Equine Health Care Workshop Offered in Conjunction with WEG

Achieving prime fitness in equine athletes will be the objective of The Winning Edge: Promoting Peak Performance in the Equine Athlete, a horse owner workshop held in conjunction with the 2010 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG).

Hosted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Alltech, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, the Sept. 24 workshop will be set in Lexington, Ky., just one day prior to the opening of the games. Horse owners and competitors will gain an understanding of industry issues and relevant health care information from veterinarians who have treated world champions.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Fédéracion Equestre Internationale (FEI) Rules and Regulations Regarding the Use of Medications in Sport Horses – A. Kent Allen, DVM
  • Use of Joint Medications for Sport Horses – C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, Ph.D., FRCVS, DSc
  • Managing Carbohydrates for Performance Horses – Bill Vandergrift, Ph.D.
  • Current Threats Faced by the Sport Horse Industry – Graeme Cooke, MA, VetMB, MRCVS
  • Purchasing or Adopting the Ex-Racehorse for Sport: What Will Help Me Succeed? – Chris Newton, DVM
  • Activate Your Horse's Core: Unmounted Exercises for Suppleness, Strength, and Balance – Hilary Clayton, BVMS, Ph.D., MRCVS
  • Muscle Diseases in the Sport Horse – Stephanie Valberg, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
  • Shoeing Options for Sport Horse Disciplines – Rodney J. King, NZCEF, CJF, AWCF

The workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Sponsors of the workshop include Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, HayGain Hay Steamers, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Triple Crown Feeds, and The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care.

Pre-registration is $75 and available online. The deadline to pre-register is Sept. 7. After Sept. 7, registration increases to $90 and will only be available onsite. For more information about the workshop or to register, visit www.aaep.org/horsemen_seminar.htm.

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