Steve Adair III

Associate Professor of Equine Surgery - Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

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Dr. Adair earned his D.V.M from Auburn University after receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Auburn University. After receiving his D.V.M., Dr. Adair spent two years in private equine practice and completed a surgery residency at the University of Tennessee. He is presently an Associate Professor of Equine Surgery, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Dr. Adair is board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and as a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Adair’s primary research areas include Equine Orthopedics, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Equine Rehabilitation. Dr. Adair has been conducting research since 1986 and has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Surgery and the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Focus Areas: Equine Musculoskeletal System | Gait Evaluation | Equine Rehabilitation | Regenerative Medicine | Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Skills and Expertise: Equine Lameness Evaluation | Equine Gait Analysis | Equine Rehabilitation Modalities | Equine Orthopedic Surgery

Selected Publications:

Equine Peripheral Blood-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Isolation, Identification, Trilineage Differentiation and Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
M.S. Dhar, N. Neilsen, K. Beatty, S. Eaker, H.S. Adair, and D. Geiser, Equine Veterinary Journal, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 600-605, 2012.
Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment on Horses with Experimentally Induced Endotoxemia
C. Baumwart, T. Doherty, J. Schumacher, R.S. Willis, H.S. Adair III, and B.W. Rohrbach, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 72, no. 9, pp. 1266-1275, 2011.
Effects of Domperidone on Digital Laminar Microvascular Blood Flow in Clinically Normal Adult Horses
J.R. Castro, Henry S. Adair, III; SV Radecki; VR Kiefer; SB Elliot; and S.L. Longhofer, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 281-287, 2010.
Plasma Concentrations of Endotoxin and Platelet Activation in the Developmental Stage of Oligofructose-induced Laminitis
S.R. Bailey, H.S. Adair, III, C.R. Reinemeyer, S.J. Morgan, A.C. Brooks, S.L. Longhofer, and J. Elliott, Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, vol. 129, no. 3-4, pp. 167-173, 2009.
Compressive Damage to the Deep Branch of the Lateral Plantar Nerve Associated with Lameness Caused by Proximal Suspensory Desmitis
F. Toth, J. Schumacher, M. Schramme, T. Holder, H.S. Adair III, and R.L. Donnell, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 328-335, 2008.
Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Full-thickness Meshed Sheet Skin Grafts Applied to Fresh and Granulating Wounds in Horses
T.E.C. Holder, J. Schumacher, R.L. Donnell, B. Rohrbach, and H.S. Adair III, American Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 144-147, 2008.
Femoral Head Ostectomy to Treat a Donkey for Coxofemoral Luxation
F. Toth, H.S. Adair III, T.E.C. Holder, and J. Schumacher, Equine Veterinary Education, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 478-481, 2008.
Effects of Administration of Ergotamine Tartrate on Fertility of Yearling Beef Bulls
G.M. Schuenemann, J.l. Edwards, M.D. Davis, H.E. Blackmon, F.N. Scenna, B. Rohrbach, A.M. Saxton, H.S. Adair III, F.M. Hopkins, J.C. Waller, and F.N. Schrick, Theriogenology , vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 1407-1408, 2005.
Fertility Aspects in Yearling Beef Bulls Grazing Endophyte-infected Tall Fescue Pastures
G.M. Schuenemann, J.L. Edwards, F.M. Hopkins, N.R. Rohrback, H.S. Adair III, F.N. Scenna, J.C. Waller, J.W. Oliver, A.M. Saxton, and F.N. Schrick, Reproduction, Fertility, and Development, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 479-486, 2005.
Diagnosis and Management of a Patent Urachus in a White Rhinoceros Calf (Ceratotherium Simum Simum)
J. Langan, E. Ramsay, J. Schumacher, T. Chism, and H.S. Adair III, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 118-122, 2001.