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Equine Health

Members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine ophthalmology and Large Animal Hospital teams pose with Myra, a brown Dutch warmblood mare.

Feb 20, 2024

Groundbreaking Transplant at NC State Helps Jumping Horse Stay the Course

Aided by cutting-edge growth factor research and state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, NC State ophthalmologists successfully performed one of the largest equine corneal transplants ever reported. 

Miss Rodeo North Carolina, Rachel Gagliardi, poses in a laboratory. She has long, dark hair and glasses and is wearing a cowboy hat, a pageant sash and a brown and turquoise jacket.

Jan 18, 2024

From Research Fellow to Rodeo Royalty, Dual-Degree Student Rides High

Rachel Gagliardi, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine student and Miss Rodeo North Carolina 2023, seizes every opportunity to excel in the research lab, the rodeo arena and beyond. 

A horse getting a standing CT scan

Apr 12, 2023

NC State’s New Standing CT a Game-Changer for Equine Care

In its continuous quest to offer the best of veterinary care, the NC State Veterinary Hospital has installed standing CT equipment that allows our equine experts to scan the heads and throat latches of horses without having to put the animals under general anesthesia. “Horses are big animals, and recovery from anesthesia is a big event… 

Feb 16, 2021

Gonzalez Named NC State University Faculty Scholar

Liara Gonzalez is behind some of the most innovative research coming out of the CVM in recent years, using large animal models to translate findings into treatments for both humans and animals. 

CVM horses

Feb 15, 2021

Study: ‘Stealthy’ Stem Cells Better for Treating Tendon Injuries in Horses

The research could simplify the stem cell treatment process for ligament and tendon injuries in horses, and may also have implications for human stem cell therapies. 


Feb 3, 2021

Gilger Awarded Prestigious Ocular Medicine Fellowship

Professor of Ophthalmology Brian Gilger is just the second-ever veterinarian to receive the honor. 

vet walks horse

Dec 10, 2020

NC State Equine Ph.D. Student Bayless Named AAEP Fellow

The grant will support Rosemary Bayless’ research into innovative treatment approaches for inflammation in horses. 

horse with foal

Dec 2, 2020

NC State DVM Student Tufts Awarded Zoetis/Foundation for the Horse Equine Scholarship

The scholarship honors veterinary students for academic excellence, leadership and dedication to equine medicine. 

Brian Gilger examines horse's eye

Nov 13, 2020

NC State Veterinary Medicine’s Gilger Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Brian Gilger, who received the honor from Auburn University, has made invaluable contributions to the understanding and treatment of equine ocular disease. 

Fall foliage on the CVM campus

Oct 29, 2020

NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, October 2020

Diversity and inclusion series, a new scholarship endowment and more from a busy month at the CVM.