UK Offers Two Upcoming Continuing Education Events

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs, which includes the Gluck Equine Research Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, will host two continuing education events in the next three months.

Role of Genetics in Studying Equine Disease
Tuesday, December 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Embassy Suites, Lexington, Ky.
https://rgsedsymposium.eventbrite.com

Hosted by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center--a UK Ag Equine Program--the Role of Genetics in Studying Equine Diseases Symposium will offer an in-depth look at the latest information in this rapidly evolving field. Special consideration will be given to select features of equine viral arteritis (EVA), including host-related factors that might influence establishment of the carrier state in this infection.

The event is targeted toward veterinarians and anyone else with an interest in learning more about equine genetics.

The symposium is free and funded by a USDA-NIFA-AFRI grant titled "Identification of genetic factors responsible for establishment of equine arteritis virus carrier state in stallions."

Seven hours of continuing education is pending approval by the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. CE sheets must be signed at the meeting to receive credit.

UK Equine Showcase and 5th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course
Friday, February 7, 1-5:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton, Lexington, Ky.
https://2014ukequineshowcase.eventbrite.com

The UK Equine Showcase, now in its third year, will highlight the university’s current equine programs and relevant industry findings. It will run from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 7, with a light reception following.

The 5th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course is an in-depth program on equine reproduction and horse management issues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 8, with lunch provided.

New this year, an in-depth reproductive “wet lab” will also be offered on Feb. 9 to a limited number of participants who want a hands-on educational opportunity led by some of the equine industry’s foremost experts.

All programs are open to veterinarians, owners and managers of all horse breeds, or anyone with an interest in learning more about equine reproduction and topics concerning horse management.

Continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians is pending approval by the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners.

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


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