Gayle W. Trotter DVM, MS
Dr. Trotter graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Western Canada, and was in private practice for 6 years prior to completing a surgical residency and Master’s degree at Colorado State University in 1981. Dr. Trotter then joined the faculty at Michigan State University for 3 years prior to returning to Colorado State University in 1984. He was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), and has been active in that organization as well as in the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). His major clinical interests at Colorado State related to equine lameness and orthopedic surgery, and problems of the foot. More recently he added acupuncture and equine manipulative therapy (chiropractic and osteopathic) to his clinical practice.
While at CSU, Dr. Trotter’s research interests were in the area of joint disease in horses, and he co-edited a textbook on that subject (McIlwraith CW, Trotter GW, eds. Joint Disease in the Horse. Philadelphia,WB Saunders Co, 1996). Referring veterinarians and clients often asked for his opinion on joint-health products. He discovered that many products focused on certain aspects of cartilage health, but none were comprehensive in their approach. He ultimately decided to develop a product that included a more broad-spectrum approach to prevention of ‘sore joints’, so that soft tissue inflammation was addressed, as were more of the components unique to articular cartilage. His goal was to develop a product that could ‘stand alone’ as a comprehensive joint health supplement. The resulting product was Myristol.
Dr. Trotter and his wife Judi moved to Weatherford, Texas in 2004, where he continues to practice part time and to raise and ride cutting horses. Judi is a retired Clinical Therapist, who is very actively involved in promotion and further development of Myristol.