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First aid, equine style

May 30th, 2018

Anyone who’s been around horses knows they’re accident prone and susceptible to problems such as colic and choke. If you’re a horse owner, knowing first aid can help you to prepare yourself and your animal for the veterinarian’s arrival. How can horse owners prepare themselves for emergencies? Practise examining your horse so you become familiar with the process and can …

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Hamilton selected as FEI official for Games

Dr. Don Hamilton, professor emeritus of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), is one of four Canadians who have been selected as officials for the 2018 Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games this fall. The 2018 games will take place in Mill Spring, N.C., from Sept. 11 to 23. Hamilton has been appointed as a Vet Commission (VC) …

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Equine elders

Every year, veterinarians at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) examine and treat hundreds of horses from across Western Canada. While some equine patients may recover and never need to return to the teaching hospital, others may become “regulars” with the WCVM clinical team.  “Blue” and “Fire” were two patients that fit the latter category. These …

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Horse Health Lines (Fall 2017) now online

The Fall 2017 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 September/October issue of Canadian Horse Journal or check out the PDF version.  Inside this issue, you’ll find the following stories: • Equine explorers: With the support of TEHRF, WCVM researchers will …

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Horse Health Lines (Spring 2017) online

The 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 …

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Horse Health Lines (Fall 2016) now online

The Fall 2016 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. Check out the digital edition of Horse Health Lines or view the PDF version. Inside this issue, you’ll find the following stories: • Dumonts double research dollars: Pat and Mark DuMont commit another $3000,000 to WCVM equine research. • Making …

January 07th, 2017 Full story »

CT calf study

Horse Health Lines (Autumn 2011) online

The Autumn 2011 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. View the entire newsletter online. Inside this issue, you’ll find the following stories plus much more: Can nanomedicine put an end to endotoxemia? A WCVM-led research team is investigating whether nanomedicine holds the key to treating endotoxemia in horses. Under …

November 04th, 2011 Full story »

Equine endoscope

Horse Health Lines (Summer 2011) online

The Summer 2011 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. Click here to view the entire newsletter online. Inside this issue, you’ll find the following stories: EHRF puts equine researchers to work: Six WCVM research teams receive more than $106,000 in support for equine health studies. Patching up Pearl: Equine …

July 15th, 2011 Full story »

Vicki Patrie

Horse Health Lines (Autumn 2010) now online

The Autumn 2010 issue of Horse Health Lines is now online. View your own full-colour copy of the WCVM Equine Health Research Fund’s news publication. Inside this issue, you’ll find the following stories: • “I’m Just a Curious Guy”: A profile of Dr. Andy Allen — veterinary pathologist, researcher and “general manager” for equine sarcoid research projects at the WCVM. • Operation …

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Dr. Claire Card. Photo: Debra Marshall.

Horse Health Lines: Summer 2010

The Summer 2010 issue of Horse Health Lines is now available online. View your own full-colour copy of the WCVM Equine Health Research Fund’s news publication in a new, reader-friendly format. Here’s an overview of what you will find inside this issue of Horse Health Lines: • $76,000 for 7 Studies: The EHRF earmarks $76,000 for seven equine research studies …

July 05th, 2010 Full story »