January 2, 2018
A Helping Hand for Critically Ill Newborn Foals
When Nimet Browne was 6, she moved to a small town in Tennessee. Her subdivision was across the street from a barn offering horse riding lessons. “Every time I passed it I just whined and whined about how badly I wanted to ride horses,” Browne said. “Finally, my parents gave in and that was it.
November 13, 2017
Equine Surgeon Committed to Compassionate Care
She grew up on a beef cattle farm, but they were never the only animals in Callie Fogle’s life. Many were strays she and her sister could not resist nurturing back to health and then releasing. They kept squirrels and baby birds and a one-eyed Siamese cat. They also always had horses. Fogle, clinical associate
October 16, 2017
National Veterinary Technician Week: Meet Heather Hopkinson
We continue our salute to veterinary technicians this week with the second in a series of profiles of some of the vet techs at the NC State Veterinary Hospital who play such a critical role in the healthcare of animal patients. These highly-trained professionals are comparable to nurses in human medicine, and their dedication and
September 15, 2017
CVM Seeing High Number of Equine Fungal Eye Infections
The NC State Veterinary Hospital’s equine ophthalmology service reports treating an increased number of horses with eye infections caused by fungi. Fungal keratitis can develop after an injury to the cornea. It is common in horses, but the high frequency of cases seen during the past few weeks is unusual, said Brian Gilger, CVM professor
September 11, 2017
Tiny Cellular Worlds, Big Medical Breakthrough
They’re called “mini guts,” and they are a leap forward in the study and prevention of devastating intestinal diseases in horses. Researchers at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine have successfully isolated and recreated the innermost layer of a horse’s intestine using stem cells. All the intricate nooks and crannies of intestinal cells can
August 24, 2017
Equine Infectious Anemia Case Confirmed in North Carolina
A mule in Johnston County has tested positive for equine infectious anemia, according to a release from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It is the first documented case in the state since 2005. The North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory discovered the infection after a routine blood test. The case was confirmed
August 6, 2017
Grad Student Makes an Impact on Equine Medicine
Emily Martin, Class of 2018, is researching new ways to inhibit inflammation in horses, a project that she finds endlessly interesting and brimming with potential...
July 5, 2017
For the Love of Horses
For CVM supporter Bill Thompson, an NC State alum, it all started with a horse named Cactus Wimpy...
January 24, 2017
An Investment in Equine Excellence
This year, the decision was made to invest the funds in an annual scholarship in the amount of $5,000 awarded to a deserving student with the goal of practicing equine medicine. Callie Fogle, a clinical associate professor of equine surgery, explains...