Dr. Colin Mitchell
Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9500

Research Interests:
Orthopedics Treatment of laminitis Bisphosphonates in horses Laparoscopic procedures

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2018 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2017 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2016 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2015 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2014 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2013 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2012 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2011 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2011 Teacher Merit Honor Roll
 Education:
  • MS University of Minnesota
  • BVMS University of Edinburgh
 Grants:
  • Histologic Changes to the Muscular Portion of the Hind Suspensory Ligament of Horses as a Result of Neurectomy of the Deep Branch of the Lateral Plantar Nerve., Charles V. Cusimano EHSP , $1,340.00
  • The Effect of Neurectomy of the Deep Branch of the Lateral Plantar Nerve on the Biomechanical Properties and Diagnostic Imaging Characteristics of the Equine Hind Suspensory Ligament, Charles V. Cusimano EHSP , $11,998.00
  • Influence of clodronate on bone density and bone formation in young horses, Equine Health Studies Program, $12,000.00
  • Serum testosterone concentrations following human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulation in cryptorchid horses before and after castration, Charles V. Cusimano EHSP Grant, $2,745.00
  • Influence of tiludronate on bone density and bone formation in young horses, Equine Health Studies Program, $9,500.00
  • An in vitro biomechanical evaluation and comparison of two figure of eight tension band cerclage wires versus one 2.0 Acumed cable as the palmar support systems for equine metacarpophalangeal joint arthrodesis, Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program, $6,206.20
  • Occurrence of palatal instability in a normal population of Thoroughbreds in race training, Equine Health Studies Program,
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Evaluation of peer teaching and deliberate practice to teach veterinary surgery, Mitchell, Colin; Compton, Nashua; Cary, Julie; Wenz, John; Lutter, Dylan; Godfrey, Jennifer, 2019, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 48, Pages: 199-208
  • Tiludronate and Clodronate do not Affect Bone Structure or Remodeling Kinetics over a 60 Day Randomized Trial , Richbourg, Heather; Mitchell, Colin; Gillett, Ashley; McNulty, Margaret, 2018, BMC Veterinary Research
  • Uncommon Castration Complication: Penile amputation and sheath ablation following an iatrogenic phallectomy , Mitchell, Colin; Beavers, Kelli, 2017, Equine Veterinary Education
  • Assessment of Tuber Coxae Bone Biopsy in the Standing Horse, McNulty, Margaret; Mitchell, Colin; Richbourg, H; Goupil, B; Gillett, A, 2017, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 46, Pages: 396-402
  • An in vitro biomechanical comparison of hydroxyapatite coated and uncoated AO cortical bone screws for a limited contact: dynamic compression plate fixation of osteotomized equine 3rd metacarpal bones, Durham, M; Sod, Gary; Riggs, Laura; Mitchell, Colin, 2015, Veterinary surgery , Volume: 44, Number: 2, Pages: 206-13
  • The management of equine acute laminitis, Mitchell, Colin; Fugler, Lee Ann; Eades, Susan, 2015, Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports , Volume: 6, Pages: 39-47
  • An In Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of Hydroxyapatite Coated and Uncoated AO Cortical Bone Screws For A Limited Contact - Dynamic Compression Plate Fixation of Osteotomized Equine Third Metacarpal Bone, Mitchell, Colin; Durham, Myra; Sod, Gary; Riggs, Laura, 2014, Veterinary Surgery
  • A mechanical comparison of equine proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis techniques: an axial locking compression plate and two abaxial transarticular cortical screws versus an axial dynamic compression plate and two abaxial transarticular cortical screws, Mitchell, Colin; Sod, Gary; Riggs, Laura; Martin, George, 2011, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 40, Number: 5, Pages: 571-578
  • In Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of Dynamic Compression Plates with a Rough Contact Surface and a Polished Contact Surface for Fixation of Osteotomized Equine Third Metacarpal Bones, Mitchell, Colin; Sod, Gary; Riggs, Laura; Martin, George; Gill, Marjorie, 2011, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 40, Number: 5
  • An in vitro biomechanical comparison of equine proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis techniques: two parallel transarticular headless tapered variable pitch screws versus two parallel transarticular AO cortical bone screws inserted in lag fashion, Mitchell, Colin; Gudehus, Timm; Sod, Gary; Riggs, Laura; Martin, George, 2011, Veterinary Surgery
  • In vitro cyclic fatigue comparison of a modified 5.5 mm locking compression plate fixation with a 5.5 mm locking compression plate fixation of osteotomized equine third metacarpal bones, Mitchell, Colin; Sod, Gary; Riggs, Laura; Martin, George; Gill, Marjorie, 2010, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 39, Number: 7, Pages: 833-838
  • An in vitro biomechanical comparison of a 5.5 mm locking compression plate fixation with a 4.5 mm locking compression plate fixation of osteotomized equine third metacarpal bones, Mitchell, Colin; Sod, Gary; Riggs, Laura; Martin, George; Gill, Marjorie, 2010, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 39, Number: 5, Pages: 581-587
  • An in vitro biomechanical comparison of equine proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis techniques: axially positioned dynamic compression plate and two abaxial transarticular cortical screws inserted in lag fashion versus three parallel cortical screws inserted in lag fashion, Mitchell, Colin; Sod, Gary; Riggs, Laura; Hubert, Jeremy; Martin, George, 2010, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 39, Number: 1, Pages: 83-90
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Aseptic Technique, Mitchell, Colin, 2017, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • Endoscopic Exam of the Upper Respiratory Tract / Rhinolaryngoscopy, Mitchell, Colin, 2017, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • Evaluation of hoof balance and conformation, Mitchell, Colin, 2017, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • Large Animal Surgical Nursing, Mitchell, Colin, 2017, Publisher: Saunders
  • Large Animal Surgical Nursing, Mitchell, Colin; Gill, Marjorie, 2013, Publisher: Saunders
Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal:
  • Case Reports from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Arytenoid Chondritis in a Horse, Ryan, Kirk; Mitchell, Colin, 2013
  • Dealing with "Bone spavin", Mitchell, Colin, 2013
Other:
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging in lame horses, Rademacher, Nathalie; Mitchell, Colin; Heidorn, Neely, 2011
  • Angular Limb Deformities, Mitchell, Colin; Loftin, Patrick, 2011
  • White Line Disease, Mitchell, Colin; Gillen, Rebecca, 2011
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Compression of condylar fractures of varying fragment thickness with acutrak plus vs 4.5-mm ao cortical screws in equine third metacarpus., Burba, Daniel; Lewis, Andrew; Sod, Gary; Mitchell, Colin, 2010, Veterinary Surgery , Volume: 39, Number: 1, Pages: 78-82