We believe in nature powered by science. We promote equine health and wellbeing through world-class innovation. Our ground-breaking microbiome research is leading to the development of a number of future products to assist animal health through restored gut function.

THAROS provides the support for professional riders and horse lovers who seek to release the highest levels of performance and potential from their horses.

THAROS was born out of collaboration between Dr Rosemary Waring (Honorary Reader of Toxicology, Birmingham University) and Professor John Hunter (Consultant Emeritus in Gastroenterology, Addenbrooke's Hospital) in the area of gut health, malfermentation and the microbiome.


Our world-class team creatively crosses the clinical-veterinary divide with support of experienced entrepreneurs.  

Our commercial activity is lead by DOUGLAS DUNDONALD (Founder and Director of AngloScientific) and assisted by JO ASTON (International Event Rider).

Scientific committee chair is TEO FORCHT DAGI, a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon, he is a Distinguished Scholar and Professor at Queen’s University Belfast, and holds faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and held the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. and the Neuroresearch Foundation Fellowships at Harvard University. Teo has been managing venture capital investments in the biomedical arena for two decades. His track record includes several quoted companies (NASDAQ) with an aggregate exit value exceeding $10bn. He has served as Chairman or Director of a number of publicly listed and privately held companies, academic institutions and foundations.

Founders, PROFESSOR JOHN HUNTER (Consultant Emeritus in Gastroenterology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital) and DR ROSEMARY WARING (Honorary Reader of Toxicology, University of Birmingham) are joined by DR TEO FORCHT DAGI, MD, DMedSc, DAC, MPH, MBA, FRCSEd ( Professor, Queens University Belfast and former faculty member, Harvard Medical School) to form the THAROS Scientific Team.

They are supported by Professor CHRIS PROUDMAN MA, Vet MB, PhD, Cert EO, FRCVS. RCVS, Specialist in Equine Gastroenterology (Head of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey)