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What to do if you suspect colic

December 12th, 2016

Most horse owners have their own personal stories to tell about colic — but chances are that everyone’s tales about the dreaded disease are different. Episodes of colic can range from a mild case of abdominal pain that resolves with pain medications to a life-threatening event that requires emergency surgical treatment. With such a variable condition, it can be difficult for …

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EHRF Research Grants: 2015-2016

Developing a treatment for acute laminitis Drs. David Wilson, James Carmalt, Kathryn Carmalt, WCVM Laminitis is a common, life-threatening condition in horses. The inflammatory disease causes the sensitive laminae, which connect the hoof wall to the coffin bone within the foot, to separate. This process results in rotation of the coffin bone within the hoof due to the pull of …

June 17th, 2015 Full story »

Left to right: Harley Olsen, Jim Boire, Dr. James Montgomery and Dr. Julia Montgomery.

WCVM profs help win third at tech challenge

Two Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) faculty members are part of a new company that received third place for its horse lift system at the University of Saskatchewan’s annual Tech Venture Challenge on May 22. Dr. James Montgomery and his wife, Dr. Julia Montgomery, paired up with Jim Boire and Harley Olsen of RMD Engineering Inc. earlier this year to form …

May 26th, 2014 Full story »

Ninita, Appaloosa filly

Horse Health Lines: Fall 2005

Click here to check out our feature articles in the Fall 2005 issue of Horse Health Lines. • Blinded by the Night: Veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Lynne Sandmeyer is leading one of the most comprehensive research investigations of congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) in Appaloosa horses ever undertaken. • The Cutting Edge in Equine Surgery: WCVM’s major expansion and renovation plans …

June 02nd, 2006 Full story »