Equine Research at Purdue

Research is an important part of making advancements in human and animal medicine. Purdue's projects would not be possible without the support of various groups. Funding for research carried out by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine equine faculty include multiple foundations, industry groups and internal equine research funds. Foundations that fund projects include the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Morris Animal Foundation. Industry partners that fund projects vary from pharmaceutical to medical device and biotechnology companies. The Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine and veterinary medical community is grateful for the generous support shown by these groups. Advancements are made every year, further benefiting the equine industry and it's athletes.

Research Facilities

Equine Health Science Annex

Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory

Treadmill  *View Installation Images of the New Treadmill*


Evaluation of the Massimo-7 Monitor in the Anesthetized Horse

     Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, DIPLOMATE A.C.V.A., Director of Purdue Comparative Anesthesiology & Pain Management Program


Exercise Physiology

     Peter D. Constable, BVSc (Hons), MS, PhD


Janice Kritchevsky, VMD, MS, DIPLOMATE, A.C.V.I.M (LA)

General Medicine

 Evaluating New NSAIDs

     Alexandra Bianco, DVM

Feeding the Dysphagic Horse    

     Janice Kritchevsky, VMD, MS, DIPLOMATE, A.C.V.I.M (LA)

     Balazs Toth, DVM, MS

General Surgery

Chryptorchidism and Surgery

     Richard Hartman, DVM

Infectious Diseases

None at this time


Neonatal Foal Sepsis  

     Sandra D. Taylor, DVM, PhD, DIPLOMATE A.C.V.I.M.

     Balazs Toth, DVM, MS


Stents as a Treatment for Glaucoma

*Now accepting patients for clinical trials!  Please contact Dr. Wendy Townsend for more information*

     Wendy Townsend, DVM, M.S., DIPLOMATE ACVO

Equine Serum and Corneal Ulcers

     Wendy Townsend, DVM, M.S., DIPLOMATE ACVO

     Emily Conway, DVM


Improved Methods of Fracture Fixation

     Timothy Lescun, DVM, B.V.Sc., M.S., DACVS

     Mackenzi Adams, DVM

Techniques for Reducing Joint Infection Following Arthrocentesis

     Stephen B. Adams, D.V.M., M.S. , DACVS

     Sarah Waxman, DVM

Methods of Assessing Bone Strength

     Timothy Lescun, DVM, B.V.Sc., M.S., DACVS

Respiratory Tract Diseases

Recurrent Airway Obstruction

Inflammatory Airway Diseases

     Laurent Couetil, DVM, PhD, DIPLOMATE, A.C.V.I.M (LA), Section Chief

Upper Respiratory Tract Diseases

     Jan F. Hawkins, DVM, DACVS

Sports Medicine

Exercise Physiology

      Peter D. Constable, BVSc (Hons), MS, PhD

Acid Base Disorders

     Peter D. Constable, BVSc (Hons), MS, PhD

     Stacy H. Tinkler, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal)


None at this time

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