Kevin Haussler

DVM, DC, PhD

Certifications

  • Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Course, 2006
  • Animal Chiropractice Certification Course, 1993

Research Interests

  • Investigating causes and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and injuries
  • Developing objective assessments techniques of back pain and stiffness
  • Evaluating normal back movement and conservative (non-surgical) management of back problems and sacroiliac joint disorders
  • Clinical research in the areas of veterinary chiropractic, acpuncture, physical therpay modalities, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation

Biography

  • Graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and completed s small animal intership in Sacramento, CA
  • Attended Palmer College of Chiropractic-West and completed the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association certification.
  • Began a private veterinary chiropractic practic fro both equine and small aninal patients in 1992.
  • Attended the University of California-Davis to pursue a Ph.D. in spinal anatomy and pathology in Thoroughbred racehorses.
  • Post-doctorate training at Cornell University involving evaluation of normal back mobility, back muscle pain and spinal flexibility in horses.
  • Directed the newly formed Integrative Medicine Service at Cornell University which provided chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy services to both small and large animals.
  • Currently, Assistant Professor at the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center and is involved in research into the objective assessments of pain and initiation of chriopractic, acupuncture and physical therapy-rehabiltiation research for the management of musculoskeletal injuries.

 

Selected Publications

  • Engeli E, Yeager AE, Erb HN and Haussler KK. Ultrasonographic technique and normal anatomic features of the sacroiliac region in horses. Vet Radiology and Ultrasound 2006; 47 (4): 391-403.
  • Haussler KK, Erb HN. Mechanical nociceptive thresholds in the axial skeleton of horses. Equine Vet J, 2006; 38 (1): 70-75.
  • Haussler KK, Erb HN. Pressure algometry for the detection of induced pain in horses: a preliminary study. Equine Vet J, 2006; 38 (1): 76-81
  • Engeli E, Haussler KK, Erb HN. Development and validation of a periarticular injection technique of the sacroiliac joint in horses. Equine Vet J, 2004; 36 (4): 324-330
  • Ross C, Haussler KK, Kenney JD, et al. Frontier medicine: The future and integrative medicine. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice–Advances and the Future in Equine Veterinary Medicine, 2001; 17 (2): 351-377
  • Haussler KK, Bertram JEA, Gellman K, Hermanson JW. Segmental in-vivo vertebral kinematics at the walk, trot, and canter: A preliminary study. Equine Vet J Suppl, 2001; 33: 160-164.
  • Haussler KK, Bertram JEA, Gellman K, Hermanson JW. Dynamic analysis of in vivo segmental spinal motion: An instrumentation strategy. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol, 2000; 13: 9-17
  • Haussler KK. The anatomy of the thoracolumbar vertebral region. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice–Back Problems, 1999; 15 (1): 13-26
  • Haussler KK. Osseous spinal pathology. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice–Back Problems, 1999; 15 (1): 103-112.
  • Haussler KK. Chiropractic evaluation and management. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice–Back Problems, 1999; 15 (1): 195-209
  • Haussler KK, Stover SM, Willits NH. Pathology of the lumbosacral spine and pelvis in Thoroughbred racehorses. Amer J Vet Res, 1999; 60 (2): 143-153
  • Haussler KK, Stover SM. Stress fractures of the vertebral lamina and pelvis in Thoroughbred racehorses. Equine Vet J, 1998; 30 (5): 374-381
  • Haussler KK, Stover SM, Willits NH. Developmental variation in lumbosacropelvic anatomy of Thoroughbred racehorses. Amer J Vet Res, 1997; 58 (10): 1083-1091.