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Colorado State University's (CSU) Orthopaedic Research Center (ORC) was launched Nov. 1 with a formal dedication ceremony and open house. Led by Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, and his scientific team, the Center will continue investigations benefiting the musculoskeletal health of horses and humans.

Located just behind the existing James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins, the ORC includes the newly constructed Gail Holmes Equine Orthopaedic Research Center. That Center has a state-of-the-art surgical suite and the renovated and enlarged Orthopaedic Research Laboratory.

"We finally have the space and facilities to match our knowledge and our goals," McIlwraith said. "This is the culmination of a long-term, ambitious campaign. We've worked to build the team talent and the facility that will be able to produce the kind of research results to make life better for horses and people."

Research projects currently in progress at the Orthopaedic Research Center include the use of gene therapy to treat arthritis, defining fluid markers that predict orthopedic disease, and the use of computer joint modeling to research fractures and methods of preventing them. For more information, see article #3933 at www.TheHorse.com.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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