Freeman Named Appleton Professor at University of Florida

Dr. David Freeman’s research interests include treatment of diseases that cause colic in horses.
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David Freeman, MVB, PhD, a professor in the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine’s department of large animal clinical sciences, has been named the Martha and Arthur Appleton Endowed Professor in Equine Studies.

A board-certified equine surgeon, Freeman serves as chief of the college’s large animal surgery service. He also directs UF’s Island Whirl Equine Colic Research Laboratory.

His research interests include treatment of diseases that cause colic in horses. Freeman has developed methods and management strategies for colic surgery in the horse that have reduced complication rates and improved survival rates.

“Dr. Freeman’s role in this professorship is to enhance our renowned program of research in equine veterinary medicine directed at specific needs and problems of the Florida equine industry,” said Carlos Risco, DVM, UF’s large animal clinical sciences department chairman and a professor of food animal medicine

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