Ask the Vet LIVE on Horse Adoption and Rescue Now Archived

Ask the Vet LIVE on Horse Adoption and Rescue Now Archived

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on Horse Adoption and Rescue took place on Sept. 21, and the recording is now available.

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Horse Adoption and Rescue

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on Horse Adoption and Rescue took place on Sept. 21, and the recording is now available.

With the current drought, high hay prices, and other factors, more horses are in need of homes and many people have questions about horse adoption and rescue. How can you find the right horse to rescue or adopt? How can you find a reputable rescue if you have a horse to rehome? If your newly adopted horse came from an unhealthy situation, what common health and behavioral issues might you expect to see, and how can you safely rehabilitate the horse? How do you adopt a mustang or burro?

Our audience received answers to these and many other questions during our free Ask the Vet LIVE online Q&A chat about Horse Adoption and Rescue.

This free live chat was brought to you by the Bureau of Land Management.


Our on-call panelists for this event included:

Julia Wilson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIMJulia Wilson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, president of Turner Wilson Equine Consulting, LLC, and a strong advocate for solving the issue of “unwanted” horses. Locally, she serves as an advisor to the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation and she helps organize Minnesota's Gelding Project, which provides equine castration for financially challenged horse owners. She is also a co-founder of the Equitarian Initiative, which educates veterinarians to provide community service and health care to working donkeys, mules, and horses in poor areas.

Albert J. Kane, DVM, MPVM, PhD Albert J. Kane, DVM, MPVM, PhD, senior staff veterinarian for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. His professional interests include the welfare and health management of wild horses and burros and the prevention of wastage and injury in performance horses.

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