Mike was appointed Managing Partner of Rossdales in April 2016, having become a partner of the practice in 1997.
Mike graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1987. He subsequently worked in mixed rural practice for 2 seasons. He travelled to the UK after acting as vet on a boat to Thailand, where he was responsible for the veterinary care of cattle, horses and camels. On arrival in the UK, he worked through various locum positions before joining the Rossdales horses in training team in September 1991. He is also a member of our bloodstock sales team.
Mike is particularly interested in lameness and diagnostic imaging. He has organised the successful BEVA Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course for a number of years (this course celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013, making it one of the longest-running equine CPD courses).
Subclinical ultrasonographic abnormalities of the suspensory ligament branch of the athletic horse: A survey of 60 Thoroughbred racehorses
2012, Equine Vet J, 45, 2, 159-63, PubMed: 22607323
Standing magnetic resonance imaging detection of bone marrow oedema-type signal pattern associated with subcarpal pain in 8 racehorses: A prospective study
2010, Equine Vet J, 42, 1, 10-Jul, PubMed: 20121907
Lower respiratory tract disease in Thoroughbred racehorses: analysis of endoscopic data from a UK training yard
2008, Equine Vet J, 40, 1, Jul-13, PubMed: 18083654
The efficacy of dantrolene sodium in controlling exertional rhabdomyolysis in the Thoroughbred racehorse
2003, Equine Vet J, 35, 7, 707-11, PubMed: 14649364
The application of a scintigraphic grading system to equine tibial stress fractures: 42 cases
2003, Equine Vet J, 35, 4, 382-8, PubMed: 12880006
Fracture of the wing of the ilium, adjacent to the sacroiliac joint, in thoroughbred racehorses
Pilsworth RC, Shepherd MC, Herinckx BM, Holmes MA
1994, Equine Vet J, 26, 2, 94-9, PubMed: 8575389
Failure of intra-articular anaesthesia of the antebrachiocarpal joint to abolish lameness associated with chip fracture of the distal radius
Shepherd MC, Pilsworth RC
1993, Equine Vet J, 25, 5, 458-61, PubMed: 8223381
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