Kris Hughes

Professor Kris Hughes

Equine Medicine, Clinical Director Veterinary Enterprise

Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences


Professor Hughes is a professor of equine medicine, and Clinical Director of the veterinary enterprises, in the School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences. As Clinical Director, he oversees the activities of the 3 veterinary enterprises, including integration of veterinary services, undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research activities, and contribution of the enterprises to veterinary course accreditation requirements. Professor Hughes is a registered specialist in equine medicine with the Veterinary Practitioner’s Board of NSW, with specialist qualifications from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and the European College of Equine Internal Medicine.  He is involved in equine clinical research at Charles Sturt University, including infectious and non-infectious disease projects and supervision of higher degree by research students.

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Salmonella spp,
  • The intestinal microbiota
  • Lower respiratory tract disorders
  • Intensive care of horses
Full publications list on CRO

Macdonald, S. L., Abbas, G., Ghafar, A., Gauci, C. G., Bauquier, J., El-Hage, C., Tennent-Brown, B., Wilkes, E. J. A., Beasley, A., Jacobson, C., Cudmore, L., Carrigan, P., Hurley, J., Beveridge, I., Nielsen, M. K., Jabbar, A., & Hughes, K. J. (2023). Egg reappearance periods of anthelmintics against equine cyathostomins: The state of play revisited. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, 21, 28-39.

Ghafar, A., Abbas, G., Beasley, A., Bauquier, J., Wilkes, E. J. A., Jacobson, C., McConnell, E., El-Hage, C., Carrigan, P., Cudmore, L., Tennent-Brown, B., Hurley, J., Nielsen, M. K., Gauci, C. G., Beveridge, I., Hughes, K. J., & Jabbar, A. (2023). Molecular diagnostics for gastrointestinal helminths in equids: Past, present and future. Veterinary Parasitology, 313, 1-13. [109851].

Hale, J. N., Hughes, K. J., Hall, S., & Labens, R. (2023). The effect of exercise on cytokine concentration in equine autologous conditioned serum. Equine Veterinary Journal, 55(3), 551-556.

Özben, M., von Samson‐Himmelstjerna, G., Freiin von Streit, M. K. B., Wilkes, E. J. A., Hughes, K. J., & Krücken, J. (2022). Absence of Polymorphisms in Codons 167, 198 and 200 of All Seven β‐Tubulin Isotypes of Benzimidazole Susceptible and Resistant Parascaris spp. Specimens from Australia. Pathogens, 11(5), 1-16. [490].

Kirkwood, N., Hughes, K. J., & Stewart, A. (2022). Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) in horses. Veterinary Sciences, 9(10), [556].