The Triple Crown:
The Kentucky Derby May 7, 2016
The Preakness Stakes May 21, 2016
The Belmont Stakes June 11, 2016
The Breeders' Cup - Santa Anita Park, California November 4-5, 2016
Genes influcence sarcoids in horses
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)
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).....
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).....
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).
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).....