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Researcher: Peter Muir

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Areas of Expertise
  • Skeletal adaptation to loading
  • Stress (fatigue) fractures
  • Long bone fracture repair
  • Inflammatory stifle arthritis
  • Degenerative cranial cruciate rupture in dogs
  • Musculoskelatal system
  • Mechanisms that lead to dysregulation of joint immune responses
  • Development of persistent stifle synovitis
  • Genomic dissection of orthopedic traits
  • Clinical trials evaluating canine arthritis treatment
  • Regenerative medicine therapies 
  • Stem cells and platelet-rich plasma
Web Site Peter Muir's School of Veterinary Medicine Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,301,726 - CT machine for multi-angle scanning of stationary patients, issued April 2016.
  • 8,012,950 - Method to diagnose and treat degenerative joint disease, issued September 2011.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20150313557 - CT machine for multi-angle scanning of stationary patients, published November 2015.
  • 20080045485 - Methods of diagnosing synovial disease in a mammal by detecting bacterial DNA in synovial tissues from dogs with inflammatory knee arthritis and degenerative anterior cruciate ligament rupture, published February 2008.
  • 20050074800 - Method to diagnose and treat degenerative joint disease, published April 2005.
Recent Publication(s)
  • 3D FSE Cube and VIPR-aTR 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging predicts canine cranial cruciate ligament structural properties. Racette M, Al Saleh H, Waller KR 3rd, Bleedorn JA, McCabe RP, Vanderby R Jr, Markel MD, Brounts SH, Block WF, Muir P. Vet J. 2016 Mar;209:150-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.10.055. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

  • Variance associated with the use of relative velocity for force platform gait analysis in a heterogeneous population of clinically normal dogs. Volstad N, Nemke B, Muir P. Vet J. 2016 Jan;207:80-4. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.08.014. Epub 2015 Aug 13.

  • Role of calcitonin gene-related peptide in functional adaptation of the skeleton. Sample SJ, Heaton CM, Behan M, Bleedorn JA, Racette MA, Hao Z, Muir P. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 23;9(12):e113959. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113959. eCollection 2014.

  • Variance associated with subject velocity and trial repetition during force platform gait analysis in a heterogeneous population of clinically normal dogs. Hans EC, Zwarthoed B, Seliski J, Nemke B, Muir P. Vet J. 2014 Dec;202(3):498-502. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.09.022. Epub 2014 Sep 28.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-9819
Current University UW–Madison
Department Surgical Sciences
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 4270B Veterinary Medicine
Address Line 2 2015 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.V.S., University of Bristol, 1985
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of Bristol, 1990
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Method to Diagnose and Treat Degenerative Joint Disease