Barnard Castle vets organises series of free seminars for owners of older horses (From The Advertiser Series)
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Barnard Castle vets organises series of free seminars for owners of older horses
A SERIES of free seminars aimed at owners of older horses is taking place throughout October in Teesdale.
The Autumn Geriatric Series has been organised by the equine team at Barnard Castle-based Castle Vets.
The first in the series, which focused on the management and treatment of arthritis in horses of all ages, was held last week and three more informative events are planned.
Next up, on Wednesday, October 9, is a 'webinar' when horse owners are invited to log on to www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk from 8pm for an online presentation covering Cushing's disease and the feeding of older horses with Boehringer Ingelheim.
Feeding is the subject of a presentation by Dr Teresa Hollands, senior nutritionist with leading horse feed manufacturer Dodson and Horrell.
This takes place at Enterprise House, on the Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle on Saturday October 19.
The series concludes with a session on equine dentistry at Enterprise House on Monday, October 28, starting at 7pm.
Castle Vets practice manager Denise Coston said: “At the heart of our work is a proactive approach to preventative healthcare.
“We regularly hold client evenings given by our own vets with the aim of providing practical and interesting information.”
She added: “These evenings have proved very popular. Previous topics have included first aid, lameness and colic.
“This series is to promote awareness of health issues in older horses and the importance of regular veterinary health checks, especially dentistry.
“This is to help owners manage age-related conditions which will affect many older horses.”
She said in some cases, owners may not be aware horses are suffering because the signs are subtle or similar to the natural ageing process.
Anyone interested in the 'webinar' can simply log on.
The events at Enterprise House are fully sponsored, so places are free, however, anyone wishing to attend should contact Castle Vets to reserve a place.
Call 01833-695695 for details. Refreshments will be provided.
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