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EHRF Research Fellowship program

During the mid-1970s, you could count the number of equine veterinary specialists and researchers who were living and working in Western Canada on the fingers of one hand. Things have dramatically changed in three decades. Today, the region has a thriving population of equine specialists — and much of the credit for that growth goes to the Equine Health Research Fund’s …

May 01st, 2012 Full story »

Undergraduate equine research

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine has a solid track record of administering and operating excellent summer research programs for undergraduate students — and the EHRF undergraduate summer student research program serves as an ideal example of the College’s success in this area. Each summer, the Fund selects one first- or second-year veterinary student to work alongside an equine specialist …

May 01st, 2012 Full story »

EHRF Fellows: where are they now?

Nearly three dozen graduate students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine have served as EHRF Research Fellows in the past three decades. As the following examples illustrate, many of these equine specialists have built on their education and training at WCVM to accomplish great things in the world of horse health care. Dr. Hugh Townsend (1977-79) is a professor …

May 01st, 2012 Full story »

Grey horse

EHRF Research Grants, 2011-2012

How do stem cells affect wound healing? Drs. S. Barber, H. Sparks, A. Allen, V. Misra, J. Decoteau, S. Hendrick and J. Gordon Wounds are a common, costly problem in horses that can lead to complications and diminished performance. Stem cell treatments may offer benefits including faster healing and better quality of repair. This summer, a WCVM research team will …

April 30th, 2011 Full story »

Dr. Steve Manning acupuncture

EHRF research grants, 2010-11

How does arthrodesis affect carpal flexion? Drs. Spencer Barber and Luca Panizzi, WCVM: Dr. James Johnston, U of S College of Engineering; and Patty Tulloch and Hayley Lang, WCVM students Injuries to the carpal joints are common in horses and frequently result in arthritis that can be painful and debilitating. Arthrodesis, surgical fusion of the joint, has occasionally been used …

April 30th, 2010 Full story »

aedan trotting

EHRF Research Grants: 2009-2010

What’s the best way to characterize and localize BPV? Drs. Andy Allen, Bruce Wobeser, Janet Hill and Beverly Kidney, WCVM                   Many scientists consider bovine papillomavirus (BPV) as the cause of sarcoids, benign skin tumours that are often diagnosed in horses. However, recent studies have shown that BPV DNA is also found in the normal skin and in non-sarcoid skin …

June 05th, 2009 Full story »