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.