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Excelling at equine wound healing

November 12th, 2019

Managing wounds in horses is challenging for horse owners and veterinarians alike. In many cases, equine wounds are slow to heal with the potential for unsightly scars and the production of an excess amount of granulation tissue, commonly known as “proud flesh.” For the past five years, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have been working to determine whether …

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Horse Health Lines (Fall 2019) now online

The Fall 2019 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 Autumn 2019 issue of Canadian Horse Journal or click here to download the PDF. Here’s a sneak peek at the stories inside this issue: What did you do this …

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Funds propel research for pets and horses

Have you ever wondered how veterinarians prepare tiny exotic pets for surgery or thought about how equine clinicians can help horses recover from a tendon injury? Researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) are exploring these kinds of questions — thanks to the support of two research funds dedicated to the health of pets and horses. The Companion Animal …

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