March 27, 2019

Digital radiography and ultrasound provide hands-on learning for Equine Studies students

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., March 27, 2019—The Equine Studies Department at Centenary University has introduced two new tools to enhance hands-on learning opportunities for students: the latest digital radiography and ultrasound technology. These advances promise to deepen students’ understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to horses, according to Jesslyn Bryk-Lucy, D.V.M., the University’s resident veterinarian and assistant professor of Equine Studies.

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While the new technologies can pinpoint many maladies, they are used primarily to view tendon and ligament injuries. Centenary students work side-by-side with Dr. Bryk-Lucy to examine and treat horses at the University’s Equestrian Center in Long Valley, N.J. In addition, Dr. Bryk-Lucy uses images in class to illustrate a range of equine conditions, from back and dental pain, to issues with cartilage, bones, and tendons. “These are important tools to teach students about equine anatomy,” Dr. Bryk-Lucy said, adding that the upgrades replace out of date units. “It’s technology that our graduates will encounter out in the field, for sure.”

Centenary University’s Equine Studies Department has a national reputation for excellence. The Class of 2018 achieved a 100% acceptance rate to veterinary school, with seven out of seven students accepted into veterinary programs.

“At Centenary, students get to do everything that vet techs do,” said Tatum Stopperich, a senior from Dublin (Bucks County), Pa. “It’s great to be able to use this improved technology.”

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Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs at two locations, Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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