|Horse Owners Symposium Held at Veterinary Center|
Approximately 100 horse owners from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas attended the one-day event, which included interactive wet labs. Lecturers provided information on equine vaccinations, the latest in equine sports medicine, muscle conditions of the performance horse, navicular syndrome, joint therapy, the National Identification System, forge management issues for horse farms, and feed energy management. Interactive wet labs focused on equine arthroscopy, lameness issues, upper airway endoscopy of the performance horse, oral horse exam and a tour of the Veterinary Center’s facilities.
Becky Brewer-Walker, DVM, State Veterinarian, Department of Agriculture
Dustin Devine, DVM, Equine Surgery Resident, Veterinary Center
David Freeman, PhD, DACAN, Nutritionist, Department of Animal Science
Lyndi Gilliam, DVM, Equine Field Services and Internal Medicine, Veterinary Center
Todd Holbrook, DVM, DACVIM, Equine Internal Medicine, Veterinary Center
John Marshall, DVM, Equine Surgery Resident, Veterinary Center
David Moll, DVM, DACVS, Equine Surgeon and Section Chief, Veterinary Center
Daren Redfearn, PhD, Forage and Pasture Management Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.
Veterinary students who provided assistance with the interactive wet labs were:
Katie Cope, Class of 2010
Stacey Cornforth, Class of 2010
Suzanne Genova, Class of 2007
Alicia Gorczyca, Class of 2007
Angel Jordan, Class of 2007
Deanna Reiber, Class of 2008
Chris Royer, Class of 2007
Brad Youngblood, Class of 2010
The Horse Owners Symposium was a huge success based on participant evaluations, which included these comments:
"very informative and well presented with a good variety of issues addressed"
"I would jump at the chance to attend another presentation of this type"
"it was very educational"
"I wish all horse owners could see this"
"very interesting, will recommend to all my clients"
For more information about equine healthcare, contact the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at (405) 744-6656 or visit http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu.