Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Ken Jacobs

Associate Professor Ken Jacobs


After graduation Ken spent 2 years in mixed practice in Tasmania followed by an internship at Murdoch University, tutor at the University of Queensland and residency at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Ken was a partner in the Canberra Veterinary Hospital for many years. During that time the hospital grew to be one of the premier veterinary hospitals in Australia.

Ken has assisted with the design and development of the veterinary hospital facilities at Canberra and at CSU.

Ken is now most interested in equine lameness and examines many lameness cases both in his private veterinary practice and at the CSU Veterinary Clinical Centre.

Ken has been active in both industry and professional bodies. He is currently on the executive of the AVA special interest group Veterinarians in Education and Research. He is actively involved with issues affecting veterinarians and is a regular contributor to various online forums regarding veterinary practice and equine lameness.

Ken works at CSU 1.5 days per week He supervises external placements for senior students in equine specialist practices. He is actively involved with the equine clinical teaching program and was involved with the initial development of many of the Equine Problem Based Learning cases. He is interested in developing learning methods and approaches most suited to ensuring optimal outcomes for clinical training.

Ken and his wife have a farm at Wallendbeen. They focus on pasture productivity, fat lamb and beef production.

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Research and Teaching Interests

Ken’s post graduate Masters degree was on wound healing in horses and he has several publications on this topic. Ken is presently working on several case reports.

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Jacobs KA, Bolton JR. Effect of diet on the oral glucose tolerance test in the horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1982 Apr 15;180(8):884-6.

Jacobs KA, Barber SM, Leach DH. Disruption of the Blood Supply to the Small Colon Following Rectal Prolapse and Small Colon Intussusception in a Mare. Can Vet J. 1982 23: 132-134

Jacobs KA, Fretz PB. Fistula Between the Guttural Pouches and the Dorsal Pharyngeal recess as a sequela to Guttural Pouch Mycosis in the Horse. Can Vet J. 1982 23; 117-118.

.Jacobs KA, Norman P, Hodgson DR, Cymbaluk N. Effect of Diet on the Oral D-xylose Absorption Test in the Horse. Am J Vet Res. 1982 Oct;43(10):1856-8.

Jacobs KA, Leach DH, Fretz PB, Townsend HGG. Comparative aspects of the healing od Excisional Wounds on the Leg and Body of horses. Vet Surg. 1984 13; 83-90

Bailey JV, Barber SM, Fretz PB, Jacobs KA. Subluxation of the Carpus in Thirteen Horses. Can Vet J 1984 25; 311-314.

Fretz PB, Martin GS, Jacobs KA, Mcillwraith CW. The Mesh Expansion Method of Suturing Wounds on the Legs of Horses. Vet Surg. 1983; 12; 137-140

Bristol F, Jacobs KA, Pawlyshyn V. Synchronisation of Estrus in Post-partum mares with Progresterione and Estradial 17B. Theriogenology. 1983 19; 779-783.

Hodgson DR, Jacobs KA. Two cases of Fusarium keratomycosis in the horse. Vet Rec. 1982 May 29: 110(22):520-2

Hilbert BJ, Jacobs KA, Moir D. Internal Fixation of an Avulsion Fracture off the Lateral Proximal Radius in a Horse. Aust Vet J. 1980 56; 228-229.

Hilbert BJ, Jacobs KA, Cullen LK. Umbilical Hernia Diverticulum of the Vitelline Duct in a Horse. Aust Vet J. 1981 57; 190-192

McGill C, Hilbert BJ, Jacobs KA. Ulna Fractures in the Horse. Aust Vet J. 1983; 58

Nielsen IL, Jacobs KA, Huntington PJ, Chapman CB, Lloyd KC. Adverse reaction to procaine penicillin G in horses. Aust Vet J. 1988 Jun;65(6):181-5

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Ken has given numerous presentations to professional and lay audiences.

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