LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2005) “Horses often find themselves in extremely dangerous situations, and we want to do everything in our power to save their lives,” said John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “That’s why we’re so pleased that Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is offering a Large Animal Emergency Response Seminar here at the park.”
This presentation on April 29 at 12:30 pm will review rescue and transport of a recumbent horse, mud and water rescue, trailer accidents, barn fires as well as night search and rescue. It will take place in the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute tent #154 at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
A live demonstration on rescue and transport of a recumbent horse will follow at 5 pm in the Indoor Arena. Dr. Nathan Slovis will conduct the seminar and demonstration, using a live horse, to show effective, efficient and safe rescue techniques to use when a horse is down. Proper use of an equine glide for transport will also be reviewed.
Nicholson concluded, “The more we are prepared to assist horses in any situation, even the most precarious, the better for them and for us. It is part of our obligation as residents of the Horse Capital of the World.” Horse caretakers and the public are encouraged to attend.
A summary of the veterinary lectures offered by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute during the Rolex event include:
Equine Acupuncture, by Rhonda Rathgeber, PhD, DVM, Thursday, April 28 at 12:30 pm in the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute tent # 154. The basic science of acupuncture, how it works, the equipment used and some clinical cases in which it can be useful. Included with Rolex admission.
Large Animal Emergency Response, by Nathan Slovis, DVM, DACVIM, Friday, April 29 at 12:30 pm in the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute tent #154. Review of rescue and transport of a recumbent horse, mud and water rescue, trailer accidents, barn fires as well as night search and rescue. Included with Rolex admission.
Large Animal Emergency Response Demonstration, by Dr. Slovis, Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm in the Indoor Arena. A demonstration using a live horse to show effective, efficient and safe rescue techniques to utilize when a horse is down. Included with Rolex admission.
Joint Disease and Therapy, by Dr. Rathgeber, Saturday, April 30 at 12:30 pm in the Hagyard Medical Institute tent # 154. Basic joint anatomy and the basic physiology of degenerative joint disease/arthritis. Also discussed will be the various products of oral injectable and intra-articular joint therapies. Included with Rolex admission.
For information on the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute seminars, contact LaTonna Wilson at 859-255-8741 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Rolex, visit their website at www.rk3de.com.
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The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003. The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington. The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.