UT Veterinary College Offers Horse Health Lectures for Owners

The University of Tennessee (UT) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will host "Management Strategies in Equine Health Care" on Saturday, Feb. 23. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the conference lasts until 4:40 p.m. It will be held in room A118 at the CVM, which is located on the UT agricultural campus. Tours of the new equine hospital are available immediately following the conference.

The day is dedicated to horse health and management. The conference is designed for those who have owned horses for years or are new to the horse world. Speakers for the conference include board-certified faculty of the UT Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and UT Extension. Topics include parasite control, equine first aid, viral diseases, equine arthritis, prepurchase examinations, nutrition, and metabolic diseases.

The conference fee is $35 for the first family member and $15 for each additional family member; the fee covers lunch, refreshments, and materials. Visit www.vet.utk.edu to download a brochure and registration form. Online registration is also available.

Advance registration by Feb. 18 is requested to ensure adequate food and supplies. For more information, visit www.vet.utk.edu/continuing_ed, email Barbara Campbell, or call 865/974-7264.

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