How Much Has Changed?

As a horse owner who reads about research studies and ways to treat equine conditions on a daily basis, I periodically recall my own horsey emergencies, thinking, “If we had only known then what we do now.” With today’s technologies maybe my veterinarian could have saved the gelding with wobbler syndrome we euthanized years ago. Or perhaps my old show jumper with that lingering ligament injury would have benefited from some form of regenerative medicine.

But while listening to John Walmsley, MA, VetMB, Cert. EO, Dipl. ECVS, HonFRCVS, founder of the U.K.’s Liphook Equine Hospital, recall the technological advances he’s observed over his 40 years in practice during the British Equine Veterinary Association’s 51st annual Congress, I realized something: No matter how advanced equine medicine becomes, nothing can repl

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