The Anonymous Widower

Equine Research Day at Leahurst

The purpose of my trip to Leahurst was to go a series of presentations, about the work of the equine work of the School of Veterinary Science at Liverpool University.

It was a comprehensive series of talks, ranging across the whole field of equine welfare research.

One of the biggest areas talked about was colic and how to prevent it.  I was quite surprised at how much of the research was done using computers to analyse databases of incidences of colic and other collected and observed data.  I always believed that analysis of events is a very powerful tool to getting to the bottom of problems and my software; Daisy, has been used in numerous applications, although it’s all stagnated a bit, due to my illness.

There was also a presentation on obesity in horses, which is just as serious for them, as it is for humans.

But in some ways the biggest surprise was all the work done on arthitis in horses and humans, which is being funded in part by Arthritis Research UK.  The aim is to learn more about this disease and be able to diagnose it earlier in all animals.

I believe they are putting the presentations on the Internet and I will link to them, when they are available.

March 9, 2013 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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