Horse Health Lines (Spring 2017) online

HHL-Spring-2017-coverThe Spring 2017 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. Check out the PDF version of Horse Health Lines.

Inside this issue, you’ll find the following stories:

• A life saving gift: A $200,000 gift from Saskatoon’s Murray and Shirley Popplewell is helping to establish the Rae-Dawn Arabians Equine Intensive Care Unit and Foal Centre.

• Can stem cells speed up wound healing? WCVM scientists are taking an important step toward using stem cells as a therapy for equine skin wounds.

• A life infused with horses: Horses are at the heart of Dr. Steve Manning’s life whether he’s in the classroom, out on a client call, in a community centre or working at home on his farm.

• Day at the farm delivers equine experience: Every year, veterinary technology students from Saskatchewan Polytechnic visit Shirley Brodsky’s farm to gain hands-on experience with her horses.

• From cows to cutting horses: Ten years ago, Dr. Conrad Wilgenbusch was on track to become a cow vet — but his life took a different turn once he discovered cutting horses and equine sports medicine.

• Time and pressure: When every breath your patient takes relies on your decisions, it’s critical for the WCVM’s team of anesthesiologists to sweat the small stuff, second by second.

• How to make a clean sweep of sheath cleaning: WCVM veterinarian Dr. Nora Chavarria gives advice on a necessary task that all owners of male horses need to be aware of: sheath cleaning.

• Galloping Gazette: Equine news around the WCVM.

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