2017 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders’ Short Course Scheduled

Lecture topics will include vaccinations, disease surveillance, foal nutrition, R. equi, biosecurity, and more.
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University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs will host the 6th Annual UK Equine Showcase and the 8th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course Jan. 27-28, 2017, both at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place, in Lexington.

The UK Equine Showcase will highlight the university’s equine programs and relevant industry findings with an emphasis on immunology. It will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27.

The Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course is an in-depth program on horse management issues and will focus specifically on preventative measures designed to reduce the risks for introduction and transmission of infectious disease. It will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, with lunch provided.

“This year our focus will be on biosecurity, an issue which should be of great interest to the audience,” said David W. Horohov, PhD, chair of the UK Department of Veterinary Science and director of the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “The program will feature presentations on various aspects of biosecurity ranging from the factors and concerns at the farm, clinic, state, national, and international level

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