Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners

Anna Pesta Dunaway, Ph.D. and Greg Schmid, DVM

Meetings are held twice yearly on the first Wednesday of March and November.

 IAEP 2023 Fall Meeting

Wednesday, November 1, 2023


8:30am – 4:50pm
6 hours of Continuing Education


Location: Boone County Fairgrounds, Witham Pavilion

 Reservations Due by October 18, 2023

Register Online

 Speakers

Anna Pesta Dunaway, Ph.D.
Nutritionist, Equine Technical Solutions Team
Purina Animal Nutrition

Dr. Dunaway is a Nutritionist on the Equine Technical Solutions Team at Purina Animal Nutrition. She is responsible for helping to bring innovative solutions from the research team out to the field. She spends most of her time providing technical consultations and support to the sales team on the East Coast, as well as speaking on equine nutrition at horse owner meetings and professional conferences. Anna earned her BS in Animal Science from Kansas State University and received both her MS and PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Nebraska. Her graduate research focused on the use of high fat diets and manipulating the microbial community in the gut. Anna resides in Aiken, SC and is a lifelong equestrian with a special interest in the nutrition and development of the future sport horse.

Greg Schmid, DVM
Equine Professional Services Veterinarian
Dechra Veterinary Products

Dr. Greg Schmid is an Equine Professional Services Veterinarian for Dechra Veterinary Products, LLC. He is a lifelong equestrian with a background primarily in English sport horse disciplines. He is a graduate of the Otterbein University Equine Science program and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. Greg then completed an internship at B.W. Furlong & Associates in New Jersey and went on to work with Dr. John R. Steele and Associates, primarily treating Hunters and Jumpers throughout the East Coast. Afterward, he joined Columbia Equine Hospital near Portland, Oregon where he worked on a wide variety of horses before joining Dechra. Greg is an active member of the AAEP and currently serves on the Student Subcommittee for the Commission on Equine Veterinary Sustainability.

  Schedule

 8:00am –  8:20am  Registration / Opportunity to visit with Vendors

8:30am –  9:20am  Lecture 1

  • Feeding for total tract digestive health (to cover from dental to gastric to hindgut concerns) 

 9:30am – 10:20am Lecture 2

  • The role of nutrition in developing equine athletes (to cover growing horse issues and ways to optimize nutrition for high performance horses)

10:30am – 11:10am Break for Visiting with Vendors

 11:10am – noon  Lecture 3

  • Management of nutritionally related medical conditions (to cover EMS, PPID, weight loss & gain, a bit on renal and liver issues, etc.. excluding myopathies)

noon – 1:25pm Lunch (Provided, from Shoup’s Country Foods) / Vendors / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 2:20pm Lecture 4

  • Where do feed and forage quality conversations fit in my practice? (to cover hay testing, how to interpret it, the role of a nutritional consult with clients/where to get help, and some aspects of feed quality/safety/manufacturing)

2:30am – 3:00am Break for Visiting with Vendors

3:00pm – 3:50pm Lecture 5

  • An update on the Use of Bisphosphonates in Horses

4:00pm – 4:50pm Lecture 6

  • Equine Osteoarthritis & Chondroprotective Therapies

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Meetings are held twice yearly on the first Wednesday of March and November.

 IAEP 2023 Spring Meeting

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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

Location: Boone County Fairgrounds, Witham Pavilion

 Speaker

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Partner, Inside Information Radiology
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Company

Stephanie Valberg was named the Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine in November of 2015 and retired in December of 2022. Valberg is an international leader in understanding and managing equine neuromuscular disorders. The overarching goal of her research and clinical work is to define the basis for neuromuscular disorders in horses; develop accurate, minimally invasive diagnostic tests; and produce optimal methods for preventing or managing performance-limiting diseases.

Valberg’s work in equine muscle disease has transformed equine clinical practice. Her research has led to the discovery of previously unknown muscle disorders, identification of their genetic basis, and development of nutritional strategies to minimize muscle pain. She was part of a team that developed the first feed used to treat tying up, and was a member of the team that sequenced the equine genome.

Valberg came to MSU from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She established the Neuromuscular Diagnostic Laboratory, now at MSU, and directed the University of Minnesota Equine Center from 2003 to 2013. She received her DVM from the University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College and her PhD in equine exercise physiology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She is board certified in large animal internal medicine and veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation.

The recipient of numerous honors, Valberg most recently was awarded the 2014 Richard Hartley Clinical Award from the British Equine Veterinary Association for her research that linked seasonal pasture myopathy to box elder tree seeds. In 2013, she was selected to deliver the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners Milne Lecture, which recognizes a lifetime of service with the potential to change the paradigms by which veterinarians and researchers understand the recipient’s particular area of expertise. In 2012, Valberg was inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame. She has twice received the Pfizer Research Excellence Award, and in 1998, received the EquiSci International Award, an honor presented every four years to the individual whose work most significantly impacts equine exercise physiology research.

Valberg is widely published. She has mentored more than 60 graduate students, interns, residents, and post-doctoral students and is a recipient of numerous awards for teaching and mentorship.

Valberg also is an active horsewoman and currently training Cajun, a young Warmblood, for three-day eventing.

  Schedule

Educational Presentation

8:30am – noon Morning Sessions: 

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (Provided, from Shoup’s Country Foods) / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 5pm Afternoon Sessions:

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

Topics

  • Clinical Approach to Muscle Diseases
  • Genetic Testing in Horses
  • Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Causes and treatment
  • Type 2 polysaccharide storage myopathy and Myofibrillar Myopathy in Warmbloods
  • Shivers and other movement disorders
  • Disorders related to vitamin E

Kurt Selberg, MS, DVM, DACVR

Meetings are held twice yearly on the first Wednesday of March and November.

 IAEP 2022 Fall Meeting

Live & in Person – Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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

Location: Boone County Fairgrounds, Witham Pavilion

 Reservations Due by Wednesday October 19, 2022

Register Online

 Speaker

Kurt Selberg, MS, DVM, DACVR
Partner, Inside Information Radiology
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Company

Kurt Selberg is a North Idaho native; where his family owned a quarter horse ranch.   After completing his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, he completed an equine sports medicine internship at Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, VA. He received his training in diagnostic imaging from Colorado State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists.  Following his residency, he completed fellowship in advanced imaging with training from Colorado State University and from Musculoskeletal Radiologists in Fort Collins, CO.  He was an Assistant Professor of equine diagnostic imaging at the University of Georgia for 4 years before returning to an equine diagnostic imaging position at Colorado State University in September of 2016.  His area of interest is the equine athlete and musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging.  Dr. Selberg is a certified member and lecturer at many of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology continuing education events.  He is also an FEI treating veterinarian. Most recently, he was the onsite imaging consultant for the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.   Aside from radiology, he also enjoys skiing , jiu jitsu, fishing, spending time with good friends and family, his lovely wife Katie and 2 children, and two yellow dogs.

  Schedule

Educational Presentation: Topics in Lameness and Podiatry

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

8:30am – noon Morning Sessions: 

  • The Foot – Radiographs/Ultrasound/Treatment
  • Hindlimb Suspensory Ligament Injury
  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (Provided, from Shoup’s Country Foods) / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 5pm Afternoon Sessions:

  • Forelimb Suspensory Ligament Injury
  • Pelvis/Back/SI Injury/Treatment/Ultrasound
  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

Amy Grice, DVM

Welcome Dr. Grice
Welcome Dr. Grice

Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
Amy Grice VMD, MBA, LLC.
Veterinary Business Consulting

Sponsored by:

Dr. Grice practiced as an ambulatory equine practitioner in the Hudson Valley of NY for 25 years. She served as the managing partner of Rhinebeck Equine LLP, a large equine referral practice, until 2015, when she opened a veterinary business consulting firm, Amy Grice VMD, MBA, LLC. Dr. Grice’s areas of special interest are communication, leadership, and business strategies. 

Whether providing consulting services to a practice owner; speaking on leadership and business skills as an educator; or serving as a facilitator to bring divergent parties to an agreement, Dr. Grice brings compassion, experience and focus.

Dr. Grice grew up in Woodbury, CT, where she was a Pony Clubber and competed in local hunter-jumper shows and hunter paces. She received her BA in Biology from Wellesley College and completed her veterinary education at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her MBA from Marist College School of Management in 2014. Dr. Grice is a member of the Board of Directors of the AAEP, where she also serves on several committees.

  Schedule

Educational Presentation: Topics in Veterinary Business Consulting

  • Keeping Equine Practitioners in Practice
  • New Paradigms needed in Equine Practice
  • The Need for Boundaries  
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Is your Practice Healthy? 
  • Is your Practice Profitable? 

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

8:30am – noon Morning Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 5pm Afternoon Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

Stephen B. Adams, DVM, MS

Meetings are held twice yearly on the first Wednesday of March and November.

Stephen B. Adams, DVM, MS
Emeritus Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Adams began his experience in the world of veterinary medicine by helping raise Standardbred horses before earning his DVM degree in 1975 at Cornell University. He then came to Purdue where he completed his large animal surgery residency, earning his MS in 1978, and then joined the faculty as assistant professor of large animal surgery.  In 1981 he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Rising through the academic ranks, he was promoted to full professor in 1987. 

During his time at Purdue, Dr. Adams earned numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious Raymond E. Plue Outstanding Teacher Award. As a scholar, his research interests have focused on equine orthopedics/orthopedic infections, joint disease and lameness.  Throughout his career, he has published numerous journal articles and written 20 book chapters, while also fulfilling national and international speaking engagements. 

One of his most recent projects involved serving as a vital member of the team that launched the new Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital in Shelbyville, Ind. He then became the facility’s medical director. Dr. Adams also has been recognized as an Honored Mentor of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Furthermore, he has been praised for his ability to utilize new and innovative surgical techniques such as when he was involved with the first unilateral lung resection in an adult horse to treat an extensive granular cell tumor.  Additionally, Dr. Adams has been recognized for his empathy and compassion toward his patients and for always making students’ learning a top priority.

[This is an excerpt from “Honoring a Legacy – Retiring Large Animal Clinician Recognized by Equine Enthusuasts]

  Schedule

Educational Presentation: Various Topics in Equine Lameness

  • Research, Publications, Recent Findings
  • 40+ years of Equine Practice and Vision of the Future.

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

8:30am – noon Morning Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 5pm Afternoon Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

Sandra Taylor, DVM, DACVIM, PhD

 IAEP 2021 Spring Meeting

Virtual Meeting –  Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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

 Speaker

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

Nicole Scherrer, DVM, DACVO

 IAEP 2020 Fall Meeting

Virtual Meeting –  Wednesday, November 4, 2020

8am – 5pm
6 hours of Continuing Education

 Reservations Due by Wednesday October 28, 2020

Registration is now closed.

 Speaker

Nicole Scherrer, DVM, DACVO
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, New Bolton Center

Dr. Nikki Scherrer, DVM, DACVO currently serves as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Dr. Scherrer received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and graduated summa cum laude at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She attended Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she earned a doctorate degree from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she interned at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, followed by a second rotating internship at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. This experience opened the door into an ophthalmology residency at New Bolton Center. She became a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2019.

 Topics in Ophthalmology

The ophthalmic examination
Adnexal disease
Corneal disease (nonulcerative and ulcerative)
Uveitis and associated complications
Case Discussions


Indiana VetPD – November 2020

Evidence-based Podiatry for Equine Practitioners

Janssen Veterinary Clinic on Friday 6th Nov 2020 – Saturday 7th Nov 2020

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Carla Pasteur, MS, DVM, CVA, CVSMT, CERP

IAEP Spring Meeting

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
8am – 5pm
6 hours of Continuing Education

 Reservations Due by Wednesday February 19th, 2020

Print Registration Form to mail
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 Speaker

Dr. Carla Pasteur & Horse Ami

Carla Pasteur, MS, DVM, CVA, CVSMT, CERP
Main Instructor, Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute

Dr. Pasteur received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1991 and her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine from the Chi Institute in 2017. She is certified as a CVA by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and completed training at the International School of Equine Osteopathy. She is a certified veterinary spinal manipulation therapist by The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. She has been an instructor of acupuncture at the Chi Institute since 2005. In 2011, Dr. Pasteur established the Pasteur Equine Learning Institute and began offering the Equine Medical Manipulation (EMM) course to veterinarians on how to combine conventional and alternative methods in treating horses. She is a member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology and instructor at the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute. She has researched and written articles on neck pain and stiffness in horses. Her veterinary practice is primarily Thoroughbred racehorses and sport horses and focuses on performance, pre-habilitation and conditioning.  Dr. Pasteur has lectured around the world on medical manipulation technique and acupuncture in equine treatment.

Dr. Pasteur is a dressage rider and has earned her USDF bronze, silver and gold medals.

 Schedule

Educational Presentation: Various Topics in Integrative Veterinary Medicine

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

8:30am – noon Morning Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 5pm Afternoon Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

Lori Thompson, DVM, DACVD

IAEP Fall Meeting

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
8am – 5pm
6 hours of Continuing Education

 Reservations Due by Wednesday October 30th, 2019

Print Registration Form to mail
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 Speaker

Welcome Lori Thompson
Lori Thompson, DVM, DACVD
Veterinary Dermatologist
Owner, Animal Allergy & Dermatology Center of Indiana, LLC

Dr. Lori Thompson received her BS in Industrial Psychology in 1992 from IUPUI. Before entering veterinary school, she worked as a Human Resources Generalist for a large insurance company and as an Associate Executive Director for an international association management firm.

After receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, Dr. Thompson worked in general practice for one year before her love of veterinary dermatology led her to complete a 3 year residency in veterinary dermatology with Animal Allergy & Skin Disease Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Thompson continued practicing as a board-certified veterinary dermatologist at a local specialty hospital until joining Elanco Animal Health in 2007. She served as a Veterinary Technical Consultant and helped launch the Companion Animal Health Division. Dr. Thompson opened Animal Dermatology Clinic in Indianapolis in October of 2009, where she served as the Managing Partner until September of 2016. In October of 2016, Dr. Thompson decided to open her own practice in order to better serve her clients and patients and Animal Allergy & Dermatology Center of Indiana, LLC. was formed!

Dr. Thompson is very active in organized veterinary medicine. She is a Past President of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and currently serves on the Audit/Budget Committee and the Legislative Committee. Dr. Thompson is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Medicine and the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology. She serves as a consultant for both Veterinary Information Network (since 2003) and Antech Diagnostics (since 2010). Dr. Thompson serves as the Chairperson for the AVMA taskforce on veterinary compounding legislation. She lectures locally and nationally to help educate other veterinarians and pet owners about veterinary dermatology.

Dr. Thompson was nominated for The Best Veterinarian of the Year Award as part of the “Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet” contest sponsored by Morris Animal Foundation in 2007. She is a past recipient of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Resident’s Research Award and the Bastien Award for Exceptional Canine Care from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Thompson was the recipient of the 2014 CIVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award. She is the proud recipient of the 2017 IVMA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lori has been married for 30 years to husband Jim, a senior systems engineer for Trace 3. They share their home in the country with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 minis, and 2 horses. In her “free” time, Lori loves to quilt!

 Schedule

Educational Presentation: Various Topics in Allergy & Dermatology

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

8:30am – noon Morning Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 5pm Afternoon Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

Myra Barrett, DVM MS DACVR

IAEP Fall Meeting

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
8am – 5pm
6 hours of Continuing Education

 Reservations Due by Thursday November 1st, 2018

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 Speaker

Myra Barrett, DVM MS DACVR
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Colorado State University
Founding Partner, Inside Information Radiology

Welcome Myra Barrett

Dr. Barrett earned her DVM from Colorado State University. She then completed a year-long internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Returning to CSU, she underwent a non-conforming radiology residency focusing on equine diagnostic imaging and training with equine imaging experts in the US and internationally.   At the same time, Dr. Barrett obtained a master’s degree through the Orthopaedic Research Center at CSU.  After achieving diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Radiology, she stayed on at CSU as a special appointment faculty and later accepted a position as a tenure-track assistant professor of radiology.

Dr. Barrett is the head of the equine diagnostic imaging service at CSU, which includes all modalities of clinical diagnostic imaging of horses, as well as training of diagnostic imaging residents, equine diagnostic imaging interns & fellows and equine sports medicine residents.

Dr. Barrett’s primary research and clinical interests are equine musculoskeletal imaging and comparative imaging, and she works closely with the equine surgery and sports medicine services. Dr. Barrett is also involved with canine sports medicine service to offer musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI examinations of canine sports medicine patients.

In 2011, Dr. Barrett founded Inside Information Radiology, with her partner, Dr. Selberg. She has spoken at multiple large national meetings and is regularly involved in continuing education courses.

Dr. Barrett is dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of equine diagnostic imaging and is currently the president of the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society, a subgroup of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Outside of work, she enjoys biking, skiing, riding horses, and spending time with daughters Siena and Sydney and husband Dave.

 Schedule

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

8:30am – noon Morning Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors
  • Multimodality imaging of the foot
  • Ultrasound guided procedures
  • Multimodality imaging of the hind PSL and tarsus

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 5pm Afternoon Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors
  • Cervical spine imaging
  • Improving radiographic technique
  • Interactive case discussions