Philip Ivens

Philip IvensPhilip Ivens MA VetMB Cert EM (Int. Med.) DipECEIM MRCVS
European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.
Philip received a veterinary degree from Cambridge University in 2003. Working initially in mixed practices in Norfolk and Dorset, he then undertook an equine internal medicine residency at the Equine Referral Hospital at the Royal Veterinary College in London where he gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine. In 2011 he gained by examination the European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine (DipECEIM) and became a European recognised specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. Later in the same year he became co-director of the Practice.

Philip's particularly interests are in equine infectious diseases, ophthalmology, gastroscopy and sarcoid removal.

Much of Philip’s spare time is consumed writing scientific reports, papers and presentations. When he does find time to get into the outdoors he can be found working on his family farm, walking his Labrador Grouse, and helping his wife Katie look after their new horse, Spook.


1. Infectious diseases: topical, new and emerging threats to UK equines - Equine Veterinary Times - Volume 2 Issue 2 Summer 2016 - Page 1, Page 2

2. Feeling the beat - Horse and Hound July 2016 - Article about heart scans and ECG

3. Strangles Prevention: Treating Carriers, Vaccine Use, Now and In The Future - BEVA Congress 2015.

4. An update on the therapeutic approach to RAO - BI Academy - Webinar 2015

5. EHM - what every equine practitioner needs to know - Livestock Vol19 No3 May/June 2014

6. Equine Herpesvirus - Best Management Practice - Veterinary Times 24th February 2014

7. Equine Herpes Virus: All you need to know. Horse and Hound 28th March 2013

8. BHS Veterinary Manual (2nd Edition) - Edited by Hastie PS and Ivens PAS 2012

9. Equine encephalosis virus: evidence for circulation  beyond southern Africa

Oura CA, Batten CA, Ivens PAS, Balcha M, Alhassan A, Elharrak M, Jallow DB, Sahle M, Maan N, Mertens PC, Maan S.

Epidemiology and Infection. Volume 140 / Issue 11 / November 2012, pp1982-1986

10. African horse sickness in The Gambia: circulation of a live-attenuated vaccine-derived strain

Oura CA, Ivens PAS, Bachanek-Bankowska K, Bin-Tarif A, Jallow DB, Sailleau C, Maan S, Mertens PC, Batten CA

Epidemiology and Infection / Volume 140 / Issue 03 / March 2012, pp 462-465

11. Hogweed suspected of causing primary photosensitisation in a horse

Ivens PAS

Veterinary Record 2011;169:81-82 doi:10.1136/vr.d4472

12. Molecular characterisation of ‘strangles’ outbreaks in the UK: The use of M-protein typing of Streptococcus equi ssp. equi

Ivens PAS, Matthews D, Webb K, Newton JR, Steward K, Waller AS, Robinson C, Slater JD

Equine Veterinary Journal Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 359–364, May 2011

13. Borna disease virus infection of a horse in Great Britain

Priestnall SL, Schöniger S, Ivens PA, Eickmann M, Brachthäuser L, Kehr K, Tupper C, Piercy RJ, Menzies-Gow NJ, Herden C

Veterinary Record 2011;168:380 doi:10.1136/vr.c6405

14. Gastrointestinal hyperammonaemia in a 35-day-old Warmblood-cross filly

Unt VE, McSloy A, Kerbyson N, Ivens PAS, Johns I
Equine Veterinary Education Volume 24, Issue 8, pages 387–391, August 2012

15. Equine Neurology and myopathies. Diagnostics Techniques in Equine Medicine 2nd Edition Eds Taylor, Brazil and Hillyer. October 2009. ISBN: 978-0-7020-2792-5 - Ivens PAS and Piercy RJ.

16. Molecular Epidemiology of strangles in the UK - Focus article for DEFRA/AHT/BEVA Equine Surveillance Report 4Q 2008 - Ivens PAS

17. Strangles: dealing with an outbreak. Horse and Hound 24th February 2011 Waller AS, Newton TR, Slater JD, Ivens PAS

18. Handling Respiratory Disease Outbreaks at Boarding Stables. The October 12th 2012.

19. African Horse Sickness and Equine Encephalosis in The Gambia 2007-2009 - TAWS Pan-African Conference

20. BEVA Trust Travel Grant - University of Florida Ophthalmology Department 2009.


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