Large Animal Surgery Service Chief
Director, Island Whirl Equine Colic Research Laboratory
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
PO Box 100136
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608-0136
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1989
- MVB, MRCVS, Veterinary College of Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1972
- PhD, Department of Comparative Medical Sciences Graduate Faculty, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., 1985
Honors and Awards
- Award from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of equine surgery worldwide.” April 16, 2011
- Class of 2010 Teacher of the Year Award, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Fla., 2007
- Graduate Faculty, University of Florida, Research and Graduate Programs, Gainesville, Fla., 2007.
- Member in Phi Zeta, University of Illinois (to 2004) and University of Florida (2006 to present).
- Sir Frederick Hobday Memorial Lecture: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Colic. Invited to present by the British Equine Veterinary Association, Royal College of Physicians, London, December 15, 2004.
Pathophysiology and treatment of diseases that cause colic in horses, with special emphasis on ischemic diseases of the small and large intestines.
- Effects of experimental mechanical manipulations on local inflammation in the jejunum of horses.
- Anatomy of the vestibule of the omental bursa and epiploic foramen in the horse.
- Long-term survival in horses with strangulating obstruction of the small intestine managed without resection.
- Effect of large colon ischemia and reperfusion on concentrations of calprotectin and other clinicopathologic variables in jugular and colonic venous blood in horses.
- New ways to diagnose and treat equine dental-related sinus disease.