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Sept. 28: Free webinar to explain three equine diseases
September 12, 2016

horsePULLMAN, Wash. – A free webinar for horse owners, veterinarians and veterinary technicians at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, will clear up the confusion surrounding three important neurologic diseases in horses.

Vet student exhibits passion for horses; reception Jan. 31
January 9, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Kaylin-w-horses-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Kaylin Wells has sketched and doodled as long as she can remember. Her primary subject – horses – galloped surreptitiously across class notes, book margins and scraps of paper at school.

Veterinary society honors founder, historic collection
July 17, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Acclaimed veterinary historian, educator, publisher and editor J. Frederick Smithcors donated his 1,200-volume library to the Washington State University Libraries in 1978. Thirty-five years later, the American Veterinary Medical History Society will host an all-day Smithcors History of Veterinary Medicine Symposium Sunday, July 21, in Chicago to honor the late WSU donor and AVMHS founder/first president.

Smithcors’ veterinary history collection at WSU includes texts dating back to the 16th century and is considered one of the finest collections devoted to the history of veterinary medicine.

“We are grateful to be the beneficiaries of Dr. … » More …

WSU Polo Club seeks additional members
April 16, 2008



Kathy Damskov, Chole Dixon and Krista Coffey (l-r)  recruiting for the WSU Polo Club on Glenn Terrell Mall.



WSU Polo Club — the kind of polo played on horses, not in the water — is recruiting new members.


“Many people don’t know there is a horse polo team at WSU,” said Club President Kathy Damskov, as she spun the wooden polo mallet. 


To draw people’s interest, polo team members set up a wooden horse with a full-scale saddle on April 16 on Terrell … » More …

Horsemanship expert to speak at WSU
March 7, 2007

PULLMAN – Renowned horse behaviorist and natural horsemanship expert Dr. Robert M. Miller is coming to Pullman on April 28 to give two public seminars. “Behavior and Misbehavior of the Horse” begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. in room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education on the Pullman campus. Tickets cost $50 per person if pre-paid by April 11, and $60 at the door. Lunch is also available for $11 per person if ordered by April 11. Tickets are limited and pre-registration is suggested. There will also be a special evening session on foal training from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 … » More …

Shop designer brings research ideas to life
April 8, 2005

Gary Held’s father, an auto mechanic, wanted his son to attend college so he wouldn’t have to get his hands greasy and dirty, like him.Today, Held, armed with a degree in industrial education from Washington State University, spends his days plunging his hands into all types of electrical, mechanical and computerized construction and maintenance projects — including greasy ones — in the Dana Hall engineering shop. His efforts are focused on constructing devices to support university research projects.“I fix, build and design things, and sometimes teach students,” said Held, engineer technician III for the Engineering Shops Department. “I do a little bit of everything.”Held works … » More …

Fun, facts await horse fans at equine expo
September 3, 2004

Enjoy a day of fun and learn about equine health issues at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Second Annual Horse Conference and Expo on Saturday, Sept. 25, in Pullman. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $5. The expo closes at 5 p.m.Public demonstrations and lectures will be held on topics such as recognizing lameness in horses, training methods, general breed characteristics, equine dentistry and disease, and horse business and tax issues. Also, 4-H and FFA youth judging teams and individuals will compete. Tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be offered. Student clubs will host displays. Food and equine products will be for … » More …

Expertise, effort help horse foal survive complications
September 3, 2004

With advances in medical technology, Caesarean sections and inducing births have become somewhat commonplace procedures for assisting human childbirth. But equine delivery is a horse of a different color.“Horses are a completely different species from all others,” said Dr. Chantal Rothschild, a veterinary medical resident of the equine team at the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. “Some parts of the fetal maturation process occur only shortly before and even during birth. When the foal is born without this process completed, severe complications can result, such as respiratory distress, lack of a suckling reflex, gastrointestinal malfunctions and mental retardation. Tough alternatives“A large number of these … » More …

Vet college hosts imaging experts
January 9, 2004

One of the most dramatic medical tools invented in modern history is now helping one of man’s oldest friends — the horse.Thanks to recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advancements, veterinarians are getting an unsurpassed look at injuries to equine athletes and companions.Hosted by Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, imaging and horse experts from around the world recently gathered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for the first comprehensive meeting ever to be conducted in this relatively new field for veterinary medicine.“It’s ground breaking in the sense that we’re bringing some of the top radiologists and equine surgeons together to see problems in horses with MRI … » More …