Mariessa (Stademann) Long, MSc

Mariessa Long has studied the Interdisciplinary Master in Human-Animal Interactions at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, until 2020, focusing on clinical ethics in veterinary medicine. Additionally, she holds a BSc in Molecular Life Science and a MSc in Infection Biology from the University of Lübeck, Germany.

In 2020 she joined the Messerli Research Institute as a member of the interdisciplinary research platform Ethics in Equine Medicine. In collaboration with the University Equine Hospital, Vienna, and Gut Aiderbichl, an international animal sanctuary association with estates in multiple European countries, she works on an interdisciplinary project concerned with criteria and models for treatment decision-making in the therapy of old and/or chronically ill horses (PIs: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Herwig Grimm, Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Florien Jenner Dipl.ACVS Dipl.ECVS). Questions to be addressed within this project are, among others, the concept of quality of life for horses, how stakeholders such as veterinarians, horse owners and caregivers may understand a horse’s quality of life differently and how these different perspectives can be incorporated into a structured decision-making process for complex cases.

Research interests

  • Veterinary Ethics
  • Clinical Ethics Support Services
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Quality of Life of Horses
  • Animal Ethics

Research projects

  • Responsibilities for old and chronically ill horses. Therapy-related decisions: Criteria and models for decision-making (PIs: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Herwig Grimm, Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Florien Jenner Dipl.ACVS Dipl.ECVS; Project is part of the interdisciplinary research platform Ethics in Equine Medicine)
 
 

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