Kevin Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, Dipl. ACVSMR

Kevin K. Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, Dipl. ACVSMR, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 before completing a small animal internship. To further his training in conservatively managing spinal-related disorders, he pursued human training at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West and completed a veterinary chiropractic certification program in 1993. He completed his PhD, focusing on spinal pathology and pelvic biomechanics in Thoroughbred racehorses, from the University of California, Davis, and then studied equine spinal kinematics at Cornell University. While at Cornell, he directed the newly formed large and small animal Integrative Medicine Service. Currently, Haussler is an associate professor at the Colorado State University (CSU) Orthopaedic Research Center, where he’s involved in teaching, clinical duties, and researching. He is a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and a course instructor for the Equine Rehabilitation Certification course, co-branded by the University of Tennessee and CSU.

Articles by: Kevin Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, Dipl. ACVSMR

Can Back Pain Cause Trouble in the Canter?

Horses can experience back pain during flexion and bending through the body, which can lead to resistance in the canter. Dr. Kevin Haussler of Colorado State University explains.

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How Veterinarians Evaluate Saddle Fit

Dr. Kevin Haussler of Colorado State University describes how a saddle should fit horses and how he investigates saddle-fit issues that might cause back pain.

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Recuperating Back Muscles

My 17-year-old Half-Arabian gelding underwent colic surgery, recovered well, but his back has dropped.

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My mare appears to be in pain particularly in the withers, shoulder, and stomach areas. Is it possible that she has a pinched nerve?

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