Martin Schulman

University of Pretoria

Martin Schulman PhD MMedVet (Gyn) BVSc (Hons) BSc MRCVS Veterinary Specialist Theriogenologist Martin Schulman obtained a BSc (University of the Witwatersrand) and qualified as a veterinarian in 1986 with a BVSc and thereafter BVSc (Hons) and MMedVet (Gyn) degrees from the University of Pretoria. He obtained his veterinary specialist registration in Theriogenology in 1993 and a PhD from Utrecht University in 2016 with defence of a thesis entitled “The impact of herpesviruses on reproductive performance in horses”. Martin spent several years both in general veterinary practice in the UK and specialist practice in South Africa primarily involved in equine reproduction. He is currently a Professor in the Section of Reproduction at Pretoria University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science, involved in undergraduate teaching and post-graduate leadership, research and clinical duties in the Veterinary Academic Hospital. He has held appointments as Visiting Professor in Equine Reproduction at the University of California, Davis in 2005 and 20011. He has published widely in peer-reviewed scientific journals and international conference and meeting proceedings, book chapters as well as numerous articles for the lay-press on various aspects of equine reproduction and both wildlife and equid immunocontraception. His dual research focus is infectious diseases affecting equine reproduction and immunocontraception for veterinary population management in both wildlife and domestic species. Current, active collaborative research projects include horses, donkeys, elephants and the rhinoceros. He helped establish and currently manages Pretoria University’s Veterinary Population Management Laboratory that coordinates pZP vaccine production and supply for the elephant population management programme and the development of new generation immunocontraceptive vaccine formulations and associated research projects. Martin is actively involved and consulted in a private capacity both locally and internationally on many aspects of specialist equine reproduction and stud medicine. He hold professional registration status in South Africa, UK and Namibia. He is the South African representative on the International Committee for Animal Reproduction (ICAR) and as acts a consultant to the Director of Animal Health of the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and to the Thoroughbred Industry. A lifelong passionate interest in African wildlife and its conservation as well as horses and equestrian sports helps provide the impetus for his professional career.

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