huji Koret School of Veterinary Medicine

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Amir Steinman, DVM, Ph.D, MHA

Senior Lecturer
Director, The Vetrinary Teaching Hospital,
Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 7610001, Israel
Phone: 972-3-9688544
Fax: 972-3-9604079
Email Address:

Special interests

Equine Internal Medicine, Equine Neurology, Large Animal Pharmacology.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

DVM, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, 1996

Lecturer, 2004

PhD, Hebrew University, 2008

Specialist (Israeli specialization), Equine Medicine, 2010

MHA (Master of Health Administration),Tel Aviv University, 2010


Clinical pharmacology, Equine neurology, Renal diseases, Clinical methods.



Pharmacology, Vector born diseases, Equine Piroplasmosis.



  • Member, Intern and Resident committee, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Member, Curriculum committee, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Member, Advising committee for the Minister of Agriculture on the establishment and development of horse races in Israel
  • Head, Advising sub-committee for the Head of the Veterinary Services on Infectious Diseases of Horses


International interests

Clinical Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases, Vector born diseases, Equine Piroplasmosis


Membership in Scientific organizations

  • Israel Veterinary Medical Association
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    Selected Recent Publications

    • Steinman A., Banet-Noach C., Tal S., Levi O., Simanov L., Perk S., Malkinson M. and Shpigel NY. (2003) First report of West Nile Virus infection in crocodiles. Emerg Infect Dis. 9:887-889.
    • Steinman A., Chaffer M., Elad D. and Shpigel N.Y. (2006) Quantitative analysis of levels of serum immunoglobulin G against botulinum neurotoxin type D and association with protection in natural outbreaks of cattle botulism. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 13:862-868.
    • Steinman A., Britzi M., Levi O., Lavy E., Lichter A. and Soback S. (2006) Lack of effect of diet on the pharmacokinetics of enrofloxacin in horses. J Vet Pharmacol Therap. 29:67-70.
    • Steinman A., Shpigel N.Y., Mazar S., King R., Baneth G., Savitsky I. and Shkap V. (2006) Low seroprevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum in wild canids in Israel. Vet Parasitol. 137:155-158.
    • Steinman A., Banet-Noach C., Simanov L., Grinfeld N., Aizenberg Z., Levi O., Lahav D., Malkinson M., Perk S. and Shpigel N. Y. (2006) Experimental infection of common garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) with West Nile virus. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 6:361-368.
    • Lavy E., Steinman A. and Soback S. (2006) Oral controlled-release formulations in veterinary medicine. Crit Rev Ther Drug Carrier Syst. 23:165-204.
    • Steinman A., Kachtan I., Levi O. and Shpigel N. Y. (2007) Seroprevalence of anti-botulinum neurotoxin type C antibodies in horses in Israel. Equine Vet J. 39:232-235.
    • Steinman A., Millet N., Frenkel C., King R. and Shpigel N.Y. (2007) Presence of Anti-Botulinum neurotoxin antibodies in selected wild canids in Israel. J Wildl Dis. 43:548-550.
    • Kligler E.B., Shkap V., Baneth G., Mildenberg Z. and Steinman A. (2007) Seroprevalence of Neospora spp. among asymptomatic horses, aborted mares and horses demonstrating neurological signs in Israel. Vet Parasitol. 148:109-113.
    • Steinman A., Galon N., Arazi A., Bar-Giora Y. and Shpigel N.Y. (2007) Cattle immune response to botulinum type D toxoid: results of a vaccination study. Vaccine. 25:7636-7640.
    • Shilo Y., Britzi M., Eytan B., Lifschitz T., Stefan S. and Steinman A. (2008) Pharmacokinetics of tramadol in horses after intravenous, intramascular and oral administration. J Vet Pharmacol Therap. 31:60-65.
    • Granot N., Milgram J., Bdolah-Abram T., Shemesh I. and Steinman A. (2008) Surgical management of sand colic impactions in horses: a retrospective study of 41 cases. Aust Vet J. 86:404-407.
    • Sutton, G.A., Ertzman-Ginsburg R., Steinman A. and Milgram J. (2008) Initial investigation of mortality rates and prognostic indicators in horses with colic in Israel - a retrospective study. Equine Vet J. 41:482-486.
    • Britzi, M. Gross, M. Lavy, E. Soback, S. and Steinman, A. (2010) Bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of metronidazole in fed and fasted horses. J. Vet. Pharmacol. Therap. 33:511-514.
    • Aharonson-Raz, K. Steinman, A. Bumbarov, V. Maan, S. Singh Maan, N. Nomikou, K. Batten, C. Potgieter, C. Gottlieb, Y. Mertens, P. and Klement, E. (2011) The isolation and phylogenetic grouping of Equine Encephalosis Virus in Israel. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 17:1883-1886.
    • Steinman, A. Zimmerman, T. Klement, E. Lensky, I.M. Berlin, D. Gottlieb, Y. and Baneth, G. (2012) Demographic and environmental risk factors for infection by Theileria equi in 590 horses in Israel. Vet. Parasitol. (in press)


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