From where feed goes in to manure comes out is the broad focus of equine gastrointestinal medicine. By sheer nature of the hundreds of feet of intestine and the trillions of bacteria along the way, when something goes wrong in this area the horse’s life may be in jeopardy. Understanding how things go wrong is crucial for prevention.

From studying the intestinal microbiome (genetic material of all the microbes – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses) investigating causes of equine diarrhea to innovative diagnostic and surgical techniques, our researchers continue to lead the way in this field.

Arroyo, LuisOVC – Clinical Studies
Weese, J ScottOVC – Pathobiology
Koenig, JudithOVC – Clinical Studies

Areas of Equine Research

Ontario’s equine researchers investigate a wide range of issues involving horses and the horse industry. Click on a link below to see who’s working in that area.


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