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Claire Card Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Equine reproduction and food animal reproduction

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1986
  • PhD (Physiology) Cornell University, 1990
  • Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists (ACT)

Research Interests

Dr. Card is interested in all aspects of reproduction in many species. She has special interests in equine reproduction, and she has ongoing research involving broodmares, stallions and foals. 

Her diverse research interests include the following: the pathogenesis of congenital hypothyroidism dysmaturity syndrome in foals, the use of computer-assisted ultrasound image analysis, low dose insemination, semen cryopreservation, fertility of frozen semen and breeding induced inflammation in the mare.


  • Lopez-Rodriguez, M.F., Cymbaluk, N., Epp, T., Laarveld, B., Serrano Recalde, E.C., Simko, E., Card, C.  2020.  Effects of the glucosinolate sinigrin in combination with a noniodine supplemented diet on serum iodine and thyroid hormone concentrations in nonpregnant mares.  Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 91: 103110.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2020.103110

  • Lopez-Rodriguez, M.F., Cymbaluk, N.F., Epp, T., Laarveld, B., Thrasher, M., Card, C.E.  2020.  A field study of serum, colostrum, milk iodine, and thyroid hormone concentrations in postpartum draft mares and foals.  Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 90: 103018.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2020.103018

  • Diel de Amorim, M., Montanholi, Y., Morrison, M., Lopez Rodriguez, M., Card, C.  2019.  Comparison of foaling prediction technologies in periparturient standardbred mares.  Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 77: 86-92.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2019.02.015

  • Card, C.  2018.  Non-surgical embryo transfer technique and recipient mare pregnancy rate.  Veterinary Record, 183(10): 320-322.  https://www.doi.org/10.1136/vr.k3700

  • Card, C., Epp, T., Lem, M.  2018.  Exploring the social determinants of animal health.  Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 45(4): 437-447.  https://www.doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0317-047r

  • Diel de Amorim, M., Chenier, T.S., Card, C., Back, B., McClure, J.T., Hanna, P.  2018.  Treatment of hydropsical conditions using transcervical gradual fetal fluid drainage in mares with or without concurrent abdominal wall disease.  Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 64: 81-88.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2018.02.021

  • Card, C.E.  2016.  Responses of the Canadian colleges of veterinary medicine and the veterinary profession to recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: A new way forward.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 57(11): 1185-1187.

  • Diel de Amorim, M., Chenier, T., Nairn, D., Green, J., Manning, S., Card, C.  2016.  Complications associated with intrauterine glass marbles in five mares.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 249(10): 1196-1201.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/javma.249.10.1196

  • Diel de Amorim, M., Nairn, D., Manning, S., Dedden, I., Ripley, E., Nielsen, K., Card, C.  2016.  Evaluation of diagnostic utility, safety considerations, and effect on fertility of transvaginal ultrasound-guided ovarian biopsy in mares.  Theriogenology, 85(6): 1030-1036.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2015.11.013

  • Diel de Amorim, M., Nielsen, K., Cruz, R.K.S., Card, C.  2016.  Progesterone levels and days to luteolysis in mares treated with intrauterine fractionated coconut oil.  Theriogenology, 86(2): 545-550.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.02.002

  • Diel de Amorim, M., Nielsen, K., Mckell, B., Huang, Y., Card, C.  2016.  Aortic rupture causing cardiac tamponade in a 24-day-old Friesian colt with concurrent colonic Chlamydiosis and BalantidiasisEquine Veterinary Education, 28(2): 68-73.  https://www.doi.org/10.1111/eve.12402

  • Lorenz, R., Grant, E., Muyindike, W., Maling, S., Card, C., Henry, C., Nazarali, A.J.  2016.  Caregivers' attitudes towards HIV testing and disclosure of HIV status to at-risk children in rural Uganda.  PLoS ONE, 11(2): e0148950.  https://www.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0148950