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The limb chill factor

February 03rd, 2024

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers hope their recent review of previous studies assessing different types of cold therapies for preventing and treating equine acute laminitis will help veterinarians and serve as a starting point for the design of a new cost-effective cooling boot. “This review can help veterinarians make decisions on which methods to attempt and which methods to maybe …

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TEHRF Research Grants: 2016-2017

The WCVM Townsend Equine Health Research Fund has provided financial support for four horse health research projects that will be conducted by research teams at the regional veterinary college during the next year. Read the following research summaries for more details about each study. Can focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy treat caudal heel pain? Drs. Kate Robinson, Angela MacKay and Stephen Manning, WCVM …

May 16th, 2016 Full story »

Single screw may treat acute laminitis

It’s 2 a.m. and I’m in search of an ice machine in the physiology lab at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). No, it’s not for refreshments after a long day’s work or even in celebration: ice is one of the standard treatments for laminitis in horses, more commonly known as founder. Veterinarians use the ice to fill recycled …

October 14th, 2014 Full story »

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WCVM scientists assist in laminitis puzzle

Laminitis research for the layman can be divided into two broad topics: therapies that can be used to treat laminitis and investigations into the chain of signalling events that trigger the condition (new targets for future therapies). Researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) are tackling both aspects. Two of the veterinary college’s scientists — Drs. David Wilson and …

December 18th, 2012 Full story »

Dr. James Belknap

Laminitis: what does that word mean to you?

Laminitis: what does that word mean to you? Do you think you know all about it, or does hearing the very word have you shaking your head over all we just don’t know. The recent–and some would say long overdue–expansion in laminitis research has spawned a generation of geeks who can speak the lingo and conject about the future. Their …

September 19th, 2012 Full story »

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Learning about equine laminitis

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting an afternoon series of presentations focusing on equine laminitis — a challenging inflammatory disease that affects horses of all breeds and ages. The educational event, which is free of charge, takes place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, September 25, at the WCVM. The afternoon’s keynote speaker is Dr. James …

September 18th, 2012 Full story »