Dr. Chris Pollitt of the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland took a video camera with him when he went to Warwick to the "lockdown" encampment where 265 event horses are quarantined. All the horses have become ill, and will remain in quarantine at the showgrounds until 30 days after the last horse became sick. Among the horses is Washington, Dr. Pollitt's daughter's event horse.
This is an "exclusive" in the USA and also an experiment: the first video uploaded to The Jurga Report! I hope I have found a way to bring you more video posts.
Dr. Pollitt's normal specialty is researching laminitis at the University of Queensland's Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit. In a few weeks, he will be headed to the USA for a lecture tour, culminating in the Fourth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 2-4. See you there!
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