3 must-reads for World Horse Day 2024


Check out these 3 article on the latest news in equine medicine



In veterinary medicine, professionals are steadfast witnesses to the enduring bond between humans and equines, a bond celebrated annually on World Horse Day. Join us in commemorating World Horse Day by reviewing the latest news and innovations within equine medicine that will help our equine patients live a long and happy life with their owners.

From an USDA funded study investigating reproductive abnormalities and sterility in horses to largest equine corneal transplant to date, there is something here for everyone. Check out the articles:

  • The largest equine corneal transplant ever reported: North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine announced that its ophthalmologists helped Myra, a show-jumping Dutch warmblood horse, by successfully completing the most extensive resection and corneal transplant every document in an equine patient.
  • USDA is funding a study of reproductive abnormalities and sterility in horses: Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in College Station received a $640,000 grant from the USDA for researchers to study abnormalities in sex development affecting reproductive capabilities of some horses.
  • How to apply a phalangeal cast in horses: Equine patients suffering from distal limb wounds of the pastern and the foot of the horse are commonly treated using an phalangeal cast. Allison A. Stewart, DVM, MS, DACVS, outlined effective treatment for stabilizing a horse’s wounded pastern or food region.
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