Internal Medicine, Equine Neonatal Care, Equine Geriatric Care
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.
- MS - Washington State University - 1980
- DVM - University of Georgia - 1978
- BS - Clemson University - 1975
- Dip ACVIM (LAIM)
- Pacheco, A.P., Paradis, M.R., Hoffman, A.M., Hermida, P., Sanchez, A., Nadeau, J.A., Tufts, M., Mazan, M.R. 2014. Age effects on blood gas, spirometry, airway reactivity, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cytology in clinically healthy horses. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
- 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. 2014. Syndromic surveillance for evaluating the occurrence of healthcare-associated infections in equine hospitals. Equine Veterinary Journal.
- 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. 2013. Using syndromic surveillance to estimate baseline rates for healthcare-associated infections in critical care units of small animal referral hospitals. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
- McFarlane, D., Paradis, M.R., Zimmel, D., Sykes, B., Brorsen, B.W., Sanchez, A., Vainio, K. 2011. The effect of geographic location, breed, and pituitary dysfunction on seasonal adrenocorticotropin and α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone plasma concentrations in horses. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
- Paxson, J.A., Paradis, M.R. 2011. Pharmacokinetics of aztreonam after intravenous administration in foals. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
- Paradis, M.R. 2010. Septic arthritis in the foal: What is the best imaging modality?. Equine Veterinary Education.
- 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. 2007. 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. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
- Mazan, M.R., Paradis, M.R. 2006. Noninfectious Respiratory Problems. Equine Neonatal Medicine.
- Bedenice, D., Paradis, M.R. 2006. Manifestations of Septicemia. Equine Neonatal Medicine.
- 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. 2006. Use of a multivariable model to estimate the probability of discharge in hospitalized foals that are 7 days of age or less. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Paradis, M.R. 2006. Equine Neonatal Medicine. Equine Neonatal Medicine.
- Nolen-Walston, R.D., D'oench, S.M., Hanelt, L.M., Sharkey, L.C., Paradis, M.R. 2004. Acute recumbency associated with Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in a horse. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Costa, L.R.R., Eades, S.C., Goad, M.E., Paradis, M.R. 2004. Pulmonary surfactant dysfunction and lung maturation in neonatal foals: Therapy, prevention, and prognosis. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian.
- Costa, L.R.R., Eades, S.C., Goad, M.E., Paradis, M.R. 2004. Pulmonary surfactant dysfunction in neonatal foals: Pathogenesis and clinical findings. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian.
- Smith, J.J., Provost, P.J., Paradis, M.R. 2004. Bacterial meningitis and brain abscesses secondary to infectious disease processes involving the head in horses: Seven cases (1980-2001). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Bedenice, D., Heuwieser, W., Solano, M., Rand, W., Paradis, M.R. 2003. Risk Factors and Prognostic Variables for Survival of Foals with Radiographic Evidence of Pulmonary Disease. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
- Bedenice, D., Heuwieser, W., Brawer, R., Solano, M., Rand, W., Paradis, M.R. 2003. Clinical and Prognostic Significance of Radiographic Pattern, Distribution, and Severity of Thoracic Radiographic Changes in Neonatal Foals. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
- Brosnahan, M.M., Paradis, M.R. 2003. Assessment of clinical characteristics, management practices, and activities of geriatric horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Brosnahan, M.M., Paradis, M.R. 2003. Demographic and clinical characteristics of geriatric horses: 467 Cases (1989-1999). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Paradis, M.R. 2003. Nutritional support: Enteral and parenteral. 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