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EHRF Research Grants: 2015-2016

June 17th, 2015

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 …

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Clifford, fully recovered, went home with Stacey Couture (left) and her daughter Kylie after his stay at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre. Supplied photo.

Clifford the horse beats colitis challenge

When Kylie Couture went out one snowy December morning on her family’s Debden-area acreage, Clifford — her 17-year-old Morgan cross gelding — didn’t come in for breakfast. “She brought his food over to him, and he still wouldn’t eat,” says Kylie’s mom, Stacey Couture. “Uh oh, we thought.” Kylie, a C-level Pony Club rider, noticed bloody diarrhea on Clifford’s tail — a …

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EHRF Research Grants: 2014-2015

Is SAA a reliable marker for septic arthritis therapies? Drs. Joe Bracamonte, Andres Sanchez-Teran and Hilary Burgess, WCVM; Dr. Luis Rubio-Martinez, University of Liverpool; and Brent Hoff, University of Guelph Septic arthritis, which is caused by an infection within a joint, is a common condition that can end a horse’s career — or even its life. The disease results in …

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Dr. Fernando Marqués is one of the featured speakers at the VMC spring equine education day on May 14. Photo: Christy Weese.

VMC hosts spring equine education day

Local horse owners, breeders and riders can learn more about equine gastric ulcers and basic hoof care at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre’s spring equine education day on Wednesday, May 14. The free event, which will take place in Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre, begins at 9:30 a.m. with a two-and-half-hour presentation by Dr. Fernando Marqués on equine gastric ulcer syndrome …

April 16th, 2014 Full story »

Mila standing up

Milagros, the miracle foal

Last spring, Dawn and Dave Roberts were enjoying a Saturday afternoon with friends and family at their farm that’s located minutes west of Saskatoon, Sask. Annie, one of their experienced broodmares, looked like she was going into labour. “Our friends’ kids were excited because they thought they’d be able to see a baby horse being born,” says Dawn, whose family …

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Emergency care for orphan foals: five tips

It’s a position you hope you never need to be in — but if you suddenly become responsible for an orphan foal, here are five tips from Dr. Fernando J. Marqués, a specialist in large animal internal medicine at the WCVM, on what to expect. 1. Consult a veterinarian. “Because foals have no energy reserves in place,” explains Marqués, “they …

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Marquis Downs backstretch

EGUS prevalent in Saskatchewan racehorses

A study recently completed by WCVM researchers confirms that equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) is just as prevalent in Western Canada’s racehorse population as it is in other parts of the world. By conducting gastroscopic examinations on thoroughbred racing horses stabled at Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs, the research team determined that ulcers in the nonglandular portion of the stomach were present …

December 02nd, 2010 Full story »

WCVM veterinarians to give horse health talks

Three clinicians at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will give valuable horse health information to horse owners and breeders on Saturday, March 7, during the Saskatchewan Horse Federation’s annual conference in Saskatoon, Sask. (March 6 to 8). The WCVM clinicians are part of the conference’s Horse Owners and Industry Workshop on Saturday at Saskatoon’s Hilton Garden Inn: • …

March 03rd, 2009 Full story »