Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a professor of the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis. Her areas of interest include Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection (also known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper), hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, and genetic diseases of horses.

Articles by Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

Pigeon Fever: It has Nothing to do with Birds

What causes pigeon fever in horses? Read More

Preventing Pigeon Fever

We have 20 horses that live in various pastures on our property. Last fall we Read More

Three Forms of Pigeon Fever in Horses

Infection caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (commonly known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper) assumes three forms: external abscesses, internal infection, and ulcerative lymphangitis (limb infection). Read More

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) and Breeding

Is it safe to breed a Quarter Horse mare N/H (heterozygous) for hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP)? Read More