Annual Horsemen's Update March 1

Update
Nebraska Extension will host its annual Horsemen’s Update March 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Animal Science Complex room 211.

February 7, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension will host its annual Horsemen’s Update March 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Animal Science Complex room 211.

“We want to get the newest information to our extension staff and producers to keep them abreast of what’s going on in the horse industry,” said Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist.

This year’s update covers a variety of topics including a presentation on feeding horses, how the PRCA deals with welfare issues and several others. 

Guest presenters will be Cindy Schonholtz, PRCA Director of Industry Outreach and Carey Williams, Rutgers University Extension Horse Specialist.

Other presenters are from Nebraska Extension offices and include: Gary Stauffer, Extension Educator for Holt County; Monte Stauffer, Extension Educator for Douglas County; Bruce Anderson, Extension Forage Specialist; Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist; and Carol Thompson, animal science graduate student.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Human diet fads and their effects on horse nutrition 
  • Dealing with horse welfare issues at events—the PRCA approach 
  • New online horse courses (feedlot horse and others) 
  • Horse health updates and concerns including diseases in the news (EHV-1, Vesicular Stomatitis, and others) 
  • All you need to know about the Trails Challenge competition and activities 
  • Best management practices for your horse pastures 
  • Wearable technologies for horses

The cost per session is $30 if registered early and $40 at the door. Lunch and materials will be provided. Please register online at http://go.unl.edu/ajgq. Register by February 24 for the discounted price.

Those unable to be there in person, should contact their local extension office to attend from a distance.

For more on how to connect remotely, or for other information on the Horsemen’s Update 2017, please contact Kathy Anderson at 402-472-6414 or email kanderson1@unl.edu.  

Kathy Anderson
Nebraska Extension
402-472-6414
kanderson1@unl.edu
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