David J. Matsas

David J. Matsas
Assistant Professor

Campus Phone:
860-974-2780

Education

  • MBA – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1997
  • DVM – Purdue University, 1984
  • PhD – Oregon State University, 1983
  • BS – University of Connecticut, 1980
  • BS – University of California at Irvine, 1977

Board Certification

  • American College of Theriogenologists
  1. Roof, D.J., Bowley, S., Price, L.L., Matsas, D.J. 2012. Comparison of two commercial extenders for cryopreservation of goat semen without sperm washing. Theriogenology.
  2. Moutsatsou, A., Karayannis, V., Matsas, D., Katsika, E., Tsipoura, S. 2008. Microstructure analysis of sintered lignite combustion ashes. A Global Road Map for Ceramic Materials and Technologies: Forecasting the Future of Ceramics, International Ceramic Federation - 2nd International Congress on Ceramics, ICC 2008, Final Programme.
  3. Matsas, D. 2006. Pregnancy Diagnosis in Goats. Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology: Second Edition.
  4. Moutsatsou, A., Gregou, M., Matsas, D., Protonotarios, V. 2006. Washing as a remediation technology applicable in soils heavily polluted by mining-metallurgical activities. Chemosphere.
  5. Matsas, D.J., Warnick, L.D., Mechor, G.D., Seib, L.N., Fatone, S., White, M.E., Guard, C.L. 1999. Use of a water hardness test kit to measure serum calcium concentration in cattle. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  6. Del Vecchio, R.P., Matsas, D.J., Fortin, S., Sponenberg, D.P., Lewis, G.S. 1994. Spontaneous uterine infections are associated with elevated prostaglandin F2α metabolite concentrations in postpartum dairy cows. Theriogenology.
  7. Matsas, D.J. 1993. Use of an on-farm progesterone test in the clinical management of parturient disorders in three cows. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  8. Del Vecchio, R.P., Matsas, D.J., Inzana, T.J., Sponenberg, D.P., Lewis, G.S. 1992. Effect of intrauterine bacterial infusions and subsequent endometritis on prostaglandin F2 alpha metabolite concentrations in postpartum beef cows.. Journal of animal science.
  9. Matsas, D.J., Nebel, R.L., Pelzer, K.D. 1992. Evaluation of an on-farm blood progesterone test for predicting the day of parturition in cattle. Theriogenology.
  10. Weber, M.E., White, M.E., Guard, C.L., Matsas, D.J., Hatfield, C.E., Smith, M.C., Stehman, S.M. 1989. Effect of large palpable ovarian follicles on response to prostaglandin administration in dairy cows with corpora lutea. Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  11. Matsas, D.J., Yang, T.J. 1980. Karyotype analysis of leukocytes of gray collie (cyclic neutropenia)-normal bone marrow transplant chimeras six years after transplantation.. American Journal of Veterinary Research.

General Research Interests

  • Superovulation and embryo transfer in small ruminants
  • Semen cryopreservation in small ruminants

Selected Research Projects

Collection of embryos and semen from endangered breeds of sheep, goats, cattle, and horses. Privately funded.

Research and Clinical Interests

  • SVF Foundation Rare Breed Preservation Project

Teaching

  • Reproductive Pathophysiology
  • Theriogenology
  • Clinical Skills