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Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS

Professor of Equine Surgery and Gastroenterology
Assistant Department Head, Clinical Sciences

Office: 919.513.6430
Lab: Comparative Gastroenterology
Lab Phone: 919.513.7725

Dr. Anthony Blikslager is Professor of Equine Surgery and Gastroenterology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, USA. He initially received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1995 following a residency in Large Animal Surgery at NC State University from 1990-1994, and an Equine Medicine and Surgery internship at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1989-1990. Dr. Blikslager received a PhD in Gastrointestinal Physiology at North Carolina State University in 1997.


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Assistant Department Head, Equine Medicine & Surgery
Assistant Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease
Associate Director, Comparative Medicine Institute
Diplomate ACVS
Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association
Biological Barriers, Gastroenterology, Global Health
Mechanisms of injury and repair of the intestine, particularly as it relates to ischemia/reperfusion injury followed by restitution with tight junction closure

  • (2001) Risk factors for reduced postoperative fecal output in horses: 37 cases (1997-1998).Little D, Redding WR, Blikslager AT. | J Am Vet Med Assoc 2001 Feb 1; 218(3):414-420.
Tiffany Pridgen (Lab Manager, CGIBD Core Manager)
Younggeon Jin (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Amanda Ziegler (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Zachary Slifer (PhD Student)
Shante Bryant (PhD Student)
Kasey Boger (MS Student)
Large Animal Models
Intestinal transport electrophysiology
Molecular techniques for probing epithelial reparative mechanisms