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Veterinary Experts to Discuss Latest in Equine Health During AAEP Healthy Horses Workshop

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) annual health

seminar for horse owners - the Healthy Horses Workshop - will be held

Saturday, Dec. 2 in San Antonio, Texas. Designed for non-veterinarians

interested in equine health care, the Healthy Horses Workshop features

leading veterinary experts delivering the latest news and advances in horse

health.

Now in its seventh year, the event will feature four morning seminars with

the afternoon devoted to demonstrations on first aid and the "problem

horse," featuring clinician Dr. Mark Fitch and world-renowned trainer John

Lyons (John Lyons is sponsored by Nutrena). Topics and speakers for the 2006

event are:

Colic: What It Means to You and Your Horse. Dr. David Freeman, University

of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Equine Reproduction: From Conception to Birth. Dr. Ben Espy, San Antonio,

Texas.

Joint Disease & Lameness in the Horse: Why Does it Happen and What Can Be

Done About It. Dr. James Casey, Laurel, Maryland.

Managing the Health and Well-Being of Your Aging or Geriatric Horse. Dr.

Nancy Loving, Boulder, Colo.

First Aid Tips for the Horse Owner (live horse demonstration). Dr. Mark

Fitch, Boulder, Colo.

"The Problem Horse" (live horse demonstration). Dr. Mark Fitch, Boulder,

Colo. and John Lyons, Parachute, Colo.

For a complete schedule, visit http://www.myHorseMatters.com.

New to the Healthy Horses Workshop is an afternoon live horse demonstration,

titled the "Problem Horse" and featuring clinician Dr. Mark Fitch and

world-renowned trainer John Lyons. Attendees will learn hands-on techniques

to help the problem horse through various situations that include loading,

handling the feet, saddling and more.

The Healthy Horses Workshop, held in conjunction with the AAEP's 52nd Annual

Convention, will take place 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Freeman Coliseum

Grounds. The pre-registration fee through November 6 is $75; on-site

registration will be $90 with lunch provided with the cost of registration.

To register, visit the AAEP's horse-health Web site http://www.myHorseMatters.com

and click on the Healthy Horses Workshop banner. You may also register for

this event by calling the AAEP office at 1-800-443-0177. The Healthy Horses

Workshop is made possible in part through the generous support of the AAEP's

Educational Partners.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in

Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated

to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, the AAEP reaches more

than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is

actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and

continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

 

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