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End of Life Decisions & Equine Mortality Management

Description: In this webinar, experts from Michigan State University will discuss the difficult aspects of end of life decisions for a horse. Topics include when to make the difficult decision, where it can be done, and what you can expect. In addition, mortality management considerations will be discussed such as having a mortality plan, options for handling the body, as well as considerations for state and local laws.

Presenter Information:

Dr. Judy Marteniuk earned her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After some time in general practice, where she mostly worked on food animals and horses, she came to MSU for a large-animal residency and a master’s degree in nutrition. She is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Tom Guthrie is a statewide equine extension educator for Michigan State University. His role is to develop and provide statewide accessibility to educational programming within the Michigan equine industry. Tom’s extension efforts for the equine industry focus on environmental management on horse farms, pasture management, toxic plant identification and general equine management.

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