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 Veterinary 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, Equine Infectious Diseases, Clinical 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

Senior Lecturer, 2010


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



Clinical Pharmacology, Vector born diseases, Equine Piroplasmosis, West Nile Virus, MDR bacteria.



  • 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
  • Member, specialty committee, Israel Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member, professional discipline committee, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Head, advisory committee of animal welfare to the Minister of Agriculture and the Government
  • Head, advisory committee on Veterinary Medications, Ministry of Health


International interests

Clinical Pharmacology, Equine Infectious Diseases, Vector born diseases, Equine Piroplasmosis, West Nile Virus.


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.. (187:558-562)
    • Schwaber, M.J. Navon-Venezia, S. Masarwa, S. Tirosh-Levy, S. Adler, A. Chmelnitsky, I. Carmeli, Y. Klement, E. Steinman, A. (2013) Clonal Transmission of a Rare Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Genotype between Horses and Staff at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Vet. Microbiol. 162:907-911.
    • Steinman, A. Aharonson-Raz, K. Blum, S.E. Shnaiderman, A. Klement, E. Lensky, I.M. Horohov, D.W. Page, A.E. (2014) Demographic and environmental risk factors for exposure to Lawsonia intracellularis in horses in Israel. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 34:641-646.
    • Aharonson-Raz, K. Rapoport, A. Hawari, I.M. Lensky, I.M. Berlin, D. Zivotofsky, D. Klement, E. Steinman A. (2014) Novel description of force of infection and risk factors associated with Theileria equi in horses in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Ticks Tick Borne. Dis. 5:366-372.
    • Aharonson-Raz, K. Davidson, I. Porat, Y. Altory, A. Klement, E. Steinman A. (2014) Seroprevalence and rate of infection of equine influenza virus (H3N8 and H7N7) and equine herpes virus (1 and 4) in the horse population in Israel. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 34:828-832.
    • Rapoport, A. Aharonson-Raz, K. Berlin, D. Tal, S. Gottlieb, Y. Klement, E. Steinman A. (2014) Molecular characterization of the Babesia caballi rap-1 gene and epidemiological survey in horses in Israel. Infect. Genet. Evol. 23:115-120.
    • Aharonson-Raz, K. Lichter-Peled, A. Tal, S. Gelman, B. Cohen, D. Klement, E. Steinman A. (2014) Spatial and temporal distribution of West Nile virus in horses in Israel (1997-2013) - from endemic to epidemics. PLoS One. 9(11):e113149.
    • Steinman A. Masarwa, S. Tirosh-Levy, S. Gleser, D. Kelmer, G. Adler, A. Carmeli, Y. Schwaber, M.J. (2015) Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus spa type t002 Outbreak in Horses and Staff at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital after its Presumed Introduction by a Veterinarian. J. Clin. Microbiol. 9:2827-2831.
    • Tirosh-Levy, S. Kaminski, Y. Horn Mandel, H. Sutton, G.A. Markovics, A. and Steinman A. (2015) Prevalence and Risk Factor Analysis of Equine Infestation with Gastrointestinal Parasites in Israel. Israel J. Vet. Med. 70:32-40.
    • Aharonson-Raz, K. Steinman A. Kavkovsky, A. Bumbarov, V. Berlin, D. Lichter-Peled, A. Berke, O. Klement, E. (2015) Analysis of the association of climate, weather and herd immunity with the spread of equine encephalosis virus in horses in Israel. Transbound. Emerg. Dis. 64:593-602.
    • Aharonson-Raz, K. Baneth, G. Patrícia Lopes, A. Brancal, H. Schallig, H. Cardoso, L. Steinman A. (2015) Low seroprevalence of Leishmania infantum and Toxoplasma gondii in the horse population in Israel. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 15:726-31.
    • Tirosh-Levy, S. Steinman A. Carmeli, Y. Klement, E. Navon-Venezia, S. (2015) Prevalence and Risk Factors for Colonization with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Other Staphylococci species in Hospitalized and Farm Horses in Israel. Prev. Vet. Med. 122:135-144.
    • Walter, S. Rasche, A. Moreira-Soto, A. Pfaender, S. Bletsa, M. Max Corman, V. Aguilar-Setien, A. García-Lacy, F. hans, A. Todt, D. Schuler, G. Shnaiderman-Torban, A. Steinman A. Roncoroni, C. Veneziano, V. Rusenova, N. Sandev, N. Rusenov, A. Zapryanova, D. García-Bocanegra, I. Jores, J. Carluccio, A. Cristina Veronesi, M. Cavalleri, J. Drosten, C. Lemey, P. Steinmann, E. Drexler J. (2016) Differential infection patterns and recent evolutionary origins of equine hepaciviruses in donkeys. J. Virol. 91(1):e01711-16.
    • Tirosh-Levy, S. Blum, S.E. Steward, K.F. Waller, A.S. Steinman A. (2016) Streptococcus equi subspecies equi in horses in Israel: seroprevalence and strain types. Vet. Rec. Open 3(1):e000187.
    • Tirosh-Levy, S. Gelman, B. Zivitofsky, D. Quraan, L. Khinich, E. Nasereddin, A. Abdeen, Z. Steinman A. (2017) Seroprevalence and risk factor analysis for exposure to equine encephalosis virus in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. Vet. Med. Sci. 3:82-90.
    • Ketter-Ratzon, D. Tirosh-Levy, S. Nachum-Biala, Y. Saar, T. Qura’n, L. Zivotofsky, D. Abdeen, Z. Baneth, G. Steinman A. (2017) Characterization of Theileria equi genotypes in horses in Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Ticks Tick Borne. Dis. 8:499-505.
    • Azmi, K. Tirosh-Levy, S. Manasrah, M. Mizrahi, R. Nasereddin, A. Al-Jawabreh, A. Ereqat, S. Abdeen, Z. Lustig, Y. Gelman, B. Schvartz, G. Steinman A. (2017) West Nile virus, seroprevalence in animals in Palestine and Israel. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 17:558-566.
    • Tirosh-Levy, S. Erdenlig Gurbilek S. Tel, O.Y. Keskin, O. Steinman A. (2017) Seroprevalence of Rhodococcus equi in asymptomatic horses in Israel. J S Afr Vet Assoc. 88:e1-e6.
    • Tirosh-Levy, S. Solomovich, R. Comte, J. Sutton, G.A. Steinman A. (2017) Daboia (Vipera) palaestinae envenomation in horses: Clinical and hematological signs, risk factors for mortality and construction of a novel severity scoring system. Toxicon 137:58-64.
    • Tirosh-Levy, S. Gottlieb, Y. Apanaskevich, D.A. Mumcuoglu, K.Y. Steinman A. (2018) Species distribution and seasonal dynamics 3 of equine tick infestation in two 4 Mediterranean climate niches in Israel. Parasit Vectors.11:54.
    • Staiger, L. Shnaiderman-Torban, A. Tirosh-Levy, S. Steinman A. (2019) Lack Of exposure to Equine Infectious Anemia and Equine Viral Arteritis in horses in Israel. Israel J. Vet. Med. In Press.
    • Sutton, G.A. Atamna, R. Steinman A. Mair, T. (2019) Comparison of Three Acute Colic Pain Scales: reliability, validity and usability. Vet J. In Press.


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