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.
Your horses are your passion, and we understand that. Our passion is keeping them well.
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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...
ACVIM produces videos about animal survivors and the LSU SVM
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine produced videos as part of its national conference in New Orleans. Rocky and other New Orleans Police Department Horses suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Another video features Penny, a Labrador retriever cared for by the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Check them out at http://www.weareanimalsurvivors.com/!
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...