No “Horsing Around” at Popular PVM Horseman’s Forum

Friday, February 15, 2019

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More than 200 attendees enjoyed Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s annual Horseman’s Forum Saturday, February 9, at Lynn Hall.  Youth as well as adult horse enthusiasts gathered for a full-day of exceptional educational programming and demonstrations.  Designed to educate horse owners and equine industry professionals about current horse health issues, the annual forum included information about essential equine health care topics.  Attendees came from across Indiana, as well as Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Texas. 

The program included an acupuncture demonstration by Dr. Jennifer Koziol, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, as well as a treadmill demonstration by Dr. Laurent Couëtil, professor of large animal internal medicine and director of the Equine Sports Medicine Center.  Additionally, Robin Ridgeway, co-author of the Purdue Extension publication, “Understanding the Horse Trailer Rig: Steps for Transporting Horses Safely on the Highway”, presented a trailer safety demonstration.  A copy of the publication was provided to Horseman’s Forum participants as part of their event registration.  The forum also featured lectures on leptospirosis, equine recurrent uveitis, wound care, cardiology, advanced imaging, senior horse nutrition, hoof care, and managing osteoarthritis.

The Horseman’s Forum was sponsored by Nutrena, Progressive Nutrition, Dechra, Zoetis, and Haygain, which provided prizes for the giveaways and items for goodie bags.  Special thanks to the faculty on the Horseman’s Forum Planning Committee, Drs. Amanda Farr, Tim Lescun, and Sandy Taylor, for organizing the successful program, as well as to Dr. Laurent Couëtil for serving as emcee for the event.

Writer(s): Andrea Brown and Kevin Doerr |

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