical wedge resection for treatment of pyometra secondary to transluminal adhesions in six mares
Arnold CE, Brinsko SP, Varner DD
Journal fo the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Cervical wedge resection for treatment of pyometra secondary to transluminal adhesions in six mares
Arnold CE, Brinsko SP, Varner DD
JAVMA.
How to perform hysteroscopy in the mare
Brinsko SP
Proceedings of the 60thth Amer Assoc Equine Practnr Ann Mtg. 2014.
Timely topics in reproduction
Brinsko SP
Proceedings of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners 53rd Ocala Equine Conference. : 8.
Repro Cases-Common but not obvious conditions
Brinsko, SP
Proceedings of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners 53rd Ocala Equine Conference. : 13.


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