Purdue University renames renown equine hospital
The clinic's new name, Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital, reflects the university's partnership with Caesars Entertainment and its support of the Indiana equine industry.
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine recently renamed its renowned equine hospital in Shelbyville, Indiana to the Caesars Entertainment Specialty Hospital. The new name reflects its partnership with Caesars Entertainment and its support of the Indiana equine industry.
Since 2019, Caesars Entertainment has contributed approximately $1.5 million to the hospital to help provide the latest diagnostics and therapeutics for equine medicine.
“We are delighted that Caesars Entertainment will be part of the mission of our hospital,” says Ellen Lowery, DVM, PhD, MBA, director of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital in the release. “Everything we do there is state of the art and involves the most current diagnostics and therapeutics, so I’m excited to see the continued innovation we are able to provide for our patients and clientele.”
The facility offers an expert level of medical services to performance horses. Some of these specialized services include:
- Advanced equine surgery (eg, long-bone fracture repair)
- Orthopedic examinations involving advanced diagnostic imaging (eg, nuclear scintigraphy/bone scan)
- Digital radiography, ultrasound, and dynamic endoscopy
- Treatments that incorporate a range of biologics and stem cell therapy
According to the release, the hospital also plans to add to its innovative services through the installation of a specialized large gantry helical CT scanning machine, which senior equine surgeon Timm Gudehus, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, says will be the "first installation of its kind” within the US.
“The Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital is an integral piece of Indiana’s racing community and continues to prove itself as a vital resource for horse owners, trainers, and breeders,” says Joseph Morris, Caesars Entertainment vice president of racing.
“Providing foundational and experiential learning for Purdue students, this pioneering facility is blazing trails in the advancement of care for the horse,” Morris adds.
To learn more about Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital and its mission, go here.