Western College of Veterinary Medicine

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

  • J.B. Montgomery, M. Klein, J.R. Boire, C. Beck, D. Hausermann, A. Maksimenko, C. Hall, 2021. “Synchrotron CT of an equine digit at the Australian Synchrotron Imaging and Medical Beamline.” Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 28: 1769-1777; DOI: 10.1107/S1600577521010493

  • V.M. Ragno*, C.D. Klein*, N.S. Sereda*, F.D. Uehlinger, G.A. Zello, K.A. Robinson, J.B. Montgomery, 2021. “Morphometric, metabolic, and inflammatory markers across a cohort of client-owned horses and ponies on the insulin dysregulation spectrum.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 105: 103715; DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2021.103715. 

  • S.L. Steinke*, J.B. Montgomery, J.M. Barden, 2021. “Accelerometry-based step count validation for horse movement analysis during stall confinement.” Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8: 680; DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2021.681213.

  • S.L. Steinke*, J.L. Carmalt, J.B. Montgomery, 2021. “Weight reduction and possible implications for the rehabilitation of horses with ambulatory difficulties.” Equine Veterinary Education, 33: 152-158; DOI: 10.1111/eve.13210.  

  • R.J.J. Chapuis*, V.M. Ragno*, C.A. Ariza*, A.R. Movasseghi, S. Sayi, F.D. Uehlinger, J.B. Montgomery, 2020. “Septic fibrinous pericarditis in four horses in Saskatchewan following an outbreak of forest tent caterpillars in 2017.” Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61: 724-730; PMID: 32655155.  

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

  • S.L. Steinke*, L.J. Belgrave*, J.B. Montgomery, 2019. “Development of a novel harness system to aid in rehabilitation of horses.” Comparative Exercise Physiology, 15: 385-391; DOI: 10.3920/cep180062

  • J.B. Montgomery, S.L. Steinke*, A.C. Williams*, L.J. Belgrave*, 2019. “Initial testing of a computer-integrated weight compensation system for rehabilitation of horses.” Comparative Exercise Physiology, 15: 379-384; DOI: 10.3920/cep180060.  

  • V.M. Ragno*, F.D. Uehlinger, K. Gabadage, A.R. Movasseghi, J.B. Montgomery, 2019. “Investigation of a Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak in a commercial alpaca farm in Saskatchewan.” Canadian Veterinary Journal, 60: 877-882; PMID: 31391607.  

  • 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2019.06.003. 

  • 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2018.06.014.

  • 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. PMID: 30026642.

  • 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. PMID: 29203945.

  • M. C. Duran*, G. Starrak, R. Dickinson, J.B. Montgomery, 2016. “Peritoneal fluid immunocytochemistry used for the diagnosis of a possible case of equine gastrointestinal B-Cell lymphoma.” Canadian Veterinary Journal, 57: 601-604. PMCID: PMC4866663.

  • 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: 1950-1962. DOI: 10.1002/ar.22994.

  • J.B. Montgomery, B. Hamblin, S.S. Suri, L.E. Johnson, D. New, J. Kelly, D.G. Wilson, B. Singh, 2014. “Remote lung injury after experimental intestinal ischemia-reperfusion in horses.” Histology and Histopathology, 29: 361-75. DOI: 10.14670/HH-29.361.

  • J.B. Montgomery, J. J. Wichtel, M. G. Wichtel, M.A. McNiven, J T. McClure, F. Markham, D.W. Horohov, 2012. “Effects of selenium source on measures of selenium status and immune function in horses.” Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 76: 281-291. PMID: 23543954.

  • J.B. Montgomery, J.J. Wichtel, M.G. Wichtel, M.A. McNiven, JT. McClure, F. Markham, D.W. Horohov, 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: 352-359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2011.12.003.

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

  • J.B. Montgomery, W.M. Duckett, A.C. Bourque, 2009. “Pelvic lymphoma as a cause of urethral compression in a mare.” Canadian Veterinary Journal, 50: 751-754. PMID: 19794872.

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

  • J.B. Krause, H.C. McKenzie III, 2007. “Parenteral nutrition in foals: a retrospective study of 45 cases (2000-2004).” Equine Veterinary Journal, 39: 74-78. DOI: 10.2746/042516407x153039.