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Equine Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath Injuries

The digital flexor tendon sheath (DFTS) is far more complex than what one equine surgeon gathered in vet school. The additional details he’s discovered in practice have been crucial to his success in diagnosing and treating pathology—disease or damage—to this structure. The DFTS is more than just the synovial casing that surrounds the flexor tendons … Read More

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser opens QF’s Equine Veterinary Medical Center

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, has officially opened the Equine Veterinary Medical Center – a regionally unique facility designed to provide the highest caliber of healthcare for horses while also advancing veterinary science. During a tour of the Education City-based center – a member of Qatar Foundation – to mark its opening today, … Read More

QF’s Equine Veterinary Medical Center continues centuries-old Arab legacy

No animal is perhaps so closely intertwined with the history, traditions and heritage of a geographical area as horses are to the Arabian peninsula. Across facts and folklore, the horse has always had as prominent a place in the history of the region as the people who have lived there. While there is sufficient archeological … Read More

QU’s Empower Generations Consortium signs MoUs for health care and education

Qatar University (QU), through its Empower Generations Consortium, a project that directs secondary student interest towards careers in life & biomedical sciences, signed a number of MoUs with its partners in health care and education sectors. The MoU’s aim to build national capacities in life sciences and health care through collaborative initiatives. Qatar University President … Read More

Vocation Take Johnson from Dublin to Doha

Veterinary surgeon Dr. Jessica Johnson speaks to Judith Faherty about her role heading up the Al Shaqab equine hospital in Doha Read More: Irish Field  Read More

Different set of challenges at the ‘Hollywood of horses’

It’s been described in turn as the ‘Hollywood of horses’ and ‘horse heaven’, and it’s guilty as charged according to the Irish stable of workers at Qatar’s leading equestrian centre. In some of the most challenging conditions in the world for horse rearing, where average high temperatures often approach 45C across long, sweaty summers, Al … Read More

Al Shaqab to open world-class equine health facility

Horses have long been an important part of Qatari life and culture, and just as the country’s human healthcare has seen significant advances, so too has equine care. The Al Shaqab Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC), scheduled to open in September, is the next step in this growth, offering world-class facilities for veterinarians, researchers and … Read More

Equine Veterinary Medical Centre, Qatar

Alumni and former staff members of the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine are part of a team developing a state-of-the-art equine medical center in Qatar Dr Florent David, Dr Jessica Johnson, Dr João de Oliveira, Ms Jackie Ryan and Dr Tatiana Vinardell utilise skills and knowledge gained during their time in the UCD School of … Read More

An Enduring tale

From being powerful war horses to pulling Egyptian chariots with stellar speed and thereby earning the nickname ‘Drinkers of the Wind’, the Arabian horse has spearheaded equine endurance and elegance, right from its estimated origins circa 500 B.C. Arguably, the most popular horse breed in the world, the Arabian horse is used today in a … Read More

Resounding success for first Equine Foot Conference

The first conference in Qatar organised by the Equine Veterinary Medical Centre (EVMC) and Al Shaqab specifically dedicated to the education of horse foot and lower leg, saw some 90 horse owners, farriers and veterinarians from major equine organisations and stud farms in Qatar coming together at QNCC and Al Shaqab from May 3-5, 2018. … Read More

HBKU college signs MoU with EVMC over research and graduate education

The College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC) to collaborate in areas of research and graduate education. Dr Edward Stuenkel, founding dean of CHLS, and Dr Jessica Johnson, acting director of EVMC, signed the MoU. The … Read More

QF’s equine veterinary center establishes ethical committee

An Ethical Committee, titled ‘Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’ (IACUC) at the Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC), that is a member of Qatar Foundation, has been established after receiving approvals and authorizations by the Ministry of Public Health. EVMC comprises a state-of-the-art equine referral hospital, veterinary diagnostic laboratory, and a research department, and is … Read More

Al Shaqab to open ‘world-class’ equine health facility

he Al Shaqab Equine Veterinary Medical Centre (EVMC) will offer “world-class” facilities for veterinarians, researchers and educators, and is scheduled to open in September. The Al Shaqab EVMC will include a “state-of-the-art” equine veterinary hospital, an accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratory and a clinical research laboratory. The hospital will also be equipped with facilities to conduct … Read More

QF’s Equine Veterinary Medical Center gets ethical committee

An ethical committee, titled ‘Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’ (IACUC) at the Equine Veterinary Medical Center (EVMC), a member of Qatar Foundation, has been established after receiving approvals and authorisation from the Ministry of Public Health. EVMC comprises a state-of-the-art equine referral hospital, veterinary diagnostic laboratory and a research department, and is located within … Read More

Early Stage Equine OA: Vets Consider 2.5% Polyacrylamide Gel Treatment

In a “new uses for old things” twist, an equine veterinarian in Qatar has reported that a 2.5% hydrogel originally designed as a cosmetic filler can help horses with early stage to chronic osteoarthritis (OA) and could even one day be used to help prevent joint damage. Florent David, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS & ECVS, … Read More

QF’s Equine Veterinary Medical Center continues centuries-old Arab legacy

No animal is perhaps so closely intertwined with the history, traditions, and heritage of a geographical area as horses are to the Arabian peninsula. Across facts and folklore, the horse has always had as prominent a place in the history of the region as the people who have lived there. While there is sufficient archeological … Read More