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  • Animal Legal and Historical Web Center

    Location:

    Michigan State University College of Law, 648 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

    Description:

    This Website contains a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.

  • Horse Behavior and Welfare Online Course

    Description:

    The online course, Horse Behavior and Welfare, includes an explanation of equine welfare and describes how it relates to horse management. Participants will discover a wealth of resources for learning about horse behavior. Horse enthusiasts of all levels can benefit from this course. Specific topics include:

    • Horse senses
    • Horse body language
    • How a horse learns
    • Key factors for the foundation of training
    • Stereotypic behaviors
    • Managing vices (stereotypic behaviors)
    • The definition of horse welfare
    • How to assess horse welfare

    Each lesson consists of an overview, informative topics including pictures and short video clips, as well as optional activities. Some activities include exercises you can complete by working with your own horse or observing other horses!

  • Horse Management Certificate Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824. The MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center is located on 100 acres south of campus.

    Description:

    This certificate program is designed to allow students the opportunity to specialize in the area of horse management. The typical program model is three semesters of on-campus, academic based learning opportunities. One semester is an off-campus, placement training experience at a horse facility. Once enrolled, students will have the opportunity to tailor their area of interest toward management emphasis, reproduction, riding instruction, or training. Students will take coursework in horse farm management, feeding and nutrition, basic reproduction, horse behavior, horsemanship, exercise physiology, and horse election/judging. Basic coursework in mathematics, communications, and computers is required.  Electives will vary depending on a student’s background and interests, and might be selected from the following: horse training, preparation for instructing horsemanship, independent study in horse reproduction, draft horses, forage crops, or leadership.

  • Horse Management Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension’s focus on horses, ponies, donkeys and mules provides educational resources and activities for both youth and adult equine owners.

  • Horse Nutrition Online Course

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This online course covers a variety of topics including feedstuffs, forage, grains, and supplements; nutritional diseases and their prevention and management; and assessment of body condition scores, reading feed tags, and evaluating feeding programs. Members of United States Dressage Federation can earn 2 credits through this course.

  • Horse Owners Seminar Series (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 11, 2017.  10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Location:

    G150, MSU Veterinary Medical Complex, 784 Wilson Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    At the 2017 Horse Owners Seminar Series, Drs. Jennifer Roberts and Carla Carleton will present on the topic: Breeding Your Mare.

  • Horse Selection and Evaluation Online Course

    Description:

    The online course, Horse Selection and Evaluation, provides valuable information to potential horse buyers on conformation, skeletal structure, and balance that will help buyers make the best decision about performance potential. The course is estimated to take 8-10 hours to complete. Topics covered include:

    • The components of conformation- skeletal structure, balance, muscling, quality and movement- as it applies to various breeds and performance disciplines
    • How conformation relates to performance and overall soundness
    • Causes of blemishes and unsoundness
    • The importance of a pre-purchase exam
    • How to examine a horse for purchase
    • The importance of a sale contract
  • Information Cards by Lab Section for Veterinary Practitioners

    Location:

    A215 Veterinary Medical Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1314

    Description:

    MSU's Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health has a  mandate to protect the public by ensuring the health of animals in the state of Michigan and around the nation. In the more than 30 years since its inception, DCPAH has become one of the country’s premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, handling more than 220,000 cases involving approximately 1.5 million tests annually. The Center has active clients in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 12 foreign countries.

    DCPAH produces a series of information cards on a variety of laboratory topics that give a description of the topic and services provided.  Major topic headings include:

    • General Information
    • Anatomic & Surgical Pathology
    • Bacteriology
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Endocrinology
    • Immunodiagnostics/ Parasitology
    • Nutrition
    • Toxicology
    • Virology

     

     

  • Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research

    Location:

    G-387 Veterinary Medical Center, 736 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research (LCOR) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory dedicated to applied basic science research of the musculoskeletal system of humans and animals. LCOR focuses its research on sports-related injuries such as the repair and reconstruction of ligamentous and meniscal injuries of the knee. The Laboratory has investigated and developed several techniques of tissue repair and transplantation that are currently in clinical use in both animals and humans.

  • McPhail Equine Performance Center

    Location:

    D202 Veterinary Medical Center, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The McPhail Chair was created for research in all aspects of the relationship between veterinary medicine and dressage performance, with special emphasis on prevention and treatment of lameness problems. The goal of the chair is to perform scientific investigations which directly benefit the sport of dressage. The Center holds links to the current research work being done at the McPhail Lab. These links include research projects such as joint movements and powers in normal gait; kinematic and kinetic evaluation of dressage gaits; rider effects; center of mass; and lameness evaluation.

  • Molecular Respiratory and Equine Genetics Laboratory

    Location:

    242 National Food Safety and Toxicology Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Molecular Respiratory and Equine Genetics Laboratory researches the molecular mechanisms of inherited diseases in the horse and the genetic predisposition to respiratory tract diseases in all species. A current project focuses on the genetic mechanisms that predispose to asthma, a potentially fatal respiratory disease affecting humans and cats.

  • My Horse University Online Program

    Location:

    Online at: http://www.myhorseuniversity.com/

    Description:

    My Horse University is an online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient learning experience to horse enthusiasts worldwide. The self-paced, independent learning modules feature world-renowned experts and a full-service client center with 24/7 technical support. Current Premier courses include: Horse Nutrition; Horse Behavior and Welfare; Horse Selection and Evaluation. Short courses include: Trail Riding 101; Horse Breeding and Selection; Breeding for a Champion; Your Next Competition Horse; Preparing and Breeding Your Mare (also in Spanish); Post Natal Care; Evaluating Conformation--Form to Function (also in Spanish); Uses, Breeds & Identification of Horses; and Purchasing & Owning a Horse 101.

  • Pegasus Critical Care Center for Horses

    Location:

    MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    Description:

    The Matilda R. Wilson Pegasus Critical Care Center is a 9,000-square-foot facility that allows the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to house large-animal patients with infectious diseases in an isolated place, minimizing the risk of spreading disease to other animals and people while providing state-of-the-art critical care.  The center includes a number of special features, including ten individual isolation stalls, on-site laboratory capability, and a specialized ventilation system that helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases. There is also video equipment that allows clients to see their animals without entering the isolation stall.

  • Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases Information for Clinicians and Pet Owners

    Location:

    Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health: 4125 Beaumont Rd, Lansing, MI  48910

    Description:

    MSU's Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health offers a guide on ticks and tick-borne diseases for clnicians and pet owners that includes quick tick facts, resources for additional information, and resources specifically for our Michigan clients.  It can be found at animalhealth.msu.edu and clinicians can request copies for their clinic by using the contact information below.

    DCPAH can also perform the following tests: Anaplasma phagocytophilum IFA, Ehrlichia canis IFA, Equine Tick Core Panel, Lyme IFA, Tick-Borne Disease Antibody Screen, Tick Identification, and Tick PCR

  • Veterinary Rehabilitation Service

    Location:

    Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Wilson Road, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Rehabilitation aids in the healing and mobility of pets and athletes through individualized treatment plans. The Dr. Elwood and Linda Collins Rehab Center team focuses on the whole patient while providing personalized care and consideration to any injury, illness or objective. The team of veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians understand pain management and condition maintenance through their wealth of experience and advanced training. They work with clients and their primary veterinarian to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will be explained thoroughly before any therapy is initiated. 

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