Research Summary

Dr. Santschi has a strong interest in the prevention and treatment of orthopedic infection. She has developed or adapted to the horse techniques for improved local delivery of antimicrobials which has resulted in an improvement in survival in horses with orthopedic disease. She also has performed longitudinal studies of young horse conformation that have added to our understanding of how young horse limbs develop, and how conformation impacts athletic performance. Dr. Santschi also has an interest in the prevention of racing injury, and with collaborators, has investigated how severe racing injuries occur.