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Equine Medicine

Caitlyn Coleman

Jun 17, 2024

From a Texas Equine Hospital, Caitlyn Coleman Reports

JUNE 13, 2024 Hello from Texas again! This week I found myself at Signature Equine Hospital in Stephenville, Texas. Signature is a nine-doctor practice that focuses on sports medicine and performance problems in western performance horses. Each day began with morning treatments at 7 a.m. on all patients in the hospital, hospital rounds with the… 

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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. 

Kate Hepworth, clinical assistant professor of equine medicine at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. Photo by John Joyner/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Aug 26, 2019

New to the CVM Family: Meet Kate Hepworth

Kate Hepworth is a clinical assistant professor of equine medicine at the NC State Veterinary Hospital. 

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Jul 31, 2019

N.C. Sees First Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Case of the Year

A 4-year-old unvaccinated mare in Cumberland County has been euthanized after contracting North Carolina’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis this year, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports. A mosquito-borne disease preventable by vaccination, EEE causes inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. It is usually fatal. People, horses and birds… 


Jul 24, 2019

CVM Surgeon Offers Insight into Early Equine Colic Prevention

When he talks about horse colic, equine surgeon Anthony Blikslager usually talks about antibiotics and biomarkers, about lesions and intestinal-scarring parasites.  He talks about twisted bowels and impacted colons and hernias. But in his latest published study, Blikslager steps out of the operating room and into horse stables to talk directly to owners about what… 

close up of horse's muzzle

Jul 26, 2018

N.C. Sees its Third Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the Year

EEE is spread by mosquitoes and causes brain and spinal cord inflammation... 

Apr 16, 2018

Committed to Improving Horse Health

“This is the place that fosters the clinician-scientist best of all the places across the country,” says Johanna Elfenbein, assistant professor of equine medicine... 

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Aug 24, 2017

Equine Infectious Anemia Case Confirmed in North Carolina

A mule in Johnston County has tested positive for equine infectious anemia, according to a release from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It is the first documented case in the state since 2005. The North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory discovered the infection after a routine blood test. The case was confirmed… 

horse with owner

Jan 17, 2017

Paying It Forward for Fritz and Softy

The Greenwalds of Efland, North Carolina, know their horses. Remembering their experience with NC State, they decided to endow the Fritz and Softy Equine Scholarship at the... 


May 23, 2012

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Researcher Investigates Solutions to Equine Pain

Dr. Sam Jones, professor of equine medicine at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine,  is interested in how inflammation is triggered and regulated and how inflammation contributes to the pathophysiology of diseases such as colitis, equine colic, sepsis, and endotoxemia. The pain horses experience with these and other issues, including laminitis, is not well understood and is the focus…