Big Choices: How TAMU Innovation Transformed Equine Fracture Treatment

Story by Margaret Preigh In 1998, discovering a horse in the field with a fractured pastern joint was a grim affair, especially for an owner like Ake Eriksson, who says his horses are more family members than animals. Unfortunately that’s what happened on June 19 of that year, when Eriksson learned that his horse, Choices […]

The Rundown on Equine Shoulder Sweeney

Horses are remarkably active animals that make good use of their limbs and joints as they canter, gallop, and trot. As such, it is important that owners are cognizant of their horse’s health and of potential conditions that might arise. Dr. Jeffrey Watkins, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical […]

What to Know About Equine Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that compromises the joint health and mobility of many animals. While osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder for people in the United States, the condition is also prevalent in horses. Dr. Jeffrey Watkins, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, provides insight into […]

Texas A&M Professors Perform First Humerus Repair On Polar Bear

As veterinary surgeons in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Large Animal Hospital, a lot rests in the hands of Drs. Jeffrey Watkins and Kati Glass. Sometimes their work can be a matter of life and death; other times, an animal’s quality of life may be at stake. Perhaps none […]

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