Rebecca Ruby

Rebecca Ruby

Rebecca Ruby UKVDL Faculty

Rebecca Ruby

Assistant Professor

Faculty VDL
UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 1490 Bull Lea Rd. Lexington, KY 40511

Last Revised: Nov 25th, 2023

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Selected publications:

Wong DW, Ruby RE, Van Eerde E, Miles KG (2018). Oesophageal ectasia as a cause of dysphagia and milk regurgitation in a neonatal foal Equine Vet Ed

Tomlinson JR, Kapoor A, Kumar A, Tennant B, Laverack M, Beard L, Delph K, Davis E, Schott II H, Lascola K, Holbrook T, Johnson P, Taylor S, McKenzie E, Carter-Arnold J, Setlakwe E, Fultz L, Brakenhoff J, Ruby R, Trivedi S, Van de Walle G, Renshaw R, Dubovi E, Divers T (2018). Viral testing of 18 consecutive cases of equine serum hepatitis - a prospective study (2014-2018) J Vet Internal Med

Ruby RE, Wong DM, Ware W, Ackermann MR (2018). Myocardial fibrosis and ventricular tachyarrhythmias in a Thoroughbred filly. J Eq Vet Sci, 70, 107-111.

Wong DM, Ruby RE, Dembek KA, Barr BS, Reuss SM, Magdesian KG, Olsen E, Burns T,  Slovis NM and Wilkins PA (2018). Evaluation of updated sepsis scoring systems and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome and their association with sepsis in equine neonates. J Vet Intern Med

Ruby RE, Wong DM, Sponseller BA, & Yaeger M (2018). Suspected case of hypersplenism as a cause of anaemia, thrombocytopenia and leucopenia in a Miniature Horse gelding. Equine Veterinary Education

Wong DM, Ruby RE, Eatroff A. & Yaeger MJ. (2017). Use of Renal Replacement Therapy in a Neonatal Foal with Postresuscitation Acute Renal Failure. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 31(2), 593-597.

Ruby RE, Daverio H, Barrell E, Southard T. (2016). Pathology in Practice: Mesothelioma in a goat. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Jan 1;248(1):63-5

Rosenblatt AJ, Scrivani PV, Caserto BG, Ruby RE, Loftus JP, de Lahunta A, Noden DM. (2014). Meningoencephalitis secondary to suppurative rhinitis and meningoencephalocele infection in a dog. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 55(6):614-619.

Ruby RE, Buckles E, Pinn T, Ness SA, Yeager AE, & Ainsworth DM. (2013). Transdiaphragmatic Hepatic and Pulmonary Abscess Attributed to Ileal Diverticulitis in a Horse. J Vet Intern Med, 27(6), 1633-1636.

Leclere M, Magdesian KG, Cole CA, Szabo NJ, Ruby RE, Rhodes DM et al (2012). Pharmacokinetics and preliminary safety evaluation of azithromycin in adult horses. J Vet Pharmacol Ther, 35(6), 541-549.

Ruby R, Magdesian KG, & Kass PH. (2009). Comparison of clinical, microbiologic, and clinicopathologic findings in horses positive and negative for Clostridium difficile infection. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 234(6), 777-784.

Magdesian KG, Fielding CL, Rhodes DM, and Ruby RE (2006). Changes in central venous pressure and blood lactate concentration in response to acute blood loss in horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 229(9), 1458- 1462.

Boyle AG, Magdesian KG, and Ruby RE (2005). Neonatal isoerythrolysis in horse foals and a mule foal: 18 cases (1988-2003).  J Am Vet Med Assoc, 227(8), 1276-1283.



BS, University of California, Davis
MS, University of California, Davis
BVSc, Massey University, New Zealand
Anatomic Pathology Residency , Cornell University
Equine Internal Medicine Residency, Iowa State University

Contact Information

Dr. Surendranath Suman
Interim Director, Gluck Equine Research Center

405 W.P. Garrigus Building Lexington, KY 40546-0215

(859) 257-3248