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Dr. Duke’s 30-year legacy

March 06th, 2022

In 1999, Dr. Tanya Duke-Novakovski travelled to Leipzig, Germany, for a one-year sabbatical leave from her role at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). The veterinary anesthesiologist’s goal during her stay in the former east German city was to help curb the number of horses that died after surgery in the Universität Leipzig’s large animal clinic. The problem was …

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Horse Health Lines (Spring 2022) now online

The Spring 2022 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. You can also download the PDF or view the publication as part of the Spring 2022 issue of Canadian Horse Journal. Here’s a quick look at the stories inside this issue: Unravelling the umbilical cord Does the equine umbilical cord’s …

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Unravelling the umbilical cord

Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) researchers have added a couple of new “twists” to research focusing on the link between equine umbilical cords and foal health. Dr. Madison Ricard, a veterinary anatomic pathology resident in the WCVM’s Department of Veterinary Pathology, and her supervisor, Dr. Bruce Wobeser, are investigating whether excessively long umbilical cords or cords with more twists …

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