Medication, Equine Health on Symposium Agenda

A panel discussion on medication use and regulations in the pari-mutuel industry will be part of an equine medical symposium hosted by the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine March 14-15 in Hollywood Beach, Fla.

The symposium will focus on equine health. Topics include respiratory diseases, gastric ulceration, neurological diseases, performance evaluation, upper airway surgery, equine disease outbreaks, and catastrophic injuries. There also will be an update on West Nile virus, which hit areas of Florida hard last year.

The symposium will be held at the Ambassador Resort and Corporate Center, located not far from Gulfstream Park. For more information, contact Kate Ziemak, the event's coordinator, at 352-392-1701, extension 246.

About the Author

Tom LaMarra

Tom LaMarra, a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University, has been news editor at The Blood-Horse since 1998. After graduation he worked at newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as an editor and reporter with a focus on municipal government and politics. He also worked at Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Times before joining The Blood-Horse. LaMarra, who has lived in Lexington since 1994, has won various writing awards and was recognized with the Old Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of the horse racing industry. He likes to spend some of his spare time handicapping races.

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