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Attend 2008 Regional Horse Owner Education Days

The University of Minnesota Horse Team is offering five regional horse owner education programs throughout the state in February and March 2008. Each program offers unbiased, research-based information and knowledgeable speakers identified specif...

The University of Minnesota Horse Team is offering five regional horse owner education programs throughout the state in February and March 2008.

Each program offers unbiased, research-based information and knowledgeable speakers identified specifically for that region by a committee of local horse experts and enthusiasts. There will be speakers from the University of Minnesota as well as local veterinarians and horse professionals.

Programs are held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration at 9:15 am). The dates, locations and topics are as follows (multiple topics presented at once; choose three or four at each site):

  • Saturday, March 1 at the UM-Morris Science Building in Morris. Topics include: pasture management, first aid, nutrition roundtable, hoof care, lameness, dentistry, bits, vaccinations and deworming, equine behavior, trail riding, facilities management, disaster preparation, fly and pest control, emerging diseases and unwanted horse discussion.
  • Saturday, March 8 at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji. Topics include: dermatology and allergies, nutrition, first aid and wound management, care of the broodmare and new born foal, unwanted horse roundtable, elderly horse care, trailer safety and hauling, pasture management, selecting your first horse, hay, emerging diseases, dentistry, lameness and facility management roundtable.
  • Saturday, March 15 at the U of M Leatherdale Equine Center on the St. Paul Campus. Advanced Program. Topics include: forage and weed identification, glycemic response, hay analysis, advanced reproduction, performance horse nutrition, allergies, performance related lameness, new imaging techniques, managing muscle problems, evaluating difficult lameness, emerging diseases and facility safety.

The cost to attend is $35 per person for one location, with the Advanced Program costing $50 per person. The fee includes lunch and a printed proceeding. Lunch and proceedings are sponsored by Nutrena and the Minnesota Horse Council.
Online registration and more information is available at www.extension.umn.edu/horse . Contact Kristi at (888) 241-0719 with questions or to register by mail. In case of inclement weather, call (888) 241-0719. Programs are recommended for ages 13 and older.

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