April 8, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Mike Cissell
Mike Cissell recently joined the NC State Veterinary Hospital as a clinical veterinarian in the equine emergency service at the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center.
March 26, 2019
Potomac Horse Fever in NC: What Owners Should Know
Following a cluster of Potomac horse fever cases reported in eastern North Carolina, the NC State Veterinary Hospital’s equine service is urging horse owners to go over prevention and treatment options with their veterinarians. Potomac horse fever is a non-contagious, infectious disease caused by the bacterium Neorickettsia risticii, affecting horses regardless of age, breed and
March 25, 2019
Bailey Awarded Funding for Equine Reproductive Disease Research
A study on a new treatment for a leading cause of equine reproductive loss led by the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Scott Bailey is one of just a handful of projects receiving the latest funding from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Bailey, CVM associate professor of theriogenology, the veterinary branch focused on reproductive
March 13, 2019
NC State, NC Horse Council Forge Partnership Focused on Equine Industry
The leadership of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the NC Horse Council met recently to discuss needs and opportunities for the state’s equine industry. The equine industry is a vital component of the North Carolina agricultural industry, providing a major contribution to the state’s
February 13, 2019
Early Success Shown in Alternative Therapy for Equine Eye Disease
An innovative stem cell therapy first used at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine shows strong promise in treating a chronic equine eye disease. In a new proof-of-concept study, stem cells were injected under the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the front of the eye, of four horses not responding well to the usual treatment
November 18, 2018
A Sharp Vision for Veterinary Ophthalmology
A new imaging system joins a collection of advanced tools used by the ophthalmology service: a 50-megahertz ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. Both tools are non-invasive; the imaging is completed with little to no touching of the eye.
November 7, 2018
Winter 2018 The Oath Magazine
For this special edition of The Oath, we're celebrating everything equine. As North Carolina's impactful horse industry continues to grow and diversify, the CVM remains committed to innovative therapies and state-of-the-art medical care that is practiced here each and every day.
November 6, 2018
After Highway Fall, an Extraordinary Recovery
The inscription on the Gallop of Honor plaque couldn’t be more fitting: “Colby: the miracle horse!” Pamela Johnson of Pikeville, N.C., said in March, 15-year-old Colby was in a trailer on his way back to the Johnsons’ barn. They were about to take an exit off Highway 70 near home when a truck driver got
October 30, 2018
A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
For NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students and faculty, the World Equestrian Games offered an unprecedented opportunity to provide large-animal care and oversight at the largest sporting event to be held in the U.S. this year and one of the five largest international events.
October 8, 2018
After Florence: Animal Health Risks
Among the health dangers are diseases transmitted by insects attracted to stagnant water, making those living in or near flooded areas particularly vulnerable. Owners are urged to keep animals away from standing water and to particularly avoid having horses drink or immerse themselves in standing water.