Molly Nicodemus

Molly Nicodemus

Associate Professor
Equine Exercise Physiology

Mailing Address:
Box 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • 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


  • 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

Sierra Ellsworth
Kayla Everett
Emma Farnlacher
Bronwyn Pepper
Camisha Robinson


Evans, H. C., T. T. N. Dinh, M. L. Hardcastle, A. A. Gilmore, M. R. Ugur, M. Hitit, F. D. Jousan, M. C. Nicodemus, E. Memili. Advancing semen evaluation using lipidomics. Frontiers in Veterinary Science.   Download
Gilmore, A., M. Hitit, M. R. Ugur, T. T. N. Dinh, W. Tan, D. Jousan, M. Nicodemus, E. Topper, A. Kaya, E. Memili. 2021. Functional variables of bull sperm associated with cryotolerance. Kafkas Univ Vet Fak Derg 27(3):371-379.  Download
Evans, H. C., T. T. N. Dinh, M. R. Ugur, M. Hitit, D. Sajeev, A. Kaya, E. Topper, M. C. Nicodemus, G. D. Smith, E. Memili. 2020. Lipidomic markers of sperm cryotolerance in cattle. Scientific Reports 10:20192  Download
Cagle-Holtcamp, K., M. C. Nicodemus, J. C. Parker, M. Dunlap. 2019. Does equine assisted learning create emotionally safe learning environments for at-risk youth? Journal of Youth Development 14(4): 232-252.  Download
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
Evans, H., D. Jousan, E. Memili, L. Beckman, H. Nicodemus. 2019. Life skill development and financial impact associated with a youth livestock sales program. Journal of Youth Development 14(3).  Download
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
Williams, T., C. A. Mochal, B. J. Rude, B. C. Weed, M. C. Nicodemus. 2018. A novel surgical methodology for dual cannula placement of the ileum and cecum in equids: Assessment of post-operative management and clinical outcome. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 64:41-48.  Download
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
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