Healthy Horses Conference is April 25

Registrants from last year's Healthy Horses Conference watch horses working out on a high-speed treadmill.

Registrants from a past Healthy Horses Conference watch horses working out on a high-speed treadmill. (File photo)

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 7th Annual Healthy Horses Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.

The event is focused on equine veterinary health care and management, and will offer lectures, lunch and live equine demonstrations. This year’s topics will include information about regenerative therapies, suspensory ligament desmitis, genetics, pigeon fever, equine toxicities, nutrition and more.

Tours of the UF Large Animal Hospital will be provided, along with live high-speed treadmill demonstrations and an equine massage demonstration and discussion.

The presenters will predominantly be board-certified UF faculty members.

“Additionally, this year we are pleased to introduce some of our faculty colleagues from the department of animal sciences,” said Dr. Amanda House, a clinical associate professor of large animal clinical sciences at UF and conference coordinator.

Brief summaries of the lectures will be provided to all attendees.

“The University of Florida is dedicated to improving owner education. This conference is a wonderful opportunity to see our hospital facility and meet veterinarians from all of our services,” House said. “This year our program includes some timely topics from the local news, such as monensin and creeping indigo toxicity, pigeon fever, and several previously requested lameness topics.”

Plenty of time will be provided for questions, she added.

Registration is limited and can be completed online.

“We are asking those interested in attending to register soon to guarantee a space,” House said.

Information about additional equine events can be found here.

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