My research is focused on improving patient outcomes in equine orthopedic disease in the clinical setting using spontaneous occurring disease in patients present to the large animal hospital. The majority of my work has centered on the management of end stage degenerative joint disease and long bone fractures. Specific areas of interest include conditions affecting the proximal interphalangeal joint and management of fractures of the humerus and femur using intramedullary, interlocking nail constructs.

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Academic Articles80
  • Hicks, R. B., Glass, K. G., & Watkins, J. P. (2021). Proximal interphalangeal locking compression plate for pastern arthrodesis in horses.. Equine Vet J. 54(4), 740-749.
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  • McCormick, J. D., & Watkins, J. P (2017). Double plate fixation for the management of proximal interphalangeal joint instability in 30 horses (1987-2015). PFERDEHEILKUNDE. 33(4), 386-387.
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  • Paredes, K., Sutton, D. A., Cano, J., Fothergill, A. W., Lawhon, S. D., Zhang, S., Watkins, J. P., & Guarro, J. (2012). Molecular identification and antifungal susceptibility testing of clinical isolates of the Candida rugosa species complex and proposal of the new species Candida neorugosa.. J Clin Microbiol. 50(7), 2397-2403.
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  • Watkins, J. P (2012). Radius and Ulna. Equine Surgery. 1363-1378. Elsevier.
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  • Watkins, J. P (2006). Radius and Ulna. Equine Surgery. 1267-1279. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers3
  • Santschi, E., Watkins, J., Richardson, D., Bramlage, L., McClure, S., & Gaughan, E. (2003). Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Workshop on Equine Orthopaedic Infection. Equine Veterinary Education. 15(6), 314-318.
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Texas A&M University; Large Animal Clinical Sciences; 4475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4475