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Horse Health College - Open Classes

• Equine Health Basics - Covers the essentials of equine health care that every horse owner should know. Find out how to take your horse's vital signs to know what is normal for him. Learn how to recognize changes that could indicate the start of health problems. Includes tips on how to take the proper precautions to keep your horse safe, healthy and happy at home.

Instructor: Dr. Laura Riley is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.  She practiced equine and camelid medicine in the hunt country of Maryland before moving to her riverside cabin in beautiful West Virginia to write and teach.

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• Intro to Parasites - Get to know the internal parasites that threaten your horse's health. Learn their lifecycle and find out how they infect horses. Discover how deworming strategies have changed over the years and what you should be doing now to protect your horse.

Instructor: Karla Rugh, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Rocheport, Missouri, has been a veterinarian for more than 35 years. She has experience in equine/food animal practice, companion animal practice, academia and research. She has written three books and more than 50 articles about pet care. Dr. Rugh owns five horses, who reside at Sycamore Hollow, her family’s farm.

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• Equine Respiratory Health - What are the symptoms of respiratory ailments and how can you help an affected horse recover? Learn what stable management strategies can reduce the risk of respiratory problems in your barn.

Instructor: Anna O'Brien, DVM, is currently a large animal ambulatory veterinarian in central Maryland. From miniature horses to zebras at the local zoo, her practice tackles anything equine in nature with a few cows, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, and alpacas thrown in for good measure.

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• Equine Vaccines - Learn what to expect when vaccinating and find out what diseases every horse owner should be vaccinating for.

Instructor: Karla Rugh, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Rocheport, Missouri, has been a veterinarian for more than 35 years. She has experience in equine/food animal practice, companion animal practice, academia and research. She has written three books and more than 50 articles about pet care. Dr. Rugh owns five horses, who reside at Sycamore Hollow, her family’s farm.

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• Lameness Basics - Learn how a vet performs a lameness exam and what the results can show about your horse's joint health and soundness.

Instructor: Nancy Loving, DVM is a performance horse veterinarian based in Colorado. She is the author of All Horse Systems Go.

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• Parasite Control Strategies - Learn about parasite control strategies.

Instructor: Karla Rugh, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Rocheport, Missouri, has been a veterinarian for more than 35 years. She has experience in equine/food animal practice, companion animal practice, academia and research. She has written three books and more than 50 articles about pet care. Dr. Rugh owns five horses, who reside at Sycamore Hollow, her family’s farm.

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• Risk-Based Vaccinations - Learn more about equine diseases that affect different geographic regions in the U.S.

Instructor: Karla Rugh, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Rocheport, Missouri, has been a veterinarian for more than 35 years. She has experience in equine/food animal practice, companion animal practice, academia and research. She has written three books and more than 50 articles about pet care. Dr. Rugh owns five horses, who reside at Sycamore Hollow, her family’s farm.

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• Equine Wellness - Tips to keep your horse healthy year-round with a focus on major health issues including colic and laminitis as well as seasonal health concerns. Overview of symptoms and treatments and a strong focus on preventative care.

Instructor: Anna O'Brien, DVM, is currently a large animal ambulatory veterinarian in central Maryland. From miniature horses to zebras at the local zoo, her practice tackles anything equine in nature with a few cows, goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, and alpacas thrown in for good measure.

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• Fly Control - Find out about various stable management techniques that will reduce populations of biting insects when spring comes around.

Instructor: Sharon Biggs.

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Eva    International

11/28/2013 8:47:32 PM

Very informative! I enjoyed the class materials.

HorseCrazy!!!!    International

11/18/2013 7:00:28 PM

What a wonderful program! I sure learned a lot! Are there going to be anymore of these programs?
I so love these!! :)

thunderingpanther    Cornwall, ON

7/29/2013 9:42:09 AM

It was a well put together program, which i enjoyed going through. Thank you to the people that made it possible and for those who put it together for everyone to enjoy.

Paula    International

7/10/2013 4:03:57 AM

Great program, thought I would never get the time to do it, but I am INSPIRED!

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