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Dr. Nick Huggons

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Equine Surgeon

Phone: (760) ***-****  HQ Phone
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San Luis Rey Equine Hospital
4211 Holly Ln
Bonsall , California 92003
United States

Company Description: Established in 1971, by Doctors Jay and Ethel Rose, San Luis Rey Equine Hospital has earned a strong national and international reputation as an outstanding equine...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • University of Alberta
Web References
Our Team - San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, 17 Jan 2015 [cached]
Nick Huggons DVM DACVS
Dr. Huggons attended the University of Alberta for his undergraduate studies, subsequently graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatchewan, Canada. He went on to complete an equine specialty internship here at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, followed by an intense three year Equine Surgical Residency at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Huggons is board certified and obtained Diplomate status under the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is a member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology and is working toward official certification.
After practicing as the head surgeon at a large equine referral hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, he took the challenge of working as a clinical instructor and emergency surgeon in the Equine Surgery & ICU department at Washington State University, before starting his career as a practice owner. Dr. Huggons research publications include topics such as tendon injury biomarkers, advanced imaging modalities, and cervical vertebral malformation. He has presented at multiple conferences on these topics, as well as subjects involving joint disease and current joint therapies, synovial structures of the equine distal limb, and management of septic synovial structures. Dr. Huggons interests include orthopedic, airway, laparoscopic, soft tissue, and emergency surgeries, as well as advanced lameness diagnostics and imaging.
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It's no wonder tendon and ligament ..., 6 Dec 2013 [cached]
It's no wonder tendon and ligament injuries comprise up to 46% of sport horse injuries, says Nick Huggons, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, surgeon and co-owner of San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, in Bonsall, Calif.
Huggons cites the use of newer imaging modalities, including "cross-sectional imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography with angiography," but he notes these advancements still have their limitations. Ongoing research involves determining if biomarkers, which are chemical indicator of injury and disease, can help reveal tissue response to training, severity of injury and stage of healing, prognosis, and the best course of treatment, he says.
"Affected cases have a narrowing of ... [cached]
"Affected cases have a narrowing of the vertebral spinal canal (stenosis), which causes incoordination, inappropriate rigidity, paresis (impaired movement), and weakness," explained Nicholas Huggons, DVM, a veterinarian with the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in Bonsall, Calif. "It's most frequently seen in young, rapidly growing, well-fed horses.
By Chris Bell, DVM and Nick ..., 8 Nov 2008 [cached]
By Chris Bell, DVM and Nick Huggons, DVM
This guide was created by Chris Bell, DVM and Nick Huggons, DVM following their experiences at two equine internship in the USA.
Nick completed his internship at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, Bonsall, CA in 2006-07.
This guide is meant as just that, a guide.
Nick Huggons - San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, Bonsall, CA, USA
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