purebred Clydesdale gelding surrounded by children.
James, a Clydesdale gelding owned by Mikhaela Thrasher, visits with young horse enthusiasts at the 2023 WCVM Equine Education Day.

Horse Health Lines (Spring 2023) now online

The Spring 2023 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

Here’s a quick look inside the issue:

Townsend inducted to horse hall of fame
A lifetime of working to enhance horse health has earned a place of honour in the Saskatchewan Horse Federation’s (SHF) Hall of Fame for University of Saskatchewan (USask) alumnus and professor emeritus Dr. Hugh Townsend.

Saskatchewan Horse Federation awards vet for equine welfare
The Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) honoured veterinarian Dr. Nathalie Reisbig for her outstanding dedication to equine welfare. 

Lightning learning
Equine-focused graduate students at the WCVM recently participated in a "lightning rounds" session as part of the WCVM's annual EquineED Talks series for horse owners. 

Equine global ambassadors
A University of Saskatchewan (USask) program that fosters collaboration between educators around the world helped to transport large animal surgical specialist Dr. James Carmalt to South America for two weeks in January 2023.

Hormone baseline for West takes shape
As the number of older horses in Western Canada grows, so does the number of animals that are diagnosed with endocrine disorders such as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).

Galloping Gazette
A round-up of the latest equine health news at the WCVM. This issue's column includes congratulations to TEHRF donor Marg Southern on her Jubilee Medal, a memorial salute to Peggy McDonald and Eldon Bienert of the Equine Foundation o Canada, a quick review of the WCVM students' Equine Education Day, and a "Save the date" reminder for the 2023 Saskatchewan Equine Expo in October 2023. 

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