Equine Health Program
The Equine Health Program at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine brings together horse owners, veterinarians, and college faculty on the issues, research, and advancements concerning horse health in North Carolina and beyond.
Equine Health Symposium
February 28 - March 1, 2015
Horse Owner, Caretaker and Rider Program
March 1, 2015
For more information and to register, visit Equine Health Symposium
- Disater Planning for your home and family
- Cold Weather Feeeding Practices for Horse - NCSU Extsion Horse Husbandry
- Emergencies & Your Horse
- Emergency Foaling Issues
- Barn Emergencies
- Stupid Trees To Have Around Horses
- Colic Brochure
For any infectious disease situations in North Carolina like EHV1 neurologic disease and others see the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Veterinary Division.
Current EHP News:
Various articles from The Horse:
- Horse Health Tips for Extreme Cold Weather
- The Quest to Conquer Laminitis
- Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium: Correcting Crushed Heels
- Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium: What is a Healthy Hoof?
- Equine Research Coordination Group
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Equine Practice: Great Information and Growing Pains
- The Eyes Have It at NC State
- N.C. State's College of Veterinary Medicine to Expand Equine Services
- NC State Veterinary Researchers Discover New Adverse Effects Associated with Systemic NSAID Use in Horses
- Colic's Under Attack at North Carolina State
- Medicating for Equine Colic
- Learning to Breathe Easier
- Reproduction: An Emerging Focus at North Carolina State
An equine area of excellence is a program within the Equine Health Program (EHP) that encompasses clinical service, research, and teaching. Clinical service can be related to work in the NCSU-CVM Equine Hospital for referring veterinarians and their clients or can occur in the hospital of a requesting veterinarian. Research can be examining hospital data retrospectively or prospectively or doing basic studies. Teaching can be lecturing and working with veterinary students in the clinics, working with house officers and post-graduate students, or developing training programs in the Equine Hospital or in out-reach programs for practicing veterinarians.
Currently we have identified four programs with their leaders that fit the definition of areas of excellence:
What is the Gallop of Honor? The Gallop of Honor is a fund within the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation (NCVMF/GOH) that accepts any donations toward equine health within the College of Veterinary Medicine. The money can be targeted toward overall management of the EHP program via the horse shoes program, where a donor can honor a person or horse in the Bronze ($250), Silver ($500) or Gold ($1000) categories. Donations can be also targeted toward personnel or specific projects.Our College is very young compared to most of the Veterinary Colleges in America. So our reputation is still evolving. Our primary goal is to make the NCSU-CVM Equine Health Program as strong as it can be to give the horses in our region the best health care possible. Perhaps ways we diagnose or treat our own horses can spill over to help horses in other regions. To make this goal of excellence come to fruition, our single biggest need is trained personnel: from laboratory technicians, post-graduate students, various professorships and even endowed Chairs of each of the above areas of excellence. When we have sufficient salaries for a sufficient number of people, then the hospital care and research becomes seamless in as many areas as possible.Our second major area of need is money donated for projects that can be done in any of the four areas of excellence. This gives an interested person an opportunity to give to a specific area of health care that they have a personal interest.
The goal of the Circle of Success begins with Equine Practitioners and ends with new successful veterinarians helping deliver horse health. Young people interested in veterinary medicine should contact their Veterinarians. As relationships develop mentoring can take place and encourage the young student to visit the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Veterinarian is encouraged to contact a CVM Faculty person and encourage co-mentoring that might continue throughout their four years of Veterinary College. The key is to find and encourage talented young people with the horse and medical intuitive shells that will make them excellent equine veterinarians.
Scholarships like the North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association (NCHJA) and Raleigh Spring Premiere Horse Show, the RB Terry Horse Racing and Fritz & Softy scholarships along with other potential financial aids are available. If you know of an individual or organization who would like to invest in an equine oriented veterinary student development have them contact us. Reducing student debt is the goal of these scholarships. Finally the more students know about equine practice with it's enjoyment and rigors helping horses and their owners the better chance they will become dedicated equine clincians!
- American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- American Association of Equine Practitioners
- American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
- Carolina Horse Park
- Carolina Mule Association
- Central Carolina Western Horseman's Association
- Equine Health Center at Southern Pines
- Halifax Farm
- NC Horse News
- NC State Fair
- NetVet Veterinary Resources
- North Carolina Arabian Horse Association
- North Carolina Dressage & Combined Training Association
- North Carolina Horse Council
- North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association
- North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
- Pinehurst Harness Track
- Southern Pines Equine Associates
- Triangle Farms
- The HayNet
- United State Equine Rescue League, Inc.
Department of Clinical Sciences
1051 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607