2013 Theriogenology Conference Kicks Off

Lecture topics will include mare and foal care, pain's effect on reproduction, acupuncture, placentitis, metabolic disease's effect on reproduction, and semen tests, among others.

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The Society for Theriogenology's 2013 Conference starts today (Aug. 7) and continues through Saturday (Aug. 10) at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville in Louisville, Ky. A specialized equine symposium occures today, and the general conference will take place Friday and Saturday.

During Wednesday's symposium, speakers will cover topics pertinent to mare and foal care, including antibiotic therapy, parasite control, and Rhodococcus equi, among others. Equine lecture topics during the general conference include pain's effect on reproduction, acupuncture, placentitis, metabolic disease's effect on reproduction, and semen tests, among others.

Reporters from The Horse will be onsite at the conference to provide in-depth coverage of select lectures. Watch TheHorse.com in the coming weeks for related articles.

About the Author

Erica Larson, News Editor

Erica Larson, News Editor, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in three-day eventing with her OTTB, Dorado, and enjoys photography in her spare time.

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