Equine Patient Recruitment

As of November 1, 2016

If you would like additional information regarding a clinical trial, please contact us at:

Email: VeterinaryClinicalTrials@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 496-9715
Fax: (765) 496-1108

If you believe your horse is eligible for a specific study, we recommend that you contact your veterinarian and request a referral. However, a referral may not be required to participate in some clinical trials.

To make an appointment at the Large Animal Hospital please call (765) 494-8548.

Equine Medicine

Horses Admitted to the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH)

  • Description: A study to record activity using a pedometer or activity monitor during hospitalization to determine whether activity recordings can be used as an objective measure of pain in horses.
  • Eligibility: Any horse at least 2 years of age
    • Anticipated stay in the hospital of at least two days
  • Financial incentive: None, but no cost to the owner for activity monitoring.
  • Primary investigator: Dr. Tim Lescun

For more information or to contact us


Aqueous shunts as a Treatment for Glaucoma in Horses

  • Description: A study to determine if equine eyes affected with glaucoma that have not responded to standard therapy (topical medications and/or laser therapy) or that have become blind because of glaucoma can be controlled by placing an aqueous shunt.
  • Eligibility: Horse must currently have glaucoma that has not been controlled with standard therapy or in which the eye is already blind because of glaucoma and removal of the eye is recommended (enucleation).
  • Financial Incentives: The aqueous shunt will be placed at no cost to you. Recheck examinations are required.
  • Primary Investigator: Dr. Wendy Townsend

For more information or to contact us

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