Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Offers Lectures, Demos at Rolex

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer three lectures and a demonstration to attendees of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 24-26. The lectures will offer a variety of educational information pertaining to sport horses and their specific health challenges. A demonstration of large animal emergency response techniques will provide horse owners with an understanding of safe and efficient procedures to be used when faced with dangerous situations.

All events will take place on Kentucky Horse Park grounds with the lectures being held inside the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute tent located near the Sheila Johnson Arena and the demonstration inside the Walnut Arena.

A summary of the lectures offered during Rolex include:

Basic Emergencies: What to do Until the Vet Arrives

Thursday, April 24, 12:30 p.m.

Holly S. Aldinger, DVM

COLIC! BLOOD! SWOLLEN EYE! Don’t panic! Dr. Aldinger will be discussing how to evaluate your horse and communicate effectively with your veterinarian in the event of a colic, laceration, or eye injury.


Large Animal Emergency Response

Friday, April 25, 12:30 p.m.

Nathan M. Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

The purpose of this event is to educate horse owners about safe, effective techniques that should be used during emergencies such as trailer accidents, barn fires, rescue, and transport of a downed horse, as well as water and mud recovery.


Large Animal Emergency Response Demonstration

Friday, April 25, 4:30 p.m.

Nathan M. Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Weather permitting, Dr. Slovis, director of the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Emergency Response Team, will use a fullsize equine mannequin to manually review emergency response techniques discussed in the lecture, including transport of a downed horse.


Management of Equine Herpesvirus

Saturday, April 26, 12:30 p.m.

Bradford G. Bentz, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP (Equine)

Dr. Bentz will be giving current management strategies to control equine herpesvirus.


Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, located across the street from the Kentucky Horse Park, has been serving the equine community for more than 130 years, providing state-of-the-art treatments, surgeries, and health care. In addition, Hagyard offers a full service pharmacy on its campus, which plays a vital and unique role in the continuum of care dedicated to the health and well-being of the horse.

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