Scientists are rapidly homing in on the specific areas of the equine genome linked to this debilitating condition.
Jan 25, 2021
Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.
Jan 24, 2021
Detecting and managing osteoarthritis in its early stages can go a long way toward keeping your horse sound, comfortable, and happy in his job for years to come.
Jan 22, 2021
Owning a horse over his lifetime can be rewarding, but you need to be prepared for specific costs related to his care. Learn about senior horse research studies and what veterinarians say you should watch for as your horse ages.
Jan 21, 2021
Computed tomography creates cross-sectional, 3D images to help veterinarians diagnose a variety of equine injuries and lamenesses. Sponsored by Asto CT.
Jan 20, 2021
Lame horse? Advanced diagnostic and management strategies for navicular syndrome have improved long-term outcomes.
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Riding untamed drifts of deep, untouched powder is the Holy Grail for most skiing/snowboarding enthusiasts. Canada’s Rocky Mountains are known for huge annual snowfalls, great powder-producing conditions and long seasons. Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, the iconic Fairmont Château Lake Louise**** is nestled in a secluded location deep within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Château is enveloped by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake with the natural beauty of this destination permeating every nook of the historic resort.
With 139km/87miles of slopes, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski areas in the Rocky Mountains (1646m – 2637m / 5,400ft – 8,650ft). The unique layout allows families and groups of varying abilities to ski together; there are beginner, intermediate and expert runs down from every chair.
VetPD has combined an exhilarating 5-day Powder Event combining a total of 5 days of skiing/snowboarding/alternative outdoor activities, 26 hours of cutting-edge lectures / case discussions and 15 hours of practical sessions / wetlabs on live horses for attendees to choose from. This will provide attendees with a total of 20 hrs of CE (RACE approval pending). The following internationally renowned speakers will be responsible for the lectures/wetlabs that are aimed at experienced general and advanced practitioners: Dr. Wes Sutter (Rood & Riddle, Saratoga, NY), Dr. Cristobal Navas de Solis (New Bolton Center, UPenn) & Dr. Frank Andrews (Louisiana State Univ., LA).
From Sunday – Wednesday attendees can choose from two streams of lectures between 7.00 – 9.00am, which will be followed by skiing/snowboarding/alternative outdoor activities between 9.00am – 4.00pm. Every day there will be the Powder Happy Hour between 3.30 – 4.00pm as a preamble to the two streams of lectures and wetlabs that will unfold between 4.00 – 7.00pm. The evenings will be free for leisurely wining and dining, to meet up with old friends and to make new ones.
The event will finish on Thursday morning, allowing attendees to fit in a 5th day of skiing before flying out from Calgary in the evening.
Alternative Outdoor Activities on offer include:
· Backcountry Off-Piste Excursions
· Cross-Country Skiing
· Ice Skating / Hockey
· Snow Trekking / Winter Hiking
· Dog sledding in Banff National Park
· Sleigh rides
· Sledding, Tobogganing & Tubing
· Banff Upper Hot Springs
· Horse Back Excursions
· Ice Climbing/Walking
· Ice Fishing
· Winter Paragliding
January 30 (Saturday) - February 4 (Thursday)