Therapy pony scheduled for eye surgery

A therapy pony named Buggs is scheduled to undergo surgery at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center in April to treat a painful eye disorder in horses, equine recurrent uveitis. Dr. Anne Gemensky-Metzler, an ophthalmologist in the Veterinary Medical Center will perform the surgery as part of a clinical research trial. The surgery will involve putting an implant in the pony’s eye that will continually release medication to control inflammation and potentially limit some of the complications seen with this eye disorder. This story aired on 10TV News on Friday March 23. Follow the link to the full story and to view the video. 

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Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.