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Horse Day Symposium and Farrier Workshop

September 27, 2006

photo: mare and colt

Oct. 14-15, Saturday and Sunday -- Horse fanciers, from hobbyists to breeders, will gather from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for educational lectures, an obstacle training demonstration and tour of the UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital. A farrier workshop and laboratory for horse enthusiasts and professional horseshoers will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Saturday’s lectures will focus on horse behavior and training, contraceptives for wild horses, feed management, therapeutic horseshoes, emergency veterinary care, and saddle fitting and selection. Speakers will include veterinarians, professors and a farrier from UC Davis and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, as well as a private veterinarian and professional saddle maker. 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/.

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