PVM Equine Case Featured at ACVIM Forum

The work of Dr. Sandy Taylor, Purdue Veterinary Medicine assistant professor of large animal internal medicine, on an equine case at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital was featured during the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum in Indianapolis this month.  As part of the special Animal Survivor event June 4 in the Indiana Convention Center Exhibit Hall, the story of Lucky, a quarter horse owned by Beau Baird, of Greencastle, Ind., was shared with attendees through a special video presentation.

Lucky was stuck in the mare’s birth canal in February 2012, leading to oxygen deprivation, two broken ribs and septicemia (blood infection). After being delivered by a local veterinarian, Lucky was rushed by Baird to Purdue, where he was hospitalized for 16 days while he received a wide variety of treatment under the direction of a team headed by Dr. Taylor, who is an ACVIM Board-certified large animal internal medicine specialist.  Lucky not only experienced a full recovery, but the three-year-old has improved to the point where he will compete in the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Western Pleasure in November.

Lucky’s story was one of three inspiring accounts presented at the ACVIM Forum to illustrate the importance of teamwork involving primary veterinarians, specialty practitioners and owners.  Click here to view the video about Lucky and the care he received at Purdue.  Click here for more information about the ACVIM’s Animal Survivor Event at the ACVIM Forum.

A videographer records Dr. Sandy Taylor working with a foal in the Large Animal Hospital in April, for the video that was shown at the ACVIM Forum this month during an event focusing on amazing stories about animal survivors.


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