Dr Carlos Medina-Torres

Equine Medicine Specialist

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
c.medina@uq.edu.au
+61 7 338 15044

Overview

Dr Carlos E Medina Torres graduated as a veterinarian and completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the Large Animal Clinic, National University of Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia) in April 2003. Following graduation he completed a Master of Science by Research in equine laminitis at The University of Liverpool (UK) in December 2004. He then moved to North America, conducted research in equine colitis and obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Science degree at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph (Canada) in June 2009. During his time in Ontario, he also enrolled in an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)-approved residency program in the specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine. After completing the residency, Carlos moved back to his home city of Bogotá, where he worked in his own Alma Matter as Internal Medicine Specialist for a year. He then changed the Andean altitude and hectic South American megatropolis for the Mediterranean, spending a year at The University of Messina (Italy). From the island of Sicily, Carlos moved 'down under' for the first time in March 2011 and spent three years in the sunshine state, completing a PhD in equine laminitis at The University of Queensland. Following his PhD, he worked as clinical instructor and research associate in the Equine Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany). During his time in Munich, he became a member of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM). After nearly three years in the land of "lederhosen, dirndls und weißbier”, Carlos rejoined The University of Queensland as an equine internal medicine specialist. Carlos is a diplomate of both the ACVIM and the ECEIM. He has a particular medical interest in gastrointestinal and cardiorespiratory problems of the horse. His research focuses in the fields of equine laminitis and infectious diseases.

Research Interests

  • Equine Laminits
    Pathophysiology
  • Equid Herpesvirology
    Equid Herpesvirus 1 Equine Herpesvirus 5
  • Equine Infectious Diseases

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosopy, The University of Queensland
  • Degree of Master of Science (Physiology), The University of Liverpool
  • Doctor of Veterinary Science, The University of Guelph

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Medina-Torres, Carlos E. (2017). Protein nutrition. In Christopher Chase, Kaitlyn Lutz, Erica McKenzie and Ahmed Tibary (Ed.), Blackwell’s five-minute veterinary consult: ruminant Second edition ed. (pp. 673-674) Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Medina-Torres, Carlos E. (2017). Vitamin A deficiency/toxicosis. In Christopher Chase, Kaitlyn Lutz, Erica McKenzie and Ahmed Tibary (Ed.), Blackwell’s five-minute veterinary consult: ruminant Second edition ed. (pp. 860-861) Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Medina-Torres, Carlos E. (2017). Vitamin D deficiency/toxicosis. In Christopher Chase, Kaitlyn Lutz, Erica McKenzie and Ahmed Tibary (Ed.), Blackwell’s five minute veterinary consult: ruminant 2nd ed. (pp. 864-865) Hoboken NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

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