Horse Health Lines (Fall 2018) online

Front cover for fall 2018.

The Fall 2018 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. You can also view the publication as part of the Autumn 2018 issue of Canadian Horse Journal or download a PDF version of the publication.

Here’s a sneak peek at the stories inside this issue: 

  • On the equine research front: Six WCVM research teams are tackling a half-dozen equine health issues with the support of the Townsend Equine Health Research Fund (TEHRF). 
  • Protein panacea? WCVM researchers are investigating the use of a glycoprotein to treat mares that are susceptible to persistent breeding-induced endometritis. 
  • ‘Lea Riddell, equine vet’: Dr. Lea Riddell’s life didn’t begin with horses, but the equine field service resident has certainly made up for lost time in the past few years at the WCVM. 
  • High-tech tool harnesses air flow in real time: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) can give real-time images of air flowing through a horse’s lungs — all in real time. 
  • Lifesaving support: The heartbreaking loss of her horse has fueled graduate student Samantha Steinke’s passion for helping to build a better equine rehabilitation harness. 
  • Hours in the saddle help in the clinic: Dr. Alex Wales firmly believes that his time spent with horses on the polo field or on mountain trails has helped him become a better equine veterinarian. 
  • Equine air flow in 3D: Researchers hope a 3D model of an equine larynx will help them find a more successful surgical therapy for recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN) or roaring. 
  • Galloping Gazette: Equine news from around the WCVM. 

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