Dr. Susan Stover, professor of veterinary anatomy who's based at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the top ranked veterinary school in the world, was informed this week that she has been selected for induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame. This prestigious award honours scientists who, have contributed significantly to the field of equine veterinary science.
Susan Stover, director of the school's J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, has had a transformative effect on the understanding of the pathophysiology of catastrophic musculoskeletal injury in performance horses, following charting new and sustained improvements in the welfare of these horses and the practice of veterinary medicine.
Catastrophic fractures in racehorses continues to be a major welfare issue, and her research has had an international impact influencing decisions on training methods and rehabilitation, shoeing and fracture repair techniques.