Molly Nicodemus

Molly Nicodemus

Associate Professor
Equine Exercise Physiology



Mailing Address:
Mailstop 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Education:
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.S., Sam Houston State University
  • B.S., Missouri State University

Courses Taught:
  • ADS 1132 Intro to Horsemanship
  • ADS 2111 ADS Career Planning
  • ADS 2223 Companion Animal
  • ADS 2312 Advanced Horsemanship
  • ADS 3221 Practices in Horse Care and Mgmt
  • ADS 3223 Horse Management
  • ADS 3233 Equine Assisted Therapy
  • ADS 4333 Equine Exercise Physiology

Research:
  • Understanding the normal gait mechanics of the performance horse
  • Identifying gait parameters that may indicate lameness in the performance horse
  • Determining the influence of training and training devices on performance horses
  • Studying the development of equine gait mechanics through aging
  • Looking at the interaction between the rider and equine gait mechanics

Graduate Students
Alicia Gilmore
Publications
2019
Carlisle, L. D., E. Memili, R. L. Linford, K. A. Slater, M. C. Nicodemus. 2019. Relationship between gait mechanics and the speed of the trot in the Weimaraner dog breed. Topics in Companion Animal Medicine 35:26-30. Download
2018
Williams, T., B. Rude, S. Liao, C. Mochal-King, M. Nicodemus. 2018. Effects of fat supplementation on plasma glucose, insulin, and fatty acid analysis in ponies maintained on a forage based diet. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 102(2): e513-e977. Download
2017
Williams, T., B. Rude, S. F. Liao, C. Mochal-King, M. Nicodemus. 2017. Effects of feeding fat on nutrient digestion in cannulated ponies fed a forage diet. Animal Husbandry Dairy Veterinary Science 1(3): 1-5. Download
2016
Ward, L., S. Lindsey, J.M. Martin, M. Nicodemus, E. Memili. 2016. Review: Challenges and opportunities in rising feral horse populations. The Professional Animal Scientist 32:717-724. Download