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.

By WCVM Today

Photo: Myrna MacDonald.

Here’s a quick look inside the issue:

Practical veterinarian
Dr. José Antonio Guerra’s desire to be more than just a general equine veterinarian led him to a residency program in equine surgery at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). 

Life after laminitis
A Saskatchewan horse named Jessie survives laminitis, thanks to her owner’s exceptional efforts and her health care team’s dedication.

Equine abortions: Chlamydia a culprit?
A team of WCVM researchers are running a study to determine whether the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci is a factor in equine abortions.

Melanoma and grey horses
WCVM veterinary student Whitney Jiricka takes a look at equine melanoma, a type of cancer that is much more common in grey horses than horses of other colours.

Galloping Gazette
A round-up of the latest equine health news at the WCVM. This issue's column includes information about long-time WCVM professor Dr. Spence Barber's retirement and the upcoming Saskatchewan Equine Expo in late October as well as an overview of the latest equine-related research publications. 

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