Toni-Anne Saworski, a WCVM graduate student as well as a horse owner and competitor, will be a panellist during the research panel discussion on Feb. 8. Photo: Jessica Colby.

WCVM hosts equine research discussion

Horse health research is the focus of an upcoming virtual panel discussion that's asking for input from horse owners about current and future research studies at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

By WCVM Today

The online discussion, which will take place at 7 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Feb. 8, is titled "How does research improve your horse's health?" During the one-hour event, panellists will talk about their perspectives on equine research and answer questions from horse owners. Discussion topics include the following points:

  • What's new in horse health research at the WCVM and across Western Canada?
  • How do your horses benefit from research studies conducted in the West?
  • What are key horse health problems that researchers are working to solve?
  • If you could choose a health issue that needs further research, what would it be?

The panel will include the following researchers and horse owners:

  • Dr. James Carmalt, WCVM researcher
  • Dr. Joe Bracamonte, WCVM researcher
  • Toni-Anne Saworski, horse owner/competitor and WCVM graduate student
  • Shirley Brodsky, horse owner/breeder and advisory board member, Townsend Equine Health Research Fund (TEHRF)

Dr. Chris Clark, associate dean (academic) at the WCVM, will be the panel's moderator.

The Feb. 8 panel discussion is part of the WCVM's 2021-22 EquineED Talks series that features a variety of horse health presentations given by members of the WCVM's equine clinical team. While all of the EquineED Talks are free for all horse enthusiasts, you must register online to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Please visit the WCVM EquineED Talks web page to register.