TAGAMI Masaaki Specially Appointed Professor

ThemeImaging, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery and veterinary regenerative medicine of horses

My DreamContribute to health and welfare of horses


Research Department/Department of Veterinary Medicine/Division of Clinical Veterinary Medicine/Section of Large Animal Clinical SciencesVeterinary Medical Center/Large Animal Clinic
Field Horse clinic (surgery)
Keyword Horse clinic, Surgery of horse, Arthroscope, Laparoscope, Endoscope, Thoroughbred, Banei, Horse-riding, Racehorse


The Large Animal Clinic of the university's Veterinary Medical Center has facilities for secondary medical care and surgery of horses, including a clinic, an anesthesia/emergency room, an operating room and a stall for hospitalized horses (after surgery or intensive care). X-ray (DR), ultrasonic, endoscopic, CT and other diagnostic imaging devices are used to make definitive diagnoses, based on which treatment and surgery are conducted.
Primary medical care for horses can be provided by veterinarian visits or the delivery of horses to the clinic. Visits by a car equipped with diagnostic imaging devices are also available.
My research aims to further improve the diagnostic and treatment (surgery) standards for various horse conditions and to provide education and enlightenment in clinical veterinary medicine involving horses using the aforementioned facilities and equipment and based on the skills, knowledge experience gained through surgery and the care of many thoroughbreds through the care of horses.

List of current research topics

  • Orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery and veterinary regenerative medicine of horses
  • Elucidation and treatment of joint disease in horses
  • Endoscopic surgery of horses (arthroscope / laparoscope / endoscope)
  • Treatment and surgery of horses other than race horses (Thoroughbred)
Related industries Production, training, racing of thoroughbred, Banei, Shadai horse clinic, Shadai Corporation Ltd.
Affiliated academic society Japanese Society of Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery, The Japanese Society of Veterinary Imagings, Japanese Society of Equine Science
License Veterinarian
Self introduction

I've been working with thoroughbred horses as a clinical vet for the last 38 years. Since the establishment of the Shadai Horse Clinic in 1992, I've performed surgery on more than 10,000 horses. I hope to make the most of my experience and knowledge in medical care, research and education regarding horses at the university.

Room addressLarge Animal Hospital and Clinical Research Building
Mail address masaaki atmark obihiro.ac.jp