Prof. dr. K. Chiers

Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium since 2006.  European specialist in veterinary pathology (diplomate ECVP) and diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM).  

Main Research: Veterinary Pathology

Impact of electric pulses on marine species

Pulse fishing with electrified trawls are a promising alternative for beam trawls. It is currently being evaluated for catching shrimp and sole. However, little information is available on the effect of these electric pulses on marine vertebrate and invertebrate species.

Koen Chiers, Annemie Decostere, Hans Polet (ILVO), Bart verschueren (ILVO), Maarten Soetaert, Marieke Desender


Aortic rupture in Friesian horses

In horses, aortic rupture is very rare. Interestingly, more than 40 cases in the Friesian horse breed have been reported so far. These aortic ruptures occur spontaneously, in the absence of trauma, infectious disease or iatrogenic injury. The research tries to elucidate the pathological mechanisms of this unique syndrome.

Koen Chiers, Gunter van Loon, Richard Ducatelle, Cathérine Delesalle, Andrea Gröhe (Utrecht), Willem Back (Utrecht), Veronique Saey, Margreet Ploeg (Utrecht)


Chondrodysplastic disordes in marmosets

The common marmoset is often used in biomedical research. In a breed colony, chondrodyplastic lesions are being examined to elucidate the cause.

 Koen Chiers, Pieter Cornillie, Jimmy Saunders, Leslie Bosseler


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