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Charles W. Graham receives Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award

By Blair Fannin Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service SAN ANTONIO — Dr. Charles W. Graham has received the Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award from Texas A&M AgriLife — the highest honor given to individuals demonstrating outstanding leadership and providing significant contributions to Texas agriculture. Graham received the award at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in San Antonio April 6. “Dr. Graham exemplifies what the Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award is all about,” said Mark Hussey, interim president of Texas A&M University. Hussey was the vice… Read More →

Prevention, dietary adjustment show promise in fending off joint pain in young horses

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Josie Coverdale, 979-862-3654, COLLEGE STATION – A series of studies by researchers in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University suggest prevention is the best solution to prevent arthritis in young quarter horses. Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor in equine science, and Dr. Jessica Lucia, a former graduate student under Coverdale and now a professor at Sam Houston State University, found use of anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses. “Arthritis is one… Read More →

Grand Opening of New Equine Complex Opens Doors to Expansion and Growth for Texas A&M Equine Initiative

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M celebrated the grand opening of the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. This $32 million dollar facility is the first phase of a planned $80 million dollar project of the Equine Initiative. The equine complex was named in honor of Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 to recognize his contributions to the field of veterinary medicine and his love for Texas A&M. The new complex represents one of the core efforts of the Texas A&M Equine Initiative, which was formed to bring… Read More →

Body condition score modeling system part of broodmare equine research

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Clay Cavinder, 979-458-2927, 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, Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, 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 →