The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP), within the School of Veterinary Medicine on the Louisiana State University (LSU) campus, is the premier equine biomedical center in Louisiana and the Southern region.  In the heart of the south, and nestled along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine provides a 70-stall hospital that is haven for ill and injured animals. The EHSP was developed by and for Louisiana's illustrious $2.4 billion equine industry, and is  dedicated to the health, well-being and performance of horses.



The EHSP and the equine clinic at the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital  supports the mission by providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for critically ill and injured horses in Louisiana and the surrounding region. Known for its incredible variety and diversity, Louisiana boasts a rich multi-disciplined equine industry, which is embraced  by the EHSP team. Horses with different backgrounds and levels of training are all  welcomed by a Board Certified  team of veterinarians, technicians and caretakers.



To learn more about the EHSP's research activities, go to Scientific Investigations and read the the latest edition of our Equine Research Report.



Your horses are your passion, and we understand that. Our passion is keeping them well.




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2014 Equine Research Report





Yesterday afternoon, California Chrome trainer Art Sherman contacted the Stewards (one representing the New York State Gaming Commission, one representing NYRA and another representing The Jockey Club) requesting permission to use nasal strips on the horse. The Stewards immediately sought expert analysis from New York State Gaming Commission Equine Medical Director Scott E. Palmer, VDM, on their use. View More...



West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases must be reported to the State Veterinarian's Office

In direct response to a recent increase in the number of positive West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases in Louisiana horses, please remember that according to state regulations, all veterinarians practicing veterinary medicine in this state shall report any equine encephalomyelitis condition to the State Veterinarian within 24 hours after making a diagnosis or tentative diagnosis of any such disease. For a copy  of the EEE Reporting Form, please click here. View more...



Call for Horses with Front End Lameness Due to Osteoarthritis


The LSU Equine Health Studies Program is seeking donations of horses with front limb lameness (Grade 2-4) due to osteoarthritis. This project requires donation of horses to the LSU Foundation, the non-profit arm of LSU. In the study we want to determine if treatment with natural herbs will alleviate pain in horse with osteoarthritis of the front limbs. View more...