Kara Lascola, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA, CVA

Professor, Equine Internal Medicine

Kara Lascola Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



DVM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 2003
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Dr. Kara Lascola obtained Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She continued her education and earned her DVM from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2003.

Following graduation, she remained at Tufts where she completed a combined internship with the Massachusetts Equine Clinic, a residency in large animal internal medicine, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory. Dr. Lascola achieved board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine in 2007.

After completion of her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2008 she worked as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Equine Medicine at the University of Illinois. Dr. Lascola joined Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in January of 2018 where she is an Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lascola is an active member of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Her research interests include respiratory disease and physiology, development of novel approaches to image the lung, and pharmacology.

Publications and Links


Lofgren JLS, Mazan MR, Ingenito EP, Lascola KM, Seavey M, Walsh A, Hoffman AM. Restrained whole body plethysmography for measure of strain-specific and allergen induced airway responsiveness in conscious mice. J Appl Physiol 2006; 101:1495-1505.

Lascola KM, Hoffman AM, Mazan MR, Bedenice D. Respiratory mechanics in sedated and nonsedated adult llamas. Am J Vet Res 2007; 68(6): 676-684.

KM Lascola, M Vandis, P. Bain, D Bedenice. Anaplasma phagocytophilum in a juvenile alpaca. J Vet Intern Med. 2009; 23:379-82.

Hoffman AM, Shifren A, Mazan MR, Gruntman AM, Lascola KM, Nolen-Walston R, Kim CE, Tsai L, Pierce R, Mecham R, and Ingenito E. Matrix Modulation of Compensatory Lung Regrowth and Progenitor Cell Proliferation in Mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010; 298:L158-68. Epub 2009; Nov 13.

McMichael M, Smith SA, McConachie EL, Lascola K, Wilkins PA. In Vitro Hypocoagulability on Whole Blood Thromboelastometry Associated with in vivo Expansion of Red Cell Mass in an Equine Model. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2011; 22:424-430.

K McGovern, K Lascola (corresponding author), E Davis, Frederickson, R, C Tan. T-Cell Lymphoma with Immune Mediated Anemia and Thrombocytopenia in a Horse. J Vet Intern Med 2011; 25: 1181-1185.

Lascola, KM. Interstitial foal pneumonia. In: Clinical Veterinary Advisor, the Horse. Wilson DA, Ed. Saunders, St Louis. 2012: 452.

McGovern KF, Lascola KM (corresponding author), Smith SA, Clark-Price SC, McMichael M, Wilkins PA. Acute moderate hyperglycemia does not impact traditional or thromboelastometry coagulation parameters in healthy adult horses. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2012; 22(5):550-7.

McGovern KF, Lascola KM (corresponding author), Smith SA, Clark-Price SC, Wilkins PA, Schaeffer DJ, Foreman JH. The effects of hyperglycemia and endotoxemia on coagulation parameters in healthy adult horses. J Vet Inter Med. 2013; 27:347-53.

Lascola KM, O’Brien RT, Wilkins PA, Clark-Price SC, Hartman SK, Mitchell MA. Computed tomography of the lung in healthy neonatal foals: qualitative and quantitative interpretation. Am J Vet Res, 2013; 74:1239-1246.

Lascola KM, Wilkins PA. General Evaluation of the Patient with Respiratory Disease. In: Diseases of the Respiratory System. Large Animal Internal Medicine. 5th Edition Smith BP Ed. Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia. 2014: 461-463.

Lascola KM, Wilkins PA. Additional Diagnostic Evaluation of the Respiratory Tract. In: Diseases of the Respiratory System. Large Animal Internal Medicine. 5th Edition Smith BP Ed. Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia. 2014: 463-470.

Lascola KM. Equine Lungworm. In: Diseases of the Respiratory System. Large Animal Internal Medicine. 5th Edition Smith BP Ed. Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia. 2014: 521-522.

Mazan MR, Lascola KM, Bruns S, Hoffman AM. Use of a novel breath-operated inhaler to evaluate airway hyperresponsiveness in horses after chronic administration of a beta-2 adrenergic agonist. Can J Vet Res, 2014; 78: 214-220.

Schliewert EC, Lascola KM (corresponding author), O’Brien RT, Clark-Price SC, Wilkins PA, Foreman JH, Mitchell MA, Hartman SK, Kline KH. Comparison of radiographic and computed tomographic images of the lungs in healthy neonatal foals. Am J Vet Res, 2015;76: 42-52.

Wilkins PA, Lascola KM. Update on Interstitial Pneumonia. In: Respiratory Medicine and Surgery, Vet Clin N Amer Eq Pract, 2015; 31:137-158.

Sheahan BJ, Wilkins PA, Lascola KM, Martin V, Po E. L-Lactate area (LACArea) in neonatal foals from birth to 14 days of age. J Vet Emerg Crit Care, 2016; 26:305-309.

Lascola KM, Joslyn S, Diagnostic Imaging of the Lower Respiratory Tract in Neonatal Foals: Radiography and CT. In: Equine Neonatology, Vet Clin N Amer Eq Pract, 2015; 31:497-514.

Clark-Price S, Lascola KM, Schaeffer DJ. Physiologic and biochemical variables in captive tigers (Panthera tigris) immobilized with dexmedetomidine and ketamine or dexmedetomidine, midazolam, and ketamine. Vet Rec, 2015; 177(22):570.

Arcaro I, Fischer BL, Lascola KM, Clark-Price SC. Effects of intravenous terbutaline on heart rate, arterial pressure and blood gases in anesthetized horses breathing air. Vet Anaesth Analg, 2017; 44(1):70-76.

Lascola KM, Clark-Price SC, O’Brien R, Joslyn S, Hartman S. The Use of Manual Alveolar Recruitment Maneuvers to Eliminate Atelectasis Artifacts Identified on Thoracic Computed Tomography in Healthy Neonatal Foals. Am J Vet Res, 2016 77(11):1276-1287.

Sheahan B, Whitton S, Lascola K (corresponding author), Joslyn S, Austin S. What is your diagnosis? Basilar skull fracture in a horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2017; 250:161-164.

Lascola KM, Vander Werf K, Freese S, Morgera A, Schaeffer DJ, Wilkins P. Comparison of jugular and transverse facial venous sinus (TFVS) blood gas analysis in healthy and sick adult horses. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2017; 27(2):198-205.

Clark-Price SC, Lascola KM, Carter J, de Cunha A, Donaldson LL, Doherty T, Flores MM, Hofmeister EH, Keating S, Mama K, Mason D, Posner LP, Sano H, Seddighi R, Shih AC, Weil A, Schaeffer DJ. Development of a system for evaluation of horses recovering from anesthesia using 3-axis accelerometry. Am J Vet Res 2017; 78(6):668-676.

Echeverria KE, Lascola KM (corresponding author), Giguère S, Foreman JH, Austin SA. Pulmonary disposition and pharmacokinetics of minocycline in adult horses. Am J Vet Res 2017 Nov;78(11):1319-1328.

Echeverria KO Lascola KM (corresponding author), Giguère S, Foreman JH. Effect of feeding on the pharmacokinetics of oral minocycline in healthy adult horses. J Vet Pharmacol Therap 2018 Feb;41(1):e53-e56. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12456. Epub 2017 Sep 11.