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Our highly skilled equine team offers a broad range of medical and surgical expertise. You can bring your horse in by appointment or ask your vet to refer your horse to us in difficult cases.
Our senior equine clinicians are supported by experienced and qualified anaesthetists, nurses, technicians, clinical pathologists, and diagnostic imaging specialists. Final-year vet students working under supervision allow us to provide 24-hour intensive care.
Appointments and out-of-hours emergencies:
Tel (06) 350 5328
Fax 06 350 5747
Contact details+64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 85164
Chris Riley's scientific research has focused on the development of biomedical tests for animal diseases using the emerging technologies such as infrared spectroscopy. He currently has funded research in immunity and immunoglobulins in multiple species including humans and newborns, arthritis diagnosis and regenerative technologies.. He also leads a team to identify factors associated with horse welfare during transport, and adverse horse realted injury in people. Chris is an internationally Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery, and has trained and led veterinary humanitarian teams to developed countries. These activities refelect his parallel interests in animal and human welfare, and a desire to utilise veterinary clinical skills and perform research that benefits both.
and how veterinary clinicians and researchers may use their skills and experience to benefit both.
Infrared spectroscopy; biomarkers for immunoglobulins, equine welfare and transportation, biomarkers for osteoarthritis, humoural and neonatal immunity, equine related injury
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Analytical Biochemistry (060101):
Analytical Chemistry (030100): Analytical Spectrometry (030101):
Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060100): Biological Sciences (060000):
Chemical Science (030000): Cheminformatics and Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (030404):
Immunological and Bioassay Methods (030104): Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry (030400)
Biomarkers, immunoglobulins, equine welfare, trasnport, injury, osteoarthritis, humoural immunity
Project Title: Vet X: The Maori and Pasifika Vet Science & Technology Experience
Date Range: 2016 - 2017
Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Equine surgery, equine medicine
MVM Equine Imaging
Undegraduate research skills training
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Last updated on Wednesday 17 August 2016