Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Edwina Wilkes

Dr Edwina Wilkes


Edwina graduated from the University of Sydney in 2005 and commenced an internship at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic in 2006. She worked as an assistant veterinarian at Newmarket Equine Hospital, UK in 2007 and completed an internship in equine theriogenology at Virginia Tech in 2008. Edwina graduated with a Master of Pharmacy (USyd) in 2012 and commenced a residency in Equine Medicine and Doctorate of Veterinary Studies at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in 2013. Edwina successfully completed the Australian and New Zealand College Fellowship exams in Equine Medicine in 2017. She is now a registered specialist and Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine at Charles Sturt University. Edwina graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Studies in 2018 and her thesis was entitled ‘Faecal Egg Count Variability in Foals and Parasite Control Practices in Australia’. In 2019, she completed a 6 month fellowship in Equine Internal Medicine at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky, USA.

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Teaching interests include: equine veterinary clinical teaching, equine emergency and critical care, equine neonatal medicine, equine ophthalmology, veterinary parasitology.

Undergraduate subjects:

  • Veterinary Clinical Practice
  • Diagnosis and Critical Thinking in Veterinary Science
  • Applied Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Professional Practice
  • Equine Disease, Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Veterinary Honours program – research supervisor

Graduate teaching:

  • Higher Degree by Research students (enrolled in Doctorate of Veterinary Studies) – clinical supervisor and mentor

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Main areas of interest include equine parasitology and equine internal medicine.

Co-Supervisor for CSU DVStud candidate: Effects of faecal microbiota transplantation on clinical outcomes and faecal microbiota of foals with infectious diarrhoea

Co-Supervisor for CSU Veterinary Honours candidates (2020-21): Reliability of diagnostic approaches used for diagnosis of insulin dysregulation in horses

Associate Investigator: Studies on parasitic nematodes of Australian thoroughbred horses. Project funded by AgriFutures™ Australia.

Co-supervisor for CSU Veterinary Honours candidate (2019-20): Efficacy of single active and combination anthelmintics against equine strongyles in adult horses

Doctorate research (2013-18): Faecal Egg Count Variability in Foals and Parasite Control Practices in Australia

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  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS): Fellow (Equine Medicine) and Secretary of the Equine Chapter
  • Australian Equine Parasitology Advisory panel
  • Equine Veterinarians Australia
  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners

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