The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a one-day horseman's education forum Feb. 8 at Lynn Hall on the university's campus. In addition to educational sessions, a tour of the university's large animal hospital and an equine treadmill demonstration will be provided.

According to the program brochure, "the purpose of the Horseman’s Forum is to educate horse owners and equine industry professionals about current horse health issues, ranging from basic preventive health care and husbandry topics to state-of-the-art medical advancements."

The preliminary program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting basics, moon blindness, barn air quality, bandaging techniques, and more.

Registration is $40 for regular attendees and $20 for students and active duty military personnel. A $10 late fee will apply if registering after Jan. 26. A box lunch is included with registration. Additionally, 4.5 continuing education credits are offered for attending the workshop. Registration information is available via the program brochure

More information on the program is available online. For registration information, contact Stephanie Botkin at or 765/494-3253. For additional information about program content, contact Marti Burns at or 765/494-0611.

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