Annual horse management seminar on Feb. 10 (Animal Science Update)
I am going to take a break from my Winter Care article series to inform everyone of the 2019 Rutgers’ Horse Management Seminar. “Feeding and Care of Mare/Foal, Stallion, and Growing Horse” is the over-arching theme of the upcoming Horse Management Seminar hosted by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Equine Science Center.
The seminar, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 will feature presentations by several equine experts in this area.
This year we selected a topic that we have not covered during any of the previous horse management seminars.
Even if you don’t currently breed horses, the presentations will have lots of information for everyone.
Our goal for this workshop is to bring in the leading experts in each of these topic areas.
This includes broodmare and growing horse nutrition, care of the stallion, and new reproductive advances. We will also highlight some of the current, and future, research from Rutgers Equine graduate students.
We have assembled presenters who are recognized as the leading experts in their field to offer perspectives and personal insight. The morning will start with “Stallion Care” and “Recent Advanced in Equine Reproduction” by Dr. Ed Squires from University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center. Dr. Squires leads the country in his contribution to the field of equine reproduction and we are honored to have him here at Rutgers courtesy of Vetoquinol USA. The morning will also include Dr. Dan Keenan from Foundation Equine, a local veterinarian specializing in equine reproduction. Dr. Keenan will present “Care of the Mare and Foal Pre and Post Birth.”
The afternoon will start off with Dr. Amy Burk, who leads the equine breeding program at the University of Maryland, presenting “Feeding the Pregnant/Lactating Mare”, followed by “GI Development and Nutrition of the Growing Horse” by Dr. Paul Siciliano from North Carolina State University.
Closing out the day will be a panel discussion from the three main speakers.
Following the panel Rutgers’ doctoral student Jennifer Weinert will give a short presentation on some of the current research taking place on campus, as well as what future research has been planned.
As always there will be lots and lots of giveaways from our seminar sponsors and vendors. In addition to these presentations and giveaways, the seminar will feature informational displays, networking opportunities with industry companies and area organizations, and ample time for one-on-one discussions with the day’s presenters.
The complete program, registration information, and seminar brochure are posted on the Equine Science Center website at esc.rutgers.edu, as well as the registration site at: http://bit.ly/2019HMS. Space is limited, and the early bird discount for registration ends on Jan. 28.
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