Seminar focuses on racehorse care, rehabilitation (Animal Science Update)
I am going to take a break from my winter care article series to inform every one of the 2020 Rutgers Univertsity’s Horse Management Seminar. “Racehorse/Sport Horse Care and Rehabilitation” is the over-arching theme of the upcoming Horse Management Seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
The seminar, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, will feature presentations by several equine experts.
This year we selected a topic that we have not covered during any of the previous horse management seminars.
Whether you have racehorses, sport horses or just like riding horses there will be something for everyone.
We have so many veterinary experts in the New Jersey area, I am very excited to be able to have them share their expertise with you.
Our goal for this workshop is to bring in the leading veterinary and academic experts in each of these topic areas.
This includes caring for the racehorse, managing the sport horse, rehabilitating horses, transitioning careers between race and sport, and feeding for different types of exercise.
We will also highlight some of the current, and future, research from Rutgers equine graduate students. We have assembled presenter
s who are recognized as the leading experts in their field to offer their respective perspectives and personal insights.
The morning will start with “Caring for the Racehorse vs. Sport Horse” by Dr. Nancy Lee, owner of Sound Equine.
Dr. Lee is a perfect speaker for this topic because she deals with both types of horses closely in her practice along with competing some sport horses of her own!
The morning will also include Dr. Jesse Tyma, from Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, a local veterinarian specializing in injuries common to both sport and racehorses.
Dr. Tyma will present “Transitioning careers: Racing to Sport/Pleasure which injuries can you live with?”
The afternoon will start off with “Rehabilitating a Race/Sport Horse from Injury” by Dr. Sarah Bye of Foundation Equine in Chesterfield, N.J., which will be followed by “Feeding for Different Competitive Sports” by Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, from North Carolina State University.
Closing out the day will be two short presentations on some of the current research taking place on campus, as well as what future research being planned.
“Sugar Metabolism of Horses Grazing Warm-Season Forages” by Doctoral Candidate, Jennifer Weinert, and “The Human-Horse Interaction: What Does the Horse Tell Us?” by doctoral student Ellen Rankins.
In addition to these presentations, the seminar will feature informational displays, networking opportunities with industry companies and area organizations, ample time for one-on-one discussions with the day’s presenters and lots of door prizes!
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/2020HorseManagement.
Space is limited, and the early bird discount for registration ends on Jan. 26, so be sure to register early!
For more information, please contact me by phone at 848-932-5529 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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