Troy Trumble, DVM, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
Troy Trumble


Office Phone
Office Address

225 Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States


DVM with honor, Michigan State University

PhD, Colorado State University

MS, Colorado State University

BS, Michigan State University

Licensures and Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2000)

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Awards & recognition


  • 2001 Colorado State University Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Faculty Teaching Award
  • Resident:
  • 1998 American College of Veterinary Surgeons Clinical Presentation Award, Second Place, at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Chicago, IL
  • 1998 Mitzy H. Yount Memorial Scholarship
  • 1999 Dr. William Riddell Memorial Graduate Scholarship
  • 1999 Student Chapter of American Veterinary Medical Association Outstanding Large Animal Resident/Intern Appreciation Award
  • 1999 American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Annual Resident’s Award

Professional Veterinary Student:

  • 1993 Runner-up in the Student Employee of the Year recognition program, sponsored by Michigan State University student employment office and the National Association of Student Administrators
  • 1993 Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine's 4th Annual Phi Zeta Research Day Best Oral Presentation Award for a Veterinary Student
  • 1993-1994 Nomination for Outstanding Member of a Registered Student Organization in Michigan State University's Eleventh Annual Student Organization Awards
  • 1993-1994 Robert A. Holmes Memorial Equine Scholarship
  • 1994 Lloyd's of London Equine Scholarship
  • 1995 Michigan State University Dr. J.E. Salsbury Scholarship
  • 1995 Inductee into the Michigan State University Zeta Chapter of the Honorary Phi Zeta Fraternity
  • 1995 Michigan State University Hutton-Riley Equine Award
  • 1995 Michigan State University Wade O. Brinker Orthopedic Award
  • 1995 Michigan State University's AVMA Auxiliary Senior Student Award
  • 1995 Michigan State University’s American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Large Animal Student Surgery Award
  • 1995 Recipient of the Michigan State University Veterinary Student Research Award


Research summary/interests

My research focuses on the translational study of the onset and progression of osteoarthritis. My long-term research goal is to use biomarkers of osteoarthritis as a means to establish early diagnosis of osteoarthritis and identify therapies that will slow its progression. Biomarkers are metabolic by-products of either newly formed or recently broken down components of the joint. They can be measured in joint fluid, blood and/or urine. I have also combined this technology with clinical measures of how horses bear weight when they have osteoarthritis. This is done via the use of a force plate. Results that can be obtained combining these types of clinical and bench-top research can be used to help animals and humans with osteoarthritis.

Research funding grants

  • “Medical genetics of equine muscle and orthopedic disease.” Co- PI. Funding Source: Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station
  • “Biomarker response to acute joint injury in an animal model of osteoarthritis.” PI. Funding Source: NIH/NIAMS 1R15AR059612-01
  • “Biomarker changes using an equine model.” PI. Funding Source: Graduate School, University of Minnesota
  • “A pilot study into the effects of intra-articular triamcinolone acetonide on post fetlock arthroscopy kinetic, kinematic, and serum, urine, and synovial fluid biomarker concentrations.” PI. Funding Source: Minnesota Racing Commission, University of Minnesota Equine Center
  • “Qualitative and quantitative compensatory effects of lameness in both single and multiple limbs in horses.” PI. Funding Source: Minnesota Racing Commission, University of Minnesota Equine Center


Selected publications


Clinical interests

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Lameness, including fracture repair and arthroscopic surgery