Saturday February 4, 2017, 8:00 am to 12 noon
Our 28th annual Winter Horse Health Seminar was held again at the Wheatland-Chili High School at 940 North Road in Scottsville on February 4, 2017. This popular event was offered to local horsemen free of charge, thanks to the generous support of many national and local sponsors.
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This year our program included two main presentations. Heidi Reesink, VMD, PhD, DACVS, presented Equine Joint Disease: Strategies for Prevention and Treatment. Dr. Reesink is currently an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery at Cornell University who has clinical interests in equine orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, lameness and emergency surgery. Her laboratory research aims to unravel basic mechanisms underlying the development of orthopedic disease and to pioneer innovative therapies for the treatment of joint injury and arthritis in both horses and humans. She is interested in applying the latest research discoveries to improve the well being of equine athletes with musculoskeletal injuries.
Sarah Reuss, VMD, DACVIM, is a board certified large animal internal medicine specialist who received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed an internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala, followed by a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Texas A&M University. Dr. Reuss joined Merial’s Equine Veterinary Professional Services Team after five years experience as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of Large Animal Medicine Service at the University of Florida. Dr. Reuss conducted a tour of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract as she presented The GI Tract: From Entrance to Exit.
Our 2016-17 intern, Dr. Katie Schlecker discussed a case history of a GVEC patient, Eponine.
Our trade show exhibitors displayed all sorts of booths with great products, information about horse clubs, and educational opportunities. We also presented the GVEC Community Service Award and raffled off many wonderful door prizes. The first Saturday in February is a special day on the local horsemen’s calendar. We look forward to seeing you again next year!