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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 allowing us to provide 24-hour intensive care.
Clinic hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
Tel (06) 350 5328
Fax (06) 350 5747
Contact details +6469518164
Chris is an internationally recognised registered specialist veterinary surgeon, researcher and educator with over 35 years of experience. He teaches clinical and didactic courses in equine surgery and clinical practice, and research skills. In addition to his extensive undergraduate teaching experience, he has trained many veterinary specialists, masters and doctoral postgraduates. His research experience is broad. During the last 20 years his scientific research has focused on the development of biomedical tests for animal and human diseases using the emerging technologies such as infrared spectroscopy. This work includes a multimillion dollar project investigating immunity and immunoglobulins in serum and milk from human mothers and babies, cattle, horses, alpacas and dogs. Other work has focused on osteoarthritis diagnosis and regenerative medicine technologies. Rcecntly he has increasingly focused on animal welfare, and the human-animal risk paradigm. This includes identifying factors associated with horse welfare during transport, large animal related injuries to students and animal owners, and the risks that animal rescuers are exposed to in emergency and disaster relief situations. An internationally recognised specialist in horse and farm animal surgery, he has trained undergraduate and postgraduate veterinarians in Australia, Canada, Haiti, New Zealand, Peru, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the United States. These activities reflect his parallel interests in animal and human welfare, and a desire to use veterinary expertise and perform research that benefits people and all domesticated species. He currently manages Massey’s Veterinary Emergency Response Team and is Director of Research Commercialisation in the School of Veterinay Science.
Infrared spectroscopy; biomarkers for immunoglobulins, milk, equine welfare and transportation, biomarkers for osteoarthritis, humoural and neonatal immunity, equine related injury, antimicrobial resistance
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):
Animal Production (070200):
Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060100): Biological Sciences (060000):
Chemical Science (030000):
Humane Animal Treatment (070207):
Immunological and Bioassay Methods (030104)
Equine and food animal surgery, equine welfare, equine transport, osteoarthritis, humoural immunity, animal associated injuries to people, animal rescue & disaster managment, antimicrobial resistance
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 Monday 05 October 2020