Carlos Pinto

Carlos Pinto

Professor of Theriogenology

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803



PhD, Louisiana State University, 2001

Med.Vet., Sao Paulo State University, 1986


Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists

Research Interest

Comparative endocrinology and reproductive physiology; luteal function and embryo development in aluteal cycles; gamete and embryo biology 

Teaching Interest

Comparative theriogenology

Clinical Interest

Advanced assisted reproduction in horses, cattle and dogs; pharmacologic control of reproduction and infertility treatments

Awards & Honors

2014-2019, LSU Vet Med Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2011, The Ohio State University Fox Family Award for Excellence in Teaching

2011, The Ohio State University Honorary Member Gamma Award-Teaching

2011, The Ohio State University Honorary Member Omega Tau Sigma

2006, North Carolina State University American Association Equine Practitioners Teacher of the Year 


Gomes VCL, Aguiar LH, Bray B, McCauley C, Langohr IM, Pinto CR. Ovarian epithelial inclusion cysts in a mare. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2021 2021 Apr 1;258(7):713-716.

Clérico G, Taminelli G, Veronesi JC, Polola J, Pagura N, Pinto C, Sansinena M. Mitochondrial function, blastocyst development and live foals born after ICSI of immature vitrified/warmed equine oocytes matured with or without melatonin. Theriogenology. 2021 Jan 15;160:40-9.

Mak CK, Sasaki E, Bauer RW, de Aguiar LH, Gomes VC, Sones JL, Pinto CR. Subinvolution of canine placental sites in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2020 Dec 1;257(11):1129-32.

Ming H, Sun J, Pasquariello R, Gatenby L, Herrick JR, Yuan Y, Pinto CR, Bondioli KR, Krisher RL, Jiang Z. The landscape of accessible chromatin in bovine oocytes and early embryos. Epigenetics. 2020 Jul 19:1-3.

Gomes VC, Del Piero F, Langohr IM, de Aguiar LH, Anderson A, Sones JL, Pinto CR. Equine focal mucopurulent placentitis associated with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Equine Veterinary Education. 2020 Sep 33(9):e292-e297.

Pinto CR. Impact of the corpus luteum on survival of the developing embryo and early pregnancy in mares. Theriogenology. 2020 Jul 1;150:374-81.

Sanchez-Rodriguez A, Hall S, Mauk P, Klabnik-Bradford J, Pinto C, Hayden S, Whitlock B, Prado T. Use of a new artificial vagina without a liner reduced sperm motility in a stallion. Clinical Theriogenology. 2019;11(4):607-610

Leisinger CA, Klein C, Markle ML, Premanandan C, Sones JL, Pinto CRF, Paccamonti DL. Altered gene expression in embryos and endometrium collected on day 8 of induced aluteal cycles in mares. Theriogenology. 2019;128:81-90.

Leisinger CA, Medina V, Markle ML, Paccamonti DL, Pinto CRF. Morphological evaluation of Day 8 embryos developed during induced aluteal cycles in the mare. Theriogenology. 2018;105:178-183.

Forshey BS, Moraes CR, Lakritz J, Pinto CR, Coffman E, Schanbacher BJ, Place NJ, da Silva MC. Embryo production by superovulation and dual siring in alpacas (Vicugna pacos). Small Ruminant Research. 2018;162:63-8.

Oberhaus EL, Thompson Jr DL, Foster BA, Pinto CR. Effects of Combined Estradiol-Sulpiride Treatment and Follicle Ablation on Vernal Transition in Mares: Evaluation of Plasma and Follicular Fluid Hormones and Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Gene Expression. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 2018;64:69-76.

Davolli GM, Beavers KN, Medina V, Sones JL, Pinto CR, Paccamonti DL, Causey RC. Concentrations of Sulfadiazine and Trimethoprim in Blood and Endometrium of Mares After Administration of an Oral Suspension. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 2018;67:27-30. 

Grant Funding

Oberhaus E, Pinto CR. Developmental potential of oocytes derived from induced follicles in seasonally anovulatory and cycling equids. Sponsored by LSU-ACRES Program, Louisiana State University, (October 1, 2021). $34,000.

Balasuriya U, Carossino M, Pinto CR (collaborator).  A novel mechanism of viral immune evasion: Hijacking and exploitation of the CXCL16/CXCR6 chemokine axis by EAV during persistent infection in the stallion reproductive tract, Sponsored by USDA Agriculture Food Research Initiative, (2018-2022). $1,650,000.00.

Gauthier T, Paccamonti D, Pinto CR. The Use of Membrane Disrupting Peptide/Peptoid LHRH Conjugates to Control Wild Horse and Burro Populations . US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse and Burro Program (2015-2018) Awarded. 2015-2018. $850,002.

Pinto CR, Sansinena M. Improving mitochondrial function in vitrified equine oocytes: application of the domestic horse model in biodiversity preservation of wild equids, Sponsored by LSU-ACRES Program, Louisiana State University, (June 1, 2018). $50,000.00.

Jiang Z, Pinto CR. CRISPR-Based Chromatin Remodeling of the Endogenous Pluripotent Genes Enables Generation of Bovine Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Use in Nuclear Transfer, Sponsored by LSU-ACRES Program, Louisiana State University, (June 1, 2018). $49,982.00.

Pinto CR (PI). Kinetics of in vitro oocyte maturation and blastocyst development of equine and bovine oocytes held at room temperature. Sponsored by LSU-ACRES Program, Louisiana State University, 2016-2017; $50,000.