- Equine gastrointestinal surgery (electrolyte disorders and post-operative complications)
- Intra-abdominal hypertension
- Omega 3 fatty acids and inflammation
At this time, my main research interest lies in the improvement of monitoring horses suffering from colic. I have developed and published a method to measure the pressure in the abdominal space, similar to monitoring used in human ICUs. By tracking these pressures over time, it may be possible to avoid abdominal surgery, or allow for rapid intervention by the veterinarian to reduce mortality caused by multiple types of colic. Future research will center on the effects of this increased abdominal pressure on multiple body systems and organs, including the kidneys, heart, and brain.