Deborah Van Doorn

Utrecht University

DEBORAH VAN DOORN works at Utrecht University - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biomolecular Health Sciences. She is a senior teacher in veterinary parasitology.  In the past few years her research activities were mainly focused on the epidemiology of cyathostomin infections in horses and the resistance development of cyathostomins against macrocyclic lactones. Molecular identification of cyathostomin species and involvement in anthelmintic resistance. Resistance development of Parascaris equorum against macrocyclic lactones. Development of web based tool for practitioners, professionals and students (http://www.parasietenwijzer.nl/eng/). Investigation of the attitude of practitioners and horse owners towards helminth control in horses. Incidence and prevalence studies of a variety of parasite species in horses and other mammals.

Therefore she invested in knowledge transfer through lectures and practicals/workshops and non scientific articles on animal helminth and protozoan infections. 

Frank M. Andrews

School of Vet Med, Louisiana State University

I completed my DVM and MS training at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, Washington, then work in private mixed large animal practice as a staff veterinarian in Walla Walla, Washington for a year after graduation. I then completed an Equine Medicine and Surgery Residency (emphysis on equine internal medicine) at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and am board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. After 20 year on the faculty at the University of Tennessee, I am currently the Louisiana State Veterinary Medicine Association (LVMA) Equine Committee Professor and Director of the Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU-SVM). I have a general interest in equine internal medicine, with emphasis in the area of equine gastrointestinal diseases.  My research interest includes diagnosis, treatment and dietary management of gastric ulcer disease in horses. As Director of the EHSP (https://lsu.edu/vetmed/ehsp), I work with a talented group of researchers with an emphasis on translational research in horses that is disseminated to horse owner, trainers, and veterinarians throughtout the US and world. As Director, my main focus is to lead by example and contribute and help others to be successful in equine clinical medicine and clinical research.

Marcus Clauss

Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich

27.09.1970      born in Bochum, Germany


Degrees:         Veterinarian (1997)

                                Master of Science in Wild Animal Health (1998)

                                Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Dissertation) (2000)

                                Certified Specialist in Animal Nutrition and Dietetics (Germany) (2005)

                                Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) (2006)

                                Habilitation (Dr. med. vet. habil.) (2007)

                                Professor ad personam for Digestive Physiology, Nutrition and Biology of Wild Animals, Exotic                                   Pets and Wildlife (from 2013 onwards)



1991-1997       Studies of veterinary medicine in Munich, including rotations at the Clinic for                            Internal Medicine and the Bird Clinic, Munich, the abbatoir in Hamburg, the                                 Zoological Gardens of Vienna, Nürnberg, Milwaukee, at Hluhluwe Game                                      Reserve, RSA, and with Dr. R. Bourroughs, RSA

1997-1998       MSc Course in Wild Animal Health at the Institute Zoology, Zoological Society                          of London /Royal Veterinary College (facilitated by a grant of the DAAD, the                               German Academic Exchange Service)

1997-2000       Dissertation thesis at the Institute of Animal Physiology, Physiological                                         Chemistry and Animal Nutrition, Munich (Prof. Dr. E. Kienzle)

2007                Habilitation at the Veterinary Faculty, Munich



1998-2000    Research Assistant at the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) Berlin (Director: Prof. R. R. Hofmann) in the Research Group for Nutritional Adaptations (Dr. M. Lechner-Doll) (comparative digestive physiology and nutrition)

2000-2005    Research Assistant at the Institute of Animal Physiology, Physiological Chemistry and Animal Nutrition, Munich (Prof. Dr. E. Kienzle) (comparative digestive physiology and nutrition; part of the Bavarian BSE Risk Assessment Group; veterinary education – domestic animal nutrition)

since 2005    Senior Research Associate (“Wissenschaftlicher Abteilungsleiter”) at the Division of Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife (Prof. J.-M. Hatt) of the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland (comparative digestive anatomy, physiology, and nutrition; zoo animal medicine; veterinary education – comparative nutrition, zoo animal medicine, “Zoo Research Camp”)

since 2013    Professor ad personam for Digestive Physiology, Nutrition and Biology of Wild Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife at the University of Zurich

since 2008    Guest Professor at the University of Gent, Belgium (for Animal Nutrition)

Wilbert Pellikaan

Animal Nutrition Group of Wageningen University & Research

Wilbert Pellikaan is assistant professor at the Animal Nutrition Group of Wageningen University & Research. In 2007 he obtained his current position within the Animal Nutrition Group with half of his time dedicated to lecturing subjects in general animal nutrition and animal nutrition physiology, and supervising undergraduate and graduate students. His main area of research is ruminant nutrition with a special interest in using novel tanniniferous fodder legumes in dairy cow nutrition to reduce enteric methane emissions. Since 2011 he conducts equine nutritional related studies within the Centre for Animal Nutrition, in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Utrecht University. 


In 2007 he participated as a workpackage leader in an EU funded research training network ‘HealthyHay’, focussing on the effect of sainfoin tannins on methane production. This project was successfully continued in a subsequent EU funded initial training network ‘LegumePlus’ (www.legumeplus.eu) in which he also participated as a workpackage leader of the animal nutrition section. Currently, he is involved in an FACCE ERA-GAS network ‘Methlab’, where lactic acid bacteria are being used as silage inoculants or direct fed microbials to reduce enteric methane emissions from dairy cows, and is a partner within the EU-funded project ‘Equianfun’. The latter program studies the functioning of anaerobic fungi in the equine hindgut, which are of key-importance to dietary fibre degradation.


Current research interests and projects include the use of alkanes combined with stable isotope technique to assess botanical composition in diets of free ranging ruminants and equids, the use of tanniniferous feeds in dairy cow and equid nutrition, and further developments of in vitro techniques to study fermentation processes and microbial responses in the gastro intestinal tract of ruminants and equids.

Meriel Moore-Colyer

Royal Agricultural University

Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer graduated with a BSc hons in Agriculture in 1984 from University College of Wales Aberystwyth and completed her PhD in Equine Digestive Physiology at the University of Edinburgh in 2000. Meriel lectured in production animal and equine nutrition at Aberystwyth University from 1989 – 2004 during which time she won OECD and British Council scholarships for a sabbatical study period in France to continue her work on digestive physiology in the horse. Her research interests include fundamental digestive physiology and development of novel feeds for horses. More recently reducing dust in the stable environment has been a focus, concentrating on manipulation of forage to reduce the allergenic burden and improve the health and welfare of stabled horses. Meriel is a registered Animal Scientist with the Royal Society of Biology and a member of the scientific board for the European Workshop for Equine Nutrition.

Currently the Director of Research   and   Knowledge   Exchange   at   the   Royal    Agricultural University Meriel remains actively involved with teaching and supervising post-graduate research students in the Centre of Equine Management and Science. She is committed to the translation of equine research to the horse industry and regularly gives talks at international conferences and industry CPD days across the Globe.  A practical horsewoman Meriel has ridden from an early age, but recent retirement of her dressage horse has prompted a ‘hanging-up of the boots’ it remains to be seen how long she can live without a horse in her life !!

Geert Janssens

Ghent University

Prof. Geert Janssens is head of the lab, and is teaching animal nutrition to the veterinary students.

Research focuses most on the role of intestinal events on metabolic traits, nutritional modulation of energy homeostasis, and micromineral-related physiology. He appreciates the added value of comparative nutrition, involving species from throughout the animal kingdom within both wild and domesticated animals.

He is president of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition until September 2016

Pat Harris

Waltham centre for pet nutrition

After qualifying from Cambridge, Pat completed her PhD at the AHT into the Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome. She joined the WALTHAM Petcare Science institute in 1995 and is responsible for their equine research conducted in collaboration with experts at institutes and universities globally. This provides the science behind the SPILLERSTM, BUCKEYETM Nutrition and WINERGYTM brands.  Pat is a European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Nutrition, a RCVS recognised specialist in veterinary clinical nutrition (equine) and a BEVA Past-President.  She is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters with recent emphasis on obesity, laminitis and senior horse nutrition.

Adolfo Paz-Silva

University of Santiago de Compostela

Adolfo Paz-Silva is senior lecturer at the Animal Health Department, in the Faculty of Veterinary of Lugo, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). In 2003 he obtained his current position with full of his time dedicated to lecturing subjects in Epidemiology, Zoonoses and Public Health, and Parasitic Diseases, as well as supervising undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. His main area of research consists of the control of parasites, through feasible diagnostics, proper treatment and development of preventive measures. He is Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC Diplomate) and EBVS® Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology, member of the Spanish Society of Parasitology and the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP).

Since 2013 he is the coordinator of the COPAR (Control of Parasites) Research Group at the USC, focused on reducing the levels of contamination by certain pathogens in the soil as a contribution to the integrated control of parasites among grazing animals, with a especial interest in applying strategies relying on biological agents as soil filamentous fungi.

Current research interests include the search for introducing sustainable procedures into routine programs for the control of parasites, mainly through the formulation of fungi with parasiticide activity into different presentations as a useful tool to prevent that grazing animals, especially horses, become infected while feeding on grasslands.

Annette Longland


She gained a BSc in Biology at the University of Stirling in 1978 and after two years of teaching in the Caribbean, returned to undertake a PhD at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. Thereafter, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Hull, specialising in microbial degradation of plant cell walls. She subsequently joined the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER), first at Hurley (in 1985) and then Shinfield, where she focussed on the digestion, absorption and metabolism of fibrous feeds by pigs. In 1991 she moved to IGER, Aberystwyth, where initially she worked on ruminant nutrition but by the mid-1990’s her work had shifted focus to equine nutrition, regarding the utilisation of plant carbohydrates by ponies. She was concurrently involved in an EU project evaluating changes in the carbohydrate content and composition of temperate grasses throughout the growing season. In 2005 she left IGER to run her own equine nutrition research consultancy, ELNS. In addition to consultancy work and lecturing, ELNS undertakes in vivo and in vitro equine nutrition research. The in vivo studies range from grazing intake trials and ways of manipulating pasture intakes, to feed digestibility studies. The in vitro work is more fundamental, including investigations of the effects of carbohydrate fractions on various fermentation parameters in a simulated equid hind gut system. Over the years she has supervised several MSc and PhD students in the UK and abroad and has been an external examiner for various BSc and higher degrees.

Aránzazu Meana

European Veterinary Parasitology College

Aránzazu Meana, DVM, PhD, EVPC Diplomate and EBVS® Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology was graduated from Veterinary Medicine Faculty at the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain.

After a short period as general practitioner in a private clinic, she became assistant for the Animal Health Department of the same University, where she completed her PhD thesis in 1990 about pathogenesis of ruminant gastrointestinal parasitic diseases. She did some postgraduate studies in Cambridge and Glasgow Veterinary Schools and is currently Full Professor in Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, while being also in charge of Parasitology Laboratory at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (UCM).

Her areas of research are the epidemiology and control of parasitic diseases, focusing mainly on gastrointestinal parasites of herbivores (ovine, bovine and equine) in which she has an active participation on meetings, and scientific congresses, including several books on clinical cases equine and bovine parasitology and many published papers. She was involved in the discovery in Europe of the honeybee intestinal microsporidium Nosema ceranae, closely related with recent honeybee high colony losses.

She is a member of the Spanish Society of Parasitology, the European Scientific Council for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) and the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP). Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC) since 2005, she has been secretary of ESCCAP- Spain from 2005 to 2011 and EVPC from 2012 to 2018. She is currently the EVPC Vicepresident.

Cecilia Müller

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Cecilia E. Müller, SLU. Cecilia graduated in Animal Science year 2000 and completed her PhD on Wrapped forages for horses in 2007. She is Associate Professor in Equine Feed Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) since 2013 and senior lecturer in equine nutrition and management at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, SLU. She is a member of the Committee appointing Associate Professors at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Scinece at SLU, and in the Horse Committee at the same faculty. Her research so far comprise different aspects of forages for horses including nutritive and hygienic quality and associations to equine health. Her research has been performed in e.g. forage production techniques, feed evaluation in vivo and in vitro, forage microbiology with special emphasis on moulds, plant maturity at harvest and nutritional composition of different grass species, equine hindgut digestion, equine eating behaviour, equine health related to nutrition, nutrition in aged horses, and intermediate metabolism in horses particularly from an insulin resistance and laminitis perspective. Currently she is running a research project on presence of Free faecal liquid in horses and its relation to feeding and management as well as hindgut microbiota. Cecilia enjoys horses both in science and practice and could not imagine a life without them.

Edwin Claerebout

Ghent University

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Edwin Claerebout

Date of birth:


Work address:

Laboratory of Parasitology,

Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology,

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke




 +32- 9 -264 73 93




  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), 1990, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • PhD in Veterinary Sciences (Parasitology), 1998, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology (dipEVPC), 2003-





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Veterinary Surgeon


Ramsey and Harding Veterinary Surgery, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK



Veterinary Officer

Military Service, Belgium



Junior assistant


Laboratory for Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University





Laboratory for Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University



Post-doctoral researcher


Laboratory for Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University





Laboratory for Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University



Senior lecturer

Laboratory for Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University



Full professor

Laboratory for Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University




Teaching experience

  • Parasitology (3rd year Bachelor of veterinary medicine, tutorials and practicals)
  • Parasitic diseases (1st year and 2nd year Master of veterinary medicine, tutorials and wet lab diagnosis of parasitic diseases)
  • Lectures for post-graduate courses and for veterinary practitioners.


Research experience and publications

  • Expertise in epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitic diseases in domestic animals.
  • Research Topics: (1) Vaccine development against gastrointestinal nematodes in cattle (Ostertagia ostertagi, Cooperia oncophora) (2) The epidemiology and control of cattle nematodes (3) Molecular epidemiology and zoonotic transmission of Giardia, (3) Treatment and control of Psoroptes ovis in cattle (4) Social sciences in parasite control.
  • Supervision of PhD students (promoter of 18 completed PhD theses)
  • Author or co-author of >180 scientific papers, of which 179 in peer reviewed international journals cited in the Science Citation Index www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=CLAEREBOUT+E
  • Editor of one book (2 editions)
    • Overgaauw P.A.M., Claerebout E., (eds.) Parasieten bij hond en kat. (2de herwerkte druk) Animo Veterinary Publishers, Haarlem, 2008 (ISBN 978-90-76952-04-8), pp. 156
  • co-author of chapters in books
    • Claerebout E., Vercruysse J., 2002. Endoparasieten. In: Overgaauw, P.A.M. & Claerebout E. (eds.) Parasieten bij hond en kat. Animo Veterinary Publishers, Haarlem, (ISBN 9076952019), p. 9-63.
    • Vercruysse J., Agneessens J., Claerebout E., 2002. Gastrointestinal nematodes. In: H. Roginski, J.W. Fuquay & P.F. Fox (eds.) Encyclopedia of Dairy Science. Academic Press, London, p.2215-2220.
    • Claerebout E. 2008. Endoparasieten. In: Overgaauw, P.A.M. & Claerebout E. (eds.) Parasieten bij hond en kat. Animo Veterinary Publishers, Haarlem, 2de herwerkte druk (ISBN 978-90-76952-04-8), p. 9-65.
    • Claerebout E., Geurden T. 2010. Giardiasis. In: Kahn C.M. (Ed) The Merck Veterinary Manual, 10th edition. Merck & Co, Inc. Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA. (ISBN 0-911910-93-X) p. 190-192
    • Vercruysse J., Claerebout E., 2010. Anthelmintics. In: Kahn C.M. (Ed) The Merck Veterinary Manual, 10th edition. Merck & Co, Inc. Witehouse Station, NJ, USA. (ISBN 0-911910-93-X) p. 2251-2263
    • Geurden T., Claerebout E., 2010. The Relevance of Giardia Infections in veterinary medicine. In: G.V. LaMann (Ed) Veterinary Parasitology. Nova Publishers, New York (ISBN 978-1-60741-631-9) pp. 201-222.
    • Charlier J, Claerebout E., Vercruysse J., 2011. Diseases of Dairy Animals | Parasites, Internal: Gastrointestinal Nematodes. In: Fuquay JW, Fox PF and McSweeney PLH (eds.), Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences, Second Edition, vol. 2, pp. 258–263. San Diego: Academic Press.
    • Vercruysse J., Claerebout E., 2016. Anthelmintics. In: Aiello & Moses. (Eds) The Merck Veterinary Manual, 11th edition. Merck & Co, Inc. Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA. (ISBN 978-0-911910-61-2) p.2637-2652
    • Claerebout E., Lanusse C., 2020. Anthelmintics. In: Aiello & Moses. (Eds) The Merck Veterinary Manual, 12th edition. Merck & Co, Inc. Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA. (in press)


  • co-author of 2 patents:
    • Geldhof P., Vercauteren I., De Maere V., Claerebout E., Vercruysse J., 2004. Ostertagia vaccine (WO 04024769; EP 1.539.820)
    • Geldhof P., Borloo J., Claerebout E., Vercruysse J., 2014. Cooperia vaccine (WO 2014/056885)



Scientific awards

  • Merial Benelux Award for Parasitology 1998
  • Laureaat van de Academische Wedstrijd uitgeschreven door de Zesde Afdeling van de Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van België 2002



  • Organiser of 4 national conferences (Scientific Meeting of the Belgian Society for Parasitology in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007). Member of the local organising committee of the joint meeting of the Belgian Society for Parasitology and Protistology with the Irish Society for Parasitology, the British Association for Veterinary Parasitology and the European Veterinary Parasitology College (May 3-4, 2018).
  • Member of the local organising committee and chairman of the scientific committee of the 21st International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), Ghent 19-23 August 2007; member of the scientific committee of the 27th International Conference of the WAAVP, Madison, WI, USA, July 2019
  • Participant (oral or poster presentation) at > 25 international conferences


Other relevant working experience

  • Representative of junior researchers in the board of directors of Ghent University (1999-2001); representative of lecturers and senior lecturers in the board of the faculty of veterinary medicine and in several faculty committees (2004-2010), secretary of the board of the faculty of veterinary medicine (2011-).
  • Reviewer for scientific journals: Veterinary Parasitology (member of scientific advisory board), Journal of Helminthology (member of scientific advisory board), Frontiers in Veterinary Science (associated editor), Parasites & Vectors, Vaccine, Veterinary Research, Veterinary Record, Parasite, Helminthologia, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde
  • Reviewer for international research grants: The Wellcome Trust (UK); Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK), SANPAD (The Netherlands), USDA-ARS National Program 103-Animal Health Accomplishment Report 2016-2019 and national research grants (Federal Public Service Health, Food chain safety and Environment)
  • Jury member (internal and external) for 30 PhD defences.
  • Participant in international (EU) research projects
    • PROTEASES Vaccination and the control of abomasal nematodoses in ruminants (FP5)
    • PARAVAC Vaccines against helminth parasites of livestock of economic and/or public health significance (FP7, Work package leader gastrointestinal nematodes)
    • PARAGONE Vaccines for animal parasites (H2020 RIA, Work package leader vaccine trials)
    • COMBAR Combatting anthelmintic resistance in ruminants (COST Action CA16230, Working group leader Socio-economic aspects of parasite control


Membership of professional and scientific bodies

  • Member of the Belgian Society for Parasitology and Protistology (1992 - ), vice-president 2004-2005, president 2006-2007 (www.bspp.be)
  • Member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (1993 - ) (www.waavp.org)
  • Member of the Belgian Council of Laboratory Animal Science (1997 - 2000)
  • Board member of the Belgian Center for Farmacotherapeutic Information (BCFI) (2006-) (www.vetcompendium.be/nl)
  • Board member of the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESSCAP)-Benelux branch (2008-) (www.esccap.eu)
  • Certified diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC) (2003- ); Treasurer (2009-2015), Vice-president (2015-2018), President (2018-2021) (http://www.eurovetpar.org/)
  • Member of the Livestock Helminth Research Alliance (president 2015-2016) (www.lihra.eu).
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health (2016-) (www.star-idaz.net)


Emanuela Valle

University of Torino

Dr. Emanuela Valle, DVM, PhD  is  Professor at the  Department of Veterinary Science of the University of Torino and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition.  She is in charge of the nutrition consultancy service at the teaching veterinary hospital, with particular reference to the nutrition of equine patients. Teaching activities are related to equine welfare course, equine clinical nutrition and animal nutrition. She is the author of peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference papers. She is also a writer for horse magazines. She is currently involved in different projects related to equine management especially related to the contribution of management and nutrition on the welfare of the horses and equine clinical nutrition. She is a horse enthusiast and owns donkeys and horses to ride as amateur.

Lieven Vlaminck

Ghent University

Lieven Vlaminck graduated as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from Ghent University, Belgium in 1993 and started his professional career in the surgery team of the Large Animal Surgery Department, Faculty of veterinary medicine, Ghent University. In 1999, he started a parallel PhD project which resulted in 2007 in completion of this PhD research project entitled ‘postextraction molariform tooth drift and alveolar grafting in ponies’. He was given the title of diplomate ECVS in 2008 after passing the certifying exam. In the same year he was promoted assistant professor in large animal surgery at Ghent University, later associate professor in 2013. He also became an ECVD Eq diplomate in 2013 and has been active within the college’s board and committees since then. Current research topics are dental problems in New World Camelids, equine cheek teeth occlusal fissure vs dental disease, bits and trauma to the bars and soft tissues of the horse’s mouth, epidemiology of EOTRH in horses, and endodontic techniques in equine cheek teeth.

Richard Ducatelle

Ghent University

Veterinarian, graduated from Ghent University in Belgium in 1978.

PhD in veterinary pathology from Ghent University in 1983.

Scientific advisor for the Belgian government from 1985 till 1989.

Professor in veterinary pathology at Ghent University, Belgium, since 1989.

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists.

Diplomate of the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science.

President of WVPA Belgian branch since 1991.

Past-president of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology.

Member of the board of directors of Ghent University.




Scientific publications


Author or co-author of more than 650 scientific publications listed in the web of science (64 on equine health) and more than 400 abstracts in proceedings of international congresses.

Invited speaker at more than 100 national and international congresses.

Inventor on more than 10 patents.






Research interest is mainly in gastro-intestinal health, with a focus on poultry, calves and pigs.

Mentor of more than 20 PhD theses in this field of research.