A research program at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, the Early Investigator Program, will focus on the equine musculoskeletal system. * Photograph by Jim Graham

University of Pennsylvania & MARS Equestrian Launch Effort Focused on Equine Musculoskeletal Health

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and MARS Equestrian ™ partnered on a research program designed to advance frontiers in equine health. Its first project will study the equine musculoskeletal system.

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.