Dr. C.M. (Cornélie) Westermann

Willem C. Schimmelgebouw
Yalelaan 114
Kamer 1.136
3584 CM Utrecht

Dr. C.M. (Cornélie) Westermann

Universitair hoofddocent
Equine Internal Medicine
030 253 1111

Research (see also list of publications / presentations)

Main research subjects

2004-present Equine muscle metabolism including Atypical Myopathy in horses
2002-present Equine respiratory disorders
2021-present Equine Neonatology
2021-present Education
Co-Promotor in PhD 2021-present  A. Van den Brom-Spierenburg Equine Neonatology

Opponent at PhD defense Michael Hewetson  “Sucrose permeability as a marker of gastric mucosal integrity in the horse” University of Helsinki, December 7th, 2018

Reviewer of various journals 2010-present:  Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Equine Veterinary Journal, The Veterinary Journal, Pferdeheilkunde, Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

H-index: 13


2023    Community Engaded Learning (CEL) Grant € 9.693,70
2021    Member Project team Erasmus grant € 300.000
2021    FSO project 'souffles € 7.500
2021    Project leader FSO project ‘eClinic’ € 44.000
2020    LifeLong Learning Project Apotheekbeheer € 4.000
2020    Research grant ‘Methods of anesthesia in cats’ € 12.000
2019    Research grant ‘Cortisol in hair of cats as method of measuring stress’ € 8.000

Key publications:

Westermann C.M., de Sain-van der Velden M.G., van der Kolk J.H., Berger R., Wijnberg I.D., Koeman J.P., Wanders R.J., Lenstra J.A., Testerink N., Vaandrager A.B., Vianey-Saban C., Acquaviva-Bourdain C., Dorland L. Equine biochemical multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD) as a cause of rhabdomyolysis. Mol Genet Metab. 2007 Aug; 91(4):362-9.

Westermann C.M., Dorland L., Votion D.M., de Sain-van der Velden M.G.M., Wijnberg I.D., Wanders R.J.A., Spliet W.G.M., Testerink N., Berger R., Ruiter J.P.N., van der Kolk J.H. Acquired multiple Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency in 10 horses with atypical myopathy.
Neuromuscular Disorders 2008; 18(5): 355-364.

Westermann, C.M., Van Leeuwen R., van Raamsdonk L.W.D. Mol, H. Hypoglycin A concentrations in maple tree species in the Netherlands and the occurrence of atypical myopathy in horses. J Vet Intern Med 2016, May;30(3):880-4.

Westermann C.M., Bok H.G.J. A decade of experience in high-stakes decision-making in competency-based education. JAVMA 2023; doi.org/10.2460/javma.23.05.0247