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Robert MacKay

Professor

Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Large Animal Internal Medicine
mackayr@ufl.edu
PO Box 100136
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608-0136
352-392-2229
FAX: 352-392-8289

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 1981
  • PhD, Department of Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1987
  • BVSc (Dist), Massey University, Palmerston, New Zealand, 1975

Honors and Awards

  • Large Animal Medicine Clinician of the Year, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1991
  • Daniels Young Clinical Investigator, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1991
  • Large Animal Clinician of the Year, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1989
  • Resident of the Year Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1980
  • Outstanding Large Animal Intern Award, University of California, Davis, 1977
  • Massey University Scholarship, Palmerston, New Zealand, 1974
  • BVSc with Distinction, Massey University, Palmerston, New Zealand, 1975
  • Veterinary Parasitology Prize, Massey University, Palmerston, New Zealand, 1972

Research Interests

Expertise includes general internal medicine and a special interest in clinincal neurology. Research interests are also in the area of inflammation/endotoxemia and in the diagnosis and biology of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Through this work, the pathogenesis of endoxemia in horses has been clarified and at least one new treatment developed and extensively used. In the field if EPM, Dr. MacKay has contributed to an understanding of the life cycle of the parasite and is actively involved in developing new and more satisfactory diagnostic tests.

Recent Publications

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