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VMC hosts spring equine education day

April 16th, 2014

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 …

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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.

Measuring stress: is it all about the hair?

The hair-raising atmosphere of a thoroughbred racing venue is thrilling for spectators and an accepted way of life for people whose livelihoods depend on the racing industry. But what about stress levels of the highly trained animals at the centre of this multi-million dollar industry? That’s a key concern for Dr. Fernando Marqués of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s …

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