Presented as part of the KEMTalk Series on May 18, 2018, by Dr. Canaan Whitfield, Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery with Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Whitfield graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he completed a large animal internship at the University of Georgia followed by an equine surgery residency at Texas A&M University. Dr. Whitfield then worked in a private equine practice in South Carolina and Texas, primarily performing equine surgery and sports medicine. Following three years in practice, he returned to Texas A&M University as a doctoral student and received a PhD in biomedical sciences in 2016, eventually assuming his current position.
Dr. Whitfield’s clinical and research interests include wound healing and gastrointestinal healing, with a specific focus on how the microbiota influences gastrointestinal health and response to injury.
Question 1: Do you think myeloperoxidase fecal assay could be a useful tool for equine practitioners?
Question 2: If a horse receives NSAID treatment long-term (several days or more), would you recommend a concurrent course of UlcerGard/GastroGard? And has that been studied, to your knowledge?
Question 3: ...follow up to my UlcerGard question - recognizing that it may not be as helpful for glandular ulcers, what might you recommend to manage animals in this regard to help minimize ulcer severity?
Question 4: Is NSAID's creating a form of leaky gut?
Question 5: Did you look at butyric acid with NSAID's and did you see any changes?
Question 6: Would you share what your future looks like for next year?
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