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PRESS RELEASE -- Equine Science University 2002

Livestock Update, November 2001

Larry A. Lawrence, Extension Animal Scientist, Horses, VA Tech

The Virginia Horse Council, Virginia Horse Board, Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center are repeating the successful seminar series Equine Science 2002. Last year, day long seminars were held across the state. Over 450 horse people participated in the series and received updated information on a variety of topics important to owners. This year, the series again brings the most recent information available to your local community. Topics this year include: Safe Facilities, Fencing and Barns, Training, Disease Updates on the New Threats to Horse Health, Trail Development and Land Conservation - Where Will We Ride Tomorrow?, Nutrition, Liability: What You Must Know to Protect Yourself, Lameness Diagnosis - The New Technologies, and Show and Market Trends for the Future. These are some of the topics to look forward to. Seminar fees will be $25 per person and includes lunch. Watch for brochures at your local Extension Offices. For more information, call 540/231-5252 or your local Extension Office. For Vendor information contact Brenda Finley at 804/330-0345.

Virginia Tech and Virginia Horse Council



February - Fredericksburg, VA
Contact: Amber Sizemore 540/582-7096

February 16 - Lexington, VA
Contact: Rick Heidel 540/245-5750

March 16 - Lee-Jackson Restaurant
Conference Center Winchester, VA

Contact: Lance Kauf 540/955--5164

TBA - Charlottesville, VA
Contact: Scott Byars 804/984-0727

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