Horse Health Lines (Autumn 2010) now online

Vicki Patrie

Fourth-year veterinary student Vicki Patrie visits with one of the horses in Marquis Downs’ backstretch. Photo: Michael Raine.

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 Lipizzaner:
When a herd of Croatian Lipizzaner horses were in urgent need of medical supplies, Dr. Pat Haugh (WCVM ’82) pitched in to help the famous horses.

• Equi-research @ WCVM:
A WCVM research team reports on the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in western Canadian horses.

• Gastric Ulcers Prevalent in Saskatchewan Racehorses:
Researchers find gastric ulcers in the majority of racehorses that participated in a recent WCVM study.

• Tying-up Syndrome: A Primer:
WCVM’s Dr. Katharina Lohmann talks about clinical signs, diagnoses and treatment of the varying types of exertional rhabdomyolyses.

• Polo for the Ponies:
A day of friendly competition on the polo fields yields impressive results for equine research at the WCVM.

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