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Equine Vets Share Health Tips with Fellow Horse Lovers

June 26, 2012

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Doctor Dominic Dawson of the UC Davis Large Animal Clinic presented veterinary advice on equine dentistry at "Horse Expo University" in June 2012.

June 26, 2012

The Western States Horse Expo is the ideal opportunity to hear from clients and other horse lovers and to share practical health tips at a highly popular regional event.

Staff and faculty of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital met members of the public June 8-10 at the UC Davis booth and shared veterinary advice throughout the weekend. Large Animal Clinic faculty and staff shared a PowerPoint presentation and a new video showing faculty in action. Clients picked up informational brochures, and 300 visitors signed up for the award-winning CEH Horse Report. Faculty members also presented mini-lectures at "Horse Expo University."

*Dr. Jorge Nieto answered numerous questions about colic and other equine emergencies at a full afternoon session of “Ask a Vet."

*Dr. John Hyland spoke to an eager audience about pre- and post-partum depression in mares.

*Dr. Dominic Dawson gave a well-attended talk on the benefits of having a vet perform equine oral exams and then hosted a lively “Ask a Vet"  session on dental issues in horses.

*Dr. Mike Lane made handouts available to inform horse owners about the risks of mingling horses with other livestock.

Besides all the equine activity, visitors found information on the Canine Community Blood Donor program and took part in an ophthalmology poster activity about eye health in animals.

Hospital staff received a number of equine health questions from Expo attendees and followed up after the event to find the right expert for personal responses.