Dr. Judith Koenig, Dr Med Vet, DVSc, Diplomate DACVS, Diplomate ECVS

Judith Koenig is originally from Austria and came to Canada 1996 after graduating from vet school to gain some research experience and complete the research for my MSc. Following a large animal internship at the Ontario Veterinary College she went to Oregon State University where she did a one year large animal fellowship. The year in Oregon gave her good exposure to Western Pleasure horses as well as Walking horses, which complemented her previous experience with Sports and Racehorse practice. Judith came back to the Ontario Veterinary College where she did a 3 year large animal surgery residence with a concurrent graduate degree (DVSc).  Judith became board certified with both the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons and started to work as faculty in Large Animal Surgery in 2002. Since then she has been working half of the time as a surgeon with a strong interest in Equine Sports Medicine and the other half as researcher and teacher.

Judithís main area of interest in research is tissue healing, particularly wound and tendon healing. She has investigated the use of different modalities (for example shockwave or stem cells) to see if they accelerate tissue healing and which cellular pathways are affected. This will help to direct treatment of tendon injuries and wounds in horses.

Another area of interest for her is gastrointestinal motility and ways one can measure and improve gastrointestinal motility in horses to improve management of colic in horses.

  1. Link K, Koenig JB,  Silveira A, Plattner BL, Lillie,B : The effect of unfocused extracorporeal shock wave therapy on growth factor gene expression in wounds and normal equine skin ( Am J Vet Res; in print) 
  2. Koenig JB., Silveira A, Chalmers H,  Buenviaje G, Lillie BN: Laryngeal neuroendocrine tumour in a horse. (Equine Veterinary Education, 2012; 24:1; 12-16) 
  3. Rubio Martínez LM, Cribb NC, Koenig JB: Extraperitoneal incisional abscess formationafter colic surgery in 3 horses (Equine Veterinary Education, 2012; 24:3; 109-115) 
  4. Beeler-Marfisi J, Gallastegui Menoyo A, Beck A, König J, Hewson J, Bienzle J: Gelatinous marrow transformation and hematopoietic atrophy in a miniature horse stallion. (Vet Pathology 2011 Mar; 48(2): 451-5) 
  5. Silveira A, Koenig JB*, Arroyo, L, Trout D, Moens N, LaMarre J, Brooks A,:  Effect of unfocused extracorporeal shockwave therapy on healing of equine wounds ( Am J Vet Res; 2010; 71(2): 229-234) 
  6. Valverde A, Crawshaw GJ, Cribb N, Bellei M, Gianotti G, Arroyo L, Koenig J, Kummrow M, Costa MC. Anesthetic management of a white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) undergoing an emergency exploratory celiotomy for colic.  (Vet Anaesth Analg 2010; 37(3): 280-5) 
  7. Koenig JB, Silveira A: Use of shockwave in treatment of wounds in horses. Newsletter of the International Veterinary Society for Wound Healing April 2009. 
  8. Koenig JB, Hart J, Harris D, Cruz A, Bienzle D: Evaluation of endotoxin activity in whole blood measured by neutrophil chemiluminescence in healthy horses and horses with colic (in press Am J Vet Res 2009: 70 (10):1183-86) 
  9. Koenig JB, Martin C, Dobson H, Mintchev MP: Use of multi-channel electrogastrography (EGG) for non-invasive assessment of gastric myoelectrical activity in dogs. (Am J Vet Res; 2009; 70: 11-15)
  10. Koenig JB, Martin C, Nykamp G, Mintchev MP: Use of multi-channel electrointestinography for non-invasive assessment of large intestinal myoelectrical activity in horses. (Am J Vet Res; 2008; 69 (6)