The schedule for the 2014 University of Kentucky (UK) Department of Veterinary Science Diagnostic and Research Seminar Series at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory kicks off Thursday, Jan. 30, with two speakers discussing inflammatory airway disease (the full schedule is available below).

Laurent Couetil, DVM, PhD, professor at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Jean-Pierre Lavoie, DMV, professor at the University of Montreal will speak from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

All seminars, except the showcase, short course, and October symposium, are free. The showcase and short course on Feb. 7 and 8 are held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Lexington, Ky.

The seminar series is co-sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim, Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (KAEP),, and UK Ag Equine Programs. The series is hosted by the UK Gluck Equine Research Center and the UKVDL.

For those who cannot attend in person, films and archives these lectures, which are free to registered users at Horse Health videos through sponsor Boehringer-Ingelheim.

UK Department of Veterianry Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Seminar Series Schedule:

  • Jan. 30 at 4:00 p.m.—Inflammatory airway disease—Laurent Couetil, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM (Purdue University), and Jean Pierre Lavoie, DVM (University of Montreal)
  • Feb. 7 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.—UK Equine Showcase—Multiple speakers; A program highlighting the university’s current equine programs and ndings relevant to the industry—Special Location: The Four Points by Sheraton
  • Feb. 8 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.—Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course—Multiple speakers; An in-depth program on equine reproduction and horse management issues—Special Location: The Four Points by Sheraton
  • Feb. 27 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.—Hot topics in equine reproduction presented at the 11th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction in New Zealand—Barry Ball, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT; Ed Squires, MS, PhD, Hon. Dipl. ACT; and Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR (all of the UK Gluck Equine Research Center)
  • No seminars in March, April, or May
  • July 31 at 4:00 p.m.—The equine foot—Debra Taylor, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM (Auburn University)
  • Equine welfare—Tom Lenz, DVM, Dipl. ACT (Zoetis)
  • Aug. 28 at 4:00 p.m.—Foal diseases—Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC (University of Illinois)
  • Sept. 25 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.—Equine Herpesvirus-1—Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital), and Udeni Balasuriya, BVSc, MS, PhD, and Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD (both of the UK Gluck Equine Research Center)
  • Oct. 20 from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.—Racetrack Breakdown Symposium—Mary Scollay, DVM(Kentucky Racing Commission); David Horohov, PhD (UK Gluck Equine Research Center); and John Peloso, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, (Equine Medical Center of Ocala)
  • Nov. 20 at 4:00 p.m.—Shock wave therapy—Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS (Iowa State University)

Jenny Evans, MFA, is the marketing and promotion specialist senior at the Gluck Equine Research Center.

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