Equine Sciences

Our clinical research supports the equine practitioners in making optimal diagnostic and therapeutic choices

We develop (new) diagnostic tools and methods and we evaluate the efficacy of (new) treatment protocols for horses to make these readily available for equine practice. We also try to act adequately and immediately on new problems, diseases and/or threats with a science-based response.

Broad range of expertise
The clinical research performed in the Department of Equine Sciences encompasses a broad range of expertise. Our specialists aim, in collaboration with other specialists from within and outside our university, at generating more knowledge and evidence for a scientifically justified approach to clinical problems in horses.

The most important fields of study in our clinical equine research programme are:

  • Objective lameness evaluation
  • Skin diseases 
  • Cardiovascular problems 
  • Neuromuscular problems 
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Various aspects of the use of antibiotics

Airway endoscopy in a horse on the treadmill

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