Rob Mackay, DVM

Professor Emeritus

Department: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
Business Email: mackayr@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2006-2007,2010-2020
VEM5335 Equine Medicine
2010-2018,2020
VEM5301 Cardiopul Disorders
2007,2009-2021
VEM5833 Senior Clk Lg An Med
2006-2007,2010-2021
VEM5733 Core Clk Large An Med
2012,2017-2021
VEM5289 Lg An Clin Pharmacol
2017-2020
VEM5730 Equine Core Clerkship
2017-2020
VEM5830 Equine Clerkship Elec
2010-2018
VEM5355 Ruminant Medicine
2006
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences

Publications

2022
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 38(2):249-268 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cveq.2022.05.003. [PMID] 35810151.
2022
Magnetic resonance imaging of the normal equine pituitary gland.
Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association. 63(4):450-455 [DOI] 10.1111/vru.13072. [PMID] 35188303.
2022
Plasma l-indospicine and 3-nitropropionic acid in ponies fed creeping indigo: Comparison with results from an episode of presumptive creeping indigo toxicosis.
Equine veterinary journal. 54(1):145-152 [DOI] 10.1111/evj.13415. [PMID] 33369767.
2021
Genomic Association of Chronic Idiopathic Anhidrosis to a Potassium Channel Subunit in a Large Animal Model.
The Journal of investigative dermatology. 141(11):2639-2645.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jid.2021.05.014. [PMID] 34081968.
2021
Horses affected by EPM have increased sCD14 compared to healthy horses.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 242 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetimm.2021.110338. [PMID] 34717126.
2021
Ion Channel and Ubiquitin Differential Expression during Erythromycin-Induced Anhidrosis in Foals.
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 11(12) [DOI] 10.3390/ani11123379. [PMID] 34944156.
2021
Presumptive fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy in a pot-bellied pig.
The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne. 62(2):167-172 [PMID] 33542556.
2020
Acid-base disorders in sick goats and their association with mortality: A simplified strong ion difference approach.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 34(6):2776-2786 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.15956. [PMID] 33140905.
2020
Agreement of 2 electrolyte analyzers for identifying electrolyte and acid-base disorders in sick horses.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 34(6):2758-2766 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.15889. [PMID] 32965055.
2019
And Now for Something Completely Different: Some Controversies in Equine Medicine, Surgery, and Reproduction.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 35(2):xi-xii [DOI] 10.1016/j.cveq.2019.05.001. [PMID] 31279436.
2019
Treatment Options for Melanoma of Gray Horses.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 35(2):311-325 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cveq.2019.04.003. [PMID] 31279435.
2018
Generalized papillomatosis in three horses associated with a novel equine papillomavirus (EcPV8).
Veterinary dermatology. 29(1):72-e30 [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12481. [PMID] 28833761.
2018
What Is Your Neurologic Diagnosis?
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 253(4):413-415 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.253.4.413. [PMID] 30058962.
2017
Effects of clarithromycin, azithromycin and rifampicin on terbutaline-induced sweating in foals.
Equine veterinary journal. 49(5):624-628 [DOI] 10.1111/evj.12677. [PMID] 28238211.
2017
Factors associated with outcome in 94 hospitalised foals diagnosed with neonatal encephalopathy.
Equine veterinary journal. 49(2):207-210 [DOI] 10.1111/evj.12553. [PMID] 26728952.
2016
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis: An Updated Consensus Statement With a Focus on Parasite Biology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 30(2):491-502 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.13834. [PMID] 26857902.
2016
Macrolide-induced hyperthermia in foals: Role of impaired sweat responses.
Equine veterinary journal. 48(5):590-4 [DOI] 10.1111/evj.12481. [PMID] 26174202.
2016
Spinal Cord Hamartomatous Myelodysplasia in 2 Horses With Clinical Neurologic Deficits.
Veterinary pathology. 53(4):844-6 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985815622971. [PMID] 26917551.
2015
A Review of Anhidrosis in Horses
Equine Veterinary Education. 27(4):192-199 [DOI] 10.1111/eve.12220.
2014
Developments in ultrasound-guided thecal puncture in horses.
The Veterinary record. 174(2):43-4 [DOI] 10.1136/vr.g9. [PMID] 24413298.
2014
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 30(3):659-75 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cveq.2014.08.012. [PMID] 25441115.
2014
Systemic and anti-nociceptive effects of prolonged lidocaine, ketamine, and butorphanol infusions alone and in combination in healthy horses.
BMC veterinary research. 10 Suppl 1 [DOI] 10.1186/1746-6148-10-S1-S6. [PMID] 25238633.
2013
Accurate antemortem diagnosis of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) based on detecting intrathecal antibodies against Sarcocystis neurona using the SnSAG2 and SnSAG4/3 ELISAs.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 27(5):1193-200 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.12158. [PMID] 24033423.
2013
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Used for Treatment of Anhidrosis
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 27
2013
Cytotoxic activity of extracts from Hypochaeris radicata.
Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology. 70:194-203 [DOI] 10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.04.023. [PMID] 23665449.
2013
Halicephalobus Gingivalis in and Around Equine Vasculature
Equine Veterinary Education. 25(9):439-441 [DOI] 10.1111/eve.12027.
2013
What is your neurologic diagnosis? Sarcocystosis in a horse.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 243(6):779-81 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.243.6.779. [PMID] 24004221.
2012
Removal of ureteral calculi in two geldings via a standing flank approach.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 241(9):1214-20 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.241.9.1214. [PMID] 23078570.
2012
Systemic and Anti-Nociceptive Effects of Prolonged Continuous Rate Infusions of Analgesic Combinations in Healthy Horses
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 26
2010
An epidemiologic study of anhidrosis in horses in Florida.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 236(10):1091-7 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.236.10.1091. [PMID] 20470071.
2010
Review of the Epidemiology and Infection Control Aspects of Nosocomial Salmonella Infections in Hospitalised Horses
Equine Veterinary Education. 22(12):631-641 [DOI] 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2010.00144.x.
2009
Epidemiologic analysis of nosocomial Salmonella infections in hospitalized horses.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 234(1):108-19 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.234.1.108. [PMID] 19119974.
2009
Vertebral Osteomyelitis With Abscessation in a Holstein Calf
Veterinary Record. 164:723-724
2009
Vertebral osteomyelitis with abscessation in a Holstein calf.
The Veterinary record. 164(23):723-4 [PMID] 19502630.
2008
Antibody index and specific antibody quotient in horses after intragastric administration of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts.
American journal of veterinary research. 69(3):403-9 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.69.3.403. [PMID] 18312140.
2008
Effect of intermittent oral administration of ponazuril on experimental Sarcocystis neurona infection of horses.
American journal of veterinary research. 69(3):396-402 [DOI] 10.2460/ajvr.69.3.396. [PMID] 18312139.
2008
Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis: Managing Relapses
Veterinary Technician. 29
2008
Quantitative intradermal terbutaline sweat test in horses.
Equine veterinary journal. 40(5):518-20 [DOI] 10.2746/042516408X322409. [PMID] 18684682.
2008
What is your neurologic diagnosis? Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 232(2):201-4 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.232.2.201. [PMID] 18275385.
2007
A multicenter case-control study of risk factors for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 231(12):1857-63 [PMID] 18081525.
2007
Confirmed and presumptive cervical vertebral compressive myelopathy in older horses: a retrospective study (1992-2004).
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 21(4):812-9 [PMID] 17708404.
2006
Endotoxin-neutralizing activity of polymyxin B in blood after IV administration in horses.
American journal of veterinary research. 67(4):642-7 [PMID] 16579757.
2006
Management of hydrops amnion in a mare resulting in birth of a live foal.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(8):1228-33 [PMID] 16618227.
2006
Progression of mycosis of the auditory tube diverticulum (guttural pouch) after arterial occlusion in a horse with contralateral temporohyoid osteoarthropathy.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 229(12):1945-8 [PMID] 17173535.
2005
Neurologic disorders of neonatal foals.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 21(2):387-406, vii [PMID] 16051055.
2004
Brain injury after head trauma: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 20(1):199-216 [PMID] 15062465.
2004
Evaluation and comparison of an indirect fluorescent antibody test for detection of antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona, using serum and cerebrospinal fluid of naturally and experimentally infected, and vaccinated horses.
The Journal of parasitology. 90(2):379-86 [PMID] 15165063.
2004
Risk factors associated with fecal Salmonella shedding among hospitalized horses with signs of gastrointestinal tract disease.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 225(2):275-81 [PMID] 15323386.
2003
Effect of a single dose of ponazuril on neural infection and clinical disease in Sarcocystis neurona-challenged interferon-gamma knockout mice.
Veterinary parasitology. 114(2):123-30 [PMID] 12781474.
2003
Naturally occurring Sarcocystis infection in domestic cats (Felis catus).
International journal for parasitology. 33(8):877-83 [PMID] 12865087.
2003
Neurologic disease putatively associated with ingestion of Solanum viarum in goats.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 223(4):501-4, 456 [PMID] 12930090.
2003
Virulent and avirulent strains of equine arteritis virus induce different quantities of TNF-alpha and other proinflammatory cytokines in alveolar and blood-derived equine macrophages.
Virology. 314(2):662-70 [PMID] 14554093.
2003
West Nile virus encephalomyelitis in horses: 46 cases (2001).
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 222(9):1241-7 [PMID] 12725313.
2002
Clinical diagnosis of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM).
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 16(5):618-21 [PMID] 12322717.
2002
Cytokine induction in pulmonary airways of horses with heaves and effect of therapy with inhaled fluticasone propionate.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 85(3-4):147-58 [PMID] 11943316.
2002
Sarcocystis neurona: parasitemia in a severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) horse fed sporocysts.
Experimental parasitology. 100(3):150-4 [PMID] 12173399.
2001
Development of Sarcocystis falcatula in its intermediate host, the Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater).
Veterinary parasitology. 95(2-4):327-34 [PMID] 11223213.
2001
Immunoconversion against Sarcocystis neurona in normal and dexamethasone-treated horses challenged with S. neurona sporocysts.
Veterinary parasitology. 95(2-4):197-210 [PMID] 11223200.
2001
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona.
International journal for parasitology. 31(4):330-5 [PMID] 11306111.
2001
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is naturally infected with Sarcocystis neurona.
International journal for parasitology. 31(4):325-9 [PMID] 11306110.
2001
The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona.
International journal for parasitology. 31(8):843-9 [PMID] 11403777.
2001
Viability of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts and dose titration in gamma-interferon knockout mice.
Veterinary parasitology. 95(2-4):223-31 [PMID] 11223202.
2000
Effect of eltenac in horses with induced endotoxaemia.
Equine veterinary journal. Supplement. (32):26-31 [PMID] 11202378.
2000
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 16(3):405-25 [PMID] 11219340.
2000
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis: mystery wrapped in enigma.
Parasitology research. 86(11):940-3 [PMID] 11097304.
2000
Inflammation in horses.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 16(1):15-27, v [PMID] 10752136.
1999
Are Sarcocystis neurona and Sarcocystis falcatula synonymous? A horse infection challenge.
The Journal of parasitology. 85(2):301-5 [PMID] 10219313.
1999
Effect of a conjugate of polymyxin B-dextran 70 in horses with experimentally induced endotoxemia.
American journal of veterinary research. 60(1):68-75 [PMID] 9918150.
1999
Multiple DNA markers differentiate Sarcocystis neurona and Sarcocystis falcatula.
The Journal of parasitology. 85(2):221-8 [PMID] 10219299.
1998
Human interleukin 10 suppresses production of inflammatory mediators by LPS-stimulated equine peritoneal macrophages.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 66(1):1-10 [PMID] 9847016.
1997
Bilateral ureteral tears in a foal.
Australian veterinary journal. 75(6):413-5 [PMID] 9247689.
1997
Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice. 13(1):79-96 [PMID] 9106345.
1997
Overwhelming strongyloidosis in a foal.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 211(3):333-4 [PMID] 9262674.
1997
Serum antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona–half the horses in the United States have them!
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 210(4):482-3 [PMID] 9040830.
1996
Effect of vaccination of ponies with A4 anti-idiotypic antibody on serum idiotype (1C9) and antilipid A concentration.
American journal of veterinary research. 57(5):655-8 [PMID] 8723877.
1995
Effect of treatment with a monoclonal antibody against equine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) on clinical, hematologic, and circulating TNF responses of miniature horses given endotoxin.
American journal of veterinary research. 56(11):1451-9 [PMID] 8585655.
1995
Effect of tumor necrosis factor antibody on synovial fluid cytokine activities in equine antebrachiocarpal joints injected with endotoxin.
American journal of veterinary research. 56(10):1292-9 [PMID] 8928945.
1995
Effects of tumor necrosis factor blockade on interleukin 6, lactate, thromboxane, and prostacyclin responses in miniature horses given endotoxin.
American journal of veterinary research. 56(11):1445-50 [PMID] 8585654.
1995
Sarcocystis falcatula from passerine and psittacine birds: synonymy with Sarcocystis neurona, agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
The Journal of parasitology. 81(6):930-5 [PMID] 8544067.
1995
Septic cholangiohepatitis and cholangiocarcinoma in a horse.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 206(7):1018-21 [PMID] 7768709.
1994
Effects of polymyxin B and Salmonella typhimurium antiserum on horses given endotoxin intravenously.
American journal of veterinary research. 55(7):921-7 [PMID] 7978630.
1993
Effects of intra-articularly administered endotoxin on clinical signs of disease and synovial fluid tumor necrosis factor, interleukin 6, and prostaglandin E2 values in horses.
American journal of veterinary research. 54(3):379-86 [PMID] 8498739.
1992
Anti-equine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) activity of antisera raised against human TNF-alpha and peptide segments of human TNF-alpha.
American journal of veterinary research. 53(6):921-4 [PMID] 1378249.
1992
Association between serum cytotoxicity and selected clinical variables in 240 horses admitted to a veterinary hospital.
American journal of veterinary research. 53(5):748-52 [PMID] 1524300.
1992
Focal premature physeal closure (hyena disease) in calves.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 201(6):902-5 [PMID] 1399803.
1992
Induction of the acute-phase cytokine, hepatocyte-stimulating factor/interleukin 6, in the circulation of horses treated with endotoxin.
American journal of veterinary research. 53(8):1285-9 [PMID] 1510298.
1992
Primary meningeal lymphoma in a horse.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 201(8):1219-21 [PMID] 1429163.
1992
Secretion of tumor necrosis factor by endotoxin-treated equine mammary exudate macrophages: effect of dexamethasone and pentoxifylline.
The Cornell veterinarian. 82(4):435-46 [PMID] 1424636.
1991
Cytotoxic tumor necrosis factor activity produced by equine alveolar macrophages: preliminary characterization.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 29(1-2):15-30 [PMID] 1949576.
1991
Tumor necrosis factor activity in the circulation of horses given endotoxin.
American journal of veterinary research. 52(4):533-8 [PMID] 2053720.
1989
Macrophage activation-associated proteins. Characterization of stimuli and conditions needed for expression of proteins 47b, 71/73, and 120.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 142(5):1639-45 [PMID] 2493050.

Grants

Oct 2016 – Sep 2017
Genetics of Anhidrosis in the American Quarter Horse
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE FOUNDATION
Apr 2014 – Dec 2016
Anhidrosis in foals treated with macrolides
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: GRAYSON JOCKEY CLUB RES FOU

Contact Details

Emails:
Business:
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