Louisville, Kentucky, USA - 2022

2022 IEOC/an-vision, Inc. Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

Louisville, Kentucky - USA
June 9-11, 2022


Hotel Distil
101 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Thank you all who attended the first in-person IEOC meeting since 2019. Many attendees were happy to interact and visit with their fellow colleagues during the Symposium. The 2022 Symposium brought in 66 attendees and 6 representatives from four companies.

The digital proeedings of the meeting are available here for all current members.

The 'Hot Topics' notes are made available by our 2022 planning committee, thank you! They are available here.

State of the Art Speakers
We welcomed Drs. Catherine Nunnery and Stephen Schumacher as our State of the Art Speakers. Their titles and/or topics are listed below, along with biographical information.

822 Dr. Catherine Nunnery, DVM, DACVO
Dr. Nunnery runs one of the only equine ophthalmology private practices in the United States. She was trained by mentors in Lexington, KY and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Nunnery is board certified and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2010. She has practiced ophthalmology at two teaching hospitals, but now focuses on equine ophthalmology on the farm and in small clinics in the Washington, DC region.

"Competition Horses with Ocular Disease"
Present scenarios when a competition horse needs medications to maintain ocular health.  Discuss how different competition regulations require one or two eyes, and if vision is required.

"Ambulatory Equine Ophthalmology"
Present common conditions, old and new treatments, and odd cases. Ophthalmic surgery in the field with how to pointers, outcomes and complications will be discussed. Practical management of ocular conditions on the farm will be highlighted.


825 Dr. Stephen A. Schumacher, DVM, PhD
Dr. Schumacher has been involved with the United States Equestrian Federations Equine Drugs and Medications Program for the last 20 years serving as a testing technician and testing veterinarian, and has been the Chief Administrator of the Equine Drugs and Medications program since December of 2006. Dr. Schumacher has served as a member of the FEI Veterinary Committee, currently serves as a member of the FEI List Group, and was responsible for the Equine Drug Testing at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and assisted as the Integrity Advisor for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.  Dr. Schumacher received his bachelor degree from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and PhD from The Ohio State University.  

“How to ‘See Eye to Eye’ with Equine Drug & Medication Rules”


Thank you to our 'Namesake Sponsor' for the 2022 symposium!


Thank you to Epicur Pharma for sponsoring the Welcome Reception!



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