University of Minnesota Offers Webinars for Horse Owners

The University of Minnesota Horse Team will begin offering quarterly "Lunch and Learn" Webinars (Web-based seminars) on a variety of horse-related topics. The Webinars will be held on the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October from noon to 1:00 p.m., Central Standard Time. There is no charge to participate in the Webinars.

The Webinars will feature University of Minnesota faculty presenting research-based information on a variety of topics including horse health, nutrition, forage utilization, manure management, and general care. During the webinar, participants can submit questions via an online chat that presenters will address at the end of the Webinar. The Webinars will also be archived on the University of Minnesota Horse Web site and can be viewed at any time.

The January Webinar (Jan. 21) will feature Krishona Martinson, PhD, University of Minnesota equine extension specialist, presenting "Optimizing Your Hay Supply." The April webinar (April 15) will feature Molly McCue, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, presenting "Equine Genetics."

To participate in the Webinars, participants will need an Internet connection (DSL/Cable or higher recommended; dial-up is not recommended), a supported operating system and web browser, Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher (Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris), a sound card, and a computer with speakers to hear the audio. Test your Web browser. If you are having difficulty, make sure the URL is correct, and make sure your mute is off and your volume is turned up. Contact with additional questions or problems.

To join the Webinars, go to and enter as a guest. Please login to the Webinar 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

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