Stateline Equine Education workshop focuses on geriatric/senior horse care

Contact: Liv Sandberg, 608-263-4303, sandberg@ansci.wisc.edu             

Stateline Equine Education workshop focuses on geriatric/senior horse care

Madison, Wis. – The Stateline Equine Education team will be hosting the annual equine educational workshop on March 4, 2017 in southeast Wisconsin at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. This year the focus of the workshop will be the geriatric horse/older horse and special health care needs. 

“We are very excited and fortunate to have veterinarians presenting at the day long workshop, sharing their expertise with participants,” said Liv Sandberg, University of Wisconsin-Extension equine specialist at UW-Madison.

Speakers include:

— Dr. Bob Stenbom, Associate Director, Equine Professional Services with Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica in MN. Dr. Stenbom speaks on various equine health topics around the country and will be leading off the workshop with a presentation connecting metabolic, nutritional, and structural changes seen in the geriatric/older horse. 

— Dr. Kevin Nelson is co-owner of Bristol Veterinary Service, practices large animal medicine in Southeast Wisconsin. His family also operates a dressage and eventing farm in the Kenosha area. Dr. Nelson will be covering the difficult topic – how to handle end of life decisions for your horse.

— Dr. Ayla Guild is an equine veterinarian for Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic in SE Wisconsin. Her special interests and focused work include equine sports medicine, lameness, and geriatric medicine. Dr. Guild is an avid horsewoman having graduated HA in Pony Club and has trained Three-day eventing and dressage horses.

The speakers will also be presenting breakout sessions in the afternoon, which will focus more specifically on exercising the older horse, Cushings/metabolic disease, laminitis/lameness challenges, and teeth/nutrition for the older horse. 

The geriatric horse workshop will be held March 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center (19600 75th St Bristol, WI.) The cost for adults is $25 per person or $40 for two adults. Older youth are also encouraged to attend; registration is $15 per youth. Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost of registration. Preregistration is required for the workshop, visit www.kenosha.uwex.edu for registration information; no refunds, but we are happy to take substitutions. 

For further information, please contact Liv Sandberg, UW-Extension equine specialist at 608-263-4303 or sandberg@ansci.wisc.edu OR Leigh Presley, UW-Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties agriculture agent at leigh.presley@ces.uwex.edu. 

The Stateline Equine team is comprised of Liv Sandberg, UW-Extension equine specialist at UW-Madison, Leigh Presley, UW-Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties agriculture agent, and Darrell McCauley, UW-Extension Winnebago County agriculture agent.

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