Most horse owners are learn-a-holics. They’re interested in improving their horses’ lives. Often it involves the horse and rider partnership. But sometimes the best learning investment can be straight-up science and equine health.
The University of Maine is offering what looks to be an excellent Horse Health Education Conference next month. It’s at the Pineland Equestrian Center in New Gloucester and features Dr. Mary Rose Paradis of Tufts University as keynote speaker.
The program includes a review of infectious diseases in Maine, vaccinations and diagnostic tests. Respiratory bacterial infections such as strangles and also respiratory viral infections such as equine herpes virus & influenza will be discussed. An important emphasis will focus on preventing infectious disease by using biosecurity measures on the farm.
There will be an“Ask the Vet” panel discussion with local vets after the presentations.
Sounds like a heckuva line-up for 15 bucks. It’s an all-day affair. You can pack a lunch or buy one there.
For more information, contact Melissa Libby at 800 287 7170 or Melissa.Libby1@maine.edu. Or register online.