Equine Ulcers Online is a non-profit website designed to give up to date information regarding the broad condition in horses called Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. We have consulted with leading experts in the field in various countries and these articles have been written by them. Here you can find out more about us.

These are some of our fabulous contributors to our website:

Catherine Whitehouse, M.S.

Equine Nutritionist Kentucky Equine Research, USA.

Catherine graduated from the University of Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in equine science and from the University of Kentucky with a master’s degree in animal science under the direction of Robert Coleman, Ph.D., and Joe Pagan, Ph.D. Her master’s research focused on the evaluation of apparent total-tract digestibility and glycemic responses to processed corn in nonexercised Thoroughbreds. Catherine participated in KER’s 12-month internship program, and she spent two years supervising the intern program and assisting with research and development on completion of her education before transitioning to her current role as equine nutrition advisor.

Thomas Tobin, MVB, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, DABT

Professor Tobin’s Education
Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology, 1980; PhD, University of Toronto (Pharmacology), 1970; MSc, University of Guelph (Pharmacology), 1966; MVB, University College, Dublin, 1964 Gluck Equine Research Center.

Amanda Adams, PhD – Gluck Equine Research Center

Associate Professor

My research interests are focused on characterizing the immune system of the geriatric horse, by identifying mechanisms responsible for immunosenescence, inflamm-aging and altered immune responses to vaccination. We are also interested in further understanding of how some endocrine disorders, in particular Equine Cushing’s disease, affects the immune response of aged horses. The goal is to improve the health and well-being of the aged horse by identifying interventions that have the potential to improve the function and redox state of the immune system. In addition, I have established research funding to further understand the effect of nutritional intervention on the inflammatory and endocrine response of the equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) horse. There is a growing need to understand mechanisms responsible and pathways involved in equine metabolic syndrome. Thus, my goal is to identify potential treatments that target both the inflammatory and metabolic component of EMS.

Ben Sykes – University of Liverpool

Honorary Lecturer
BSc BVMS MS Dip ACVIM Dip ECEIM MBA
Ben Graduate from Murdoch University in 1997 and completed an internship in equine medicine, surgery and anesthesia at Randwick Equine Center in 1998. Following that he worked as a registrar at Murdoch University before doing a stud season with Scone Veterinary Hospital in 2000. Between 2001 and 2003 Ben completed a residency in equine medicine at Marion DuPont Equine Medical Center in Virginia culminating in obtainment of diplomate status with the ACVIM in 2004. He then spent 6 years in Scandinavia working as the head of the University of Helsinki Equine Hospital (2003-2005) and a visiting professor at the Estonian University of Life Sciences (2006 – Present).

In 2005 Ben established a large, private, 24 hour equine hospital in southern Finland and worked there as a director and clinician until 2009 upon which he returned to Australia. Ben is currently involved in a mix of activities including private practice, industry consultancy and academia with a focus on post graduate education.

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