Horse Health Lines (Summer 2020) online


A miniature horse named Kimchi managed to recover from a traumatic injury. Photo: Myrna MacDonald.

The Summer 2020 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 Summer 2020 issue of Canadian Horse Journal or click here to download the PDF.

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

Horse care amid pandemic: Other than physical distancing and extra protective gear, it was nearly business as usual for the WCVM’s Equine Field Service this spring as they worked through COVID-19.

Putting shock wave therapy to the test: WCVM researchers evaluated extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) as a potential treatment for caudal heel pain.

MacKay driven to help horses get better: Dr. Angela MacKay has made a career of helping to puzzle out horses’ lameness issues.

Big attitude helps little horse survive: When Jennifer Leier’s miniature horse Kimchi suffered a traumatic injury last spring, his future looked bleak until a WCVM clinical team and his oversized personality saved him.

Sable Island’s ‘incredibly wormy’ horses: WCVM scientist Dr. Emily Jenkins is delving into the discovery of Dictyocaulus arnfeldi, a lungworm, in feral horses living on Sable Island.

A lasting honour for horses and people: A memorial program offers a way to show they care by supporting equine health research at the WCVM.

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