Horse Health Lines (Fall 2019) now online

WCVM large animal surgical resident Dr. Suzanne Mund and Tommy. Photo: Rigel Smith.

The Fall 2019 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 2019 issue of Canadian Horse Journal or click here to download the PDF.

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

  • What did you do this summer? Horse health questions were the focus of four research projects conducted by veterinary students this past spring and summer.
  • Excelling at equine wound healing: WCVM graduate student and resident Dr. Suzanne Mund is part of a collaborative research team exploring stem cells’ potential for helping wound healing in horses.
  • The ‘holy grail’ of equine reproduction: WCVM researcher Dr. Claire Card has received $140,000 in federal funding to address a knowledge gap in equine health: how maternal recognition of pregnancy works in horses.
  • ‘No bad horse’: Certified applied animal behaviorist Dr. Sue McDonnell has spent most of her career studying equine behavior traits and helping people understand why horses do what they do.
  • Equine case leads to published article: Alexandra Warren was working as a summer veterinary student at Winnipeg’s Elders Equine in 2018 when a unique case became the basis of her first journal publication.
  • From mentee to mentor: Former TEHRF research fellow and large animal internal medicine resident Dr. Valentina Ragno is now part of the WCVM’s equine clinical team.
  • Galloping Gazette: The latest equine news at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

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