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Saddle and Sirloin Club
Tours VMTH

Members of Kansas City’s Saddle and Sirloin Club toured the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Teaching

Hospital to learn what services are offered in equine care. The social club, which dates back more than 60 years, is dedicated to equestrian activities, shooting sports and preserving the traditions of the Old West.

Dr. Dietrich Volkmann demonstrates how ultrasound equipment is used on a on a mare that is within a few weeks of foaling as Dr. Dawna Voelkl explains to club members what they are seeing on a television screen.
Saddle and Sirloin Club members also had the opportunity to see an equine treadmill. The treadmill is used to help pinpoint the cause of lameness in horses being treated at in the VMTH equine clinic.
Dr. Philip Johnson, professor of veterinary medicine and surgery, explains how endoscopy equipment is used to diagnose and treat equine medical problems.

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Last Update: February 29, 2012