The Center for Equine Health (CEH) is dedicated to advancing the health, well-being, performance and veterinary care of horses through research and education. The CEH accomplishes this mission by providing academic leadership and by serving as the organizational umbrella under which equine research is funded and conducted at UC Davis and at California State University campuses with equine programs.
The findings of studies conducted by CEH researchers are applied directly in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital so that continuous improvements can be made in the standard of veterinary care provided to equine patients. In addition, the CEH plays an important role in the training of future veterinarians, academic clinicians and researchers by providing invaluable hands-on learning opportunities to undergraduate veterinary students, residents and graduate students.
Through these research and educational efforts, the faculty and staff of the CEH continually strive to provide new information and improved treatment techniques to benefit the owners of California's large and diverse horse population.
Photo: A biomedical engineer in the J. D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory uses the Materials Testing System to test the mechanical strength of a bone.