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UK to host equine showcase, breeders’ short course

Events are Jan. 23-24, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky., (Oct. 23, 2014) — The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the UK Equine Showcase and the 6th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course on consecutive days in January at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in Lexington.

ukagThe UK Equine Showcase, which will run from 1-5 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2015, will highlight the university’s current equine programs and relevant industry findings.

Discounted registration is $50 per person or $40 each for two more people from the same organization through Jan. 5.

The 6th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2015, is an in-depth program on equine reproduction and horse management issues.

Discounted registration is $100 per person, or $90 each when two or more people register at the same time.

Registration for both days is $125 per person or $115 when two or more people from the same organization register. Registration ends on Jan. 16. College students are eligible for a reduced rate, but space is limited. To register visit https://2015ukshowcaseshortcourse.eventbrite.com.

UK is also accepting sponsor participation. For information email [email protected].

UK Equine Showcase:

  • Update on the illicit use of cobalt in racehorses
  • Moxidectin poisoning
  • Parasites and growth rates in foals
  • The ergot alkaloid enigma: Understandingstability of ergovaline in tall fescue
  • The molecular composition of Sarcocystis neurona and its application for controlling equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
  • An update on equine proliferative enteropathy and Lawsonia intracellularis
  • Physiology effects of aging – Focus on the horse: Let’s talk about inflammation, vaccination and deworming
  • Amino acid requirements in horses: In search of new knowledge
  • Emerging equine diseases

Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course:

  • Old and new approaches for lighting mares
  • Deworming strategies for broodmares and foals
  • Plasma for foals: Is it all the same?
  • Angular limb deformities in foals
  • Omega 3 fatty acids in mares and stallions
  • The genetic tool box: Beyond answering the question, “Who’s your (horse’s) daddy?”
  • What goes wrong in the geriatric mare?
  • Vaccination strategies for EVA and managing the EVA carrier stallion
  • Improving the survival of stallion sperm
  • Placentitis update