Craig Thatcher

Sr Assoc Dean & Professor

  • 1171 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
1984 …2014
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Research Output 1984 2014

  • 1171 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 55 Article
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2014
7 Citations (Scopus)
fructans
carbohydrate content
high performance liquid chromatography
ethanol
grasses
2013
40 Citations (Scopus)

Adiposity, plasma insulin, leptin, lipids, and oxidative stress in mature light breed horses

Pleasant, R. S., Suagee, J. K., Thatcher, C., Elvinger, F. & Geor, R. J., May 2013, In : Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27, 3, p. 576-582 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

horse breeds
Adiposity
adiposity
Leptin
leptin
51 Citations (Scopus)

Relationships between Body Condition Score and Plasma Inflammatory Cytokines, Insulin, and Lipids in a Mixed Population of Light-Breed Horses

Suagee, J. K., Corl, B. A., Crisman, M. V., Pleasant, R. S., Thatcher, C. & Geor, R. J., Jan 2013, In : Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27, 1, p. 157-163 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

horse breeds
Serum Amyloid A Protein
Horses
amyloid
body condition
2012
52 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence of Overconditioning in Mature Horses in Southwest Virginia during the Summer

Thatcher, C., Pleasant, R. S., Geor, R. J. & Elvinger, F., Nov 2012, In : Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 26, 6, p. 1413-1418 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Horses
horses
summer
body condition
obesity
2011
4 Citations (Scopus)

Implications of urine F2-isoprostane metabolite concentration in horses with colic and its potential use as a predictor for surgical intervention

Noschka, E., Werre, S. R., Crisman, M. V., Thatcher, C., Milne, G. L. & Dahlgren, L. A., Aug 2011, In : Equine Veterinary Journal. 43, SUPPL.39, p. 34-41 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

F2-Isoprostanes
Isoprostanes
Colic
colic
Horses
6 Citations (Scopus)

Seasonal and Diurnal Changes in Starch Content and Sugar Profiles of Bermudagrass in the Piedmont Region of the United States

Kagan, I. A., Kirch, B. H., Thatcher, C., Teutsch, C. D., Elvinger, F., Shepherd, D. M. & Pleasant, S., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 31, 9, p. 521-529 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cynodon
piedmont
Cynodon dactylon
Starch
starch
11 Citations (Scopus)

Seasonal and Diurnal Variation in Simple Sugar and Fructan Composition of Orchardgrass Pasture and Hay in the Piedmont Region of the United States

Kagan, I. A., Kirch, B. H., Thatcher, C., Strickland, J. R., Teutsch, C. D., Elvinger, F. & Pleasant, R. S., Aug 2011, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 31, 8, p. 488-497 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dactylis
Fructans
fructans
Dactylis glomerata
piedmont
2010
5 Citations (Scopus)

Measurement of ascorbic acid concentration and glutathione peroxidase activity in biological samples collected from horses with recurrent airway obstruction

Tan, R. H. H., Thatcher, C., Buechner-Maxwell, V., Christmann, U., Crisman, M. V. & Werre, S. R., Dec 2010, In : American Journal of Veterinary Research. 71, 12, p. 1500-1507 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Airway Obstruction
Glutathione Peroxidase
glutathione peroxidase
Ascorbic Acid
Horses
4 Citations (Scopus)

Surfactant alterations in horses with recurrent airway obstruction at various clinical stages

Christmann, U., Hite, R. D., Tan, R. H. H., Thatcher, C., Witonsky, S. G., Werre, S. R. & Buechner-Maxwell, V. A., Apr 2010, In : American Journal of Veterinary Research. 71, 4, p. 468-475 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Airway Obstruction
Surface-Active Agents
surfactants
Horses
horses
18 Citations (Scopus)

Tocopherol induced angiogenesis in placental vascular network in late pregnant ewes

Kasimanickam, R. K., Kasimanickam, V. R., Rodriguez, J. S., Pelzer, K. D., Sponenberg, P. D. & Thatcher, C., Jul 12 2010, In : Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 8, 86.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tocopherols
Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1
Uterus
Blood Vessels
Cotyledon
2009
6 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical Assessment of Nutritional Status and Feeding Programs in Horses

Becvarova, I., Pleasant, R. S. & Thatcher, C., Apr 2009, In : Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice. 25, 1, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutritional Status
Horses
nutritional status
body condition
horses
7 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of age on surfactant isolated from healthy horses maintained on pasture

Christmann, U., Hite, R. D., Witonsky, S. G., Elvinger, F., Werre, S. R., Thatcher, C., Tan, R. H. H. & Buechner-Maxwell, V. A., May 2009, In : Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 23, 3, p. 612-618 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surface-Active Agents
surfactants
Horses
pastures
horses
55 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis and characterization of poly(ethylene glycol)-glutathione conjugate self-assembled nanoparticles for antioxidant delivery

Williams, S. R., Lepene, B. S., Thatcher, C. & Long, T. E., Jan 12 2009, In : Biomacromolecules. 10, 1, p. 155-161 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antioxidants
Oligomers
Polyethylene glycols
Nanoparticles
Oxidative stress
2007
44 Citations (Scopus)

Relationships among lipid peroxidation, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, sperm parameters, and competitive index in dairy bulls

Kasimanickam, R., Kasimanickam, V., Thatcher, C., Nebel, R. L. & Cassell, B. G., Mar 15 2007, In : Theriogenology. 67, 5, p. 1004-1012 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dairy bulls
Glutathione Peroxidase
glutathione peroxidase
Lipid Peroxidation
Superoxide Dismutase
2006
65 Citations (Scopus)

Association of classical semen parameters, sperm DNA fragmentation index, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymatic activity of semen in ram-lambs

Kasimanickam, R., Pelzer, K. D., Kasimanickam, V., Swecker, W. S. & Thatcher, C., Apr 15 2006, In : Theriogenology. 65, 7, p. 1407-1421 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA fragmentation
DNA Fragmentation
Semen
rams
Lipid Peroxidation
3 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritional amelioration of oxidative stress induced by obesity and acute weight loss

Tanner, A. E., Martin, J., Thatcher, C. & Saker, K. E., Apr 2006, In : Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. 28, 4 SUPPL., p. 72 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Loss
Oxidative Stress
Cats
obesity
oxidative stress
2003
5 Citations (Scopus)

Physiological Response of Normal Adult Horses to a Low-Residue Liquid Diet

Buechner-Maxwell, V. A., Elvinger, F., Thatcher, C., Murray, M. J., White, N. A. & Rooney, D. K., Jul 2003, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 23, 7, p. 310-317 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

liquid diet
physiological response
Horses
Diet
horses
2001
10 Citations (Scopus)
veterinary medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Veterinary Schools
Students
1998
22 Citations (Scopus)

Manipulation of dietary (n-6) and (n-3) fatty acids alters platelet function in cats

Saker, K. E., Eddy, A. L., Thatcher, C. & Kalnitsky, J., Dec 1998, In : Journal of Nutrition. 128, 12 SUPPL.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Unsaturated Dietary Fats
Bleeding Time
Felidae
30 Citations (Scopus)

Monocyte Immune Cell Response and Copper Status in Beef Steers That Grazed Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue 1

Saker, K. E., Allen, V. G., Kalnitsky, J., Thatcher, C., Swecker, W. S. & Fontenot, J. P., Oct 1998, In : Journal of Animal Science. 76, 10, p. 2694-2700 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endophytes
Festuca arundinacea
endophytes
Major Histocompatibility Complex
beef cattle
5 Citations (Scopus)

Oral and parenteral vaccination of mice with protein-ergotamine conjugates and evaluation of protection against fescue toxicosis

Rice, R. L., Blodgett, D. J., Schurig, G. G., Swecker, W. S., Thatcher, C. & Eversole, D. E., Feb 27 1998, In : Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 61, 2-4, p. 305-316 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ergotamine
fescue toxicosis
Ergotamine
Endophytes
endophytes
24 Citations (Scopus)

Validation of predictive equations for use of deuterium oxide dilution to determine body composition of dogs

Burkholder, W. J. & Thatcher, C., Aug 1998, In : American Journal of Veterinary Research. 59, 8, p. 927-937 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deuterium Oxide
deuterium oxide
Body Water
Body Composition
body water
1997
6 Citations (Scopus)

Multimedia case-simulation computer program for teaching veterinary nutrition

Dascanio, J. J., Shires, P. K., Croft, R. S., Thatcher, C. & Lewis, L. D., Dec 1 1997, In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 211, 11, p. 1380-1384 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

149 Citations (Scopus)

Prospective study of equine colic incidence and mortality

Tinker, M. K., White, N. A., Lessard, P., Thatcher, C., Pelzer, K. D., Davis, B. & Carmel, D. K., 1997, In : Equine Veterinary Journal. 29, 6, p. 448-453 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colic
colic
prospective studies
Horses
Prospective Studies
138 Citations (Scopus)

Prospective study of equine colic risk factors

Tinker, M. K., White, N. A., Lessard, P., Thatcher, C., Pelzer, K. D., Davis, B. & Carme, D. K., 1997, In : Equine Veterinary Journal. 29, 6, p. 454-458 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colic
colic
prospective studies
Horses
risk factors
1996
15 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritional needs of critically ill patients

Thatcher, C., Dec 1996, In : Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. 18, 12, p. 1303-1313 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critical Illness
animal
enteral feeding
Enteral Nutrition
animals
1995
51 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of selenium supplementation on colostral IgG concentration in cows grazing selenium-deficient pastures and on postsuckle serum IgG concentration in their calves

Swecker, W. S., Thatcher, C., Eversole, D. E., Blodgett, D. J. & Schurig, G. G., 1995, In : American Journal of Veterinary Research. 56, 4, p. 450-453 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Selenium
blood serum
selenium
Immunoglobulin G
pastures
1994
13 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of copper and iron on neutrophil function and humoral immunity of gestating beef cattle

Niederman, C. N., Blodgett, D., Eversole, D., Schurig, G. G. & Thatcher, C., 1994, In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 204, 11, p. 1796-1800 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trace Elements
Humoral Immunity
humoral immunity
beef cattle
trace elements
1993
42 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of kittens fed queen's milk with those fed milk replacers

Remillard, R. L., Pickett, J. P., Thatcher, C. & Davenport, D. J., 1993, In : American Journal of Veterinary Research. 54, 6, p. 901-907 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cat Diseases
Formulated Food
cat diseases
animal nutrition
kittens
1992

Comparison of anthelminthic control programs for sheep in Virginia

Zajac, A. M., Thatcher, C., Notter, D., Hansen, J. W. & Umberger, S., 1992, In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 201, 3, p. 449-453 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Haemonchiasis
Trichostrongyloidiasis
Parasite Egg Count
Parasitic Intestinal Diseases
Pepsinogens
11 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of ivermectin formulations in an ovine parasite control programme

Zajac, A. M., Thatcher, C., Brock, R. A., Umberger, S. H. & Notter, D. R., 1992, In : Veterinary Record. 130, 16, p. 353-354 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Communicable Disease Control
Ivermectin
ivermectin
Sheep
sheep
23 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary management of cystic calculi in a horse

Remillard, R. L., Thatcher, C., Welker, F. H. & Thatcher, C. D., 1992, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 12, 6, p. 359-363 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

calculi
Calculi
Horses
Calcium
calcium
1990
22 Citations (Scopus)

Adaptation of human oscillometric blood pressure monitors for use in dogs.

Hunter, J. S., McGrath, C. J., Thatcher, C., Remillard, R. L. & McCain, W. C., Sep 1990, In : American Journal of Veterinary Research. 51, 9, p. 1439-1442 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Blood Pressure Monitors
blood pressure
Arterial Pressure
Dogs
Blood Pressure
5 Citations (Scopus)

Chelated mineral supplementation in the barren mare: A preliminary trial

Ley, W. B., Thatcher, C., Swecker, W. S. & Lessard, P. N., 1990, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 10, 3, p. 176-181 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mares
Minerals
minerals
Breeding
reproductive performance
15 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of glucocorticoid on macromolecular absorption and passive immunity in neonatal lambs.

Hough, R. L., McCarthy, F. D., Thatcher, C., Kent, H. D. & Eversole, D. E., Aug 1990, In : Journal of Animal Science. 68, 8, p. 2459-2464 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

passive immunity
glucocorticoids
Glucocorticoids
cortisol
Hydrocortisone
4 Citations (Scopus)

Nutritional factors in bovine gastrointestinal disease.

Niederman, C. N., Thatcher, C. & Welker, B., Jul 1990, In : The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice. 6, 2, p. 265-306 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cattle Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
digestive system diseases
nutrition
cattle
3 Citations (Scopus)

Scrotal circumference measurements in purebred Dorset, Hampshire and Suffolk lamb and yearling rams

Ley, W. B., Sprecher, D. J., Lessard, P., Thatcher, C., Pelzer, K. D. & Umberger, S. H., 1990, In : Theriogenology. 34, 5, p. 913-925 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hampshire (sheep breed)
Dorset (sheep breed)
Suffolk (sheep breed)
purebreds
yearlings
5 Citations (Scopus)

The role of nutrition in the management of dermatoses.

Codner, E. C. & Thatcher, C., Aug 1990, In : Seminars in veterinary medicine and surgery (small animal). 5, 3, p. 167-177 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

animal physiology
cat diseases
dog diseases
skin diseases
cats
10 Citations (Scopus)

Use of the point-score system for breeding soundness examination in yearling Dorset, Hampshire and Suffolk rams

Ley, W. B., Sprecher, D. J., Thatcher, C., Pelzer, K. D. & Umberger, S. H., 1990, In : Theriogenology. 34, 4, p. 721-733 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hampshire (sheep breed)
breeding soundness
Dorset (sheep breed)
Suffolk (sheep breed)
yearlings
1989
6 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary and nutritional management of gastrointestinal diseases.

Remillard, R. L. & Thatcher, C., Jul 1989, In : Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice. 19, 4, p. 797-816 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gastrointestinal Diseases
digestive system diseases
Veterinary Medicine
Nutritional Support
nutritional support
39 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of supplemental selenium on humoral immune responses in weaned beef calves.

Swecker, W. S., Eversole, D. E., Thatcher, C., Blodgett, D. J., Schurig, G. G. & Meldrum, J. B., Oct 1989, In : American Journal of Veterinary Research. 50, 10, p. 1760-1763 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Humoral Immunity
Selenium
humoral immunity
selenium
Minerals
27 Citations (Scopus)

Parenteral nutritional support in the small animal patient.

Remillard, R. L. & Thatcher, C., Nov 1989, In : Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice. 19, 6, p. 1287-1306 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutritional Support
nutritional support
Veterinary Medicine
Malnutrition
Muscle Neoplasms
14 Citations (Scopus)

Plasmacytic lymphocytic colitis in the dog.

Leib, M. S., Hiler, L. A., Roth, L., Thatcher, C., Monroe, W. E. & Shell, L. G., Aug 1 1989, In : Seminars in veterinary medicine and surgery (small animal). 4, 3, p. 241-246 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dog diseases
plasma cells
colitis
retrospective studies
lymphocytes
3 Citations (Scopus)

Use of the partial farm budget technique to predict the economic impact of the flock management decision to use B-mode ultrasonographic pregnancy diagnosis.

Sprecher, D. J., Ley, W. B., Whittier, W. D., Bowen, J. M., Thatcher, C., Pelzer, K. D. & Moore, J. M., Jul 15 1989, In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 195, 2, p. 199-204 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

farm budgets
pregnancy diagnosis
Budgets
economic impact
flocks
1988

High dietary NaCl increases cholesterol and coronary atherosclerosis in cholesterol-fed rabbits

Lee, J. C., Rowe, V. A., Thatcher, C., D.V.M., D. P. S. & Geoffrey, G. K., 1988, In : Nutrition Research. 8, 4, p. 413-419 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coronary Artery Disease
Cholesterol
Rabbits
Diet
Dietary Cholesterol
6 Citations (Scopus)

Repletion of blood selenium concentrations in weaned beef calves.

Eversole, D. E., Thatcher, C., Blodgett, D. J., Meldrum, J. B. & Kent, H. D., Jan 1988, In : The Cornell veterinarian. 78, 1, p. 75-87 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Selenium
Minerals
Salts
Red Meat
Therapeutics
1 Citation (Scopus)

The investigation of nutritional disorders.

Swecker, W. S. & Thatcher, C., Mar 1988, In : The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice. 4, 1, p. 127-144 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutrition Disorders
diet-related diseases
nutrient requirements
Population
Food
1 Citation (Scopus)

Veterinary clinical nutrition: a new veterinary medical specialty.

Remillard, R. L. & Thatcher, C., Nov 15 1988, In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 193, 10, p. 1238-1240 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

career choice
Veterinary Education
Career Choice
veterinary education
clinical nutrition
1987
16 Citations (Scopus)

Beneficial effects of U-63,557A, a thromboxane synthetase inhibitor in an ovine model of pregnancy-induced hypertension

Keith, J. C., Thatcher, C. & Schaub, R. G., 1987, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 157, 1, p. 199-203 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thromboxane-A Synthase
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Sheep
Hypertension
Kidney
8 Citations (Scopus)

Unilateral phalangeal dysgenesis and navicular bone agenesis in a foal.

Modransky, P., Thatcher, C., Welker, F. H. & Booth, L. C., Jul 1987, In : Equine Veterinary Journal. 19, 4, p. 347-349 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Animal Carpus
Animal Lameness
Horse Diseases
Carpal Bones
horse diseases