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Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
Ben Buchanan grew up in Navasota, Texas. He went
to Texas A&M and graduated from there with his
DVM in 2001. Afterwards, he completed two
residencies; Large Animal Internal Medicine at
University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004 and
Emergency and Critical Care at University of
Pennsylvania in 2005. Dr. Ben Buchanan is one of
the very few people in the world to be board
certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency
Critical Care. Dr. Buchanan has a very unique
- Respiratory Disease
- Cardiac Disease
- Eye Problems
- Sick Foals
“I like challenging cases that present a
puzzle, whether that is a poor performance,
illness, or critical case. I especially like
cardiac cases and foals.” –Dr. Ben Buchanan
Dr. Buchanan joined BVEH Navasota in 2005,
where he works alongside his father, T-Bone. Dr.
Buchanan is also active in community outreach by
speaking at meetings and events around the world
regarding equine care.
Dr. Ben Buchanan is married to the lovely
Shana, whom he met in veterinary school. Shana
is a small animal veterinarian and owner of Lake
Conroe Vet Group. “She is the foundation of the
family and the one that keeps everything
together.” (When Ben proposed to Shana, he got
down on one knee and opened the ring box upside
down and the ring fell out. She still said
yes!!!) They have two children, Jane Marie, born
in November 2009, and Terrell, born in May 2011.
When Dr. Ben Buchanan is not “solving puzzles”
he likes to spend time with his family, grow
fruits and vegetables, and cook.
To watch Dr. Buchanan’s Platinum Performance
video, “I Am An Equine Veterinarian”
Publications and Papers
- Radcliffe RM, Buchanan BR, Cook VL,
Divers TJ.The clinical value of whole blood
point-of-care biomarkers in large animal
emergency and critical care medicine.
- Buchanan BR, Andrews FM. Treatment and
prevention of equine gastric ulcer syndrome.
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2003
Dec;19(3):575-97. Review. PubMed PMID:
- Buchanan BR, Sommardahl CS, Rohrbach BW,
Andrews FM. Effect of a 24-hour infusion of
an isotonic electrolyte replacement fluid on
the renal clearance of electrolytes in
healthy neonatal foals. J Am Vet Med Assoc.
2005 Oct 1;227(7):1123-9. PubMed PMID:
- Buchanan BR, Sommardahl CS, Moore RR,
Donnell RL; American College of Veterinary
Radiology. What is your diagnosis?
Pyloric-duodenal intussusception. J Am Vet
Med Assoc. 2006 May 1;228(9):1339-40. PubMed
- Sargent SJ, Frank LA, Buchanan BR,
Donnell RL, Morandi F. Otoscopic,
cytological, and microbiological examination
of the equine external ear canal. Vet
Dermatol. 2006 Jun;17(3):175-81. PubMed PMID:
- Rohrbach BW, Buchanan BR, Drake JM,
Andrews FM, Bain FT, Byars DT, Bernard WV,
Furr MO, Paradis MR, Lawler J, Gigučre S,
Dunkel B. Use of a multivariable model
to estimate the probability of discharge in
hospitalized foals that are 7 days of age or
less. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006 Jun
1;228(11):1748-56. PubMed PMID: 16740076.
- Andrews FM, Frank N, Sommardahl CS,
Buchanan BR, Elliott SB, Allen VA. Effects
of intravenously administrated omeprazole on
gastric juice pH and gastric ulcer scores in
adult horses. J Vet Intern Med. 2006
Sep-Oct;20(5):1202-6. PubMed PMID: 17063717.
- Andrews FM, Buchanan BR, Smith SH,
Elliott SB, Saxton AM. In vitro effects of
hydrochloric acid and various concentrations
of acetic, propionic, butyric, or valeric
acids on bioelectric properties of equine
gastric squamous mucosa. Am J Vet Res. 2006
Nov;67(11):1873-82. PubMed PMID: 17078749.
- Frank N, Buchanan BR, Elliott SB.
Effects of long-term oral administration of
levothyroxine sodium on serum thyroid
hormone concentrations, clinicopathologic
variables, and echocardiographic
measurements in healthy adult horses. Am J
Vet Res. 2008 Jan;69(1):68-75. PubMed PMID:
- Andrews FM, Buchanan BR, Elliott SB, Al
Jassim RA, McGowan CM, Saxton AM. In vitro
effects of hydrochloric and lactic acids on
bioelectric properties of equine gastric
squamous mucosa. Equine Vet J. 2008
Jun;40(4):301-5. PubMed PMID: 18321809.
- Wong DM, Alcott CJ, Wang C, Hay-Kraus
BL, Buchanan BR, Brockus CW.
Physiologic effects of nasopharyngeal
administration of supplemental oxygen at
various flow rates in healthy neonatal
foals. Am J Vet Res. 2010
Sep;71(9):1081-8. PubMed PMID: 20807149.
- Nagamine CM, Castro F, Buchanan B,
Schumacher J, Craig LE. Proliferative
pododermatitis (canker) with intralesional
spirochetes in three horses. J Vet Diagn
Invest. 2005 May;17(3):269-71. PubMed PMID:
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