News

Search here for our latest news items, including significant findings from projects, press releases, magazine articles and details of equine meetings & conferences.

January 2015

  • Horsetalk features new ERC study on EHV-1

Horsetalk has published an article on a new study by ERC researcher Magda Dunowska, investigating equine herpesvirus infection. Click here to read the article

December 2014

  • Clinical and research expertise profiled 

The new Equine Veterinary Clinic at Massey University featured on a recent episode of Rural delivery. Click here to see the team at work.

November 2014

  • Horsetalk features ERC study on faecal bacteria

Horsetalk has published an article on the ERC study investigating the effects of abrupt dietary changes on faecal microbes of forage-fed horses - the study was recently published in PLoS ONE.

October 2014

  • Publications added

New publications have been added to the publications page

September 2014

  • ERC researcher represents New Zealand at International Biomarker Symposium

Professor Chris Riley attended the Havemeyer Foundation Equine Musculoskeletal Biomarkers Symposium earlier this month, held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Chris’s presentation was entitled “Spectroscopy as a Biomarker - is it Valuable?” based on his work developing infrared spectroscopy as a tool for the diagnosis and monitoring of osteoarthritis.

August 2014

  • Equine Research Hall of Fame

Professor Elwyn Firth has been selected for induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame. Professor Firth was selected for his oustanding contributions to research in equine musculoskeletal disease. Read more

July 2014

  • Bayer Lecture Series 2014 - Faster, Fitter Horses.

This year's series will focus on the latest NZ research on stem cells, strangles and metabolic syndrome. For more information and registration click here

  • World leading expert joins Equine Research Centre on sabbatical

Professor Christine Theoret from Universite de Montreal, Canada, has joined the Massey Equine team for a sabbatical until the end of the year. Professor Theoret is the Editor of "Equine Wound Management" and her research interests include wound healing in the horse, new treatment modalities, and tissue repair. 

June 2014

  • New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference 2014

The theme for the conference is: "Veterinary Health Matters - Well and Truly". A number of ERC researchers will be presenting at the conference. Find out more about the conference here. 

MAY 2014

  • Early Career Researcher Award for ERC researcher

Dr Charlotte Bolwell has been awarded the Early Career Researcher Award by Massey University’s College of Science Research Committee. The award will be used for a pilot study that will track racehorses as they leave the racing industry to establish the second career pathways for ex-racehorses. 

  • Horsetalk features jockey falls study

Horsetalk has published an article on the race-day jockey falls study, recently published in Comparative Exercise Physiology - read the story.

  • Australasian Equine Science Symposium 2014

The 2014 Australasian Equine Science Symposium will be held from 18th-20th July, in the Gold Coast. The theme for the symposium is "Research for the 21st Century Horse Industry: From Genomics To The Winning Post". To read more about the conference here.

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