Equine Nutrition Seminar from the University of Maryland

Please join us at the University of Maryland Animal and Avian Sciences Center on September 30, 2017, for a day-long Equine Nutrition Seminar- Feeding Horses with Nutritional Challenges!

Through a combination of lectures and demonstrations, equine professionals will gain an understanding of feeding strategies for horses with nutritionally related problems. Our speaker panel consists of recognized experts in the field of equine nutrition and health care. During demonstration, attendees will learn about gastroscopic evaluation for ulcers, fecal egg count testing of horses, evaluating diets, and weight control strategies for the obese prone horse and pony.

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Feeding Challenges of the OTTB, Erin Pittman, MS, Retired Racehorse Training Project and Dodon Farm

9:45 a.m. Oh the Pain! Gastric Ulcers in Horses, Sarah Reuss, VMD, DACVIM, Boehringer-Ingelheim Equine Professional Veterinary Services

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Oh the Pain! Gastric Ulcers in Horses (con’t), Sarah Reuss, VMD, DACVIM, Boehringer-Ingelheim Equine Professional Veterinary Services

11:15 a.m. Managing the Obese-Prone Horse, Amy Burk, PhD, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Maryland Extension

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Hands-On Skills Training

Station 1: Gastroscopic evaluation of lesson horses

Station 2: Parasite/fecal egg count testing

Station 3: Matching the right concentrate and hay to the horse

Station 4: Body Condition Scoring, slow feed nets and muzzles

3:00 p.m. Complete Evaluations and Safe Trip Home!

Course fee is $45 per person and is limited to 60 participants. Rate includes course materials and lunch. Reserve your spot today by registering online! Credit card payment accepted, additional processing fees apply. Registration deadline is September 15, 2017.

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