2017 Horseman’s Forum to be Held at Indiana Grand

The 2017 Horseman’s Forum will be hosted at a new location onsite at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind. on February 11.

The 2017 Horseman’s Forum will be hosted at a new location onsite at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind. on February 11.

Horse enthusiasts can look forward to attending the 2017 Purdue Veterinary Medicine Horseman’s Forum, to be held for the first-time at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The annual day-long workshop, usually held at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Lynn Hall, aims to educate horse owners and equine industry professionals about current horse health issues, addressing topics ranging from basic preventive health care and husbandry to state-of-the-art medical advancements. Last year’s forum proved to be a major success, with a record 237 attendees coming to Lynn Hall to enjoy presentations covering topics such as biosecurity, toxic plants, the equine foot, and managing forages. Attendees also enjoyed demonstrations of the popular high-speed equine treadmill and equine palpation/colic simulator, an interactive session of “Horse Jeopardy,” and giveaways for prizes including an Equine First Aid Kit and free registration for the upcoming 2017 Horseman’s Forum.

The forum will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about issues surrounding the horse racing industry, as well as get a sneak peek of the new Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital, expected to be completed by the end of 2016. The Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital, a satellite facility of PVM, will provide specialty medical and surgical services for horse owners while also supporting equine research and education of future equine specialists. Located a few miles from Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, and less than an hour’s drive from Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind., the facility will offer advanced diagnostic imaging, shockwave therapy, nuclear medicine, regenerative medicine, endoscopic laser surgery and specialized equine orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Attendees of the 2017 Horseman’s Forum will be among the first to receive a tour of the completed facility.  An official grand opening celebration is planned for later in the spring.

Members of the Big Walnut Pony Club of Indianapolis take part in a demonstration of the Equine Palpation/Colic Simulator conducted by PVM Equine Club member Bradley Kidney (DVM Class of 2019) at the 2016 Horseman’s Forum.

Members of the Big Walnut Pony Club of Indianapolis take part in a demonstration of the Equine Palpation/Colic Simulator conducted by PVM Equine Club member Bradley Kidney (DVM Class of 2019) at the 2016 Horseman’s Forum.


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