Rutgers Equine Science Center Announces Aging Horse Care Seminar

The care and management of aging horses is the overarching theme of the upcoming horse management seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. The seminar, scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Cook Campus Center in New Brunswick, N.J., will feature presentations by several equine industry authorities.

"Similar to what we see with humans, as medicine and technology advances, horses are also living longer and experiencing an enhanced quality of life as they age," said Carey Williams, PhD, extension equine specialist and associate director of outreach for the Equine Science Center. "I highly recommend all horse owners attend this seminar. Our goal is to provide unbiased scientific information that will prepare owners for the specific care and management of older horses."

Williams has assembled presenters that are recognized as experts in their field to offer professional insight and perspectives. Topics will include an overview of the physiology of aging in horses, nutrition of the aged horse, proper testing for various metabolic diseases associated with old age in horses, and orthopedic problems in old horses. A panel discussion with the presenters will round up the day's conference and give attendees an opportunity to ask any questions they have regarding their older horses.

In addition to the educational presentations, the seminar will feature informational displays, networking opportunities with industry companies and area organizations, and ample time for one-on-one discussions with the day's presenters.

For the complete program and registration information, please download the Horse Management Seminar brochure, or contact Bakir Lawson at 732/932-9514 or, or Williams at 732/932-5529 or

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