Free Horse Owners Seminar Series at Iowa State

Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is introducing a series of free seminars for horse owners this year. They will be held on the first Tuesday of the month once a quarter at the Ames, Iowa, school.

"We are offering the opportunity for our local clients to come and spend an evening with us and get some of their questions answered," said Bruce W. Christensen, DVM, Dipl. ACT.

An assistant professor of theriogenology at the university, Christensen will be conducting the seminar on high-risk pregnancy.

The series will begin May 4 with Why We Shoe Horses by Jamey Carsel, the university's certified journeyman farrier. It will be followed by Colic in the Horse Aug. 3 (Matthew Madron, DVM, senior surgery resident), Neonatal ICU Nov. 2 (David Wong, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM), and High-Risk Pregnancy Feb. 1, 2011 (Christensen).

The seminars grew out of the university's first all-day equine symposium held last year. The second symposium is slated for Oct. 2 and will include a hands-on lab on equine first aid. There will be a nominal charge for the symposium.

For further information, visit or call 515/294-1500.

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Tracy Gantz

Tracy Gantz is a freelance writer based in Southern California. She is the Southern California correspondent for The Blood-Horse and a regular contributor to Paint Horse Journal, Paint Racing News, and Appaloosa Journal.

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