Webinar: Gastric ulcer prevention in horses

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) specialist Ben Sykes will discuss the prevention of ulcers in horses, using appropriate management changes or medical treatment.
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) specialist Ben Sykes will discuss the prevention of ulcers in horses, using appropriate management changes or medical treatment. Image by Megan Zopf

Associate professor and ulcer specialist Ben Sykes is presenting a webinar on preventing Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) in horses.

The Australian veterinarian is the lead author of the current European College of Equine Internal Medicine Consensus Statement on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, and an internationally recognised specialist in the field. He is an associate professor in equine medicine at Massey University in New Zealand, and group leader of its Equine Clinic. Sykes is also an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool, and an advisor for the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

His research has focused specifically on the use of omeprazole but he has a particular interest in EGUS prevention and client education.

During the webinar, which is being hosted by veterinary company Norbrook, Sykes will discuss the prevention of EGUS using appropriate management changes or medical treatment. Audience participation is encouraged and there will be a question and answer session.

» Register for Preventing Equine Gastric Ulcers on Monday, May 16 at 8pm.

 

Ben Sykes
Ben Sykes

Ben Sykes graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, with Bachelor’s degrees in Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Biology between 1995 and 1997. He completed a Master’s degree with Virginia Tech’s Internal Medicine Residency in 2004. He then spent seven years in Finland, first as Lecturer and Clinical Teacher in Equine Medicine at the University of Helsinki, and then as Head of Internal Medicine and Critical Care at the Hyvinkaa Horse Hospital.

From 2006 to 2016 Sykes was a Visiting Professor in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. He completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from the University of Liverpool in 2009. Sykes completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Veterinary Pharmacology from the University of Queensland, investigating the factors affecting the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of omeprazole in the horse. The initial part of the PhD focused on the pharmacokinetics under different conditions while the latter half evaluated the effect of a variety of factors on omeprazole efficacy using a novel technique of intra-gastric pH measurement.

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