Horse Health Lines (Autumn 2009) now online
The Autumn 2009 issue of Horse Health Lines is now available online. View your own full-colour copy of the WCVM Equine Health Research Fund's news publication in a new, reader-friendly format!
In this issue, Horse Health Lines also invites all of its supporters to take an online reader survey and enter their names in a draw for one of three horse health care books. The deadline has been extended to December 31 so take a few minutes to complete our survey!
ON OUR FRONT COVER: Three-year-old Payten Keyowski of Shellbrook, Sask., and Sundance, a 16-year-old Arab gelding, wait to compete at the 2009 Prince Albert Exhibition's Pony Show — Payten's first show of her riding career.
Here's an overview of what you will find inside this issue of Horse Health Lines:
• EQUINE TEETH TELL VITAL HEALTH STORY: A WCVM research team complete a baseline study that identified the most common oral pathologies in horses. BONUS FEATURES: Read more about WCVM student Amanda Laycock's summer research experience on the equine dentistry study.
• POWER POINTS - EQUINE ACUPUNCTURE: A WCVM team led by Dr. Steve Manning are testing the effects of acupuncture on reproductive problems in mares. BONUS FEATURE: Read more about WCVM student Anne Marie de Leenheer's summer research experience on the acupuncture study.
• CD PREPS STUDENTS FOR REAL THING: Techniques in Equine Medicine: A Self-learning Module is a new educational CD that's hitting the third-year equine lab at the WCVM.
• IT'S A WRAP: WCVM's Large Animal Clinic now has upgraded surgery suites and nuclear scintigraphy technology.
• FATAL FEED: Toxicologist Dr. Barry Blakley explains why horses and monensin definitely don't mix.
• SOLD! BRICKLEY COLT RAISES $1,400 FOR RESEARCH: Bob and Lois Brickley of Moose Mountain Ranch repeated their generosity to the EHRF during their annual production sale in September.
• A BRIDGE TOO FAR: Ethyl alcohol falls short as a minimally-invasive option for fusing the pastern joint in horses diagnosed with high ringbone.