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Photo of Hall of Fame Horse StatueThe Equine Research Hall of Fame — I.G. Joe Mayhew

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I.G. Joe Mayhew
New Zealand

Dr. I. G. Joe Mayhew was a founding graduate of Massey Vet School and has spent his career teaching at veterinary schools throughout the United States and United Kingdom.
Inducted October 2009.

Photo of Dr. and Mrs. MayhewDr. Mayhew was born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1944. He received his B.V.Sc degree from Massey University in 1968 and spent several years practicing veterinary medicine in New Zealand and Australia before completing his internship at the University of Guelph, Canada, and residency at the University of Califor­nia at Davis. He received his PhD in equine neuropathology from Cornell University in 1977. Since then, he has taught at the veterinary colleges at the University of Florida, University of Cam­bridge and University of Edinburgh and was Head of Clinical Studies at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, England.

He has conducted research on comparative equine neuropathology and electrophysiology throughout his career. Since receiving his D.Sc. [Massey], Mayhew teaches at his alma mater, Massey University, and heads the Massey Equine and Companion Animal Groups in the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, where he continues research on equine neurological diseases. Over the years his publications in equine studies have amounted to several hundred and he recently published the second edition of his textbook, Large Animal Neurology.

Among other professional affiliations, Mayhew is a Registered Specialist in Equine Medicine and Veterinary Neurology with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand and is a diplomat for both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine [Neurology and Large Animal Medicine] and the European College of Veterinary Neurology.

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