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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A glimmer of hope

I'm not any closer to an answer as to Mazzy's future, however, a good friend of mine connected me with the best in the field of joints (thank you Jennifer!). And I am talking BEST. C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Diplomate ACVS. He is the director of Colorado State University's Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, the most prominent and largest of the handful of such facilities in the country. He has led the veterinary profession in the development of its most important tools for treating joint disease.

Dr. McIlwraith is a world authority on equine joints. He has performed surgery on more than 10,000 horses. He is a Past-President of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and a recognized leader in the field of equine orthopaedic research and surgery. He consults worldwide as a specialist equine surgeon and has received national and international media attention for his contributions to joint research. Dr. McIlwraith is the author of four textbooks: Techniques in Large Animal Surgery, Equine Surgery: Advanced Techniques, Arthroscopic Surgery in the Horse and Joint Disease in the Horse. He has authored or co-authored over 250 refereed publications and textbook chapters, and has presented over 350 seminars both nationally and internationally to equine practitioners, veterinary specialty meetings and human orthopaedic meetings. His honors and accolades would easily fill the screen.

It doesn't take away the horrible situation, but it surely makes me feel that if there is anything that can be done, he is the man that can do it!

Managing Joint Disease in the Sport Horse Webinar by Dr. McIlwraith - very interesting, great information, but extremely scientific. Lots of studies
Growing Problems - TheHorse.com

2 comments:

Marissa said...

Very promising! Always good to know that you are providing your horse with the best of the best. My fingers are crossed for her!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh Good Tara, that makes me sigh a bit too...just great!
Prayers~
Kac

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