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Beatrice T Sponseller

Beatrice Sponseller
Beatrice Sponseller

Dr. med. vet., DABVP

Senior Clinician
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
(515) 294-5570
2269 LVMC
Expertise / Research Area

Area of Expertise: Equine Internal Medicine

Special Interests: Equine myopathies, neonatology, infectious diseases, nutrition

Research Interests: Streptococcus equi, equine myopathies


VCS 445 Equine Medicine

VCS 440 Introduction to Clinics

VCS 457/474 Equine Medicine Clinical Course

VCS 464 Equine Ambulatory

BMS 443 Pharmacology and Therapeutics


2001: Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Specialty)

1998-2000: Residency (Equine Specialty), Iowa State University

1996-1998: Residency (Equine Specialty), University of California, Davis

1996. Dr. med. vet. (PhD/DVM), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 

Selected Publications

Valberg SJ, Sponseller BT, Hegeman AD, Earing J, Bender JB, Martinson KL, Patterson SE, Sweetman L. Seasona pasture myopathy/atypical myopathy in North America associated with ingestion of Hypoglycin A within seeds of the box elder tree. Equine Vet J 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2012.00684.x.

Sponseller BT, Valberg SJ, Schultz NE, Bedford H, Wong DM, Kersh K, Shelton GD. Equine multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD) associated with seasonal pasture myopathy in Midwestern United States. J Vet Intern Med 2012; 26:1012-1018.

Sponseller BT, Plattner BL, Hostetter JM. Granulomatous interstitial nephritis caused by Halicephalobus gingivalis. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011; 238:1271-1273.

Sponseller BA, Sponseller BT, Alcott CJ, Kline K, Hostetter J, Reinertson EL, Fales-Williams A. Syringohydromyelia in horses: 3 cases. Can Vet J 2011; 52:147-152.

Fales-Williams A, Sponseller B, Flaherty H. Idiopathic arterial medial calcification of the thoracic arteries in an adult horse. J Vet Diagn Invest; 2008; 20:692-697.

Wong DM, Sponseller BT, Brockus C. Neurologic deficits associated with severe hyponatremia in 2 foals. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2007; 17:275-285.

Sponseller BT, Valberg SJ, Tennent-Brown B, Timoney JF. Severe acute rhabdomyolysis in 4 horses associated with Streptococcus equi subspecies equi infection. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2005; 227:1800-1807.

Wong D, Sponseller BT, Miles K, Butt T, Kersh K, Myers R. Failure of Technetium Tc 99m sestamibi scanning to detect abnormal parathyroid tissue in a horse and a mule with primary hyperparathyroidism. J Vet Intern Med 2004; 18: 589-593.

Sponseller BT, Valberg SJ, Ward TL, Fales-Williams AJ, Mickelson JR. Muscular weakness and recumbency in a Quarter Horse colt due to glycogen branching enzyme deficiency. Equine Vet Educ 2003; 15:182-188.

Sponseller BT, Ware WA. ECG of the Month: Ventricular tachycardia in a horse following trauma. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2001; 221:196-197.

Sponseller BT, Ware WA. Successful treatment of staphylococcal endocarditis in a horse. Equine Ved Educ 2001; 13:298-302.

Abhineet SS, Sponseller BT, Holmes MA, Timoney JF. Serum and mucosal antibody isotype responses to M-like protein (SeM) of Streptococcus equi in convalescent and vaccinated horses. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 1997; 59:239-251.


American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA)