Susan Stover

Susan Stover

Position Title
Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology

Unit
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine

VM3A, Room 2203
Bio

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Comparative Pathology, Biomedical Engineering
  • Exercise Science

Specialties / Focus

  • Biomechanics

Courses

  • APC 410 Equine Locomotor Anatomy, Spring
  • VMD 401A Canine Locomotor Anatomy, Fall
  • VMD 407 Principles of Surgery, Fall
  • PMI 275 Comparative Pathology of Organ Systems, Fall
  • VMD 459 Systemic Pathology (Musculoskeletal Pathology), Winter

Field Sites

  • Equine racetracks in northern and southern California

Honors and Awards

  • Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1996
  • Excellence in Equine Research Award, American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Research, 1997
  • Faculty Research Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, 2007
  • Outstanding Women in Racing, California State Assembly, 2008

    Professional Societies

    • Orthopaedic Research Society
    • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
    • American Society of Biomechanics
    • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
    • American Veterinary Medical Association
    • American Association of Equine Practitioners
    • American Association of Veterinary Anatomists

    Degrees

    • 1976 DVM Veterinary Medicine Washington State University
    • 1987 PhD University of California, Davis

    Publications

    Mason DR, Schulz KS, Fujita Y, Kass PH, Stover SM. Measurement of humeroradial and humeroulnar transarticular joint forces in the canine elbow joint after humeral wedge and humeral slide osteotomies. Vet Surg. 2008 Jan;37(1):63-70.

    Stover SM, Murray A. The California Postmortem Program: leading the way. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2008 Apr;24(1):21-36. Review.

    Anderson JD, Galuppo LD, Barr BC, Puchalski SM, Macdonald MM, Whitcomb MB, Magdesian KG, Stover SM. Clinical and scintigraphic findings in horses with a bone fragility disorder: 16 cases (1980-2006). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2008 Jun 1;232(11):1694-9.

    Pollock S, Hull ML, Stover SM, Galuppo LD. A musculoskeletal model of the equine forelimb for determining surface stresses and strains in the humerus--part I. Mathematical modeling. J Biomech Eng. 2008 Aug;130(4):041006.

    Pollock S, Stover SM, Hull ML, Galuppo LD. A musculoskeletal model of the equine forelimb for determining surface stresses and strains in the humerus-part II. Experimental testing and model validation. J Biomech Eng. 2008 Aug;130(4):041007.

    Bigley RF, Gibeling JC, Stover SM, Hazelwood SJ, Fyhrie DP, Martin RB. Volume effects of fatigue life of equine cortical bone. Journal of Biomechanics, 2007 40(16): 3548-3554.

    Anthenill LA, Stover SM, Gardner IA, Hill AE. Risk factors for proximal sesamoid bone fractures associated with exercise history and horseshoe characteristics in Thoroughbred racehorses. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2007 68(7): 760-771.

    Luikart KA, Stover SM. Chronic sole ulcerations associated with degenerative bone disease in two asian elephants. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2006 36(4): 684-688.

    Gibson VA, Stover SM, Gibeling JC, Hazelwood SJ, Martin RB. Osteonal effects on elastic modulus and fatigue life in equine bone. Journal of Biomechanics, 2006 39: 217-225.

    Zarucco L, Wisner ER, Swanstrom MD, Stover SM. Image fusion of computed tomographic and magnetic resonance images for the development of a three-dimensional musculoskeletal model of the equine forelimb. Vet Radiol Ultrasound, 2006 47(6): 553-562.

    Norrdin RW, Stover SM. Subchondral bone failure in overload arthrosis: a scanning electron microscopic study in horses. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2006 6(3): 251-257.

    Anthenill LA, Stover SM, Gardner IA, Hill AE, Lee CM, Anderson ML, Barr BC, Read DH, Johnson BJ, Woods LW, Daft BM, Kinde H, Moore JD, Farman CA, Odani JS, Pesavento PA, Uzal FA, Case JT, Ardans AA. Association between findings on palmarodorsal radiographic images and detection of a fracture in the proximal sesamoid bones of forelimbs obtained from cadavers of racing Thoroughbreds. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2006 67(5): 858-868.

    Carpenter RS, Galuppo LD, Stover SM. Effect of diameter of the drill hole on torque of screw insertion and pushout strength for headless tapered compression screws in simulated fractures of the lateral condyle of the equine third metacarpal bone. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2006 67(5): 895-900.

    Roland ES, Hull ML, Stover SM. Design and demonstration of a dynamometric horseshoe for measuring ground reaction loads of horses during racing conditions. J Biomech, 2005 38(10): 2102-12.

    Vida JT, Pooya H, Vasseur PB, Garcia TC, Schulz K, Stover SM. Biomechanical comparison of orthofix pins and cortical bone screws in a canine humeral condylar fracture model. Veterinary Surgery, 2005 34: 491-498.

    Roland ES, Hull ML, Stover SM. Design and demonstration of a dynamometric horseshoe for measuring ground reaction loads of horses during racing conditions. J Biomech, 2005 38(10): 2102-12.

    Swanstrom MD, Zarucco L, Hubbard M, Stover SM, Hawkins DA. Musculoskeletal modeling and dynamic simulation of the thoroughbred equine forelimb during stance phase of the gallop. J Biomech Eng, 2005 127(2): 318-28.

    Koehler CL, Stover SM, LeCouteur RA, Schulz KS, Hawkins DA. Effect of a ventral slot procedure and of smooth or positive-profile threaded pins with polymethylmethacrylate fixation on intervertebral biomechanics at treated and adjacent canine cervical vertebral motion units. Am J Vet Res, 2005 66(4): 678-87.

    Nevens AL, Stover SM, Hawkins DA. Evaluation of the passive function of the biceps brachii muscle-tendon unit in limitation of shoulder and elbow joint ranges of motion in horses. Am J Vet Res, 2005 66(3): 391-400.

    Norrdin RW, Bay BK, Drews MJ, Martin RB, Stover SM. Overload arthrosis: strain patterns in the equine metacarpal condyle. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2005 1(4): 357-62.

    Mason DR, Schulz KS, Fujita Y, Kass PH, Stover SM. In vitro force mapping of normal canine humeroradial and humeroulnar joints. Am J Vet Res, 2005 66(1):132-5.

    Vida JT, Pooya H, Vasseur PB, Garcia TC, Schulz K, Stover SM. Biomechanical comparison of orthofix pins and cortical bone screws in a canine humeral condylar fracture model. Vet Surg, 2005 34(5): 491-8.

    Gross DK, Stover SM, Hill AE, Gardner IA. Observer variation in visual assessment of forelimb horseshoe characteristics on Thoroughbred racehorses. Am J Vet Res, 2005 65(12): 1674-9.

    Swanstrom MD, Zarucco L, Stover SM, Hubbard M, Hawkins DA, Driessen B, Steffey EP. Passive and active mechanical properties of the superficial and deep digital flexor muscles in the forelimbs of anesthetized Thoroughbred horses. J Biomech, 2005 38(3): 579-86.

    Hoppe KA, Stover SM, Pascoe JR, Amundson R. Tooth enamel biomineralization in extant horses: implications for isotopic microsampling. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 2004 206: 355-365.

    Dellanini L, Hawkins D, Martin B, Stover S. The effects of changing bone and muscle size on limb inertial properties and limb dynamics: a computer simulation. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin, 2004 7(3): 167-76.

    Johnson NL, Galuppo LD, Stover SM, Taylor KT. An in vitro biomechanical comparison of the insertion variables and pullout mechanical properties of AO 6.5-mm standard cancellous and 7.3-mm self-tapping, cannulated bone screws in foal femoral bone. Vet Surg, 2004 33(6): 681-90.

    Hill AE, Gardner IA, Carpenter TE, Stover SM. Effects of injury to the suspensory apparatus, exercise, and horseshoe characteristics on the risk of lateral condylar fracture and suspensory apparatus failure in forelimbs of thoroughbred racehorses. Am J Vet Res, 2004 65(11): 1508-17.

    Pooya HA, Seguin B, Mason DR, Walsh PJ, Taylor KT, Kass PH, Stover SM. Biomechanical comparison of cortical radial graft versus ulnar transposition graft limb-sparing techniques for the distal radial site in dogs. Vet Surg, 2004 33(4): 301-8.

    Gross DK, Stover SM, Hill AE, Gardner IA. Evaluation of forelimb horseshoe characteristics of thoroughbreds racing on dirt surfaces. Am J Vet Res, 2004 65(7): 1021-30.

    Sobelman OS, Gibeling JC, Stover SM, Hazelwood SJ, Yeh OC, Shelton DR, Martin RB. Do microcracks decrease or increase fatigue resistance in cortical bone? J Biomech, 2004 37(9): 1295-303.

    Zarucco L, Taylor KT, Stover SM. Determination of muscle architecture and fiber characteristics of the superficial and deep digital flexor muscles in the forelimbs of adult horses. Am J Vet Res, 2004 65(6): 819-28.

    Eddy AL, Galuppo LD, Stover SM, Taylor KT, Jensen DG. A biomechanical comparison of headless tapered variable pitch compression and AO cortical bone screws for fixation of a simulated midbody transverse fracture of the proximal sesamoid bone in horses. Vet Surg, 2004 33(3): 253-62.

    Swanstrom MD, Stover SM, Hubbard M, Hawkins DA. Determination of passive mechanical properties of the superficial and deep digital flexor muscle-ligament-tendon complexes in the forelimbs of horses. Am J Vet Res, 2004 65(2): 188-97.

    Roland E, Stover SM, Hull ML, Dorsch K. Geometric symmetry of the solar surface of hooves of thoroughbred racehorses. Am J Vet Res. 2003 Aug;64(8):1030-9.

    Nielsen C, Stover SM, Schulz KS, Hubbard M, Hawkins DA. Two-dimensional link-segment model of the forelimb of dogs at a walk. Am J Vet Res. 2003 May;64(5):609-17.

    Hiller LP, Stover SM, Gibson VA, Gibeling JC, Prater CS, Hazelwood SJ, Yeh OC, Martin RB. Osteon pullout in the equine third metacarpal bone: effects of ex vivo fatigue. J Orthop Res. 2003 May;21(3):481-8.

    Fujita Y, Schulz KS, Mason DR, Kass PH, Stover SM. Effect of humeral osteotomy on joint surface contact in canine elbow joints. Am J Vet Res. 2003 Apr;64(4):506-11.

    Bueno AC, Galuppo LD, Taylor KT, Jensen DG, Stover SM. A biomechanical comparison of headless tapered variable pitch and AO cortical bone screws for fixation of a simulated slab fracture in equine third carpal bones. Vet Surg. 2003 Mar-Apr;32(2):167-77.

    Hill AE, Carpenter TE, Gardner IA, Stover SM. Evaluation of a stochastic Markov-chain model for the development of forelimb injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses. Am J Vet Res. 2003 Mar;64(3):328-37.

    Malik CL, Stover SM, Martin RB, Gibeling JC. Equine cortical bone exhibits rising R-curve fracture mechanics. J Biomech. 2003 Feb;36(2):191-8.

    Dassler CL, Schulz KS, Kass P, Stover SM. The effects of femoral stem and neck length on cement strains in a canine total hip replacement model. Vet Surg. 2003 Jan-Feb;32(1):37-45.

    Le Jeune SS, Macdonald MH, Stover SM, Taylor KT, Gerdes M. Biomechanical investigation of the association between suspensory ligament injury and lateral condylar fracture in thoroughbred racehorses. Vet Surg, 2003 32(6): 585-97.

    Dellanini L, Hawkins D, Martin RB, Stover S. An investigation of the interactions between lower-limb bone morphology, limb inertial properties and limb dynamics. Journal of Biomechanics, 2003 36(7): 913-9.

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