Votion Dominique

Researcher, Logistician, President of the thematic area
Researcher publications


Research subjects

Dominique-Marie Votion is research logistician at the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of ULg where she leads research in the development and validation of new tools for the study of physiopathology equine myopathies including atypical myopathy of prairie horses.  In 2005, she created the “Atypical Myopathy Alert Group (AMAG)”, a European network of epidemiological surveillance with following aims: bringing together scientists studying the disease, collecting samples in order to test the causal hypotheses as well as  epidemiological information and to promote the  communication of researchers’ findings to the people on the ground, especially the communication of warnings and prevention measures presented  based on the results of  epidemiological investigations. Dominique-Marie Votion validated the use of the high resolution respirometry for the study of the mitochondrial function in the muscle of a horse.  She also works on exercise intolerances (of muscular origin) in sports horses as well as performances of sports horses.

Equipment / technologies

High resolution respirometry

Academic distinctions

Veterinary Medicine Annals” award for the graduation thesis entitled "Evaluation of pulmonary function of horses by the scintigraphic technique," July 1993

"Joan A. O'Brien Research” award for significant contributions to respiratory Veterinary Medicine. This price was granted by the "Comparative Respiratory Society" for the best oral presentation at the 15th Symposium of the "Comparative Respiratory Society" organized in Liège in October 1997

“Mérial award 2013” for applied research. This price was awarded at the opening ceremony of the "World Equine Veterinary Association Conference" in Budapest

Most representative publications

  • González-Medina S., (...), VOTION D-M. Equine Atypical Myopathy in the UK: Epidemiological characteristics of cases reported from 2011 to 2015 and factors associated with survival. Equine Vet J. 2017, DOI: 10.1111/evj.12694. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/211057 
  • Lemieux H., (...), VOTION D-M. Mitochondrial function is altered in horse atypical myopathy. Mitochondrion. 2016, 30, 35-41. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/199578
  • BAISE E., (…)., VOTION D-M. Samaras and seedlings of Acer pseudoplatanus are potential sources of hypoglycin A intoxication in atypical myopathy without necessarily inducing clinical signs. Equine Vet J. 2015 Aug 17. doi: 10.1111/evj.12499. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evj.12499/abstract;jsessionid=CB95250A1608BE87F0DEA3EE74680D1D.f04t04
  • Houben R., Leleu C., Fraipont A., Serteyn D., VOTION D. Determination of muscle mitochondrial respiratory capacity in Standardbred racehorses as an aid to predicting exertional rhabdomyolysis. Mitochondrion 2015, 24: 99-104. http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/117186
  • Boemer F, (...), Votion D. Quantification of hypoglycin A in serum using aTRAQ(®) assay. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2015 Aug 1;997:75-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2015.06.004. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570023215300416
  • VOTION D-M. Metabolic responses to exercise and training. In: Equine Sport Medicine and Surgery, 2nd edition Hinchcliff K.W., Kaneps A.J., Geor R.J. (Eds), Elsevier. 2014, pp 757-767 http://hdl.handle.net/2268/152991
  • VOTION D-M. et al.Identification of methylenecyclopropyl acetic acid in serum of European horses with atypical myopathy Equine Vet J. 2014 46(2):146-9. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/153002
  • VOTION D-M., Gnaiger E., Lemieux H., Mouithys-Mickalad A., Serteyn D. Physical Fitness and Mitochondrial Respiratory Capacity in Horse Skeletal Muscle. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34890. 2012. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034890 http://hdl.handle.net/2268/117186
  • VAN GALEN G., (…)., VOTION D-M. European outbreaks of atypical myopathy in grazing equids (2006-2009) Part I: Spatiotemporal distribution, history and clinical features. Equine Vet. J. 2012, 44(5), 614-620. Doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2012.00556.x http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/115748


Information updated by the researcher on 30/05/2017.