Current Equine Research Staff


Equine Staff

Professor Andrew Dart 

Professor Andrew Dart 

Professor Dart is interested in equine and camelid clinical research. He has considerable experience with horses and alpacas and is well known for his clinical abilities with these and other large animals. He conducts clinical and contract research trials as well as undertaking original research in these areas.

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 Dr Darien Feary


Dr Darien Feary

Dr Feary's research interests cover the following -

  • Complications of intravenous catheterization in hospitalized equine patients
  • Hemostatic and oncotic effects of modified gelatin solution in horses
  • Neonatology

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Dr Darien Feary

Claire Wade is a Professor of Animal Genetics and Computational Biology. Claire recently returned to Australia from the USA where since 2004 she has played a key role in the development of new genomic resources for dogs.
These include major roles in the analysis leading to the Canine Genome Sequence (Nature, December 2005), the development of three canine gene mapping arrays (Two for Affymetrix and one for Illumina), and the mapping of several genes for canine diseases leading thus far to three commercially available genetic tests for genetic diseases (Parathyroid tumors in Keeshonden, Rod-cone dystrophy in the Wire-haired dachshund, and Degenerative myelopathy in many breeds).
Claire has a keen interest in medical and behavioural gene mapping projects that will provide affordable tests to improve the lives of all dogs.
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 Professor Leo Jeffcott

 Professor Leo Jeffcott

Research interests:
Developmental skeletal problems;
Exercise physiology.

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 Associate Professor Paul McGreevy

 Professor Paul McGreevy

Professor McGreevy’s research focus is on abnormal and unwelcome behaviours in companion and exotic species, especially those that affect welfare. A keen animal trainer, he is also interested in learning theory as applied to animal training and behaviour modification. His expertise in dog and horse behaviour is recognised by those interested in urban animal management. He is continually developing models for the use of information technology in teaching and epidemiological research.

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 Dr Tony Mogg

 Dr Tony Mogg

Current research Projects:

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of bacterial isolates from horses
  • Factors predisposing to catheter-associated thrombophlebitis is horses
  • Cardiac arrhythmias associated with treadmill exercise in horses with poor performance.

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 Dr Gary Muscatello Dr Gary Muscatello

Dr Muscatello is interested in equine infectious diseases, specifically Rhodococcus equi pneumonia and equine transport pneumonia and the use of aerosol culture method to detect respiratory pathogens in the horse. He’s also interested in molecular diagnostics and the use of sequencing techniques to identify unusual bacterial and fungal agents. In addition, he has an interest in educational research, investigating methods to improve student learning and application of veterinary knowledge.

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 Dr Christine Smith DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Christine graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1995 and went on to complete an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M the following year. She then spent the next three years doing an equine surgery residency at UC Davis before coming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. She remained at UC Davis as staff clinician until 2003, when she relocated to Australia and joined the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Camden (formerly UVCC) at the University of Sydney.
Christine is interested in lameness and poor performance in horses as well as investigations into degenerative joint disease.