SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

June 21, 2016 12:57 ET

New research funding to benefit Alberta's entire sport horse community

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to launch Calgary Chair in Equine Sports Medicine

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) will launch the Calgary Chair in Equine Sports Medicine and announce two major donors that have supported the research program.

Research enabled by the new Chair will benefit the entire equine industry from show jumpers and race horses to Western pleasure and rodeo horses and draft horses.

WHAT: Calgary Chair in Equine Sports Medicine Announcement

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Announcement – 10:00 a.m.
Media Availability: 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: University of Calgary - Spyhill campus, 11877 85th Street NW. MAP

WHO: Dr. Renaud Léguillette, Dr. Erin Shields and community donors

About the University of Calgary

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact

    Collene Ferguson
    Manager, Marketing and Communications
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Calgary
    403.210-6615 (office)
    403.472-0206 (cell)
    collene.ferguson@ucalgary.ca