Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners

Sandra Taylor, DVM, DACVIM, PhD

 IAEP 2021 Spring Meeting

Virtual Meeting -  Wednesday, March 3, 2021

8:30am - 4:30pm
6 hours of Continuing Education


Sandra Taylor, DVM, DACVIM, PhD
Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine
Purdue University

Diplomate: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal Internal Medicine), 2006

In 2001, Dr. Taylor earned her DVM degree at Washington State University (WSU), then completed an internship at an equine hospital in Tacoma, Wash. After completing an equine internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis, she received her board certification in 2006 and returned to WSU where she earned a PhD in immunology in 2010.

In December 2010, Dr. Taylor started her career at Purdue. Dr. Taylor's love for animals, particularly horses, led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. While investigating an equine model of HIV during graduate school, she developed a passion for research, and is especially interested in research that can be applied to both animals and humans.

Dr. Taylor has studied the anti-inflammatory effects of ketorolac tromethamine (KT) in the horse, and is investigating the analgesic properties of KT, phenylbutazone (Bute), and flunixin meglumine (Banamine®) in the horse. Dr. Taylor is conducting research aimed at improving treatments for sepsis in horses and is also investigating the safety and efficacy of using stem cells to treat sepsis.

  Topics Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Update

8:30 - 9:15amTheiler’s disease: What’s new?
9:15 - 10:00amPiroplasmosis: Is it still a foreign animal disease in the U.S.?
10:00 - 10:30amBreak
10:30 - 11:15am  Infectious Enterocolitis
11:15 - 12:00amEquine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome
Noon - 1:00pmIAEP Business Meeting
1:00 - 2:00pm Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM): An Update
2:00 - 2:30pm Management of Botulism in an Adult Horse
2:30 - 3:00pmBreak
3:00 - 4:00pmFever of Unknown Origin: Emerging Pathogen in the Midwest?
4:00 - 4:30pm  Tick Paralysis in two American Miniature horses

Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD

IAEP Spring Meeting

Wednesday March 2nd, 2016
8am - 5pm
6 hours of Continuing Education


Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS & ACVSMR
Welcome Dr. Chris Kawcak

Dr. Kawcak is a Professor of Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine, Director of Equine Clinical Services and a senior scientist in the Equine Orthopedic Research Center at Colorado State University. In 2005, he developed the Equine Sports Medicine Service at Colorado State University, which has evolved into a 3 person practice with 3 staff, 4 residents being trained for ACVSMR certification, and an intern specializing in advanced imaging. The Surgery and Sports Medicine services are integrated with the Equine Orthopedic Research Center with the goal of advancement in equine orthopedics. This group not only focuses on clinical diagnostics and treatment, but also on development of new imaging modalities and therapies, and collaboration with many clinicians in practice, creating an intense focus on finding answers to clinically-relevant problems in the equine athlete. These advancements in imaging, therapies and rehabilitation are brought directly into clinical use by the group. Dr. Kawcak’s practice includes management of western performance horses, sport horses and racehorses, with an active surgical caseload focusing on orthopedics. CSU Bio

He will be speaking about various topics in performance horse pain, injury and treatment.


8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Visitation with Vendors

8:30 - 10:00 The Complexity of Identifying Performance-Limiting Pain in the Equine Athlete

Break-Visit Vendors

10:30 - 12:00 Advancements in Diagnostic Methods for Identifying the Cause of Pain in the Horse

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch / Business Meeting

1:30 - 3:00 Medical Options for Treating Musculoskeletal Pain and Injury in Horses

Break-Visit Vendors

3:30 – 5:00 The Equine Athlete – When to Compete, Treat, Rehab or Rest