Horse Health Lines (Summer 2010) now online
The Summer 2010 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!
Here's an overview of what you will find inside this issue of Horse Health Lines:
• $76,000 for 7 Studies: The EHRF earmarks $76,000 for seven equine research studies that will be conducted by WCVM researchers during 2010-11.
• Pergolide’s Dose Strength Critical to Health: PhD student Dr. Katherine Ball shows that concentrations of pergolide are lower than expected in compounded doses.
• Dr. Claire Card: Equine Baby-maker: WCVM’s Dr. Claire Card has helped to bring many foals into the world that wouldn’t have been born without a helping hand from science.
• Putting a Prairie Spin to Deworming: A WCVM study will investigate the intestinal parasite load of horses living on the Prairies so clinicians can establish Prairie-based deworming programs.
• Young Equine Steward: Horses and equine welfare have a special place in the heart of third-year veterinary student Taryn Holtby of Marshall, Sask.
• Genetic Study Spot On: A new study confirms that a single gene causes congenital stationary night blindness and leopard complex spotting in Appaloosas.
ON OUR FRONT COVER: Third-year veterinary student Taryn Holtby received the 2010 Equine Welfare Young Steward of the Future Award of Distinction this spring. Visit page 13 for more details.