August 26, 2019
New to the CVM Family: Meet Kate Hepworth
Kate Hepworth is a clinical assistant professor of equine medicine at the NC State Veterinary Hospital.
July 31, 2019
N.C. Sees First Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Case of the Year
A 4-year-old unvaccinated mare in Cumberland County has been euthanized after contracting North Carolina’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis this year, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports. A mosquito-borne disease preventable by vaccination, EEE causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. It is usually fatal. People, horses and birds
July 24, 2019
CVM Surgeon Offers Insight into Early Equine Colic Prevention
When he talks about horse colic, equine surgeon Anthony Blikslager usually talks about antibiotics and biomarkers, about lesions and intestinal-scarring parasites. He talks about twisted bowels and impacted colons and hernias. But in his latest published study, Blikslager steps out of the operating room and into horse stables to talk directly to owners about what
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...
April 16, 2018
Committed to Improving Horse Health
“This is the place that fosters the clinician-scientist best of all the places across the country,” says Johanna Elfenbein, assistant professor of equine medicine...
October 14, 2017
2017 Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Symposium
This unique two-day seminar will feature lectures and live demonstrations by internationally recognized authorities and prominent local veterinarians. The goal for attendees is to gain a better understanding of the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport horse injuries as well as the anatomy, pathophysiology, and treatment of laminitis.
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
January 17, 2017
Paying It Forward for Fritz and Softy
The Greenwalds of Efland, North Carolina, know their horses. Remembering their experience with NC State, they decided to endow the Fritz and Softy Equine Scholarship at the...
May 23, 2012
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Researcher Investigates Solutions to Equine Pain
Dr. Sam Jones, professor of equine medicine at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is interested in how inflammation is triggered and regulated and how inflammation contributes to the pathophysiology of diseases such as colitis, equine colic, sepsis, and endotoxemia. The pain horses experience with these and other issues, including laminitis, is not well understood and is the focus