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Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research

Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research News Capsules

Zweig News Capsule #61 - June 2016

zweig61coverGenes influcence sarcoids in horses

Sarcoids are the most common form of cancer in horses; the skin tumors...




Zweig News Capsule #60 -November 2015


Ruffian celebrates its first year

June of 2015 saw the end of Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists’ (CRES) inaugural year, a milestone met with celebration and excitement for the future. To mark the occasion....(more)

Zweig News Capsule #59 -June 2015


Pushing the boundaries in Arthritis Prevention

Osterarthritis is the leading cause of a horse's premature retirement from an athletci career....(more)




Zweig News Capsule #58 -November 2014


Equine surgical innovations

A pair of unique surgical procedures performed on animals promises to revolutionize the ways surgeons repair cartilage and meniscus tears. In the first set of procedures, a cross institutional, interdisciplinary team of surgeons and researchers tried a new method for cartilage repair on horses at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals on August 21 ...(more).....



Zweig News Capsule #57- June 2014

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Cornell opens equine hospital close to Belmont

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine opened Cornell
Ruffian Equine Specialists, a referral and emergency care
hospital, near the Belmont Racetrack backstretch on Long
Island in Elmont, N.Y. on March 31, 2014. ...(more).....





Zweig News Capsule #56 - November 2013

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Paternal genes make placentas

The mule has served humankind as a beast of burden from the
time of Aristotle to the present day in the developing world.
This hybrid between a male donkey and female horse and its
lesser known relative, the hinny (a cross between a stallion
and a female donkey), have made important contributions to
our understanding of biology, particularly genetics....(more).




Zweig News Capsule #55 -June 13

News letter 55 Soothing fraying nerves

The Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund committee has selected equine surgeon Dr. Jon Cheetham as the first Zweig Research Scientist, a new position for junior faculty at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine who show promise and productivity in equine research ...(more).....