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Department of Clinical Sciences


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Dorothy Ainsworth
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
C2 522 CPC, Box 25
Ithaca, NY 14853
P (607) 253-3232
F (607) 253-3271

Selected Publications


Canisso IF, Pinn TL, Gerdin JA, Ollivett T, Buckles E, Schweizer C, Ainsworth DM. B cell multicentric lymphoma in a Quarter horse broodmare (Can Vet J, 2012 submitted.)

Klukowsko-Rotzler J, Marti E, Lavoie JP, Ainsworth DM, Gerber V, Janda J. Expression of thymic stromal lymphopoietin in equine recurrent airway obstruction. Vet. Immunol. Immunopath. 2012 Jan 31 (Epub).

Ainsworth DM, ‡Reyner CL. Effects of in vitro exposure to autologous blood and serum on expression of interleukin-8, -1β, and chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 2 in equine primary bronchial epithelial cell cultures. Am. J. Vet. Res. 73(2): 296-301, 2012.

Wagner B, Burton A, Ainsworth DM. Interferon-gamma, interleukin-4 and interleukin-10 production by T helper cells reveals intact Th1 and regulatory T cell activation and a delay of the Th2 cell response in equine neonates and foals. Vet. Res. 41(4): 47, 2010.

Wagner B, Stokol T, Ainsworth DM. Induction of interleukin-4 production in neonatal IgE+ cells after cross-linking of maternal IgE. Devel. Comp. Immunol. 34: 436-444, 2010.

Ainsworth DM and *Cheetham J. The Respiratory System. In: Bayly WM, Reed S and Sellon D, eds.: Equine Internal Medicine, W.B. Saunders, 3rd edition, 2009 pp 290-371.

Burton AB, Wagner B, Erb HN and Ainsworth DM. Serum IL-6 and IL-10 concentrations in normal and septic neonatal foals. Vet. Immunol. Immunopath. 132: 122-128, 2009.

Reyner CL, Wagner B, Young JC and Ainsworth DM. Effects of in vitro exposure to hay dust on expression of interleukin-23, -17, -8, -1β and chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 2 by pulmonary mononuclear cells isolated from horses acutely affected with recurrent airway disease (RAO). Am. J. Vet. Res. 70: 1277-1283, 2009.

Dawson D, Scrivani P, Schaefer D, Bogdonovic L and Ainsworth DM. Epitheliod variant of hemangiosarcoma in a gelding. Eq. Vet. Educ. 21: 519-524, 2009.

Ainsworth DM, Matychak MB, Reyner CL, Erb HN and Young JC. Effects of in vitro exposure to hay dust on expression of chemokines and cell surface receptors in primary bronchial epithelial cell cultures established from horses with chronic recurrent airway obstruction. Am. J. Vet. Res. 70: 365-372, 2009.

Perkins GA, Wagner B, Viel L, Hoffman A, Erb HN and Ainsworth DM. Histamine bronchoprovocation does not affect bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cytology, gene expression and protein concentrations of IL-4, IL-8 and IFN-γ. Vet. Immunol. Immunopath. 126: 230-235, 2008.

DeLuca L, Erb HN, Young JC, Perkins GA, Ainsworth DM. The effect of adding oral dexamethasone to feed alterations on the airway cell inflammatory gene expression in stabled horses affected with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO). J. Vet. Intern. Med. 22: 427-435, 2008.

Stokol T, Gold J, Johnson A, Ainsworth DM. Atypical cytological findings in pleural fluid isolated from a neonatal foal with pneumonia. Vet. Clin. Pathol. 37: 237-241, 2008.

Ainsworth DM. Recurrent airway obstruction. In: Smith BP ed.: Large Animal Internal Medicine, Mosby Elsevier, 4th edition, 2008, pp 556-563.

Ainsworth DM. Lower airway function: responses to exercise and training. In: Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, Geor RJ, eds.: Equine Exercise Physiology. The Science of Exercise in the Athletic Horse. Saunders Elsevier, 2008 pp 193-211.