Postgraduate Scholarship - UoA Laura Nath


Cardiac arrhythmias are an important cause of collapse and sudden death in racehorses. This is a welfare concern for both horses and their riders as riders are almost always injured when a horse collapses on the track. Racing jurisdictions worldwide fund comprehensive postmortem examination of horses that die during racing. Cardiac tissue is examined as part of these examinations. However, myocardial inflammation and fibrosis are not easily observed with routine histopathology.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Adelaide

Objective Summary

Dr Nath will undertake postgraduate research on risk factors for exercise induced arrhythmias in Thoroughbred racehorse, as part of a larger project "Detection of cardiac inflammation and fibrosis in Thoroughbred racehorses". Work will supervised by A/Prof Samantha Franklin, A/Prof Andre La Gerche and Dr Adrian Elliot.

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Project Start Date

Friday, May 11, 2018

Project Completion Date

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses