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Horse Health Lines (Spring 2024) online

February 24th, 2024

The Spring 2024 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. Click here to view Horse Health Lines (digital edition) Download Horse Health Lines (PDF) Here’s a quick look inside the issue: Reisbig earns top research prize Dr. Nathalie Reisbig’s research work on an often-overlooked part …

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Horse Health Lines (Fall 2023) now online

The Fall 2023 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. Click here to view Horse Health Lines Download PDF of Horse Health Lines (Fall 2023) Here’s a quick look inside the issue: Bone formation scoring 2.0 Dr. Claire Card and her WCVM research colleagues …

September 28th, 2023 Full story »

‘It was always horses, horses, horses.’

 Long before she became a veterinarian, Dr. Amanda Butler was a big fan of horses. “There was never a second when I didn’t think I was going to work with horses,” says Butler, a lecturer in equine field service and large animal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). “[For me], it was always horses, horses, horses.” After …

August 30th, 2023 Full story »

Equine abortions and Chlamydia: link?

When Dr. Madison Ricard (DVM) set out to see if the bacterium Chlamydia is potentially linked to equine abortions among western Canadian horses, the PhD student wasn’t expecting to find much evidence of chlamydial infection based on the lack of research in the area. Instead, the study’s findings came as a shock to Ricard and her colleagues: more than a …

July 13th, 2023 Full story »

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Horse Health Lines (Spring 2023) online

The Spring 2023 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. Click here to view Horse Health Lines (Spring 2023) Click here to view Canadian Horse Journal (Early Summer 2023) Download a PDF version of this issue Here’s a quick look inside the issue: Townsend inducted to horse …

April 23rd, 2023 Full story »

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Horse Health Lines (Fall 2022) now online

The Fall 2022 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. Click here to view the Horse Health Lines (Fall 2022) issue. You can also download the PDF or view the publication as part of the Fall 2022 issue of Canadian Horse Journal. Here’s a …

October 07th, 2022 Full story »

Horse Health Lines (Spring 2022) now online

The Spring 2022 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. You can also download the PDF or view the publication as part of the Spring 2022 issue of Canadian Horse Journal. Here’s a quick look at the stories inside this issue: Unravelling the umbilical cord Does the equine umbilical cord’s …

March 06th, 2022 Full story »

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Next phase in the war against worms

Road apples, manure, poop, fecal balls — whatever you call it, horses’ feces have been the mainstay of equine deworming programs for years. “For a long time, parasitology has been really reliant on seeing eggs in poop,” says Dr. Emily Jenkins, a researcher at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). The current method of detecting intestinal parasites in a …

December 05th, 2021 Full story »

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Horse Health Lines (Fall 2021) online

The Fall 2021 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. You can also download the PDF or view the publication as part of the Fall 2021 issue of Canadian Horse Journal. Here’s a quick look at the stories inside this issue: Dual-degree vet earns equine award The 2021 recipient of …

December 05th, 2021 Full story »

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Horse Health Lines (Spring 2021)

The Spring 2021 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the WCVM’s Townsend Equine Health Research Fund, is now online. You can also download the PDF or view the publication as part of the Spring 2021 issue of Canadian Horse Journal. Here’s a sneak peek at the stories inside this issue: Swirski shines as horse health advocate: Mikayla Swirski …

March 21st, 2021 Full story »