Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health

Shebl is a postdoctoral researcher in Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology. His current research focuses on developmental origin of performance and injuries in Thoroughbred race horses.

Shebl graduated from Zagazig University, Egypt, in 2006. After working as an in-house vet in a poultry production company in Egypt for 6 months, he took a position as a demonstrator of Veterinary Surgery at Zagazig University, Egypt, in March 2007. He underwent a 4-year period of clinical training intercalated with a master’s degree in Veterinary Surgery investigating TIVA in donkeys.

In 2012, he started a PhD at the University of Liverpool, UK funded by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education. His PhD investigated risk factors for morbidity and mortality following abdominal surgery in horses and the equine gut microbiome in three different horse populations at increased risk of specific types of equine colic, which he completed in 2016.

Following completion of his PhD, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Liverpool for 6 months before starting a lectureship at Zagazig University, Egypt, in March 2017. Shebl joined the RVC as a postdoctoral researcher in Veterinary Clinical Epidemiology late 2018 to investigate prevalence of, and risk factors for wastage in young Thoroughbred horses.

  • Racehorse injury epidemiology
  • Wastage in young Thoroughbred horses
  • Health and welfare of working horses
  • Equine gut microbiome
  • Antimicrobial resistance

Salem, S. E., Hough, R., Probert, C., Maddox, T. W., Antczak, P., Ketley, J. M., Williams, N. J., Stoneham, S. J. and Archer, D. C. (2019) 'A longitudinal study of the faecal microbiome and metabolome of periparturient mares', PeerJ, 7, e6687.

Salem SE, Maddox TW, Berg A, Antczak P, Ketley JM, Williams NJ, et al. Variation in faecal microbiota in a group of horses managed at pasture over a 12-month period. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):8510.

Isgren CM, Salem SE, Townsend NB, Timofte D, Maddox TW, Archer DC. Sequential bacterial sampling of the midline incision in horses undergoing exploratory laparotomy. Equine Vet J. 2018.

Salem SE, Scantlebury CE, Ezzat E, Abdelaal AM, Archer DC. Colic in a working horse population in Egypt: Prevalence and risk factors. Equine Vet J. 2017;49(2):201-6.

Salem SE, Townsend NB, Refaai W, Gomaa M, Archer DC. Prevalence of oro-dental pathology in a working horse population in Egypt and its relation to equine health. Equine Vet J. 2017;49(1):26-33.

Salem SE, Proudman CJ, Archer DC. Has intravenous lidocaine improved the outcome in horses following surgical management of small intestinal lesions in a UK hospital population? BMC Vet Res. 2016;12(1):1-11

Isgren CM, Salem SE, Archer DC, Worsman FC, Townsend NB. Risk factors for surgical site infection following laparotomy: Effect of season and perioperative variables and reporting of bacterial isolates in 287 horses. Equine Vet J. 2017;49(1):39-44.

Salem SE, Proudman CJ, Archer DC. Prevention of postoperative complications following surgical treatment of equine colic: Current evidence. Equine Vet J. 2016;48:143-51.

Findley JA, Salem S, Burgess R, Archer DC. Factors associated with survival of horses following relaparotomy. Equine Vet J. 2016.



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