James N. Moore
Distinguished Research Professor 2002
James N. Moore, Professor and Head of the Department of Large Animal Medicine, is a leader in equine medicine research and the development of new instructional tools. An internationally acknowledged authority on gastrointestinal diseases and endotoxic shock in the horse, Dr. Moore has written approximately 140 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters, and has edited four textbooks. Many of his publications focus on characterization and treatment of endotoxemia, a life-threatening equine emergency. Endotoxic shock arises from a reduction in blood supply to the intestines that allows bacterial toxins to enter the bloodstream. Humans and horses share a particular sensitivity to these bacterial toxins and Dr. Moore’s recent work compares the responses of human and equine cells. His research has increased awareness and improved treatments for equine endotoxemia. Dr. Moore also has developed new educational methods including computer-based, three-dimensional simulations, which won him the College of Veterinary Medicine’s David Tyler Award for Innovation in Teaching. He is respected for his ability to promote collaboration and unity among researchers. For example, he helped organize the first Equine Colic Research Symposium, which has become an international event.