UF's 2012 Healthy Horses Conference Scheduled for April 28

The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine will host its fourth annual Healthy Horses Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 28. The event is focused on equine health care and will offer lectures, lunch, and live equine demonstrations.

This year's topics will include an update on equine herpesvirus, rehabilitating lameness injuries, new deworming recommendations, and a Q&A session on preventive health care.

A high-speed treadmill demonstration and a lameness locator demonstration with will be featured, along with tours of the UF Large Animal Hospital. The presenters will predominantly be the board-certified UF faculty and a brief summary folder of the lectures will be provided to all attendees.

"The University of Florida is dedicated to improving owner education and this conference is a wonderful opportunity to see our hospital facility and meet veterinarians from all of our services," said conference coordinator Amanda House, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, assistant professor of large animal clinical sciences at UF. "Plenty of time for questions will be provided. Registration is limited and can be completed online; we are asking those interested in attending to register soon to guarantee a space."

Registration information is available at www.conferences.dce.ufl.edu/equine or by calling Cathy Gentilman of the UF Department of Conferences at 352/392-5437. Additional information about the conference and other equine-related news from UF can be found at www.vetmed.ufl.edu/extension/equine/.

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