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July 23rd, 2019

How do you describe something the naked eye can’t see and requires its own vocabulary to describe? That’s a challenge Dr. Kristen Conn regularly faces. As an assistant professor in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Conn hopes to advance the understanding of herpesviruses. While Conn started out studying herpes simplex virus (HSV) in humans, …

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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 …

May 27th, 2019 Full story »

Horse Health Lines (Spring 2019) online

The Spring 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 Early Summer 2019 issue of Canadian Horse Journal or download a PDF version of the publication. Here’s a sneak peek at the stories inside this issue: $68K for five horse …

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Uplifting equine research gains support

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team that’s working with Saskatoon’s RMD Engineering Inc. to create a unique rehabilitation harness for horses has received financial support from Mitacs, a publicly funded not-for-profit research and training organization. “If this works, the potential impact will be huge because there are no long-term rehabilitation harnesses available on the market today,” says Dr. Julia …

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