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Michelle Kettler


  • Ph.D. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana - 1985
  • M.S. St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri - 1980
  • B.A. St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri - 1976


  • Biol 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biol 314 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Research - Genetics and Equine Anatomy/Physiology

  • Intersection between molecular biology and basic anatomy and physiology in horses.
  • Serum uric acid concentrations in Arabian horses heterozygous for combined immunodeficiency and humans with acquired immunodeficiency (AIDS).
  • Calcium decrease in the lower leg with exercise as possible cause of Navicular Disease in horses.
  • Relationship of navicular disease to human osteoporosis and Marfan’s Syndrome (an inherited disease of fibrous connective tissue).
  • Sorbitol dehydrogenase usage changes due to increased fear during exercise in equines: A shift to fructose as an energy source results in decreased circulation to the periphery and peripheral changes in blood pressure? Implications for Laminitis (Founder) in equines and other domestic animals?
  • Relationship of equine creatine kinase isozymes to paralytic myoglobinuria, respiratory stress during exercise and a shift to anaerobic conditions at the cellular level.

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