Dr. Blikslager received a PhD in Gastrointestinal Physiology at NC State University in 1997. 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. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989.
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AffiliationsAssistant Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease
Vice Chair, Foundation Advisory Council, American Association of Equine Practitioners
CertificationsDiplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association
Biological Barriers, Gastroenterology, Global HealthIntestinal injury and epithelial repair
- (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.
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