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Galloping Gazette: October 2022

October 08th, 2022

A round-up of equine-related news at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).   Equine internships for WCVM graduates After graduating from the WCVM’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program in June, six members of the WCVM’s Class of 2022 began one-year clinical internships at equine-focused veterinary practices in Western Canada and the United States. Dr. Chantel Dunlop of …

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Equine abortions: Chlamydia a culprit?

When veterinarian Dr. Madison Ricard came to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) for her anatomic pathology residency program in 2020, she had no idea that her research would potentially have an impact on the veterinary profession and the horse industry at large. Depending on what she and veterinary pathologist Dr. Bruce Wobeser — her graduate supervisor at the …

October 06th, 2022 Full story »


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 »

Cardiac cases linked to caterpillars

A report recently published in Canadian Veterinary Journal tells the story of how a team of veterinarians at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) linked cases of an uncommon cardiac disease in horses with a caterpillar infestation in Saskatchewan. Between June and September 2017, clinicians at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre examined four horses of varying ages and from …

March 21st, 2021 Full story »


Tour time for horse enthusiasts

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is offering a tour of its equine health facilities and resources on Friday morning, Feb. 14, as part of the 2020 Saskatchewan Equine Expo’s attractions. The equine health tour will take place at the WCVM’s Veterinary Medical Centre — the veterinary referral facility for all of Western Canada and the only veterinary teaching …

October 23rd, 2019 Full story »


Equine sarcoids: a mystery gone viral

Not all detectives wear fancy hats and trench coats with a magnifying glass tucked in the pocket. Some of them wear white lab coats and use powerful microscopes. “My dad’s a pathologist, so there you go. It’s the family business,” says Dr. Bruce Wobeser, associate professor of veterinary pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). “What’s appealing to …

October 01st, 2017 Full story »

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EHRF Research Grants: 2009-2010

What’s the best way to characterize and localize BPV? Drs. Andy Allen, Bruce Wobeser, Janet Hill and Beverly Kidney, WCVM                   Many scientists consider bovine papillomavirus (BPV) as the cause of sarcoids, benign skin tumours that are often diagnosed in horses. However, recent studies have shown that BPV DNA is also found in the normal skin and in non-sarcoid skin …

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