Michigan State University Extension Presents Fall Horse Workshops

Newsdate: Mon October 09, 2017, 11:00 am
Location: JACKSON, Michigan

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Expert information for horse owners

Expert information for horse owners

With one of the best veterinary medicine programs in the world, Michigan State University, through their Extension program, makes up-to-date information and programs available to horse owners nationwide. New window.

This information is especially important to horse owners because of the equine professionals and educators who make up the staff of the renowned Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine.

With one of the best veterinary medicine programs in the world, Michigan State University, through their Extension program, makes up-to-date information and programs available to horse owners nationwide.

Recently, Michigan State University Extension released the schedule for their upcoming Fall Horse Workshop in Jackson, Michigan.

2017 Fall Horse Workshop

Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Jackson County MSU Extension Office, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI 49202
Contact: Tom Guthrie, guthri19@anr.msu.edu, 517-788-4292

Topics and presenters: 

  1. Horse Health: Vaccinations- How important are they, really? - Dr.Judy Marteniuk, MSU Equine Extension Veterinarian
  2. Forage: Interpreting a hay analysis report - Mike Metzger, MSU Extension Forage Educator
  3. Toxic Plants: Build skills to identify harmful plants - Tom Guthrie, MSU Extension Equine Educator

With the latest best-practice information available, these presentations will bring horse owners valuable information related to the importance and efficiency of available vaccination protocols to best protect horses and other equines.

The workshop on "Interpreting a hay analysis report" will address the importance of choosing the best hay for horses based on their physical characteristics and workload.

Knowledge about toxic plants endemic to local areas and information about identifying those plants will provide horse owners with the information necessary to protect horses from toxic plants in their immediate pasture and paddock environment and on trails and in other places where horses might come into contact with these plants that might affect their health and well being.

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