Free Horse Health Seminars At Rolex

(edited press release)

The Kentucky Horse Park has announced that Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer the following free seminars to horse owners and enthusiasts who attend the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on April 27-29:

Sport Horse Diagnostics, Upper Airway Endoscopy and the Equine Treadmill, Thursday, April 27, 12:30 pm, presented by Dwayne Rodgerson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS. This lecture will include information on using the equine treadmill to diagnose upper airway disorders in the performance horse.

Large Animal Emergency Response, Friday, April 28, 12:30 p.m., presented by Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM. The event will educate owners about safe, effective techniques to use during emergencies such as trailer accidents, barn fires, rescue and transport of a downed horse, and water and mud recovery.

Large Animal Emergency Response Demonstration, Friday, April 28, 4 p.m., presented by Slovis. He will use a full-size equine mannequin to review emergency response techniques discussed in the lecture, including transport of a down horse.

Sport Horse Potpourri--Things to Know about Your Performance Horse, Saturday, April 29, 12:30 p.m., presented by Duncan Peters, DVM, MS. Peters, who is FEI-certified in dressage, eventing, jumping, and reining, will discuss several health issues related to the sport horse and methods that can be used to help owners better manage challenges to keep horses at optimum performance levels.

For additional information on the seminars contact LaTonna Wilson at 859/685-3707 or lwilson@hagyard.com. For ticket prices and more information on the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park visit www.rk3de.org.

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