JAVMA News: Still practicing after all these years

In 1918, Daylight Saving Time was observed for the first time in the United States, Babe Ruth still played for the Boston Red Sox, and Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies, ending World War I. Dr. Paul Wise was born that same year, on Sept. 5 to be exact. Dr. Wise enrolled in Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, graduating in 1950. At age 100, he continues to practice veterinary medicine.

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The Horse: Dr. Richard Estes Receives AAEP Distinguished Educator – Mentor Award

Ocala, Florida-based equine veterinarian Richard “Chip” Estes, DVM, a 1974 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was recognized with the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 2018 Distinguished Educator – Mentor Award for the continuous support he has shown his colleagues throughout his career and into his retirement.

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The Horse: How Anatomically Accurate Are MRIs of Horse Stifles?

“We are still very much in the infancy of MRI for evaluation of the equine stifle, but two areas that I think it will be particularly useful are for the evaluation of the cruciate ligaments (the veterinary equivalent of the ACL and PCL) and for (visualizing) damage to the articular cartilage and subchondral bone of the tibia,” said Myra Barrett, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVR, an associate professor of veterinary diagnostic imaging at CSU.

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