EQUTANA USA Conference Programs Announced for Equine Industry

EQUITANA USA announces a Conference Program for equine practitioners, farriers, breeders and horse enthusiasts centered on whole-horse health and wellness.

EQU Expo, LLC, organizers for EQUITANA USA events, announced the debut of their EQUITANA USA Conference Program to take place this June and July, 2017. The conference is focused on whole-horse health and wellness education in addition to hoof care, small business management tips and breeding.

The conference will be presented in four cities across the US in June through July of 2017. A full speaker roster featuring some of the greatest minds in equine science has been developed including Dr. Clair Thunes Ph.D., MS, BSc; Dr. Ray M. Kaplan, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVIM, EVPC; Dr. Esco Buff Ph.D., APF, CF; Dr. Richard Godbee Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAS-Nutrition; and many more.

Topics have been developed to appeal to the medical minds of equine practitioners as well as all others with an advanced interest in the health and wellness of horses. “Through our research we uncovered a great deal of confusion in the equine community among professionals and horse owners alike regarding feeding, nutritional needs, supplementing, alternative therapies, hoof care, deworming and other health-related issues. There is a growing trend towards using a whole-horse approach to build optimum health and wellness that is still in its infancy stages”, remarks Robert Keegan, General Manager of EQU Expo. “We had the idea to build an entire conference around educating the equine community on the interrelatedness of individual equine issues”, adds Keegan “so our topics hit on almost every aspect of horse health”.

The primary goal of the conference is to educate horse owners and care providers alike on the latest developments in disease prevention and optimum wellness in order that they may improve their care of horses.

Because of the summer timing of the programs, the conference is offering a special early bird buy-one, get-one half-off price on tickets to encourage interested parties to bring a friend, co-worker, spouse, son or daughter. “We think early summer is the perfect time to attract those who may otherwise be locked down to a school schedule”, states Keegan. It’s a great time to take a breath and look at the big picture as far as improving the quality of life for the people and horses around you”, adds Keegan.

The Conference Program has a call for speakers in a few remaining segments. While most speaker slots are filled, speakers may contact the program administrator for topics including chiropractic and acupuncture care as well as proper saddle fitting and bit fitting (Dallas and Costa Mesa only).

CE credits for both equine practitioners and farriers are anticipated.

Interested horse enthusiasts can learn more about speakers, topics, conference locations and dates by visiting

EQUITANA USA offers a full series of events beginning with the EQUITANA USA Conference Program this summer and continuing with EQUITANA USA Open Air Festival in October of 2017 and EQUITANA USA, the Equestrian Sports World Fair in October of 2018. Visit for more information on the full series. EQUITANA USA is part of the EQUITANA family. The trademark EQUITANA and the associated logo are used under license from Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH.






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