Richard Uwiera, DVM, MSC, PhD

Associate Professor & University of Alberta Veterinary Pathologist, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Associate Professor & University of Alberta Veterinary Pathologist, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
richard.uwiera@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0107
Address
3-10J Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Livestock Intestinal Health One-Health Animal Models


About

Education, Training and Employments History

  • Associate Professor and University of Alberta Veterinary Pathologist, University of Alberta, Canada
  • FSO-III/FSO-IV, University of Alberta, Canada
  • PhD and Residency Training - Veterinary Pathology, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Mixed Animal and Companion Animal Veterinary Practitioner- Western Canada
  • DVM - Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • MSc - Toxicology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • BSc - Biochemistry/ Physiology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Research

Research Interests

Dr Uwiera's research interests include the development of new animal models (rodents, small animals and livestock), investigating the physiological, and immunological mechanisms involved in maintaining a healthy gut in livestock species and understanding changes in gut function that leads to intestinal injury and inflammatory. He is also involved in many regional, national, international collaborative efforts by providing veterinary, anaesthetic, clinical-medical, surgical, immunological and gross and histopathological expertise

Courses

AFNS 520 - Ruminant Physiology and Metabolic Diseases

A discussion-based course on current literature in digestive physiology, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases of ruminant animals. Offered only in odd numbered years. Prerequisite: *3 in each of Nutrition and Physiology.

Winter Term 2021
AN SC 120 - Companion Animals and Society

Diverse and evolving roles of companion animals in human society. Pets and the companion animal industry. Topics include: behavior, cognition and training; breeds and breeding; performance; nutrition, health and physiology. Prerequisite: Biology 30.

Winter Term 2021
AN SC 375 - Animal Health and Disease

Principles of maintaining healthy animals, and an examination of current issues related to animal health and disease. Infectious and non-infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health and may impact international trade and export. Principles and mechanisms of immunity, disease surveillance, pathophysiology, treatment, prevention, management and economic impact of specific diseases and risks of bioterrorism. Prerequisite: AN SC 100 and (AN SC 101 or 200) or consent of instructor. AN SC 310 or PHYSL 210 or (ZOOL 241 and 242) are recommended.

Winter Term 2021

Scholarly Activities

Research - Publications

1992 - 2019

Scholarly Activity

See PubMed link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Uwiera+R