Renaud Léguillette

Professor (Equine Internal Medicine)

Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences

Calgary Chair in Equine Sports Medicine

Research Chair

Full Member

Clinical and Translational Research Group

DMV, MSc, PhD, DACVIM


Contact information

Phone

Web presence

Horse Health

Location

Office : HRICGAA10

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Faculty/Admin Assistant

Name: Maria Gatti-Grant

Phone: +1 (403) 210-7032

Email: mgattigr@ucalgary.ca


Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Clinical Science
  • Comparative Pathobiology
  • Equine Health

Research / Scholarly Activities

At the UCVM, Dr. Leguillette has developed a research program on inflammatory lung diseases, like heaves, and IAD (Inflammatory Airway Disease), as well as in equine sports medicine with a focus on cardio-respiratory physiology. He has performed many clinical trials and field studies in Calgary, Alberta on the treatment of heaves and IAD, as well as on exercise physiology of show jumpers and chuckwagon horses.

Dr. Leguillette's research that is enabled by his Chair in Equine Sports Medicine will benefit the entire equine industry from show jumpers and racehorses to Western pleasure and rodeo and draft horses.


Biography

In 1994, Dr. Léguillette graduated from the ENVA (Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort) in Paris, France. After that, he completed an internship and a residency in equine internal medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) of the Université de Montréal. From 1998 to 2001 Dr. Leguillette was hired as a clinician and lecturer in equine internal medicine. During that time, he obtained the status of diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in 2000 and in 2001 he earned his M.Sc. for a new treatment for horses affected with heaves. In 2006, at the renowned Meakins-Christie Laboratories at McGill University, Dr. Léguillette completed a PhD on airway smooth muscle in human patients with asthma.

Dr. Léguillette has been involved with the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) since its early days in 2006 - he is now an Associate Professor and Interim Department Head of the department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. At the UCVM he has developed a research program on inflammatory lung diseases ,like heaves, and IAD (Inflammatory Airway Disease), as well as in equine sports medicine with a focus on cardio-respiratory physiology. He has performed many clinical trials and field studies in Calgary, Alberta on the treatment of heaves and IAD, as well as on exercise physiology of show jumpers and chuckwagon horses. Dr. Léguillette is practicing as a UCVM equine internal medicine specialist at Moore Equine in Balzac, Alberta.

For more information visit: www.ucalgary.ca/horsehealth/