Equine Medical Service held their 6th annual Client Education Seminar on Feb 7th 2009 at the Café Columbine and Bakery. The day started with a free buffet breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausages, hash browns and pastries.
The education portion of the seminar began with a presentation on Equine Rabies by Dr. Josie Traub from Colorado State University. Dr. Traub focused on rabies as a disease and how it can affect horses. She also discussed how rabies is now more of a concern in Colorado due to the spread of terrestrial rabies into the eastern part of the state.
Dr. Traub’s presentation was followed by Stacy Basinger, a field representative, for Intervet/Schering Plough. She described the Equirab vaccine for horses. Equirab is Intervet/Schering Plough’s new rabies vaccine specifically made for horses.
Dr. Jay Altman followed with a presentation on equine gastro-intestinal health and how the Assure System can help maintain the horses’ gastro-intestinal health. Dr. Altman explained how he developed the Assure System and how the system can benefit the health of the horse from the inside out.
Rachel Knorr, the Equine Feed specialist form Ranch-Way Feed Mills, discussed the issues in feeding the geriatric horse.
Dr. Allen Landes then explained the importance of Disaster Preparedness for owners and their horses. This session focused on planning ahead for natural disasters that one could face in this area of Colorado. Dr. Landes also gave pointers on wound items to have on hand in the case of an emergency for your horses.
The seminar was well attended with about 70 horse owners from the northern Colorado area. Many thanks to our sponsors: Be Quick Horseshoeing, Ranch-Way Feeds, Intervet/Schering Plough, and Arenus Performance for their great support of our seminar.