John Schumacher, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DABVP
Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849
DVM, Kansas State University
MS, Texas A&M University
Diplomate ACVIM 1987
Although my research interests vary as a result of many years of involvement in the clinical practice of equine medicine, surgery, and reproduction, my recent focus is equine lameness. Through collaborative research we have developed novel and refined diagnostic methods for localizing the source of pain in equine lameness. Other investigations have included the modification of human orthopedic therapeutics to the horse, examination of the efficacy of steroids and antibiotics within the joint, and investigation of innovative methods to improve reproductive health of aged mares.
Publications and Links
Harper J, Schumacher John, DeGraves F, Schramme M, Schumacher Jim. Effects of analgesia of the digital flexor tendon sheath on pain originating in the sole, distal interphalangeal joint or navicular bursa of horses. Equine Veterinary Journal, submitted January, 2007.
Schumacher J, Livesey L, Brawner W, Taintor J, Pinto N. A comparison of two methods of centesis of the biceps brachii tendon in horses. Equine Veterinary Journal, Accepted and in press for a fast track publication January 2007.
Perkins J, Schumacher Jim, Kelly G, Gomez JH, Schumacher John. Surgical removal of inspissated exudate from the guttural pouch performed in 10 standing horses. Veterinary Surgery 35:658-662, 2006.
Taintor J, Schumacher J, DeGraves F. Comparison of amikacin concentration in normal and inflamed joints of horses following intra-articular administration. Equine Veterinary Journal 38:189-191, 2006.
Schumacher J., Synovial or regional anesthesia: can it be used as a technique to definitively determine whether heel pain causes foot lameness? Compendium of Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, Equine Edition 27(10A):42-45, 2005.
Christman U, Welles EG, Livesey LC, Taintor JS, Waldridge BM, Schumacher J, Grier BL, R. Hite D. Differences in Lung Surfactant Function and Composition between Neonatal Foals and Adult Horses (Lung surfactant in foals). Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20:1402-1407, 2006.
Serena A, Joiner K, Schumacher J. Eyelid hemangiopericytoma in a horse. Veterinary Pathology 43:576-578, 2006.
Taintor J, Sartin E, Waldridge BM, Schumacher J. Acute pancreatitis in a three day-old foal. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20:210-212, 2006.
Brunson B, Taintor J, Newton J, Schumacher J, Christman U. Vascular hamartoma of the tongue of a horse. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 26:-277, 2006.
Schumacher John, Schramme M, Serena A, Schumacher Jim. Anaesthesia of the equine foot. Rivista Ippologia 16:5-13, 2005.
Brink P, Wright JC, Schumacher J. An investigation of the ability of the glutardlehyde test to distinguish between acute and chronic inflammatory disease in horses. Acta Scandinavia 46:69-78, 2005.
Serena A, Schumacher J, Schramme M, DeGraves F, Bell E, Ravis W. Concentration of methylprednisolone in the distal intertarsal joint after administration of methylprednisolone acetate in the tarsometarsal joint. Equine Veterinary Journal 36:409-419, 2004.
Purohit RC, Pascoe DD, DeFranco B, Schumacher J. Thermographic evaluation of the neurovascular system in the equine. Thermology International 14:89-92, 2004.
Schumacher John, Livesey L, DeGraves FJ, Schumacher Jim, Schramme MC, Hathcock J, Taintor J, Gomez J. Effect of anaesthesia of the palmar digital nerves on proximal interphalangeal joint pain in the horse. Equine Veterinary Journal 36:409-414, 2004.
Taintor J, Crow C, Hancock S, Schumacher J, Livesey L. Treatment of conidiobolomycosis with fluconazole in 2 pregnant mares. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 18:363-364, 2004.
Taintor J, Schumacher Jim, Schumacher John, Purohit RC, DeGraves F, Sartin E. Comparison of pressures within the corpus spongiosum penis during urination between stallions and geldings. Equine Veterinary Journal 36:362-364, 2004.
Schumacher John, Schumacher Jim, Gillette R, DeGraves F, Schramme M, Smith R, Perkins J, Coker M. The effects of local anaesthetic solution in the navicular bursa of horses with lameness caused by distal interphalangeal joint pain. Equine Veterinary Journal 35:502-505, 2003.
Schumacher Jim, Schumacher John, Schramme M, DeGraves F, Smith R, Coker M. Diagnostic analgesia of the equine forefoot. Equine Veterinary Education 6:199-206, 2003.
Schumacher John, Schramme M, Schumacher Jim, DeGraves F. A review of recent studies concerning diagnostic analgesia of the equine forefoot. Proceedings 49th Annual Convention American Assoc of Equine Practitioners 49:312-316, 2003.
Taintor J, Schumacher J, Newton J. Conidiobolomycosis in horses. Compendium of Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 25:872-876, 2003.
Schumacher John, Livesey L, Schramme M, Schumacher Jim, DeGraves F. Effect of anesthesia of the palmar digital nerves on lameness caused by pain in the proximal interphalangeal joint. Proceedings 49th Annual Convention American Assoc of Equine Practitioners 49:287-290, 2003.
Schumacher John, Schumacher Jim, Schmitz D. Macroscopic hematuria in horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Education 4:255-265, 2002.
Schumacher John, Schumacher Jim, DeGraves F, Steiger R, Schramme M, Smith R, Coker M. A comparison of the effects of two volumes of local anesthetic in the distal interphalangeal joint of horses with lameness caused by solar toe or solar heel pain. Equine Veterinary Journal 33:265-268, 2001.
Schumacher John. Treatment of a horse following rupture of the colon during surgery. Equine Veterinary Education 3:29-33, 2001.
Schumacher Jim, Schumacher John, DeGraves F, Schramme M, Smith R, Coker M, Steiger R. A comparison of the effects of local anesthetic solution in the navicular bursa of horses with lameness caused by solar toe or solar heel pain. Equine Veterinary Journal 33:386-389, 2001.
Schumacher John, Steiger R, Schumacher Jim, Schramme M, DeGraves F, Smith R, Coker M. Effects of analgesia of the distal interphalangeal joint or palmar digital nerves on lameness caused by solar pain in horses. Veterinary Surgery 29:54-58, 2000.
Kemper DL, Perkins GA, Schumacher J, Edwards JF, Valentine BA, Divers TJ, Cohen ND. Equine lymphocytic plasmocytic enterocolitis: A retrospective study of 14 cases. Equine Veterinary Journal, Supplement 32:108-112, 2000.
Schumacher John, Schumacher Jim, Rolsma M, Brock KV, Gebhart CJ. Surgical and medical treatment of an Arabian filly with proliferative enteropathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 14:630-632, 2000.
Moyer W, Schumacher John, Schumacher Jim. Chronic Laminitis: Owner considerations. Proceedings 46th Annual Convention American Assoc of Equine Practitioners 46:59-61, 2000.