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Equine Foundation of Canada Gives a New Dimension to Research

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   February 18, 2011 14:10



Dr. Heather Chalmers performing ultrasound.  Provided by Dr. Heather Chalmers.


Thanks to the generous donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada, the Ontario Veterinary College will be upgrading their ultrasound equipment enabling 3-Dimensional imaging.  Images generated by this unique equipment can be viewed and manipulated interactively.  Measurements of anatomic and pathologic structures will be easier to obtain and more precise.  This technology will be of great assistance advancing Dr. Heather Chalmer’s work on upper airway disease funded through Equine Guelph.  Dr. Chalmer’s work is a joint venture with the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre and the Robarts Imaging Institute, who are matching the donation in kind.   Future projects involving tendon imaging are also anticipated with potential for expanding the understanding of muscle degeneration, fine structures in tendons and their healing.  “On behalf of our research team, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Equine Foundation of Canada for their generous donation,” says Dr. Chalmers, OVC radiology. 


Notes to Editor:

Equine Guelph is the horse owners’ and care givers’ Centre at the University of Guelph.  It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups.  Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole.  For further information, visit www.equineguelph.ca.





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