Horse Owner Lecture Series Offered at VaTech Equine Medical Center

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has announced the schedule for its 2007-08 "Tuesday Talks." This series of lectures is designed to provide veterinarians, horse owners, and horse professionals with valuable insight and practical advice related to an array of equine healthcare topics.

The 2007-08 "Tuesday Talks" schedule is as follows:

  • "Detecting and Treating Lameness"-Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, by Nat White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Jean Ellen Shehan professor and director, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Va.
  • "Red Eye in the Morning, Horse Owner's Warning: Equine Eye Care"-Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, by David Hodgson, BVSc, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVIM, department head, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.
  • "Stem Cell Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injury"-Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, by Jennifer Barrett, DVM, Ph.D., assistant professor of equine surgery, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
  • "The New Equine Medicine"-Tuesday, March 11, 2008, by Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Diplomate ACVECC, Byars Equine Advisory, Georgetown, Ky.

All "Tuesday Talk" lectures will be held at 7 p.m. in the equine medical center's library. No fee is charged for attending but seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail Amy Troppmann at, or call 703/771-6843. Additional information regarding the center and its services is available online at

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