Rutgers Horse Management Seminar Scheduled for Feb. 10

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with the Rutgers Equine Science Center and New Jersey Horse Council, has scheduled a horse management seminar for Feb. 10, 2013. This year's topic is equine stress and transportation.

The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Cook Campus Center.

Featured speakers and topics include:

  • "Stress vs. Distress in Our Horses"--Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN, of Rutgers University
  • "Relieving Transport Stress in Horses"--Ted Friend, MS, PhD, of Texas A&M University
  • "Unintended Consequences for Slaughter Horse Welfare in the United States and European Union"-- Ted Friend, MS, PhD, of Texas A&M University
  • "Handling a Trailering Emergency"--Michael Fugaro, VMD, Dipl. ACVN, of Centenary College and Mountain Pointe Equine Veterinary
  • "Domestic and International Equine Transport Regulations"--Leslie Bulaga, DVM, of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The cost is $50 for adults and $20 for children, students, or seniors if the registration form is post marked on or before Jan. 25, 2012. After that, rates increase to $65 and $35, respectively. A continental breakfast and box lunch are included in the program fee.

The registration form and information is available online. For more information or to register by telephone, interested parties can contact Carey Williams, PhD, at 848/932-5529 or Laura Gladney at 848/932-3229.

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