Author Archives: courtney.coufal

Body condition score modeling system part of broodmare equine research

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Clay Cavinder, 979-458-2927, cac@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Assigning beef cattle body condition scores has been a common practice among producers for years to evaluate nutritional needs, but not so much for horse owners. In fact, such a system did not exist until a group of researchers with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University department of animal science recently developed the framework. “When I was doing my undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University, we had a program called the… Read More →

Day of equine events planned at Texas A&M on May 4

Horse Short Course, Horse Sale, Run for the Roses Banquet Contacts: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION  – A series of  events showcasing equine science in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University is set for May 4 in College Station. Current horse owners and those wishing to add to their herd stable, as well as former and current students of the department and Texas A&M University Horse Judging Team, are encouraged to attend. “The equine program within the department of animal… Read More →

Construction begins on state-of-the-art facility

COLLEGE STATION – Phase I construction of the $80 million Texas A&M Equine Complex began Oct. 9, 2012, on a 400-acre property located on F&B Road in College Station. The start-of-the-art complex is set to become the most elite facility of its kind in the world for equine science education, research and outreach. Dr. Eleanor Green, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine, said as internationally recognized academic leaders in equine veterinary medicine and equine sciences, Texas A&M has… Read More →

“Miracle foal” survives traumatic brain injury

COLLEGE STATION, TX -After a month of surgeries and careful treatment, Reno, a three month old Quarter Horse/Welsh Pony colt, is going home. On June 19th, Reno was brought to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) after he sustained blunt force trauma to the head, with bone chips embedded in his brain. Today, Reno is finally going home thanks to the teamwork and dedication of multiple specialists at the CVM. The owners, Jody Baton and her daughter Whittany… Read More →