UD Equine Seminar Series Set for the Delaware Horse Expo

March 4, 2013 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension

The 2013 Delaware Horse Expo will be held this year on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, April 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Delaware. As part of the Delaware Horse Expo, the University of Delaware will be hosting the “UD Equine Seminar Series” with speakers scheduled for both days of the event.

Topics will include equine nutrition, spring horse health, care and management of retired racehorses and more.

The speakers include:

Saturday – April 6

11:00 a.m., Dr. Nettie Liburt, Equine Specialist, Kent Nutrition Group – “Selecting the Right Feed for Your Horse.”

12:00 p.m., Dr. Carey Williams, Associate Professor and Equine Extension Specialist, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – “Supplements: Choosing them Wisely.”

2:15 p.m., Delmarva Equine Clinic – “Spring Horse Health Care.”

3:15 p.m., Dr. Carissa Wickens, Assistant Professor and Equine Extension Specialist, University of Delaware – “What We Know About Stereotypic Behavior in Horses.”

Sunday – April 7

11:00 a.m., Erin Pittman, Board Member, Retired Racehorse Training Project, Business Manager, Dodon Farm – “Care and Feeding of the Retired Racehorse.”

12:00 p.m., Wendy Lippincott, Dusty Chaps Farm, Co-owner and Instructor  – “Backyard Horse- keeping, is it Doable or Should I Board?”

2:00 p.m., Steuart Pittman, President, Retired Racehorse Training Project with New Bolton Center clinician – “Lameness Issues in the Thoroughbred Racehorse and Therapies to Resolve Unsoundness.”

3:00 p.m., Mary Bashtarz, BALANCE Registered Test Ride Facilitator  – “Horse Friendly Saddle Features.”

The UD Equine Seminar Series is a collaborative effort between UD, the Delaware Equine Council, and Chick’s Saddlery.

For more information on the Delaware Horse Expo, visit the Delaware Horse Expo website.

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UD Equine Seminar Series to be featured at Delaware Horse Expo

February 21, 2012 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension

Chick’s Discount Saddlery is hosting the 8th annual Delaware Horse Expo Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, DE. This two-day event will feature clinics, demonstrations, educational seminars, and commercial vendors.

This year will also include the University of Delaware Equine Seminar Series, sponsored by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Equine Council.

The seminar will feature presentations on equine nutrition and health, selection of horses and costs associated with horse ownership, spring pasture management strategies, breeding management, the human-horse interaction, and equine trails.

The full list of speakers is below, with the topic of their presentations in bold.

Saturday, March 17

  • 10:30 a.m. Dr. Carissa Wickens, Assistant Professor and Equine Extension Specialist, University of Delaware. The Economics of Horse Ownership.
  • 11:30 a.m. Laura Florence, AFA Certified Farrier, Holistic Hoof Care. Hoof Care and Hoof Health.
  • 12:30 p.m. Peggy Koster, and Mary Everhart, Delaware Equine Council. Trails.
  • 1:30 p.m. Alex Brown – Author, Barbaro and His Legacy. The Horse and Human Connection and Inspiration of Barbaro.
  • 2:30 p.m. Dr. Tamara Dobbie, DVM, Diplomate ACT – Hoffman Center for Large Animal Reproduction, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Managing the Pregnant Mare and Newborn Foal.
  • 3:30 p.m. Dr. Martin Adams – Nutritionist and Feeds Manager with Southern States. Basic Equine Nutrition.

Sunday, March 18

  • 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ashley Boyle, DVM, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Equine Vaccination and Disease Prevention.
  • 11:30 a.m. Dr. Tamara Dobbie, DVM, Diplomate ACT – Hoffman Center for Large Animal Reproduction, New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Getting Your Mare and Stallion Ready for the Breeding Season.
  • 12:30 p.m. Dr. Martin Adams – Nutritionist and Feeds Manager with Southern States. Nutrition for Common Equine Health Issues.
  • 1:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Taylor, Agronomy Specialist, University of Delaware. Managing Springtime Pastures.
  • 2:30 p.m. Dr. Carissa Wickens, Assistant Professor and Equine Extension Specialist, University of Delaware. Selection of Horses.

For more information, visit the website

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