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Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS

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

Office: 919.513.6430
Lab: Comparative Gastroenterology
Lab Phone: 919.513.7725

Dr. Anthony Blikslager is Professor of Equine Surgery and Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at NC State University in Raleigh, NC, USA. His research is focused on equine colic and mechanisms whereby intestinal mucosa repairs after strangulating obstruction. Dr. Blikslager received the AVMA Clinical Research Award in 2020. He was named an Alumni Distinguished Professor and awarded the Ned E. Huffman Leadership Award from NC State University in 2017. He won the Applied Equine Research Award from the World Equestrian Veterinary Association in 2011. He received the Pfizer Award for Excellence in Research from NC State University in 2006.

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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Assistant Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease
Vice Chair, Foundation Advisory Council, American Association of Equine Practitioners
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association
Biological Barriers, Gastroenterology, Global Health
Intestinal 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.
Tiffany Pridgen (Lab Manager, CGIBD Core Manager)
Amanda Ziegler (Research Assistant Professor)
Zachary Slifer (PhD Student)
Kasey Boger (MS Student)
Large Animal Models
Intestinal transport electrophysiology
Molecular techniques for probing epithelial reparative mechanisms