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

    Recent publications

    • Rendle, D., Hughes, K., Bowen, M., Bull, K., Cameron, I., Furtado, T., Peachey, L., Sharpe, L., & Hodgkinson, J. (2024). BEVA primary care clinical guidelines: Equine parasite control. Equine Veterinary Journal. Advance online publication.
    • Abbas, G., Ghafar, A., Beasley, A., Stevenson, M. A., Bauquier, J., Koehler, A. V., Wilkes, E. J. A., McConnell, E., El-Hage, C., Carrigan, P., Cudmore, L., Hurley, J., Gauci, C. G., Beveridge, I., Jacobson, C., Nielsen, M. K., Hughes, K. J., & Jabbar, A. (2024). Understanding temporal and spatial distribution of intestinal nematodes of horses using faecal egg counts and DNA metabarcoding. Veterinary Parasitology, 325, 1-16. Article 110094.
    • Abbas, G., Ghafar, A., McConnell, E., Beasley, A., Bauquier, J., Wilkes, E. J. A., El-Hage, C., Carrigan, P., Cudmore, L., Hurley, J., Gauci, C. G., Beveridge, I., Ling, E., Jacobson, C., Stevenson, M. A., Nielsen, M. K., Hughes, K. J., & Jabbar, A. (2024). A national survey of anthelmintic resistance in ascarid and strongylid nematodes in Australian Thoroughbred horses. International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, 24, 1-16. Article 100517. Advance online publication.
    • Brabon, A., Hughes, K. J., Jensen, K., Xie, G., & Labens, R. (2024). Influence of screw configuration on reduction and stabilization of simulated complete lateral condylar fracture in equine limbs. Veterinary Surgery, 447-459. Advance online publication.
    • Abbas, G., Bauquier, J., Beasley, A., Jacobson, C., El-Hage, C., Wilkes, E. J. A., Carrigan, P., Cudmore, L., Hurley, J., Beveridge, I., Nielsen, M. K., Hughes, K. J., Stevenson, M. A., & Jabbar, A. (2024). Worm control practices used by Thoroughbred horse managers in Australia: A national survey. Veterinary Parasitology327, Article 110116.