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Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, DACVS, AGAF

Professor of Equine Surgery and Gastroenterology

Office: 919.513.7725
Lab: Gastrointestinal Physiology
Lab Phone: 919.513.7725

Dr. Blikslager received his DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989, and his PhD in Gastrointestinal Physiology from NC State University in 1997. He is a former head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Blikslager has received numerous honors including the Applied Equine Research Award from the World Equestrian Veterinary Association, the Pfizer Award for Excellence in Research, and the Huffman Award for Leadership from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Blikslager was named a Alumni Distinguished Professor by NC State University, and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association.


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American Veterinary Medical Association
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American Gastroenterological Association
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
PhD, Gastrointestinal Physiology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association
Biological Barriers, Global Health, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, Regenerative Medicine
Gastrointestinal Physiology, studying mechanisms responsible for maintenance and restoration of the intestinal barrier, with the ultimate objective of pharmacologically restoring the mucosal barrier in patients suffering from diseases associated with increased intestinal permeability. Restoring the intestinal barrier would be of particular significance in patients suffering from diseases such as intestinal ischemia/reperfusion injury, inflammatory bowel diseases, gastric ulcer disease, and esophagitis because of the potential medical complications associated with these diseases.

  • (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.