MSU Extension horse health and nutrition workshop

Register now for the MSU Extension horse health and nutrition workshop on May 20.

The overall health and well-being of your horse relies on a nutrition program that accounts for the horse’s anatomy, physiology and behavior. Photo credit: Christine Skelly/My Horse University
The overall health and well-being of your horse relies on a nutrition program that accounts for the horse’s anatomy, physiology and behavior. Photo credit: Christine Skelly/My Horse University

Michigan State University Extension faculty will present a horse health and nutrition workshop on Saturday, May 20 at the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center in East Lansing from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The workshop is sponsored by the MSU Extension Equine Team and is $25/person or $40/couple. You can register online or contact Carla McLachlan at 517-432-5402.

Many equine nutritional diseases can be prevented through proactive health care, daily management practices and proper diet. This workshop will discuss nutritional-related diseases, including their symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Participants will practice body condition scoring, analyzing hay and evaluating pastures using MSU’s horses and farm as their classroom.

To learn more about the health and nutrition of your horse, MSU Extension recommends that horse owners join the MSU Extension Equine Team on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center in East Lansing. Registration is $25/person or $40/couple and includes materials, lunch and access to the online pasture management course from My Horse University. Deadline for registration is midnight on May 17. Register online or contact Carla McLachlan.

The MSU Extension Equine Team includes MSU faculty in the Departments of Animal Science and Plant, Soil and Microbial Science, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Jackson County Extension Office. The MSU Extension Equine Team collaborates with Michigan horse industry stakeholders to promote equine well-being while supporting related businesses and equestrian activities. As a catalyst, the team provides adult educational programs, supports 4-H youth development and consults with equine owners and professionals.

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