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Dr. Byrnne Rothwell

Saskatchewan veterinarians honoured

The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan (FAC) and the Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) recently announced that Saskatchewan veterinarians, Drs. Betty Althouse (WCVM 1982) and Byrnne Rothwell (OVC 1964), have been selected to receive 2011 Equine Welfare Awards. Althouse, who has been awarded the Equine Welfare Communication Award of Distinction, serves as Veterinary Program Specialist – Disease Control for the Canadian …

April 12th, 2011 Full story »

Dr. Maryanne Sandberg

WCVM alumna joins 4-H Hall of Fame

Dr. Maryanne Sandberg, a 1975 WCVM graduate, will be inducted into the Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame in recognition of her many contributions over the past 25 years. The long-time veterinarian will be honoured on January 15 during the annual 4-H Leaders’ Conference in Red Deer, Alta. Sandberg, who has contributed to Alberta 4-H since 1987, has been involved with …

January 05th, 2011 Full story »

Dr. Trish Dowling and her horse ZF Mocha

Bad weather hampers 2009 Kentucky Cup

Cold rain and slippery terrain forced many horse and rider teams — including WCVM’s Dr. Trish Dowling and her horse Mocha — to bow out of the 2009 Kentucky Cup CEI3* on October 14 in Lexington, Ky. “I did get some glimpses of beautiful scenery but most of the time it was raining so hard that I couldn’t see anything,” said …

October 15th, 2009 Full story »

Dr. Trish Dowling and her horse ZF Mocha

Dowling represents Canada at Kentucky Cup

WCVM professor Dr. Trish Dowling and her horse Mocha are competing as one of 12 Canadian horse and rider teams at the 2009 Kentucky Cup CEI3* in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday, October 14 — a “pre-ride” for the 2010 World Equestrian Games endurance competition. Dowling and Mocha were among the competitors announced on October 1 by Endurance Canada and Equine …

October 13th, 2009 Full story »

Ride the trails for horse health care

Want to explore a unique part of Saskatchewan on horseback plus raise money for horse health? You can do both on Saturday, September 19, during the Saskatchewan Morgan Horse Club’s fundraising trail ride at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park in support of the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC). Participants in the ride will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Saskatchewan Landing …

September 05th, 2009 Full story »

Haley Lang

WCVM student receives equine scholarship

Hayley Lang, a WCVM veterinary student from Humboldt, Sask., is one of 33 equine-focused veterinary students in North America and the West Indies to receive a financial boost from the Winner’s Circle Scholarship program. Lang, who will begin her fourth and final year at the veterinary college this fall, is guaranteed a minimum of US $1,500 in scholarship support through …

June 24th, 2009 Full story »

Dr. Trish Dowling and her horse ZF Mocha

Dowling and Mocha prepare for World Games

Dr. Trish Dowling of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and her 12-year-old mare ZF Mocha finished a 100-mile endurance ride on May 17 in Jarvie, Alta., with a qualifying time for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky. Dowling says she and Mocha are now aiming to compete as one of 14 Canadian horse and rider teams at …

May 21st, 2009 Full story »

WCVM veterinarians to give horse health talks

Three clinicians at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will give valuable horse health information to horse owners and breeders on Saturday, March 7, during the Saskatchewan Horse Federation’s annual conference in Saskatoon, Sask. (March 6 to 8). The WCVM clinicians are part of the conference’s Horse Owners and Industry Workshop on Saturday at Saskatoon’s Hilton Garden Inn: • …

March 03rd, 2009 Full story »

Two horses at Goodale Farm

EHV information seminar to be held in Regina

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Hugh Townsend of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will give horse owners the facts about equine herpes virus during a public information seminar on Tuesday, April 22, in Regina, Sask. The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan Inc. (FACS) is organizing the free, two-hour evening session in partnership with WCVM and the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical …

April 16th, 2008 Full story »

equine ward, WCVM VMC

WCVM hospital resumes equine services

Based on the results of diagnostic tests, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine has resumed all regular clinical services for equine patients at its Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The decision, which took effect at 6:00 p.m. on April 11, ends a 29-day suspension of non-emergency equine admissions to control the risk of equine herpes virus type 1 (EHV-1) spread at the …

April 11th, 2008 Full story »