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Hurricane Isaac Equine Rescues Chronicled

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team rescued numerous of horses from the storm and its aftermath. Read More

LSU Seeking Horses With Moon Blindness for Study

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking donation of horses afflicted with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)--also known as moon blindness--to participate in a study investigating the role of bacterial infection in the Read More

LSU Researcher Receives Grant for Adult Stem Cell Research

Mandi Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has received one of 17 research grants from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation for her project, "Equine Bone Regeneration with Read More

Grandin Discusses Animal Welfare at LSU

Temple Grandin, PhD, was the featured speaker at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) on Jan. 26 when she gave her presentation entitled, "Animals and Autism." She discussed proper handling of large animals, includ Read More

LSU Receives Donation in Support of Disaster Management

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine has received a grant from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) for $20,000 in support of a State/Regional Disaster Management Training Program. The $20,000 from the AVMF Read More

Tips for Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. Here are some tips from the Read More

LSU Vet School Art Show Features Animals

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's 23rd Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art begins with an opening reception on March 27 at 6 p.m. in the school's library. The exhibition will be on display in the School of Veterinary Read More

Louisiana Vet Aids Haiti Animal Response

The trip's mission was to assist the Haitian people with animal-related issues arising from recent earthquakes. The ARCH coalition is focusing on restoring community structure by treating livestock, poultry, donkeys, and horses in affected areas, and Read More

Winter Barn Preparation Starts Before the Freeze

Horse owners need to make plans to protect the animals from a possible deadly combination of extreme cold and rain, said Louisiana State University AgCenter equine agent Howard J. Cormier, MS

"Weak adults and newborn colts can&# Read More

Large Animal Rescue Training Covered for Louisiana State Partner Groups

Partner groups of the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) combined their expertise Nov 13-15 in Minden, La., for a course in technical large animal emergency rescue (TLAER). The course was held at the LSU Fire & Emergency Trainin Read More

Old Horse Saved from Louisiana Flood

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) partnered with local Ouachita Parish officials and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to rescue and evacuate a geriatric horse from the rising floodwaters of the Ouachita River on Nov. 9, 2009, i Read More

LSU Equine Drug Testing Lab Receives Racehorse Contract Extension

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Medication Surveillance Laboratory (EMSL) has received a three-year extension of its contract with the Louisiana State Racing Commission to provide drug testing of racehorses Read More

LSU Vets Aid Horses Trapped in Trailer

Veterinarians from Louisiana State University (LSU) responded to an emergency call the evening of May 30 after learning that two horses were trapped in an overturned horse trailer as a result of a single vehicle accident.

LSU veterinarians, Read More

Hurricane Season Tips for Horse Owners

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. Here are some tips from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team Read More

LSU Veterinary School Offers MRI for Horses

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine recently acquired a Hitachi Echelon 1.5 Tesla MRI unit. This is the first and only high field MRI unit in the state of Louisiana for veterinary use. Since March 30, the LSU Veterinary Teaching Read More

LSU Vet School Names Summer Scholars Participants

Seventeen students have been selected to participate in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Summer Scholars Program, an introduction to biomedical research through research-driven activities. The 2009 Summer Scholars Program is funded by the Read More

Equine Researcher Honored as LSU Distinguished Alumni

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine honored two alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at its 77th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. The recipients are Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD, Read More

LSU Veterinary Hospital Carries on after Hurricane Gustav

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital remained open for emergency service following Hurricane Gustav. Since the storm struck the Louisiana coast, the Veterinary Teaching Read More

LSU Equine Opens Hotline for Horse Owners in Need

In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine and team members of the Equine Health Studies Program have developed a call center for the purpose of responding to the potential needs Read More

Prepare Plans and Farms for Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season upon us, Louisiana State University (LSU) is reminding horse owners of steps they can take to ready themselves in advance for evacuation, as well as other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. Read More