Publications in IVIS
Susan Stover is a distinguished professor and director of the JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory at the University of California at Davis. She is an ACVS boardcertified surgeon and completed a PhD in comparative pathology focused on dorsal metacarpal disease in Thoroughbred racehorses. Her major research focus is the aetiopathogenesis, biomechanics, detection, and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes. She discovered lesions that predispose to catastrophic injuries in racehorses and elucidated factors useful for injury prevention. Current research efforts are focused on understanding how training and injury affect bone adaptation or propensity for bone fracture in athletes. She is the recipient of numerous honours, including: 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 ‘Surgical Removal of One Conceptus from the Mare with a Twin Pregnancy’; 1996 Norden Distinguished Teaching Award for the 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, Louisiana State University, ‘Clues to the genesis of musculoskeletal injuries from Thoroughbred racehorses’; 2007 Faculty Research Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis; 2007 American Horse Publications Award, 3rd place, ‘Suspensory Ligament Injuries in Horses’, co-author; 2008 Outstanding Women in Racing; 2010 Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, Washington State University; 2013 Alumni Achievement Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis; 2014 American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation Award for Career Achievement; 2016 American Veterinary Medical Association Lifetime Excellence in Research Award; 2016 University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductee; 2018 International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame Inductee, American Farriers Journal.