Jennifer S. Taintor, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVSMR

Associate Professor

Jennifer S. Taintor Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

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



DVM, Auburn University
MS, Auburn University, Biomedical Science
BS, Auburn University, Animal Science



Professional Experience:
Assistant professor: Field Service Clinical Sciences – Auburn University
Visiting Assistant Professor: Equine Medicine Clinical Sciences – Auburn University.
Staff Veterinarian: CDC Equine Project – Auburn University
Veterinary Medical Officer: USDA – Miami, FL
Large Animal Medicine Residency – Auburn University
Associate Veterinarian: Manor Equine Hospital – Monkton, Maryland

Research Interests

  • Equine Lameness
  • Equine Gastroenterology
  • Equine Infectious Disease

Currently I have developed a new model for acute synovitis through the injection of a natural agent that is consistent, short-lived, and results in no long-lasting detrimental effects. Using this model, we hope to clinically evaluate the efficacy of antimicrobials when immersed in an inflamed environment, and the effectiveness and longevity of pain medications, such as tildren, in the treatment of acute synovitis.



Christmann U, Livesey L, Taintor J, Waldridge B, Schumacher J, Grier b, Hite R. Lung Surfactant Function and Composition in Neonatal Foals and Adult Horses. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20:1402-1407, 2006.

Taintor J, Schumacher J, DeGraves F. Comparison of amikacin concentrations in normal and inflamed joints of horses following intra-articular administration. Equine Veterinary Journal 38(2):189-191 (Feb), 2006.

Taintor J, Sartin EA, Waldridge BM, Schumacher J. Acute pancreatitis in a 3-day-old foal. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 20:210-212 (Jan-Feb), 2006.

Taintor J, Stewart A, Christman U, Beard D. What’s your diagnosis? Cecocolic intussusception. Journal of the American Veterinary Association 225(12):1829-1830 (Dec 15), 2004.

Schumacher J, Livesey L, DeGraves FJ, Schumacher J, 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(5):409-414 (July), 2004.

Taintor J, Schumacher J, Hancock S, Crowe C, Livesey L. Treatment of conidiobolomycosis with fluconazole in two pregnant mares. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 18(3):363-364 (May-June), 2004.

Taintor J, Schumacher J, Schumacher J, Purohuit R, DeGraves F, Sartin E. Comparison of pressure in the corpus spongiosum penis during urination in geldings and stallions. Equine Veterinary Journal 36(4):362-364 (May), 2004.

Taintor J, Schumacher J, Newton J. Conidiobolomycosis in horses. Compendium Of Continuing Education 25(11):872-876 (Nov), 2003.

Waldridge BM, Holland M, Taintor J. What is your neurologic diagnosis? Stylohyoid bone fracture and possible petrous temporal bone fracture. Journal of the American Veterinary Association 222(5):587-589 (Mar 1), 2003.