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Virginia Tech Equine Hospital Offers Laparoscopic Ovariectomies

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

Marion DuPont Scott EMC Cares for Foals At Risk

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

New System Available for Fracture Repair at Marion duPont Scott EMC

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

Equine Vet Tech Symposium Planned in January

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

History Channel Features Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

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

Equine Ambulance Hits the Road for Marion duPont Scott Center

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

Virginia Tech Offers New Equine Ophthalmology Service

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

First Responders Learn Horse Handling Basics at Virginia Tech

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

Virginia Tech Vets Tackle Upper Respiratory Disorders

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

Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Hosts Pony Club Members

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

Lameness Surgeon Joins Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Faculty

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

Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Pledged $10 Million Gift

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

Performing Colic Surgery on Zebra: Virginia Tech Equine Vets Earn their Stripes

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

Horse Owner Lecture Series Offered at VaTech Equine Medical Center

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

Horse Owner Receives VaTech Equine Medical Center Service Award

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

New VaTech Equine Center Faculty Member to Focus on Molecular Research

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

Caring for Critically Ill Foals at Virginia Tech's Equine Medical Center

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

Managing an Equine Medical Emergency

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

Elective Surgeries on the Rise at Va. Tech Equine Medical Center

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

Gait Analysis System Tests Underway at Va. Tech Equine Medical Center

"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

Acupuncture and Pain Relief for Horses

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

Better Diagnosis of Bone and Soft Tissue Injuries Through MRI

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