Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Allan Gunn

 Dr Allan Gunn

BSc.Agric, BVM&S, MANZCVS (horse med; reproduction), DACT, MRCVS

Allan was born of farming parents in what is now known as Zimbabwe. He obtained an agriculture degree in what is now the University of Kwazulu-Natal. After some time travelling and working in agriculture, including farming cotton and wheat, he completed a veterinary degree at the University of Edinburgh. He continued to work in the UK before returning to Zimbabwe to set up a practice in Mvurwi in rural northern Zimbabwe. The agricultural instability of the country encouraged a move to Australia via the UK and Beijing.

He obtained MANZCVS in horse medicine and animal reproduction in 2002 and 2006 respectively, before becoming a diplomate ACT via the alternate route in 2008 and is a registered specialist in theriogenology. In 2012 his academic career began at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.

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He is supervising a DACT and DVStud student at CSU, and involved is in mentoring other ACT candidates from around the world. He is clinically active, and teaches students in the theriogenology and production animal departments, as well as coordinating extra mural placements in clinical and preclinical student rotations. He has a passion for theriogenology and for passing this information on to the next generation of veterinary professionals.

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He is research active and has published on a variety of topics mainly in the field of reproduction. He has presented at national and international conferences including the ANZCVS, and the Society for Reproduction in the USA.

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American College of Theriogenologists

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Reproduction (Theriogenology) 07 March 2013

Veterinary Practitioners Board of New South Wales (N6847) AVBC Specialist in Veterinary Reproduction (Theriogenology) 16 December 2014

Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Reproduction CEC member

Society for Theriogenology

Association of Applied Animal Andrology

British College of Veterinary Specialists

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Peer Reviewed

Platt, M. K., Walker, A. J., & Gunn, A. (2019). In the mare, does manual removal of fetal membranes negatively affect fertility? Equine Veterinary Education. doi:10.1111/eve.13046

Scott, C.J., Rose, J.L., Gunn, A.J., & McGrath, B.M. (2019) Kisspeptin and the regulation of the reproductive axis in domestic animals. Journal of Endocrinology, 240 [In Press]

Thompson, R. L., Gunn A. J., Stephen, C. P., Ip, H., & Brookes, V. J. (2018). Assessment of uterine luminal pH in mares and the effect of dilute vinegar lavage on uterine luminal pH and endometrial health. Theriogenology, 117, 7-15.

Gunn, A.J., &Abuelo, A. (2017) A typical hypocalcemia in 2 dairy cows, after having been fed discarded vegetable cooking oil. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 58, 1306-1308.

Gunn, A.J. (2017). Vaginal stricture as an unusual case of dystocia in a dairy cow. Clinical Theriogenology, 9(1). 89-90.

Gunn, A. J., & Lofstedt, R. (2016). Chlamydiaceae: an update on nomenclature. Veterinary Record, 179, 193-194. doi:10.1136/vr.i4193

Wilson, C. S., Brookes, V. J., Hughes, K. J., Trope, G. D., Ip, H., & Gunn, A. J. (2016). Oesophageal lumen pH in yearling horses and effects of management and administration of omeprazole. Equine Veterinary Journal, 49(3), 389-394. doi:10.1111/evj.12608

Gunn, A. J. (2016). Book Review: Animal andrology theories and applications. Australian Veterinary Journal, 94(5), 165. doi:10.1111/avj.12431

Gunn, A. J., & Reader, J. (2015). Spontaneous lactogenesis and galactopoeisis in a virgin dairy heifer with evidence of a granulosa theca cell tumour. New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 63(6), 345-346. doi:10.1080/00480169.2015.1047912

Gunn, A. J., Brookes, V. J., Hodder, A. D. J., Rodger, J., & Chopin, J. B. (2013). Balanoposthitis and paraphimosis in the stallion. A novel support for an inflamed penis and prepuce. Clinical Theriogenology, 5(1 ), 45-55.

Gunn, A. J., Chopin, J. B. & Norman, S. T. (2012. Examination of the mare for reproductive purposes. Equine Veterinarian Australia, 31(4), 37-42. (Commissioned peer-reviewed article.)

Gunn, A., & Brookes, V., (2011). Neutrophil prevalence in dismount semen samples of thoroughbred stallions. Clinical Theriogenology, 3(4), 477-481.

Proceedings

Klein, E. K., Gunn, A. J., Stephen, C. P., Swegen, A., Aitken, R. J., Gibb, Z. (2019). L-Carnitine is a pro-survival factor for ambient temperature storage of bull spermatozoa. In: 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology, Sydney, Australia, 18th-21st August, 2019, (Abstract 702).

Rose, J.L., Gunn, A. J., & Scott, C. J. (2018) Kisspeptin (Kp) and RFamide-related peptide 3 (RFRP-3) neurons in the hypothalamus of dairy cattle; inputs to gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons and expression of oestrogen receptor alpha (ERĪ±). Paper presented at the Proceeding 49th Annual Scientific Meeting, Society for Reproductive Biology, Adelaide, South Australia. Abstract #336

Gunn, A. J. (2018). A case of juvenile uterine leiomyoma in a yearling Thoroughbred filly successfully removed by manual trans-cervical debridement. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Society for Theriogenology and the American College of Theriogenolgists, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Gunn, A. J., Jones, E., & Brookes, V. J. (2018). Pregnancy loss following twin ablation on a Thoroughbred breeding farm in Beijing. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Society for Theriogenology and the American College of Theriogenologists, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Wilson CS, Hughes K, Brookes VJ, Trope G, Ip H, Gunn A. 2015. Oesophageal lumen pH in yearling horses and the effect of management and administration of omeprazole. Proceedings ANZCVS Science Week.

Perumamthadathil CS, Gunn AJ, Norman ST. 2014. Non-surgical options for canine population control – What’s available and what’s on the horizon? Proceedings of the 10th anniversary AMRRIC conference.

Gunn AJ, Reader J. 2014. A case of maintained lactation in an unmated Friesian-Holstein heifer, in association with a putative ovarian granulosa thecal cell tumour. Proceedings of the 28th World Buiatrics Conference, Cairns, Australia. P80

Blackney L, Bhanugopan M, Gunn A, Heller J. 2014. The incidence risk and risk factors associated with late embryonic/early foetal mortality in dairy cows in the Riverina region of NSW, Australia: A retrospective study. Proceedings of the 28th World Buiatrics Conference, Cairns, Australia. P33-4.

Other Publications

Gunn, A., & Chopin, J. (2016). Damage control for the horse penis. Hoofbeats, 38(2), 62-64

Gunn, A. (2015). Please explain: Blocked tear ducts. Hoofbeats, 37(3), 20

Gunn, A., (2013). Book review: Growth in farm animals. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91(9), 352

Gunn, A. (2013). Deworming horses. Hoofbeats, 35(1), 26-27

Gunn, A., Chopin, J., Roger, J., & Hanlon, D. (2012) Spring transition in the mare. Hoofbeats, 34(2), 3.

Rodger, J., Chopin, J., & Gunn, A. (2011). The foaling mare. Hoofbeats, 33(4), 40-44

Gunn, A., Chopin, J., & Rodger, J. (2011). Mare cyclicity. Hoofbeats, 33(3), 28-33

Chopin, J., Gunn, A., & Rodger, J. (2011). Equine pregnancy. Hoofbeats, 33(2), 36-38

Gunn, A., Chopin. J., & Rodger, J. (2010). Twinning in mares. Hoofbeats, 32(1), 68-72

Articles contributed to Vetstream Equis

Barretlet, A., Lofstedt, R., Munroe, G., & Gunn, A. (2016) Endometrium biopsy

https://www.vetstream.com/treat/equis/technique/endometrium-biopsy

Gunn, A., & Campbell, M. L. H. (2016) Reproduction: Breeding assessment examination

https://www.vetstream.com/treat/equis/technique/reproduction-breeding-assessment-examination-mare

Gunn, A., & Munroe, G. (2015) Testis: periorchitis

https://www.vetstream.com/treat/equis/diseases/testis-periorchitis

Barrelet, A., Held, J. P., & Gunn, A. (2015) Penis: Balanoposthitis https://www.vetstream.com/treat/equis/diseases/penis-balanoposthitis

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Presentations

Professional

2018 Society for Theriogenology:

Gunn, A. J. (2018). A case of juvenile uterine leiomyoma in a yearling Thoroughbred filly successfully removed by manual trans-cervical debridement. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Society for Theriogenology and the American College of Theriogenolgists, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Gunn, A. J., Jones, E., & Brookes, V. J. (2018). Pregnancy loss following twin ablation on a Thoroughbred breeding farm in Beijing. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Society for Theriogenology and the American College of Theriogenologists, Milwaukee, WI, USA

2016 Dairy Australia. ReproRight course part 4. Effects of Dairy Cow Health on Fertility. Bacchus Marsh. (08/11/2016). 90 minute lecture.

2015 CSU Theriogenology and welfare course. Organiser and presenter. (20/11/15)

2015 CSU/Sydney CVE course. CSU liaison co-organiser, and presenter. (28-31 Jan)

2014 CSU ‘Pioneers in Prevention’ CPD Course. Co-organiser and presenter (26-28Nov)

2014 University of Sydney Undergraduate presentations. (15 September)

2014 27 WBC conference: A case of maintained lactation in an unmated Friesian-Holstein heifer, in association with a putative ovarian granulosa thecal cell tumour. (29 July)

2014 Dairy Australia Presentation, Wagga Wagga. (17 February)

2013 University of Sydney Undergraduate presentations (02 September)

2013 ANZCVS. Balanoposthitis in the stallion. FMDV in Australia. 10-11 July

2013 CSU SAVS seminar- FMD Realtime training in Nepal (18 April)

2012 Charles Sturt University Research Presentation Conference- Practice based research (16 October)

2012 Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Annual conference.

1) Mini horse; 2) Zebra theriogenology.

2011 University of Zimbabwe

Mare cyclicity and the problem mare.

University of Sydney

Routine reproductive examination of the mare

Reproductive examination and treatment of the problem mare.

2010 Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Annual Conference

Association of Applied Animal Andrology Biennial Conference

Prevalence of neutrophils in stallion semen dismount samples.

2009 Equine Veterinarians Australia, NSW Meeting:

Mare reproductive swabbing; Mare uterine lavage; Mare transition.

Other

Middle management seminar (thoroughbred stud breeders)

Course organiser and presenter (mare cyclicity, and the problem mare; hygiene, quarantine, and deworming)

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