Horse owners who want free tips on equine health are invited to attend a free series of lectures this summer at UC Davis. • Photo by Molly Montag.

Equine Hoof Care, First Aid Subject Of UC Davis Seminars

Two seminars planned this summer by the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) will provide horse owners with the latest information about equine health.

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Releases Study on Gastric Ulceration

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, the oldest and one of the largest private equine veterinary facilities in the world, submitted a study that was peer reviewed and published in the March 2017 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, showing treatment with a polysaccharide blend reduced gastric ulceration in active horses.

UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

PETscannerUC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image horses.The University of California (UC) – Davis veterinary hospital recently acquired a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, becoming the first veterinary facility in the world to utilize the imaging technology for equine patients. In association with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Equine Health (CEH), the hospital will launch use of the PET scanner in the summer of 2016. The unit has been acquired for research and clinical studies on lameness diagnosis in horses.