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Caring for the Older Horse Conference

Livestock Update, September 2007

Carrie Swanson, Extension Agent, Animal Science,Charlottesville / Albemarle County Office

Virginia Cooperative Extension, with sponsorship from Southern States Cooperative, is pleased to offer an educational program on Caring for the Older Horse.  The conference features expert advice from leading veterinarians and researchers and will be offered at two locations in Virginia’s horse country—November 8th in Charlottesville, VA and November 9th in Front Royal, VA.

With better preventative medicine, nutrition and management, horses are living productive lives well into their 20s and beyond!  Almost every horse owner and barn manager has a geriatric horse in their care, or will in the coming years.  This program is being offered in response to the growing number of older horses in the area, and will provide the most up-to-date information on adequately caring for aging equines! 

Featured speakers and topics include:

Both sites are easily accessible from major interstates and offer plenty of free onsite parking.  The November 8th Charlottesville Program will be held in the Department of Forestry Building from 8:00am to 3:30pm.  The November 9th Front Royal Program will be held at Celebration Hall in the North Warren Volunteer Fire & Rescue Building from 8:00am to 3:30pm.  The registration fee includes attendees’ conference materials, lunch and refreshments.  Early registration received by October 26th is $20; late registration is $25 and must be received by November 5th.

For more information on the Charlottesville Program, please contact Carrie Swanson, Extension Agent at the Albemarle-Charlottesville VCE Office, (434) 872-4580 or

For more information on the Front Royal Program, please contact Crystal Smith, Extension Agent at the Warren County VCE Office, (540) 635-4549 or


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