Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research News Capsules
Thanks in part to Zweig funding, Cornell veterinarian and scientist Dr. Dorothy Ainsworth, professor of large animal medicine, and a team of collaborators have begun to unveil the genomic underpinnings of recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN), or roaring.
Zweig Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Doug Antczak
Doug Antczak, the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine with the Baker Institute for Animal Health, was an invited speaker at the festival, where he presented his research on the genetic relationships between Arabians and other horse breeds.... more
Dr. Robert Weiss Appointed as new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
On October 1, 2017, Dr. Robert Weiss, professor of Biomedical Sciences, became Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, following the role that Dr. Bettina Wagner filled from 2014 to 2017. “I’m excited about this opportunity,” Weiss says... more
Dr. Joy Tomlinson research associate in the lab of Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle, the 2017 Harry M. Zweig Assistant Professor in Equine Health, is working with colleagues on research that may lead to better treatment and screening for Theiler's disease in horses, and a system for developing a hepatitis C vaccine for humans... more
Dr. Julia Felippe, Associate Professor of large animal medicine, was the first Harry M. Zweig Assistant Professor in Equine Health. Her research program, which has been funded by Zweig, an NIH Director's New Innovator Award, USDA NIFA, and Morris Animal Foundation, studies equine immunology, more ....
June of 2015 saw the end of Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists’ (CRES) inaugural year, a milestone met with celebration and excitement for the future. To mark the occasion....(more)
Osterarthritis is the leading cause of a horse's premature retirement from an athletci career....(more)
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’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).....
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).