General Health Management Webinars
Vaccinating Your Horse
With spring, vaccinating your horse becomes a priority. This presentation will present a logical approach to determining which vaccines are appropriate for your horse. The core vaccines recommended by the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners), as well as other potential vaccines will be covered.
How to Assess a Horse's Health and Welfare
This webcast is intended to help participants learn and apply equine welfare principles that will lead to improvements in the care and management of horses. The importance of equine welfare and definitions of welfare will be presented. Participants will also be introduced to current advances in equine welfare science and to valuable resources relevant to the welfare of horses.
Body Condition Scoring? There's an App for That!
Local governments of all shapes and sizes are using planning and zoning tools in their communities. This webinar will discuss the basics of planning and zoning, and will cover the tools of zoning codes and the comprehensive plan. In plain terms, learn how to understand what your property is zoned, how to get involved in the planning process, and what to look for relative to horse-friendly plans and regulations.
Is My Horse Fat? Estimating Body Weight in Adult Horses
Determining a horse’s body weight is important for weight and feeding management and administration of medication. A livestock scale provides accurate measurement of body weight; however, few owners have access to a scale. This presentation will focus on methods horse owners can use to estimate body weight in adult horses, including newly developed equations that estimate ideal body weight and body weight index to assess the likelihood that a horse is over- or under-weight.
Health Concerns for the Overweight Horse
This webcast will discuss health concerns for both under and overweight horses, with an emphasis on the overweight horse. Most horse owners understand the potential issues with horses being too thin, but may not be aware of the issues associated with the other extreme. Following this session, horse owners will be able to assess if their horse is over or underweight, and have strategies to manage their overweight horses.
Equine Emergency First Aid
Determining whether a certain situation is an emergency or can wait is a fundamental part of having horses. Dr. Marteniuk will briefly discuss common equine emergencies and what an owner can do to both assess and manage the situation until their veterinarian arrives. The essential components of an emergency kit will also be reviewed.
Rehabilitating the Lame Horse
This webcast will explain how rehabilitation and physical therapy principles can be applied to the horse with respect to lameness, loss of performance, performance enhancement, injury prevention and principles of conditioning. Exercise based rehabilitation techniques, including mobilization and dynamic core muscle exercises, and how these can be applied to your horse will also be discussed.
Lameness in the Performance Horse
This webcast will provide an overview of state-of-the art diagnosis and treatment of lameness in the performance horse. Lameness evaluation, techniques for diagnosing lameness (gait analysis, thermography, digital radiography, ultrasonography, and MRI) and current treatments for common lameness will be covered.