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Julia Montgomery Associate Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan

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.  



Visit Dr. Montgomery's Google Scholar page for the most current listing of her research publications

  • Chapuis, R.J.J., Ragno, V.M., Ariza, C.A., Movasseghi, A.R., Sayi, S., Uehlinger, F.D., Montgomery, J.B.  2020.  Septic fibrinous pericarditis in 4 horses in Saskatchewan following an outbreak of forest tent caterpillars in 2017.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(7): 724-730.   

  • Montgomery, J.B.  2019.  Beyond steroids and bronchodilators - investigating additional therapies for horses with severe equine asthma.  Veterinary Record, 185(5): 140-142.  https://www.doi.org/10.1136/vr.l4935

  • Montgomery, J.B., Steinke, S.L., Williams, A.C., Belgrave, L.J.  2019.  Initial testing of a computer-integrated weight compensation system for rehabilitation of horses.  Comparative Exercise Physiology, 15(5): 379-384. 

  • Ragno, V.M., Uehlinger, F.D., Gabadage, K., Movasseghi, A.R., Montgomery, J.B.  2019.  Investigation of a Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak in a commercial alpaca farm in Saskatchewan.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 60(8): 877-882.

  • Ragno, V.M., Zello, G.A., Klein, C.D., Montgomery, J.B.  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.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2019.06.003

  • Snead, E.C., Milo, J.E., McCrea, C.A., Montgomery, J.E., Feng, C.X., Wesolowski, M.J., Wanasundara, S.N., Wesolowski, C.A.  2019.  Tikhonov gamma variate adaptive regularization applied to technetium Tc 99m diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid plasma clearance, compared with three other methods, for measuring glomerular filtration rate in cats.  American Journal of Veterinary Research, 80(4): 416-424.  https://www.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.80.4.416

  • Steinke, S.L., Belgrave, L.J., Montgomery, J.B.  2019.  Development of a novel harness system to aid in rehabilitation of horses.  Comparative Exercise Physiology, 15(5): 385-391.  https://www.doi.org/10.3920/CEP180062

  • Husulak, M.L., Manning, S.T., Meachem, M.D., Burgess, H.J., Epp, T.Y., Montgomery, J.B.  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(3): 184-191.

  • Montgomery, J.B., Husulak, M.L., Kosolofski, H., Dos Santos, S., Burgess, H., Meachem, M.D.  2018.  Tumor necrosis factor-alpha protein concentrations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from healthy horses and horses with severe equine asthma.  Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 202: 70-73.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2018.06.014

  • Montgomery, J.B., Bracamonte, J.L., Alam, M.W., Khan, A.H., Mohammed, S.K., Wahid, K.A.  2017.  Is there an application for wireless capsule endoscopy in horses?  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 58(12): 1321-1325.

  • Duran, M.C., Starrak, G., Dickinson, R., Montgomery, J.  2016.  Peritoneal fluid immunocytochemistry used for the diagnosis of a possible case of equine gastrointestinal B-cell lymphoma.  Canadian Veterinary Journal, 57(6): 601-604.

  • Melli, S.A., Wahid, K.A., Babyn, P., Montgomery, J., Snead, E., El-Gayed, A., Pettitt, M., Wolkowski, B., Wesolowski, M.  2016.  A compressed sensing based reconstruction algorithm for synchrotron source propagation-based X-ray phase contrast computed tomography.  Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 806: 307-317.  https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2015.10.013

  • Montgomery, J.E., Wesolowski, M.J., Wolkowski, B., Chibbar, R., Snead, E.C.R., Singh, J., Pettitt, M., Malhi, P.S., Barboza, T., Adams, G.  2016.  Demonstration of synchrotron x-ray phase contrast imaging computed tomography of infiltrative transitional cell carcinoma of the prostatic urethra in a dog.  Journal of Medical Imaging, 3(1): 15504.  https://www.doi.org/10.1117/1.JMI.3.1.015504

  • L.E. Johnson, J.B. Montgomery, J.P. Schneider, H. Townsend, M. Ochs, B. Singh.  2014.  Morphometric examination of the equine adult and foal lung. Anatomical Record, 297(10): 1950-1962.  https://www.doi.org/10.1002/ar.22994

  • Montgomery, J.B., Hamblin, B., Suri, S.S., Johnson, L.E., New,D., Kelly, J., Wilson, D.G., Singh, B.  2013.  Remote lung injury after experimental intestinal ischemia-reperfusion in horses. Histology and Histopathology, 29(3): 361-75.

  • Montgomery, J.B., Wichtel, J.J., Wichtel, M.G., McNiven, M.A., McClure, J.T., Markham, F., Horohov, D.W.  2012.  Effects of selenium source on measures of selenium status and immune function in horses. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 76(4): 281-291.

  • Montgomery, J.B., Wichtel, J.J., Wichtel, M.G., McNiven, M.A., McClure, J.T., Markham, F., Horohov, D.W.  2012.  The effects of selenium source on measures of selenium status of mares and selenium status and immune function of their foals. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 32(6): 352-359. https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2011.12.003

  • Montgomery, J.B., Wichtel, J.J., Wichtel, M.G., McNiven, M.A., McClure, J.T.  2011.  The efficacy of selenium treatment of forage for the correction of selenium deficiency in horses. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 170(1-2): 63-71.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.07.018

  • Montgomery, J.B., Duckett, W.M., Bourque, A.C.  2009.  Pelvic lymphoma as a cause of urethral compression in a mare. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 50(7): 751-754.

  • Ceballos, A., Sanchez, J., Stryhn, H., Montgomery, J.B., Barkema, H.W., Wichtel, J.J.  2009.  Meta-analysis of the effect of oral selenium supplementation on milk selenium concentration in cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 92(1): 324-342.  https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2008-1545

  • Krause, J.B., McKenzie III, H.C.  2007.  Parenteral nutrition in foals: a retrospective study of 45 cases (2000-2004). Equine Veterinary Journal, 39(1): 74-78.  https://doi.org/10.2746/042516407X153039