Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Patricia J. Provost

Assistant Professor

Colic, Adhesion Formation, Wound Healing, Large Animal Surgery
Director, Equine Sports Medicine Program
Chair, Companion Animal Health Fund

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395

Fax:
508-839-7931

Education

  • MS - Michigan State University - 1989
  • VMD - University of Pennsylvania - 1985

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS)

Complete caecal bypass without ileal transection for caecal impaction in horses: Seven clinical cases (1997-2007)

Author(s):Quinteros, D.D. | García-López, J.M. | Provost, P.J.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Australian Veterinary Journal

Surgical management of small intestinal incarceration through the gastrosplenic ligament: 14 Cases (1994-2006)

Author(s):Jenei, T.M. | García-López, J.M. | Provost, P.J. | Kirker-Head, C.A.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Surgical repair of rib fractures in 14 neonatal foals: Case selection, surgical technique and results

Author(s):Bellezzo, F. | Hunt, R.J. | Provost, P. | Bain, F.T. | Kirker-Head, C.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Equine Veterinary Journal

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

Effect of caudal epidural xylazine on intraoperative distress and post-operative pain in Holstein heifers

Author(s):Chevalier, H.M. | Provost, P.J. | Karas, A.Z.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Long-term control of mucocutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and metastases in a horse using piroxicam

Author(s):Moore, A.S. | Beam, S.L. | Rassnick, K.M. | Provost, P.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Equine Veterinary Journal

Effects of growth factors (EGF, PDGF-BB and TGF-β1) on cultured equine epithelial cells and keratocytes: Implications for wound healing

Author(s):Haber, M. | Cao, Z. | Panjwani, N. | Bedenice, D. | Li, W.W. | Provost, P.J.
Publication year: 2003
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Ophthalmology

Intravenous lidocaine and small-intestinal size, abdominal fluid, and outcome after colic surgery in horses

Author(s):Brianceau, P. | Chevalier, H. | Karas, A. | Court, M.H. | Bassage, L. | Kirker-Head, C. | Provost, P. | Paradis, M.R.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Surgical repair of coxofemoral luxation in a horse

Author(s):Garcia-Lopez, J.M. | Boudrieau, R.J. | Provost, P.J.
Publication year: 2001
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Prevalence and prognostic importance of hypomagnesemia and hypocalcemia in horses that have colic surgery

Author(s):Garcia-Lopez, J.M. | Provost, P.J. | Rush, J.E. | Zicker, S.C. | Burmaster, H. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2001
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Reliability of using results of abdominal fluid analysis to determine treatment and predict lesion type and outcome for horses with colic: 218 cases (1991-1994)

Author(s):Freden, G.O. | Provost, P.J. | Rand, W.M.
Publication year: 1998
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Myeloid and megakaryocytic hypoplasia in related standardbreds.

Author(s):Kohn, C.W. | Swardson, C. | Provost, P. | Gilbert, R.O. | Couto, C.G.
Publication year: 1995
Journal / Book title: Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Histologic and ultrastructural changes after large-colon torsion, with and without use of a specific platelet-activating factor antagonist (WEB 2086), in ponies

Author(s):Wilson, D.V. | Patterson, J.S. | Stick, J.A. | Provost, P.J.
Publication year: 1994
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Effects of heparin treatment on colonic torsion-associated hemodynamic and plasma eicosanoid changes in anesthetized ponies

Author(s):Provost, P.J. | Stick, J.A. | Patterson, J.S. | Hauptman, J.G. | Robinson, N.E. | Roth, R.
Publication year: 1991
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Silicone ocular prosthesis in horses: 11 cases (1983-1987).

Author(s):Provost, P.J. | Ortenburger, A.I. | Caron, J.P.
Publication year: 1989
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

General Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal pathophysiology of colic and adhesion formation
  • Pathogenesis and treatment of equine skin tumors
  • Wound healing
  • Treatment of equine back pain

Selected Research Projects

  • The significance of EGF, TGF-B, PDGF-BB, MMP 2 & 9 in the normal and ulcerated equine eye
  • Efficacy comparison of dressings on full thickness infected wounds
  • Prevention of post-operative abdominal adhesions in pigs and ponies using a biopolymer implant
  • EGF, PDGF-BB, TGF-beta 1 as potential mediators of equine corneal epithelial cell and keratocyte migration in cell and in organ culture
  • An assessment of an alternative method for the management of equine back pain
  • Prevention and treatment of equine MRSA infections

Teaching

  • Director - 4th Year Clinical Equine Surgery Rotation
  • Co-Director - 3rd Year Equine Medicine & Surgery Course
  • Director - 3rd Year Bovine Surgery Elective
  • Director - Equine Clinical Skills (Year 1 & 2)
  • Faculty Surgeon - Shelter Spay/Neuter Program

Research Interests by Area

Other Areas of Research
  • Mediators of corneal epithelial cells and keratocytes

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Video-endoscopy
  • High-speed treadmill
  • Digital Radiography
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Laser