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Laurie McDuffee

My research focuses on methods to promote healing of musculoskeletal tissues in horses and dogs. Cell based therapies, including stem cell therapy, are one of the major areas of interest.

  • B.S., University of Colorado,
  • DVM, Colorado State University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Associate Professor, Large Animal Surgery
Health Management
Veterinary Medicine
(902) 566-0996
Research Interests: 
  • Stem cell therapy for promotion of musculoskeletal tissues in animals
  • Equine bone healing
  • Biomechanics of fracture repair
  1. Lores M, Stryhn H, McDuffee L, Rose P, Muirhead T: Transcutaneous ultrasonographic evaluation of  gastric fluid distension in the horse" AJVR 68; 153-157, 2007.

  2. McDuffee LA, Anderson GI, Wright GM, Ryan DAJ: In vitro heterogeneity of osteogenic cell populations from various equine skeletal sites. CJVR 70; 277-284, 2006.
  3. McDuffee LA, Colterjohn N, Singh G: Bone Metastasis and Pathological Fractures: Bone Tissue Engineering as a Novel Therapy. In Singh G and Rabbani SA (eds): Bone Metastasis Experimental and Clinical Therapeutics. Totowa, NJ, Humana Press 2005.
  4. McDuffee LA, Anderson GI: In vitro comparison of equine cancellous bone graft donor sites and tibial periosteum as sources of viable osteoprogenitors. Vet Surg 32; 455-63, 2003.
  5.  McDuffee LA, Lloyd KC: Spontaneous Fractures, in Smith BP (ed): Large Animal Internal Medicine (ed 3). St Louis, Missouri, Mosby-Year Book, Inc. 2001, 1329-1335.