At the 22nd Annual Horse Day, October 13-14, horse enthusiasts from hobbyists to breeders will gather for educational lectures, a polo demonstration and a tour of UC Davis' William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
Saturday's lectures will focus on horse nutrition, shoeing, trail riding and horse camping, and regulatory issues. Dr. David Wilson will explain the ins and outs of equine herpesvirus-1. Wilson is an equine veterinarian and director of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Speakers also include a veterinary eye specialist and other veterinarians, professors, a farrier and a polo coach. The speakers hail from UC Davis; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Saturday's activities run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a farrier workshop and laboratory for horse owners and professional horseshoers will be held.
Pre-registration is encouraged for this event and "box lunch" meal; parking is free.
More information is available from the UC Davis Department of Animal Science at (530) 752-1250 and online at <http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/events/horseday/2007/>.
Flyer PDF: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/events/horseday/2007/PDF/2007%20Brochure.pdf
Media contact: Dan Sehnert, Department of Animal Science, (530) 752-1256, firstname.lastname@example.org.