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Julia Montgomery Associate Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s)

  • Equine asthma, equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), equine obesity, equine laminitis

Academic Credentials

  • PhD, University of Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Veterinary College, 2010
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Large Animal Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Montgomery has a research background in equine immunology, pulmonary pathophysiology and nutrition. Dr. Montgomery’s current research includes two research streams in the areas of equine internal medicine (equine asthma; equine metabolic syndrome; use of capsule endoscopy in horses) and equine rehabilitation.

Dr. Montgomery’s teaching areas include large animal internal medicine as well as veterinary anatomy with a focus on large animal comparative anatomy. Dr. Montgomery has a special clinical interest in respiratory, gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases of horses and equine nutrition.  



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Published research articles

R.J.J. Chapuis, V.M. Ragno, C.A. Ariza, AR Movasseghi, S Sayi, F.D. Uehlinger, J.B. Montgomery. "Septic fibrinous pericarditis in four horses in Saskatchewan following an outbreak of forest tent caterpillars in 2017." Canadian Veterinary Journal. 61:724-30. 

S.L. Steinke, L.J. Belgrave, J.B. Montgomery. "Development of a novel harness system to aid in rehabilitation of horses." Comparative Exercise Physiology15(5):385-391.

J.B. Montgomery, S.L. Steinke, A.C. Williams, L.J. Belgrave. "Initial testing of a computer-integrated weight compensation system for rehabilitation of horses." Comparative Exercise Physiology. 15(5);379-384.

S.L. Steinke, J.L. Carmalt, J.B. Montgomery, 2019. "Weight reduction and possible implications for the rehabilitation of horses with ambulatory difficulties." Equine Veterinary Education. Published as Early View on November 1, 2019; DOI: 10.1111/eve.13210.  

V.M. Ragno, F.D. Uehlinger, K. Gabadage, A.R. Movasseghi, J.B. Montgomery. "Investigation of a Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak in a commercial alpaca farm in Saskatchewan." Canadian Veterinary Journal. 60(8):877-882.

J.B. Montgomery, 2019. "Beyond steroids and bronchodilators — investigating additional therapies for horses with severe equine asthma." Veterinary Record. 185:140-142. DOI: 10.1136/vr.l4935.

V.M. Ragno, G.A. Zello, C.D. Klein, J.B. Montgomery, 2019. "From table to stable: a comparative review of selected aspects of human and equine metabolic syndrome." Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 79: 131-138.

J.B. Montgomery, M.L. Husulak, H. Kosolofski, S. Dos Santos, H. Burgess, M.D. Meachem, 2018. "Tumor necrosis factor-alpha protein concentrations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from healthy horses and horses with severe equine asthma." Veterinary Immunology Immunopathology. 202: 70-73.

M.L. Husulak, S.T. Manning, M.D. Meachem, H.J. Burgess, T.Y. Epp, J.B. Montgomery, 2018. "Does antimicrobial therapy improve outcomes in horses with severe equine asthma and a positive tracheal wash bacterial culture?" Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 82: 184-191.

J.B. Montgomery, J.L. Bracamonte, M.W. Alam, A.H. Khan, S.K. Mohammad, K.A. Wahid, 2017. "Is there an application for wireless capsule endoscopy in horses?" Canadian Veterinary Journal, 58: 1321-1325.

M. C. Duran, G. Starrak, R. Dickinson, J.B. Montgomery. Peritoneal fluid immunocytochemistry used for the diagnosis of a possible case of equine gastrointestinal B-Cell lymphoma. Can Vet J, 57: 601-604, 2016

L.E. Johnson, J.B. Montgomery, J.P. Schneider, H. Townsend, M. Ochs, B. Singh. Morphometric examination of the equine adult and foal lung. Anat Rec,297: 1950-1962, 2014

J.B. Montgomery, B. Hamblin, S.S. Suri, L.E. Johnson, D. New, J. Kelly, D.G. Wilson, B. Singh. Remote lung injury after experimental intestinal ischemia-reperfusion in horses. Histol and Histopathol, 29: 361-75, 2013

Julia B. Montgomery, Jeffrey J. Wichtel, Maureen G. Wichtel, Mary A. McNiven, J T. McClure, Fred Markham, David W. Horohov. Effects of Selenium Source on Measures of Selenium Status and Immune Function in Horses. Can J Vet Res. 76: 281-291, 2012

Julia B. Montgomery, Jeffrey J. Wichtel, Maureen G. Wichtel, Mary A. McNiven, J T. McClure, Fred Markham, David W. Horohov. The Effects of Selenium Source on Measures of Selenium Status of Mares and Selenium Status and Immune Function of their Foals. J Equine Vet Sci. 32: 352-359, 2012 

Julia B. Montgomery, Jeffrey J. Wichtel, Maureen G. Wichtel, Mary A. McNiven, J T. McClure. The efficacy of selenium treatment of forage for the correction of selenium deficiency in horses. Anim Feed Sci Technol. 170: 63-71, 2011

Julia B. Montgomery, Wendy M. Duckett, Andrea C. Bourque. Pelvic lymphoma as a cause of urethral compression in a mare. Can Vet J. 50: 751-754, 2009

Alejandro Ceballos, Javier Sanchez, Henrik Stryhn, Julia B. Montgomery, Herman W. Barkema, Jeffrey J. Wichtel. Meta-analysis of the effect of oral selenium supplementation on milk selenium concentration in cattle. J Dairy Sci. 92:324-342, 2009

Julia B. Krause, Harold C. McKenzie III. Parenteral nutrition in foals: a retrospective study of 45 cases (2000-2004). Equine Vet J. 39: 74-78, 2007