Costa Rica Equitarian Project 2015: February 24 – March 5 Submitted by Adrienne Otto, DVM This Equitarian Project was our 5th on the Osa Peninsula. Again, we teamed up with the University of Costa Rica (UCR) ‘zootecnia’ (animal science/technician) students. At dawn, Profesora Catalina Salas Duran, her...

From David Turoff,DVM for HSVMA-RAVS and the Equitarian Intiative Granada, Nicaragua January 9th, 2015 Our team began arriving in Nicaragua on the 3rd and was fully assembled here in Granada by the 4th. This having been the site of the 5th annual Equitarian Workshop in October last year gave...

In April, 2013, The Horse published an article on The Equitarian. Spread the word!! Veterinarians across the globe are working together to improve health care and living conditions for working equids. "In many parts of the world, equids aren't athletes, show animals, or backyard companions, but are...

On our third day we traveled further south towards the ocean and into more farming areas. We went into a town called Les Cayes where a vet agent was supposed to have organized some work. On arrival there were no animals and no vet agent....

We arrived here Saturday, but have had sketchy internet and electricity. We are working with Dr. Kelly Crowdis, who works with CVM. Kelly has lived here for 7 years and knows many people and how to go anywhere. Sunday we packed and traveled about 5...

El Bote, Nicaragua, January 24th, 3013 After a series of individually minor, but cumulatively time-consuming delays we arrived tonight in El Bote after about 12 hours on the road. El Bote is about as remote a place as there is on this, the Pacific side of...

Moyogalpa, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua January 22nd, 2013 Yesterday we worked in the village of Esquipulas, the home town of Fernando Ponce, a Nicaraguan veterinary student in the final stages of his education, and with whom we have been working for 4 years. The turnout there is always...

Granada, Nicaragua January 23rd, 2013 We began the HSVMA-RAVS program in Nicaragua six years ago here in Granada in cooperation with Dr Tom Parker, a New Mexico based practitioner who has been working in Nicaragua for about 10 years, and one of the people instrumental in making...

San Pedro, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua January 21st, 2013 We arrived last night and after dinner at the home of Anibel Sanchez, an unofficial, but influential leader of this community of about 1000 people, slept out in the courtyard of the local school, with stars and waxing gibbous...

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