Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Mary Rose Paradis

Internal Medicine, Equine Neonatal Care, Equine Geriatric Care

Large Animal Medicine

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Large Animal Internal Medicine, Dr. Paradis joined the faculty at Tufts in 1983 after completing an internship/residency/master’s program at Washington State University, finishing her residency at Michigan State and working in an equine practice on Long Island. Since coming to Tufts, she has enjoyed the opportunity to work in an environment of sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic modalities and to help shape education and research at the Veterinary School. Her particular areas of research and clinical expertise include the newborn and geriatric horse. “I love working with horses from both ends of the age spectrum.” She is the author and editor of “Equine Neonatal Medicine: A Case-Based Approach” (Elsevier, 2006).

Dr. Paradis enjoys teaching both veterinary students and horse owners about problems that can be encountered in their horses, alpacas, llamas, and other animals. She takes pride in the impact her teaching has made in the lives of students and residents.

Growing up as an equestrian competitor, Dr. Paradis wanted to become a veterinarian from a very young age. When Dr. Paradis is not teaching, researching, or on clinics at the Cummings School, she enjoys reading science fiction novels, hiking in the woods, and traveling. She and her husband, Max, live in Grafton, MA, with their two Labrador retrievers.

Education

  • MS - Washington State University - 1980
  • DVM - University of Georgia - 1978
  • BS - Clemson University - 1975

Board Certification

  • Dip ACVIM (LAIM)

Age effects on blood gas, spirometry, airway reactivity, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cytology in clinically healthy horses

Author(s):Pacheco, A.P. | Paradis, M.R. | Hoffman, A.M. | Hermida, P. | Sanchez, A. | Nadeau, J.A. | Tufts, M. | Mazan, M.R.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Syndromic surveillance for evaluating the occurrence of healthcare-associated infections in equine hospitals

Author(s):Ruple-Czerniak, A.A. | Aceto, H.W. | Bender, J.B. | Paradis, M.R. | Shaw, S.P. | Van Metre, D.C. | Weese, J.S. | Wilson, D.A. | Wilson, J. | Morley, P.S.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Equine Veterinary Journal

Using syndromic surveillance to estimate baseline rates for healthcare-associated infections in critical care units of small animal referral hospitals

Author(s):Ruple-Czerniak, A. | Aceto, H.W. | Bender, J.B. | Paradis, M.R. | Shaw, S.P. | Van Metre, D.C. | Weese, J.S. | Wilson, D.A. | Wilson, J.H. | Morley, P.S.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

The effect of geographic location, breed, and pituitary dysfunction on seasonal adrenocorticotropin and α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone plasma concentrations in horses

Author(s):McFarlane, D. | Paradis, M.R. | Zimmel, D. | Sykes, B. | Brorsen, B.W. | Sanchez, A. | Vainio, K.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Pharmacokinetics of aztreonam after intravenous administration in foals

Author(s):Paxson, J.A. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Septic arthritis in the foal: What is the best imaging modality?

Author(s):Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Equine Veterinary Education

Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndromes in veterinary medicine: Consensus definitions: The Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Working Group on ALI and ARDS in Veterinary Medicine: State-of-the-Art Review

Author(s):Wilkins, P.A. | Otto, C.M. | Baumgardner, J.E. | Dunkel, B. | Bedenice, D. | Paradis, M.R. | Staffieri, F. | Syring, R.S. | Slack, J. | Grasso, S. | Pranzo, G.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Noninfectious Respiratory Problems

Author(s):Mazan, M.R. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Equine Neonatal Medicine

Manifestations of Septicemia

Author(s):Bedenice, D. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Equine Neonatal Medicine

Equine Neonatal Medicine

Author(s):Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Equine Neonatal Medicine

Use of a multivariable model to estimate the probability of discharge in hospitalized foals that are 7 days of age or less

Author(s):Rohrbach, B.W. | Buchanan, B.R. | Drake, J.M. | Andrews, F.M. | Bain, F.T. | Byars, D.T. | Bernard, W.V. | Furr, M.O. | Paradis, M.R. | Lawler, J. | Giguère, S. | Dunkel, B.
Publication year: 2006
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Acute recumbency associated with Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in a horse

Author(s):Nolen-Walston, R.D. | D'oench, S.M. | Hanelt, L.M. | Sharkey, L.C. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Pulmonary surfactant dysfunction and lung maturation in neonatal foals: Therapy, prevention, and prognosis

Author(s):Costa, L.R.R. | Eades, S.C. | Goad, M.E. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

Pulmonary surfactant dysfunction in neonatal foals: Pathogenesis and clinical findings

Author(s):Costa, L.R.R. | Eades, S.C. | Goad, M.E. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

Bacterial meningitis and brain abscesses secondary to infectious disease processes involving the head in horses: Seven cases (1980-2001)

Author(s):Smith, J.J. | Provost, P.J. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Risk Factors and Prognostic Variables for Survival of Foals with Radiographic Evidence of Pulmonary Disease

Author(s):Bedenice, D. | Heuwieser, W. | Solano, M. | Rand, W. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Clinical and Prognostic Significance of Radiographic Pattern, Distribution, and Severity of Thoracic Radiographic Changes in Neonatal Foals

Author(s):Bedenice, D. | Heuwieser, W. | Brawer, R. | Solano, M. | Rand, W. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Demographic and clinical characteristics of geriatric horses: 467 Cases (1989-1999)

Author(s):Brosnahan, M.M. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Assessment of clinical characteristics, management practices, and activities of geriatric horses

Author(s):Brosnahan, M.M. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Nutritional support: Enteral and parenteral

Author(s):Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice

General Research Interests

  • Interested in clinical research involving equine neonatal diseases, especially sepsis and also equine geriatric problems.

Selected Research Projects

  • Neonatal septic arthritis/osteomyelitis
  • Computed tomography of septic joints in foals
  • Seasonal variation of ACTH & MSH in horses

Research Interests by Area

Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Control
  • Infectious diseases in neonatal foals
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Neonatal bacteremia and prematurity in foals; aging in horses

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Computed tomography in animals less than 200 kg
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Video endoscope/gastrroscopes