Equine showcase, breeders’ short course in Ky.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the 6th Annual UK Equine Showcase and the 8th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course Jan. 27-28, both at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place, in Lexington.

Showcase

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

Topics include: Equine vaccination, disease surveillance and monitoring, rhodococcus equi update, barn ventilation, foal nutrition, and an overview of research programs.

Short course

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

Biosecurity will be the main focus  with state, national and international perspectives on biosecurity issues.

Both programs are open to veterinarians, owners and managers of all horse breeds or anyone with an interest in equine reproduction and horse management.

Details

Continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians is pending approval.

Display opportunities are available to participating organizations. Email equine@uky.edu for details.

Rates

Showcase rates are $50 per person, or $40 each when two or more people register from the same organization.

Early registration rates for the Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course are $75 per person, or $65 each when two or more people register from the same organization.

Attendees can enroll in both the showcase and the short course for $100 per person, or $90 each when two or more people register from the same organization. Registration closes Jan. 23.

College students are eligible for a reduced rate, but space is limited. Students or UK faculty interested in attending can email jenny.evans@uky.edu.

Details

To register for the event, visit https://2017ukshowcaseshortcourse.eventbrite.com.

For more details visit http://www.ca.uky.edu/equine.

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