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Horses 2007 Educational Conference
Manage Your Horses ● Manage Your Farm
Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Proposed Program*

 

Saturday, March 31, 2007
Introduction to Equine Care and Management (with the focus on the new or prospective horse owner)

7:30 - 9:10  Registration, sponsor visits at Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick, NJ
9:10 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Patricia M. Hogan, surgeon, New Jersey Equine Clinic – It’s All About the Love of Horses: Saving Smarty Jones and Other Stories That Inspire

10:00 - 10:50

Dr. Sue McDonnell, University of Pennsylvania – Why Does My Horse Do That?—Elements of Basic Horse Behavior

10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:50 Dr. Betsy Greene, University of Vermont – The Cost of Owning a ‘Free’ Horse
11:50 - 1:10 Lunch, sponsor visits, New Jersey Horse Council silent auction
1:10 - 2:00 Dr. Sarah Ralston, Rutgers – Nutrition 101: Basics of Feeding the “Easy Keeper”
2:00 - 2:50 Dr. Mary Beth Gordon, Rutgers – Special Feeds for Special Needs
2:50 - 3:40 Dr. Amy Burk, University of Maryland – Supplements: Fairy Dust and Hocus-Pocus?
3:40 - 3:50 Break
3:50 - 4:40 Dr. David Marshall, University of Delaware – Tips for Happy, Healthy Horses
4:40 - 5:30 Dr. Dan Keenan, Keenan McAlister Equine – Lameness: Giving Your Horse a Leg to Stand On
5:30 - 6:00 Dr. Ken McKeever – High-Speed Treadmill Demonstration (Red Barn-Laboratory Wing)
Dr. Sarah Ralston – Meet the Yearlings: Young Horse Teaching and Research Presentation (Red Barn-Stable Wing)

 

 

Sunday, April 1, 2007
Advanced Equine Care and Management (for equine professionals, with CE credits for veterinarians and vet techs)

9:00 - 10:00

Registration, coffee and sponsor visits at Cook Campus Center

10:00 - 10:50 Keynote Speaker – Dr. Sue McDonnell, University of Pennsylvania – Current Research on Horse Behavior
10:50 - 11:20 Bridgett McIntosh Byrd, Virginia Tech – Emerging Research and Issues on Forage for Horses
11:20 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00

Dr. Sarah Ralston, Rutgers – Science-Based Feeding of the Growing Horse

12:00 - 12:30 Dr. Mary Beth Gordon, Rutgers. – Challenges of Feeding the Special Needs Horse
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch and sponsor visits
1:45 - 3:45 Panel: Latest Modalities in Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Equine Injuries

Dr. Brendan Furlong, B.W. Furlong and Associates – Diagnostic Tools
Dr. Scott Palmer, New Jersey Equine Clinic – Orthopedic Injuries
Dr. Rick Doran, Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center – Soft Tissue Injuries
Q & A – Dr. Palmer, Moderator

3:45 - 4:35

Dr. Paul Gottlieb and Dr. Karyn Malinowski, Rutgers – Preview of the Economic Impact Study Results

4:45 - 5:15

Dr. Ken McKeever – High-Speed Treadmill Demonstration (Red Barn-Laboratory Wing)
Dr. Sarah Ralston – Meet the Yearlings: Young Horse Teaching and Research Presentation (Red Barn-Stable Wing)


Farm and Land Management Short Course
 Ryders Lane/Geiger Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Proposed Program*

 [Note: Participants must register for both days of this program. Participation is limited to 80 persons. Certified Crop Advisor credits will be awarded.]

Saturday, March 31,2007
8:30 – 9:00 (Inside Geiger Center)
Registration at Geiger Turfgrass Center, Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
9:00 – 9:10 Dr. Carey Williams, Rutgers Equine Science Center – Welcome and Introduction
9:10 – 9:40 Dr. Carey Williams, Rutgers Equine Science Center – Importance of Pasture to Horses
9:40 – 10:10 Robert C. Mickel, Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Forage Growth Basics
10:10 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 11:10 Dan Kluchinski, Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Soil Fertility
11:10 – 12:00 Bill Bamka, Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Weed Management
12:00 – 1:00 Working Lunch and Discussion
1:00 – 1:50 (Outside at Ryders Lane facility if weather permits; otherwise, at Geiger Center)
Bill Bamka, Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Forage Species/ Weed Identification
1:50 – 2:40 Robert Mickel, Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Pasture Rotation

2:40 – 3:30

Dan Ludwig, Pennsylvania Natural Resource Conservation Service – Pasture Renovation
   

Sunday, April 1, 2007

9:45 – 10:00  

 

(Inside or outside depending on speaker and weather)
Dr. Carey Williams, Rutgers Equine Science Center – Introduction to Environmental Consequences of Poor Pasture Management

10:00 – 12:30

 

Nutrient Waste Management

Dr. Mike Westendorf, Dr. Uta Krogmann, Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Manure Disposal Options
Fred Kelly, Laura Coover, NRCS – Manure Storage Facilities

12:30 – 1:00 Working Lunch and Discussion

1:00 – 3:30

Water Quality Management

Dr. William Sciarappa, Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Environmental Concerns with Equine Operations
Dr. Chris Obropta, Dr. Peter Kallin, Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Drainage and Buffering Systems for a Dryer, Healthier Farm

3:45 – 4:45 Preview of the Economic Impact Study Results (join group at Cook Campus Center)

*While program is confirmed at time of printing, speakers and topics are subject to change without notice.

 

 

 

 

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