New equine treadmill facility a research, evaluation resource

LEESBURG, Va., May 15, 2002The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has introduced an exciting new diagnostic service for the regional horse community by opening the James P. Mills Diagnostic Treadmill Building.

Similar in concept if not in scale to a human treadmill, the high-speed equine diagnostic unit, capable of operating at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, will be used to evaluate a horses respiratory, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal functions under vigorous exercise.

New research capabilities made possible by the high-speed treadmill facility will also boost the university-affiliated equine hospitals capability as a biomedical research institution.

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, located in Leesburg, Virginia, is one of three campuses operated by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, a two-state professional school with major campus facilities at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. The Equine Medical Center offers 24-hour emergency referral service along with surgical, medical and diagnostic services.

While the horse is working on the treadmill, a video endoscope may be used to visually examine the patients upper airway to diagnose respiratory problems not evident at rest. One of the distinctive design features of the James P. Mills Diagnostic Treadmill Building is a structural arrangement which will allow up to five video cameras to be positioned around or over the horse. These cameras will be used to document and analyze subtle gait problems. Information related to heart, respiration, and gait also will provide useful data for clinical research projects.

The 2,800 square foot building is heated and air conditioned so that horses exercise in a controlled environment while diagnostic tools are in use.

Money used to construct the new facility was donated by the private sector. The building is named in honor of fou

Contact: Ann Nadjar
Virginia Tech

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. K-State researcher working to improve alternatives to equine antibiotics
2. Advances in equine cloning may aid insight into human diseases
3. University of Idaho, Utah State University team first to clone equine
4. Scientists observe nanosize microtubules treadmilling across plant cells
5. Fly on a treadmill demonstrates super directional hearing
6. $51 million research facility, classroom complex breaks ground at UH
7. Department of Energy 20-Year science facility plan announced
8. New NASA facility will help protect space crews from radiation
9. Energy departments Idaho lab teams with Russia to establish Ecological Biotrade facility
10. Amazon rainforest field research facility opens for ecological, global change studies
11. Whitaker Foundation funds Washington University biomedical engineering facility

Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/4/2019)... ... June 04, 2019 , ... Molecular Devices, ... Susan Murphy as the new President of Molecular Devices, replacing Greg Milosevich who ... company, Danaher Corporation. , Since joining Molecular Devices in a scientific engineering role, ...
(Date:6/3/2019)... ... June 03, 2019 , ... Stay on top of current hot topics ... industries. Access to all webinars is free, so be sure to register today to ... Visit http://www.xtalks.com to see our upcoming webinars: , CLINICAL TRIALS , June ...
(Date:5/31/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Join Julie Peacock, Vice President of Product ... June 19, 2019 at 1pm EDT where she will demonstrate how role-based data ... contract research organizations (CROs) can improve collaboration, auditing, document tracking and reporting. , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/14/2019)... ... May 13, 2019 , ... ... testing instruments for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and Food Packaging Industries’ is ... redesigned website aims to improve LDA’s ability to communicate directly with the marketplace; ...
(Date:5/4/2019)... ... 03, 2019 , ... Diopsys Inc, the world leader in ... vision test, a new full field electroretinography (ffERG) protocol designed to detect ... Americans will have glaucoma, with black Americans having the highest prevalence rate. This ...
(Date:5/2/2019)... ... May 02, 2019 , ... ... in the greater Boston area. Gone are the days of painful hair transplant ... Robotic Hair Restoration System is the only robotic intelligent solution to offer a ...
(Date:4/16/2019)... , ... April 16, 2019 , ... ... systems, applications, and technology, today announced that Bank South Pacific (BSP), the largest ... RFP process. The bank awarded Fulcrum a contract to deliver a fingerprint-based Know ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: