Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD

Peter J. Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky, received a MVB degree in veterinary medicine from National University of Ireland (U.C.D.), MS in virology from the University of Illinois, PhD from the University of Dublin, and Fellowship from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London. He has worked at the Veterinary Research Laboratory in Dublin, Ireland, Cornell University and the Irish Equine Centre, and has specialized in infectious diseases of the horse since 1972.

Articles by Peter Timoney

Equine Viral Arteritis in 2006

Last year was marked by the re-emergence of equine viral arteritis (EVA) on a widespread scale in the United States, with evidence of infection confirmed in 10 states. The occurrence was significant in that it represented the first major incursion Read More

Chickens, Ducks, and Horses

Q: My horse is on a neighbor's land that is on loan. I pick up the pasture and run-in twice a day. My concern is that my neighbor bought over 100 different species of chickens and ducks that run free. They are constantly in my Read More

Lyme Disease From Contaminated Feed?

Q: Is it possible for a horse to get Lyme disease from eating a tick with his pasture grass, or from eating an infected tick or other source of the bacteria in his hay or feed?         Read More

Shared Diseases

The term zoonosis (plural zoonoses) means a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. The name is derived from the Greek "zoi" or "zoe," meaning life, plus "nosos," meaning disease. An equine zoonosis is a disease that humans can Read More

Geldings and Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)

Q: Is it possible for a gelding to have equine viral arteritis? I've read all about this disease in mares and stallions, but I have not read anything about it in geldings.