Cornell University: Collaborative veterinary care gets hunter ready to jump again

Anyone watching Crisp and his rider Christine Ruh claim the Adult Amateur Hunters title at the World Equestrian Center – Ocala this past March might not have guessed that the horse had only recently recovered from surgery. Just two months prior, Crisp had been treated for immune-mediated keratitis – a chronically inflamed cornea – at Cornell University’s Equine Hospital.

“Crisp’s performance is a real testament to the fantastic care he received from his veterinarians at home and at Cornell,” said Susan Schoellkopf, executive director of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC), which owns the horse. “They all worked together beautifully.”