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 the Storm: 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.
September 30, 2018
CVM Equine Research Projects Receive USEA Funding
Studies from Lauren Schnabel, CVM assistant professor of equine orthopedic surgery, and Jessica Gilbertie, a graduate student and member of Schnabel’s research lab, have been approved for funding by the USEA’s Board of Governors.
September 17, 2018
Hurricane Florence: NC State Equine Health Center Opens Horse Shelter
As a service to the North Carolina equine community, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine has opened temporary shelter space at the Equine Health Center at Southern Pines for horses displaced by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. Paddocks spaces are available for horses in stable health condition. All horses must have an up-to-date rabies
July 31, 2018
NC State University Veterinarian on Protecting Horses from Eastern Equine Encephalitis
State of North Carolina officials have now confirmed at least one equine death attributed to Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a viral disease that affects the nervous system in people as well as horses. Most equine cases of the disease are reported at the end of summer and early fall so the EEE season is beginning. While the disease can be deadly,
July 26, 2018
N.C. Sees its Third Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the Year
EEE is spread by mosquitoes and causes brain and spinal cord inflammation...