Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Articles by duPont Equine Med Marion
February 20, 2010
Combining their surgical expertise with state-of-the-art laparoscopic equipment, veterinary specialists at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center have been able to remove certain mares' ovaries in a surgical procedure Read More
March 06, 2009
Welcoming a healthy foal can be a challenge when the mare or the foal has health problems. At Virginia Tech's Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, expert faculty and staff have experience in helping achieve a good birthing outcome as well Read More
November 07, 2008
When a human fractures an arm or leg, the results are pain, discomfort, and inconvenience. When a horse fractures a limb, however, the consequences are more serious--possibly even life-threatening.
While the surgical specialists at Virginia Read More
November 04, 2008
Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians' Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, scheduled for Jan. 8 through 11, 2009.
The symposium offers continuing education Read More
October 11, 2008
Billy the Kid just shot two deputies and has escaped from prison. He's making his getaway on horseback. Just how far can he expect his horse to go--and at what speed?
To provide realistic answers to those and other questions, a production Read More
September 19, 2008
They travel up to five hours one way to staff an event--and during the whole trip, they hope their services won't be needed when they get there. The five-member ambulance crew from Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center and Read More
April 24, 2008
Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has added an ophthalmology service through an alliance with Scottsdale, Ariz., based Eye Care for Animals. The new offering, which became available on March 4, is provided by Gwendolyn Lynch Read More
April 04, 2008
Emergency personnel often have their first experience handling horses when they are called to the scene of a trailer collision, barn fire, or other crisis situation.
In order to better prepare fire, police, and medical professionals for Read More
March 07, 2008
At Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, a variety of treatments are available for correcting disorders of the upper respiratory system and improving the odds of performance success.
Equine upper respiratory disorders ofte Read More
February 01, 2008
According to a USDA equine survey, Virginia was home to an estimated 215,000 horses in 2006. It comes as no surprise that in a state so heavily populated with horses, many children are fascinated with learning to care for the animals. One Read More
January 18, 2008
M. Norris Adams, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as a clinical assistant professor in equine lameness and surgery. In this role, Adams will focus on elective orthopedic procedures and will Read More
December 18, 2007
Shelley Duke, owner and manager of Rallywood Farm in Middleburg, Va., has pledged a gift of more than $10 million through her estate to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
This estate gift, which is the largest in the Read More
November 08, 2007
For Brown, who has performed hundreds of colic surgeries on horses, having a patient with stripes was highly unusual but technically very similar. Read More
November 01, 2007
Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has announced the schedule for its 2007-08 "Tuesday Talks." This series of lectures is designed to provide veterinarians, horse owners, and horse professionals with valuable insight and Read More
October 05, 2007
Shelley Duke, owner and manager of Rallywood Farm in Middleburg, Va., has been named the first recipient of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's Distinguished Service Award.
The accolade was established to Read More
September 20, 2007
Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, PhD, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as an assistant professor of equine surgery. In this tenure track appointment, Barrett will be utilizing the center's newly constructed molecular Read More
August 15, 2007
During the first 30 days of life, foals are especially sensitive to bacteria and other dangers commonly found in their surroundings. Each year between January and June, dozens of these foals are brought to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Read More
June 24, 2007
Quality care and rapid response time can mean the difference between life and death for a sick or injured horse.
Although each patient is unique, advanced planning for critical situations can tip the odds in favor of a successful outcome. Read More
June 08, 2007
A greater number of owners are choosing to have elective surgeries, typically defined as non-emergency procedures, performed on their horses at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
The center's five board certified Read More
April 25, 2007
"Previous gait analysis systems were based on computer images that were sometimes misleading," said Keoughan. "This system will enable us to optimize hoof balance and comfort leading to heightened performance and success." Read More
February 09, 2007
Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders such as lameness. It can also be beneficial for eye problems, colic (although it will not fix a surgical colic), respiratory disorders, anhidrosis Read More
February 08, 2007
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique that has been used for human diagnosis since the 1980's but is a relatively new diagnostic tool in treating horses. It provides incredibly sharp and detailed pictures of soft Read More