The Triple Crown:
The Kentucky Derby May 2, 2015
The Preakness Stakes May 16, 2015
The Belmont Stakes June 6, 2015
The Breeders' Cup - Lexington, Kentucky
October 30 & 31, 2015
Equine surgical innovations
A pair of unique surgical procedures performed on animals promises to revolutionize the ways surgeons repair cartilage and meniscus tears. In the first set of procedures, a cross institutional, interdisciplinary team of surgeons and researchers tried a new method for cartilage repair on horses at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals on August 21 ...(more).....
Cornell opens equine hospital close to Belmont
Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine opened Cornell
Ruffian Equine Specialists, a referral and emergency care
hospital, near the Belmont Racetrack backstretch on Long
Island in Elmont, N.Y. on March 31, 2014. ...(more).....
Paternal genes make placentas
The mule has served humankind as a beast of burden from the
time of Aristotle to the present day in the developing world.
This hybrid between a male donkey and female horse and its
lesser known relative, the hinny (a cross between a stallion
and a female donkey), have made important contributions to
our understanding of biology, particularly genetics....(more).
Soothing fraying nerves
The Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund committee has selected equine surgeon Dr. Jon Cheetham as the first Zweig Research Scientist, a new position for junior faculty at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine who show promise and productivity in equine research ...(more).....
Keeping blood free to flow
Even in their mother's wombs unborn foals need proper blood flow to survive and grow.
A clot cutting off blood to the wrong place can spell disaster or death. That's exactly what happens.... (more).