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Rutgers Horse Management Seminar Set for Sunday, Feb. 11

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"Gastrointestinal Health and Management" is the theme of the upcoming Horse Management Seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension on Feb.. 11, 2018. Credits: Provided
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – "Gastrointestinal Health and Management" is the over-arching theme of the upcoming Horse Management Seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. The seminar, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, will feature presentations by several equine experts.

"This past year I seem to be getting more and more gut health targeted questions. It seems to be a topic on all horse owners' minds lately," says Dr. Carey Williams, Equine Extension Specialist and Associate Director of Extension for the Rutgers Equine Science Center. "Our goal in presenting this workshop is to explain what some of the digestive concerns might be and how we can keep our horse's gut and therefore our horses healthy. We will also discuss some current and future research from Rutgers surrounding the topic."

Williams has assembled presenters who are recognized as experts in their field to offer perspectives and personal insight. The morning will start with topics including "How does physically effective fiber behave in the equine gut? - A visual tour" by Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Staniar will follow up with useful research from his lab and others with "An overview of recent research studying physically effective fiber and equine gastrointestinal health."  Later in the morning, Dr. Mary Durando from Equine Sports Medicine Consultants will focus her presentation on "Equine Gastric Ulcers Syndrome".   

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The afternoon will start off with "The Equine Microbiome" by Dr. Amy Biddle, from the University of Delaware, which will then lead into a panel discussion from the three main speakers moderated by Dr. Carey Williams. Following the panel Dr. Williams and her doctoral student, Jennifer Weinert, will present a few short presentations on some current and future research, "Gastrointestinal Health and Management of Eventing Horses: Survey Results" and "Microbiome and Metabolism of Horses on Pasture: Future Study".  

In addition to the educational presentations, the seminar will feature informational displays, networking opportunities with industry companies and area organizations, and ample time for one-on-one discussions with the day's presenters.  

Complete program, registration information, and seminar brochure can be found at https://goo.gl/2ZNHR2.  Dr. Carey Williams can be contacted at 848-932-5529, or carey.williams@rutgers.edu.  Space is limited, so be sure to register early; the early bird discount registration ends on Jan. 29.

About Rutgers Equine Science Center

The Equine Science Center is a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Its mission is Better Horse Care through Research and Education in order to advance the well-being and performance of horses and the equine industry. Its vision is to be recognized throughout New Jersey as well as nationally and internationally for its achievements in identifying issues in the horse industry, finding solutions through science-based inquiry, providing answers to the horse industry and to horse owners, and influencing public policy to ensure the viability of the horse industry.

For more information about the Equine Science Center, call 848-932-9419 or visit esc.rutgers.edu.

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