Horse Health Lines: Fall 2005

Ninita, Appaloosa filly

Ninita, owned by Sheila Archer, is an Appaloosa yearling filly with a near-leopard coat pattern. Ninita doesn't have CSNB. Photo: Sheila Archer.

Click here to check out our feature articles in the Fall 2005 issue of Horse Health Lines.

• Blinded by the Night: Veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Lynne Sandmeyer is leading one of the most comprehensive research investigations of congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) in Appaloosa horses ever undertaken.
• The Cutting Edge in Equine Surgery: WCVM’s major expansion and renovation plans will benefit western Canadian horse owners.
• A Region’s Colic Profile: A Western College of Veterinary Medicine study shows that some of our experiences with colic are distinctive from those experienced in other parts of the world.
• Ultrasound Exposé: Veterinary researcher Dr. Sameeh Abutarbush tests the use of ultrasonography to diagnose large colon volvulus — a deadly type of colic.
• Front Line Support: The Equine Health Research Fund pays tribute to equine rancher Fred Clement whose family’s ranch near Rossburn, Man., was an invaluable training and research site.
• A Common Fungus in an Uncommon Place: WCVM clinicians battle against a fungal infection that invades a three-year-old horse’s nasal passageway.
• Club Horse Health: WCVM veterinary students share their equine knowledge with local Pony Club and 4-H members at annual seminars.

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