Equine Nutrition and Feeding Conference at Ohio State

The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is hosting an Equine Nutrition and Feeding Conference Nov. 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio.

The course is designed for veterinarians, technicians, owners, and breeders. Attendees will gain information on the basics of equine nutrition from the experts. This course will cover a variety of nutrition-related topics, including feeding for growth and performance, nutrition, supplements, and feeding for prevention and management of diseases.

Speakers include Dr. Teresa Burns, Holly Flemister, Dr. Laurie Gallatin, Dr. Samuel Hurcombe, Cindy Isaacs, Roy A. Johnson, Dr. Catherine Kohn, Dr. Britta Leise, Dr. Margaret Mudge, Aaron Rhoades, Dr. Liz Santschi, Dr. Michael Schmall, and Dr. Phoebe Smith.

The course fee is $95. Registration includes conference, notes, and lunch and refreshments as noted on schedule. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information or to register, please see www.vet.osu.edu/ce or contact: Office of Veterinary Continuing Education, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 601 Vernon Tharp Street, Columbus, OH 43210; 614/292-8727; vetmedce@osu.edu.

Seminar hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area, 3232 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio; 614/263-7200 or 1-877-STAY-HGI. Be sure to mention you are with the “Equine Nutrition” group to receive the discounted rate.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 Equine Nutrition Overview - Terminology, Nutrition Basics and Reading Feed Labels, Roy A. Johnson
10:30 Break
10:45 Feeding from Birth through the Two-Year- Old, Roy A. Johnson
12:15 Lunch Sponsored by Nutrena
1:15 Feeding the Performance, Pleasure, and Pasture Horse, Holly Flemister
2:15 Feeding the Broodmare and Stallion, Cindy Isaacs
3:15 Break
3:30 Grain Selection for Your Horse (overview of grains, pelleted feeds, cubes), Aaron Rhoades
4:00 Supplements and Nutraceuticals, Aaron Rhoades
4:30 Nutrition/Feeding and Colic (enteroliths, gastric/colonic ulcers, ileal impactions), Dr. Margaret Mudge
5:00 Medical Conditions Related to Nutrition (bran disease, uroliths), Dr. Samuel Hurcombe
5:30 Feeding Horses Predisposed to Choke, Dr. Britta Leise
6:00 Reception Sponsored by Purina

Sunday, November 9, 2008
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Body Condition Scores and Feeding, Dr. Laurie Gallatin
9:00 How to Feed Horses with Muscle Disorders (Myopathies), Dr. Catherine Kohn
9:30 Feeding the Horse with Cushings, Dr. Michael Schmall
10:00 Break
10:15 Feeding Horses with Respiratory Disease, Dr. Teresa Burns
10:45 Nutrition/Feeding of Geriatric Horses, Dr. Phoebe Smith
11:15 Nutrition/Feeding of Miniature Horses, Dr. Phoebe Smith
11:45 Feeding the Orphan Foal, Dr. Catherine Kohn
12:15 Feeding/Nutrition and Development Orthopedic Disease (ALD, FLD, OCD, wobblers), Dr. Liz Santschi
12:45 Adjourn and Certificates Presented

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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