Keeping a Happy, Healthy Horse program set for March 22 in College Station

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – Brazos Valley horse owners and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the Keeping a Happy, Healthy Horse program scheduled for March 22 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand ‘56 Equine Complex on the Texas A&M University campus.

The complex is located at 3240 F&B Road in College Station. The program is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Brazos Extension Horse Committee.

The workshop will begin with registration at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. and speaker sessions at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Terry Hensley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinarian and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory assistant agency director in College Station, advises horse owners to work with their veterinarians and vaccinate against the core diseases: West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis and western equine encephalitis. Hensley said the American Association of Equine Practitioners recommends vaccinating for these three diseases along with rabies and tetanus. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

The Keeping a Happy, Healthy Horse program is scheduled for March 22 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand ‘56 Equine Complex on the Texas A&M University campus. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

There is no cost to attend the event if RSVP is received by March 18 by calling 979-823-0129. Thereafter, a $10 late registration fee will be charged at the door.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Caring for the aging horse, Dr. Cameron Stoudt, Texas Equine Hospital, Bryan.
  • Mule and donkey training and care, David Sessum, licensed veterinary technician, Blinn College, Brenham.
  • Packing and camping with your equine, Dr. Dickson Varner, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M, College Station.
  • How the AgriLife Extension county office can help you, Dusty Tittle, AgriLife Extension agent, Brazos County.

For more information, call 979-823-0129 or email c-tittle@tamu.edu .

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