Equine surgeon, administrator
honored for international contributions


Dr. Geraldo Alves, an equine surgeon on the faculty at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, presented Dr. David Freeman, right, with his award plaque.

Dr. David Freeman, professor and interim chairman of the college’s department of large animal clinical sciences, was honored recently by the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of equine surgery worldwide.

Freeman received the award April 16 in Brazil during a professional meeting during which he also spoke about and provided demonstrations of some procedures used in colic surgery.

 The award was presented by the faculty of the university’s gastroenterology research group.

Among the many accolades Freeman has received in his career is being asked by the British Equine Veterinary Association to present the Sir Frederick Hobday Memorial Lecture in 2004. His topic was “Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Colic.”

He also was named Teacher of the Year in 2007 by the college’s Class of 2010.

Freeman’s research interests include the pathophysiology and treatment of diseases that cause colic in horses, with special emphasis on ischemic diseases of the small and large intestines.

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