UGA students plan Horse Owner’s Seminar
Author: Erica P. Techo
The University of Georgia student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will host its annual Horse Owner’s Seminar on Aug. 10.
The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UGA Livestock Arena on South Milledge Avenue in Athens. The seminar will include lectures, wet labs and a trade show.
Professors from UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and experts from the University of Florida and Coyote Creek Equine Veterinary Service will present the lectures.
Seminar topics will include ophthalmology, nutrition, colic, forages and pasture management, equine herpes, manure management, dermatology and acupuncture. The wet labs will be on bandaging, first aid, riding competitively in college and becoming a farrier.
Two lectures or labs will be offered each hour. Attendees must send in lecture and lab preferences along with their registration fees. The lectures and labs are subject to change, and any changes will be announced on the event’s website.
Pre-registration for the event ends Aug. 1, and the cost to register is $50 for attendees 18 and older, $25 for children ages 8 to 18 and $10 for children ages 2 to 8. Children under 2 can attend for free. After Aug. 1, a $10 fee will be added.
Registration includes access to all the lectures and wet labs, lunch and a T-shirt. However, children under 8 will not be allowed at wet labs. Childcare will not be provided at the seminar.
Registration is available online at ugahorseowner.wix.com/horse-owner-seminar or payment can be mailed to UGA Horse Owners Seminar, c/o Katy Mayhew, 100 Woodstone Drive, Apt. 20, Athens, Ga., 30605. Proceeds from the event will go towards the association and the UGA Department of Animal Sciences.
For more information on the event, go to ugahorseowner.wix.com/horse-owner-seminar.