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LSU Equine Health Program to Host Breeding Auction



 

Baton Rouge - In an effort to help raise funds to expand and renovate its facilities, the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine will be holding its 7th Annual Stallion Service Auction with proceeds going to the School's Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP).

Stallion owners are invited to enlist the service of their animals to help increase the success of this multiple-breed benefit auction.  Proceeds from the effort will be directed toward the construction of a new state-of-the-art Equine Isolation Unit for the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 

 

A series of four auctions will be held.  The bidding for the first auction will begin on October 15, and all auctions are for breedings that will take place in 2008.

 

Since its inception, the auction has raised nearly $180,000 toward the construction of new facilities, namely the hospital's new Equine Intensive Care Unit.  The vision for the Equine ICU at the LSU Equine Hospital became a reality in early 2005 and has served countless horses since its opening.

 

The most immediate need the LSU Equine program now faces is the construction of an Equine Isolation Unit.  This unit is necessary to house and manage horses with potentially contagious disease.  It is vital to the well being of the horses it will serve and is necessary to safeguard the health of all horses who visit the LSU Equine Clinic.

 

To contribute a stallion breeding to our roster, to view a current list of stallion breedings available or to register to bid, please visit www.LSUEquine.com.

 

The EHSP has made tremendous strides in recent years toward becoming an internationally recognized equine health program.  In addition to the Equine Isolation Unit, a number of upcoming developments vital to the progression of the program include the upcoming implementation of a veterinary MRI and a premiere Equine Reproduction Unit.

 

For questions about the EHSP, information on how to bid or how to add a stallion's breeding to the auction, please e-mail ssa@vetmed.lsu.edu.


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