Stephanie Caston

DVM, Diplomate ACVS-LA
Associate Professor
2249 Lloyd
Education & Certifications  

DVM - Texas A&M 2002

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Large Animal - 2007


VCS 397 - Principles of Surgery (selected lectures)

VCS 394 - Principles of Surgery (selected labs)

VCS 396 - Equine Surgery Elective (Course Coordinator; selected lectures)

VCS 385 and 495 - Grand Rounds Seminar and Grand Rounds (Course Coordinator)

Research Focus & Interests  

Equine neoplasia and CD47, immunotherapy, soft tissue surgery, wound healing, veterinary education and simulator training

Honors & Awards  

 AQHA Foundation Equine Research Award --- 2014-2015

"Investigation of CD47 in Solid Tumors of Equids"


AAVMC Leadership Academy --- 2013/2014

ISU Student AAEP Chapter Advisor --- 2006-present

AAEP Leadership Development/Faculty Advisor Workshop --- 2006, 2008




Selected Publications  

Selected peer-reviewed publications

Caston SS, McClure SR, Beug JA, Kersh KD, Reinertson EL, Wang C.  Retrospective analysis of facilitated pastern ankylosis using intraarticular ethanol injections.  pending publication EVJ

Madron MS, Caston SS, Kersh KD.  Standing repair of a greater tubercle fracture in an adult horse using internal fixation accepted Eq Vet Educ epub April 2012


Madron MS, Caston SS, Tracey AK, Kersh KD.  Instrument associated complication of a laparoscopic ovariectomy. Eq Vet Educ  2011;23(12):606-611.


Madron MS, Caston SS,  Reinertson EL, Tracey AK, Hostetter JM.  Diagnosis and treatment of a primary splenic lymphoma in a mule. Eq Vet Educ pub online May 2011


Caston SS, Fales-Williams AJ.  Primary malignant melanoma in the esophagus of a foal.  Eq Vet Educ 2010 22(8):387-390.


Sponseller BA, Caston SS, Winter MD, Galow N.  What’s your diagnosis?  Equine juvenile ossifying fibroma.  J Am Vet Med Assoc  2006;229(11):1727-1728.


Caston SS, McClure SR, Martens RJ, Chaffin MK, Miles KG, Griffith RW, Cohen ND.  Effect of hyperimmune plasma on the severity of pneumonia caused by Rhodococcus equi in experimentally infected foals.  Vet Therapeutics   2006;7(4):361-375.


Grewal JS, McClure SR, Booth LC, Evans RB, Caston SS.  Assessment of the ultrasonographic characteristics of the podotrochlear apparatus in clinically normal horses and horses with navicular syndrome.  J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004; 225:1881-1888.


Meyerholz D, Caston SS, Haynes JS.  Congenital fetal rhabdomyoma in a foal.  Vet Pathol 2004;41:518-520.



Whitley EM, Murphy M, Haynes JS, Caston S, Madron M, Waller KR, Tofflemire K, Whitley RD.  Bilateral third eyelid lymphoma in a mule. Proceedings, International Equine Ophthalmology Constortium, April 1-2, 2011, West Palm Beach, FL.


Caston SS.  Ethyl Alcohol for Chemical Arthrodesis of the Proximal Interphalangeal joint.  Proceedings.  56th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.  Baltimore, MD.  December 4-8, 2010; pp 140.


Caston SS.  Equine Emergency Medicine and Surgery.  Proceedings.  116th Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association.  Sioux Falls, SD. August 12-15, 2007; pp 1-13.


Caston SS, Reinertson EL, Kersh K.  How to Make, Place, and Remove Transphyseal Staples.  Proceedings.  53rd Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.  Olrando, FL.  December 1-5, 2007; pp 415-419.


Book chapters

Caston SS  Wound Care.  In:  Ramey DW, Baus M, editors.  Veterinary Clinics of North America:  Equine Ambulatory Practice.  2012;28:83-100.


Caston SS, Reinertson EL.  Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Surgery.  In:  Turner AS, Ramey DW, editors.  Veterinary Clinics of North America:  Evidence Based Equine Medicine. August 2007.  Volume 23, Issue 2:461-479.


Other publications

Caston SS.  Splenectomy.  Vetstream Equis.  2009.