Erik Noschka

Associate Professor Erik Noschka

Associate Professor of Equine Surgery

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Erik is a academic clinician and head of department for the small animal health and the equine health departments.

My current research on biomarkers and inflammation expand my interests form the equine conditions and gastroenterology into “one health”.  Several grant funded investigations are associated with the Stroke Research Program of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the ARC Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) and Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) with collaborative links to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Womens and Childrens Hospital in Adelaide. Larger collaborative and multi-centre studies in gastroenterology expand to other Australian Universities and states and include also the NC-State University and the University of Georgia in North America.


  1. Agrifood and Wine FAME Strategy Grant 2021: Early detection of subclinical mastitis using a novel in-line biosensor; AUD $ 19.925
  2. SAVS Collaboration Grant 2021: Isoprostanes as biomarkers for oxidative stress in equine semen; AUD $ 4.000
  3. Sandland Bequest 2021: Pilot Study: In vivo comparison of isoprostane and protein carbonyl biosensor measurements to assess oxidative stress using an equine tourniquet-based model; AUD $ 35.000
  4. Waltham Health Services Charitable Gifts Board Grant 2020: FAST-IT – Find A Simple Test In Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) – Lipidomics biomarkers; AUD $ 7.500
  5. Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation - AgriFutures 2020: Can iso-PGs indicate the need for surgery and predict survival in colic horses? AUD $ 37.000
  6. NC State University and The University of Adelaide Collaboration Starter Grant 2020: Isoprostanes as biomarkers of ischemic bowel to better indicate the need for surgery in patients with abdominal pain? A one health perspective. AUD $ 20.000
  7. SAVS Seed Grant 2019: Kinematic assessment of dairy cows with and without experimentally-induced Lameness; AUD $ 3.500

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program   

   DVM3 Equine Clinical Rotation 

   DVM3 Transition to Veterinary Practice 

   DVM2 Equine Clinical Practice 

   DVM1 Professional Skills 1

              Fundamentals in Diagnostic Imaging, Anesthesia and Surgery  

Bachelor of Animal Sciences Program

Veterinary Technician Program

Honours Program

PhD Program

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor The Effects of Oxidative Stress on Female Reproductive Cells Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Serena Ashley Barnes
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Oxidative stress and fertility The University of Adelaide PhD - Constance Fraser Scholarship Doctorate Full Time Serena Ashley Barnes
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Comparison of ischaemia biomarkers using an equine intravenous regional limb perfusion-based model The University of Adelaide, SAVS, EHPC - Honours Full Time Abby Morgan
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Comparing peritoneal isoprostane and protein carbonyl concentrations in horses with colic The University of Adelaide, SAVS, EHPC - Honours Full Time Sarah Kendall Mackay Clark
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor An ex vivo biomechanical testing of the effect of palmar annular volar ligament transection on the inter-sesamoid ligament on equine cadaver limbs The University of Adelaide, SAVS, EHPC - Honours Full Time Racheal Hoffmeyer
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2019 - 2019 Rotating Intern School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide Dr Paulina Supera
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member University of Adelaide Animal Ethics Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Research Resources Committee The University of Adelaide, School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences Australia
    2012 - ongoing Board Member DVM Program Management Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Associate Professor of Equine Surgery
  • Phone: 83131242
  • Email:
  • Fax: 83132601
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Equine Health and Performance Centre, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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