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Steven Brinsko

Professor & Associate Department Head for Academic Programs

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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. , University of Florida 1978

Credentials

  • Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists

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.
PMID: 20590499 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 18573520 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Common procedures in broodmare practice: what is the evidence?
Brinsko SP.
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2007 Aug; 23(2):385-402.
PMID: 17616319 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 16713689 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Insemination doses: how low can we go?
Brinsko SP.
Theriogenology. 2006 Aug; 66(3):543-50.
PMID: 16737733 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 16261682 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 16261681 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 15763103 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 15725455 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 15251234 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 14695908 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 12935852 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 12517400 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 12517377 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 12322915 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 12182359 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 11882023 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 11744262 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 11514336 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Retrograde ejaculation in a stallion.
Brinsko SP.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2001 Feb; 218(4):551-3, 527.
PMID: 11229508 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 10997151 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 10968425 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 10883850 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Theriogenology question of the month. Scrotal hematocele.
Blanchard TL, Varner DD, Brinsko SP.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1996 Dec; 209(12):2013-4.
PMID: 8960172 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 16727207 [PubMed]
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.
PMID: 1499544 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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.
PMID: 16727027 [PubMed - in process]
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.
PMID: 16726743 [PubMed - in process]
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.
PMID: 16726700 [PubMed - in process]