Recognizing and monitoring chronic pain in horses can be difficult, but researchers at Utrecht University are developing a tool that could make this easier for both horse owners and veterinarians. Learn more in this month’s episode of Morris Animal Foundation’s Fresh Scoop podcast, available now for streaming and download. Host Dr. Kelly Diehl, the Foundation’s Senior Director of Science and Communications, interviews Drs. Janny de Grauw and Diane Howard about their work on this important problem of horses.
De Grauw and Howard discuss chronic pain in horses, the challenges of diagnosis and how they developed their assessment tool. They also talk about their new Morris Animal Foundation-funded study and what they hope to accomplish.
Fresh Scoop is Morris Animal Foundation’s monthly veterinary science podcast designed to appeal to practicing veterinarians, veterinary technicians and students, as well as animal-loving science geeks. Episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher, as well as the Foundation’s podcast page.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Denver, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $142 million in critical health studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.