(July 31, 2012 Stillwater, OK) – The Oklahoma State University Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital was recently contacted by the Payne County Sheriff’s department to examine a very thin horse which was brought to the attention of the sheriff’s department.
Oklahoma State University veterinarians examined the horse and provided a detailed report to the sheriff recommending a diagnostic, therapeutic and dietary regimen to be followed. The owner and sheriff were present for the exam.
On July 30, 2012, law enforcement removed the horse from the owner’s property. Through collaboration with the sheriff’s department and a local equine rescue organization, the horse is now under veterinary care for further diagnostics and any required treatment at a private facility.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma. One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, it is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.
Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 |