Bonnie Rush

Professor and head, clinical sciences
Head of equine medicine and surgery

Bonnie RushBonnie Rush's research focuses on equine respiratory disease with emphasis on respiratory physiology, immunology and aerosol drug therapy.

Rush, professor of clinical sciences at Kansas State University, has applied her research of aerosol drug therapy to evaluate systems for pulmonary drug delivery in horses. Rush studies horses with heaves, or recurrent airway obstruction. Rush also has studied pulmonary immunity, developmental immunity and immunostimulant medications for horses.

Rush received the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence in 2002, and the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching award in 1996 and 2003. She is a member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the editorial boards of Equine Veterinary Education and Standards of Care.

Rush received a bachelor's degree in zoology, a doctor of veterinary medicine and a master's degree in veterinary clinical sciences from Ohio State University.

Rush can be reached at 785-532-5700 or