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KSU Breaks Ground on Equine Performance Testing Center

New Equine Performance Testing Center to be built at KSU College of Vet Med!- KSU photo

MANHATTAN -The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University broke ground Wednesday on a $2.8 million state-of-the-art equine facility.

The ceremony will include a celebration of the donors and the future of equine care at the Veterinary Health Center

The Equine Performance Testing Center will offer an indoor riding arena with hard and soft footing to better evaluate and diagnose lameness issues in equine patients. Also included in the plans are an indoor examination area, radiology suite, farrier space and consultation room, according to a KSU media release.

Wednesday afternoon groundbreaking ceremony-KSU photo

Nearly 50 percent of the roughly 2,500 services provided annually by the Veterinary Health Center equine clinicians involve performance-related disorders. The Equine Performance Testing Center will provide safe, year-round access to consistent footing and shelter for patients, clients, students and clinicians.

Private donations have funded more than $800,000 of the project.