Dr Lidwien Verdegaal

Dr Lidwien Verdegaal
 Position Senior Lecturer Equine Medicine
 Org Unit Veterinary Science
 Email lidwien.verdegaal@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1290
 Location Floor/Room G 1a ,  Equine Health and Performance Centre ,   Roseworthy
  • Biography/ Background

    Lidwien (Elisabeth.J.M.M.) Verdegaal is passionate about her job as an Equine medicine specialist. She qualified as a Doctor Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University in The Netherlands in 1996. After 2 years working in a mixed-practice, Lidwien started her residency in Equine Internal Medicine at Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences where she developed interest in neonatal medicine (Head NICU), endocrinology, cardiology and sports medicine. Lidwien is qualified as a Equine Internal Medicine RNVA Specialist (Royal Netherlands Association of Veterinary specialists) in Equine Internal Medicine in 2005 and after passing board exams, she became a Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) in 2009. From 2004, she worked in 2 private Equine clinics in the Middle East; almost 5 years for the Royal Family at the Royal Jafaar Stud in Jordan and 4 years in Kuwait where she was part of a team establishing a new Equine referral hospital. She currently has over 20 years experience in veterinary medicine and 18 years in the area of Equine Internal Medicine with a special area of interest in sport medicine (endurance horses, show jumping, dressage and thoroughbred racing), arabian show horses, special interest in Emergency and critical care of foals and adult horses and in Equine infectious diseases. Lidwien likes exploring the world with differerent cultures, she is interested in people while trying to stay true to herself. Lidwien Verdegaal joined the School of Animal and Veterinary Science as a Senior lecturer April 2011 to fill the exciting job to combine hospital work, teaching vet students and research. Lidwien developped an interest in metabolic disorders and exertional heat-related illnesses in horses, currently in endurance horse and is currently establishing her research to gain a deeper understanding of exercising horses and more particular their thermoregulation. She is a strong believer of integrating research and clinical practice as the cornerstone of evidence based good veterinary practice (GVP). 

  • Qualifications

    Diplomate ECEIM – Specialist Equine Internal Medicine, European College of Equine Internal Medicine

    Equine Internal Medicine RNVA Specialist  - Royal Netherlands Veterinary Association, Veterinary Specialists (The Netherlands)

    Certificate Equine Practitioners (The Netherlands)

    DVM – Doctor Veterinary Medicine (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

    MVM – Master Veterinary Medicine (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

    Certificate ‘Tropical animal health and husbandry’ (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

     

  • Awards & Achievements

    Awards:

    Dean's commendation to award unwavering commitment and exceptional service of EHPC in response to Pinery bushfires, Nov 2015

    Treatment endurance veterinary at the hospital and certificate of appreciation of Veterinary Committee National 50th Tom Quilty Gold Cup endurance (presentative Veterinarian SA state) at Hawkesbury NSW 2015

    Award for best presented scientific abstract at 13th Scientific Conference of European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Society (EVECCS), Prague, Czech Republic; 13-15th June 2014

    Professional:

    Honourable endurance veterinarian of the South Australian endurance association

    Since 2011 - Annually Member of Veterinary Committee National Tom Quilty Gold Cup endurance (presentative Veterinarian SA state)in different states of Australia

    Since 2012 - FEI** Endurance Veterinarian, Australia
    Since 2012 - FEI** Endurance Treatment Veterinarian, Australia

    Since 2011- Active involvement in the development and establishment of the new Equine Health and Performance Centre (EHPC)- opening in 2014

    2008-2011 Development and establishment of the Bait al Arab Equine hospital, Kuwait

    Teaching

    Lidwien played a major rol in development and design of new courses, development and course delivery of all new teaching materials of the DVM curriculum of School of Animal & Veterinary Science including innovation in teaching with interactive teaching methods in the form of lectures, case-based tutorials, TBLs, practicals and formative and summative assessments. Mainly in the following courses: DVM- 1 Equine clinical (physical) examination; DVM- 2 Equine clinical practice A & B and DVM- 3 Equine clinical practice rotation.

  • Publications

    Original Papers, conference proceedings & publications

    E.J.M.M. Verdegaal and L.A.A.M. van Oijen. Atypical cases of equine Glanders could form a risk for re-emerging Glanders disease worldwide. 10th International Equine Infectious Disease Conference (IEIDC), Buenos Aires, Argentinia. Abstract, 4-7th April 2016, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 39 (2016) S98eS107

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. and Franklin S.F. Science in brief: Highlights from the applied physiology, muscle and genetics abstracts at the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology. Equine Veterinary Journal 48 (2016) 9-12.

    Farrugia, J., Franklin, S.H. and Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Owner's survey of electrolyte supplementation in Australian endurance horses, preliminary results. 8th Congress of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM), Utrecht, The Netherlands; 3-7th November 2015

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., Jonas, S.E., Caraguel, C.G.B. and Franklin, S.H. Real-time monitoring of the core body temperature in endurance horses during field exercise. Abstract poster Meeting, Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR), Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, 5th of June 2015

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., Jonas, S.E., Caraguel, C.G.B. and Franklin, S.H. Real-time monitoring of the core body temperature in endurance horses during field exercise. Abstract 9th Conference of International Conference Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP), Chester, UK; 16-20th June 2014. ISSN 0425-1644

    Averay, K., Nicholson A., and Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Preliminary evaluation of the veterinary EPOC® point-of-care (POC) clinical analyser in horses by comparison with in-house analysis and establishment of reference values. Abstract 13th Scientific Conference of European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Society (EVECCS), Prague, Czech Republic; 13-15th June 2014. J Vet Emerg Critical Care, ISSN 1479-3261, IF 1.220, rank = 60/132

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. (Lidwien), Folwell, LE., Caraguel, CGB. and Franklin, SH. Evaluation of a gastro-intestinal pill (Equivital system®) to measure the core body temperature in exercising horses. ECEIM Conference, Le Touquet, France, Feb 2013

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Diagnosis of Glanders disease, a worldwide re-emerging disease, Invited lecture, Equine veterinary Conference VJD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 2011, proceedings pp 343-345

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., de Heer, N., Meertens, N., Maree, J.T.M. and Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M. A right sided endocarditis of dental origin in a horse. Equine Veterinary Education 2006; 18 (4) 191-195

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., and Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M. Endocarditis in the horse: a review. Equine Veterinary Education 2006; 18 (4) 196-198

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. and van der Kolk J.H. Salivary cortisol concentration in healthy aged horses, horses with hirsutism and horses with colic, British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (BEVA) Birmingham, UK, September 2004, Proceedings pp 103-104

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. and Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan M.M. What is the significance of cardiac murmurs in the horse, Invited lecture, International Veterinary Congress, Equine Congress, Voorjaarsdagen Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 2003, proceedings pp 251-254

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., Veldhuis Kroese, E.J.B., Dik, K.J., van Oijen, L.A.A.M. and Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M. Unilateral facial paralyse and keratitis sicca as a result of otitis media and temporohyoid osteoartropathy. Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde 2003; 128: 760-766

    Verdegaal, L.J.M.M. , Voorhout, G. , van Loon G.  und Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M. Herzgeräusche als zufallsbefunde bei tierärtztlichen kauf- oder verfassungsuntersuchungen – Befundung und verlauf bei 77 klinisch gesunden pferden ('Accidentally-found cardiac murmurs during pre-purchase examinations: inventory and follow-up of 77 horses'). Pferdeheilkunde 2002; 18:  263-272

    Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M., Annee, M.P., Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., Lemmens, A.G. and Beynen, A.C. Exercise- and metabolism- associated blood variables in Standardbreds fed either a low- or high-fat diet, Equine Veterinary Journal Suppl. 2002;  34: 29-32

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., Voorhout, G. and Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M. Accidentally-found cardiac murmurs: inventory and follow-up of 85 horses in the Netherlands (1997-2002), British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (BEVA) Glasgow, Scotland, September 2002, Proceedings pp 212-213

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., Veldhuis Kroese, E.J.B., Dik, K.J. en Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M. Unilateral facial paralysis and keratitis sicca as a result of otitis media and temporohyoid osteoarthropathy, Poster Presentation, International Veterinary Congress, Equine Congress, Voorjaarsdagen Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 2002, Proceedings pp 269

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. and van der Kolk, J.H. Cortisol concentration in saliva, a diagnostic tool in Cushing's disease? Symposium Equine Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Oktober 2001, Abstractbook pp 33

    Presentations 

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Veterinarian accreditation SA endurance riders, Adelaide, March 2015Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Parenteral nutrition in hospitalised horses. ANZCS, Science week, Gold Coast, Australia; 10-12th of July 2014 (Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Enteral nutrition in hospitalised horses. ANZCS, Science week, Gold Coast, Australia; 10-12th of July 2014 (Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Thermoregulation in exercising horses. ANZCS, Science week, Gold Coast, Australia; 10-12th of July 2014 (Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Glanders disease, a worldwide re-emerging disease? Equine Exotic infectious diseases at EVA-SA State meeting, SA; 19th of May 2013 (Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Equine piroplasmosis. Equine Exotic infectious diseases at EVA-SA State meeting, SA; 19th of May 2013 (Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Metabolic disorders in endurance horses. Equine Sport Medicine Conference, University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria, 23-25th of February 2013 (Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Case discussion endurance horses. Equine Sport Conference, University of Melbourne, Werribee, 23-25th of February 2013 (Invited speaker)Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Postnatal (bacterial) infections including sepsis in foals, SA-EVA congress, Mt Barker, 12th of Nov 2011 (Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Hyperthermia, dehydration and electrolytes loss in endurance horses. Endurance Veterinary Seminar, Mt Barker, SA, Australia, September 2011(Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M., Pellicaan, C. and Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M.M. The single versus two times daily gentamicin treatment in neonatal foals IC Unit, European Veterinary Conference(VJD). April 2005. ISSN 0957-7734

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. What is the significance of cardiac murmurs and cardiac arrhythmia in horses, Intervisie Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Practitioners of the South, Gorinchem, The Netherlands, September 2003 (Invited speaker)

    Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Septicaemia in the neonatal foal, Post Graduate Education Course for Equine Practitioners, Utrecht, The Netherlands, January & March 2003 (Invited speaker)

    Laan, T.J.M.M. and Verdegaal, E.J.M.M. Broncho- alveolaire lavage in the horse, Workshop for Equine Practitioners, Lienden, The Netherlands, February 2002 (Invited speaker)

  • Professional Associations

    Member of Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)

    Member of VECCS (Veterinary EMergency & Critical Care Society)

    Member of AVA & EVA (Australian Veterinary Association & Equine Veterianry Association)

    Member of ECEIM (European College of Equine Internal Medicine)

    Member of BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association)

    Member of KNMvD (Royal Dutch Veterinary Association)

    Member of GGP (Equine Association of the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association)

     

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