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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

This webinar will focus on current vaccination strategies, nutritional management, muscle conditioning, and other health considerations to ensure your horse keeps healthy during the most demanding time of the year: spring, summer and fall. The Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall invites all horse owners to attend this webcast at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. It will be held in the Fort Worth Room in the Extension office located at 200 Taylor St. in Fort Worth.

The presenter will be Dr. Fernanda C. Camargo, who is an Associate Professor and the Horse Extension Professor for the University of Kentucky. She came by her affection for horses naturally while growing up in Brazil. Her great-grandfather was one of the breeding pioneers of the Brazilian horse breed Mangalarga in the early 1900s, and her grandfather raised and raced Thoroughbreds in Brazil for more than 50 years. After receiving her veterinary medicine degree from the State University of Londrina, Brazil, Dr. Camargo followed her passion for horses to Lexington in 2001. She completed a Ph.D. in equine pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Kentucky, and soon thereafter became their Equine Extension Professor. Dr. Camargo’s major focus is Equine Health and Diseases, Equine Extension, and the 4-H Horse Program. She develops and delivers educational materials and activities for the county extension agents, horse owners, volunteer leaders, parents and 4-H youth. She also teaches equine health and disease and equine anatomy at the Equine Science and Management program at the University of Kentucky. disaster response efforts related to a number of regional and national wildfires, floods and severe winter storms. A family background of raising horses since the mid-1880s adds to his perspective, which blends research-based principles with field experience in helping horses and other livestock survive disasters.

There is no registration fee and the parking fee is waived for those who pre-registration before 5 p.m. on Monday, April 11. Registration can be done on-line at: http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration. The real benefit from these webinars is the discussion with other attendees after the webinar concludes. If there are less than five registrations, the program will be cancelled.

For more information contact the Tarrant County Extension Office at 817.884.1946.

 

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