C. Wayne Mcllwraith, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS

C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, is Director of the Orthopaedic Research Center, Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University, and a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Articles by C. Wayne Mcllwraith

Equine Research Priorities

In 2009 the AAEP Foundation conducted a survey to assess the thoughts and opinions of the membership in defining and prioritizing the needs for equine health research. This followed an initial survey in 2003 to establish needs for equine research... Read More

The Future of Racehorse Injury Prevention: A Commentary

I testified as part of the "Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse" Congressional hearing June 19. It was both disillusioning and enlightening. Read More

Protecting Equine Athletes from Osteoarthritis

Since most horses are used for recreational or performance activities, soundness is understandably of vital importance to horse owners. A 2003 study suggested that 60% of lameness problems in horses are related to osteoarthritis, thus stressing the Read More

What You Don't Know Could Hurt

As a horse owner, you are regularly bombarded with advertisements for various products that will supposedly cure your horse's arthritis. On the other hand, you might have noticed that your veterinarian uses pharmaceutical products that are Read More

Continuing Education at the AAEP Convention

T he American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently held its 45th Annual Convention in Albuquerque, N.M. More than 2,600 veterinarians attended, plus spouses, veterinary students, technicians, and exhibitors. Ben Franklin, DVM, Read More

New Treatment For Joint Disease

Both the equine practitioner and the horse owner have been barraged with a number of new treatments for arthritis in joint injury, a common problem to anyone who owns horses. Some, such as Adequan and hyaluronic acid, have been around for a Read More