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Equine Health, Wellness and Nutrition
February 23, 2023
Raising healthy, happy horses in Central Oregon is very different than in say, Kentucky. Come learn from local experts.
How to Stay Well and Avoid Laminitis, Founder, and Other Nasty Stuff
Come to this workshop and learn from experts Scott Duggan of OSU Extension, Dr. Maura Mack of Black Diamond Equine, and Greg Roush of Purina about diet, supplements and other wellness practices to avoid serious and costly problems like laminitis/founder Raising horses in Central Oregon poses a unique set of challenges thanks to our environment and climate. If you are new to the area this workshop is a must. And even if you’ve been here for a while, there’s always stuff to learn.
Scott is an assistant professor at OSU. He is well known, liked and respected among local farmers and ranchers. His outreach and extension program focuses on horse and livestock production and management. Additionally, pasture management and forage are an integral part of his programming. Scott’s research focuses on livestock management and forage production in pastures.
Dr. Maura Mack
Maura was raised in Colorado where she rode trails and hunter jumper style on her thoroughbred, Bergerac. Maura earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State and recently finished a one-year internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center focused on internal medicine, lameness, surgery and emergency medicine. She works for Black Diamond Equine Veterinary Clinic. She is passionate about equine preventative care and wellness.
While Greg work for Purina, his passion is horse health and nutrition. He is a trusted and respected advisor in Central Oregon, and his long experience makes him a valuable member of this panel.
When and where is the workshop?
The live workshop is Redmond on Feb 23 from 5:30 to 7:30. Register for the full address.
How much does it cost?
You can contribute what you want for tickets. School of Ranch and OSU Extension are nonprofits and we’d like to cover our costs.
What will I learn how to do?
You will learn nutrition, diet, and responsible wellness practices for raising horses in Central Oregon. After this workshop you will be able to make healthy choices for your horses, understand the root causes of nutrition related health issues, recognize the symptoms of laminitis and founder, and take steps to avoid those problems in the first place.
Who should attend?
Anyone with horses who is new to the area or new to raising horses, and more experienced owners with an interest on keeping up with the latest thinking on health, wellness and nutrition.
Why should I attend?
Raising healthy, happy horses in Central Oregon poses a unique set of challenges thanks to our environment and climate. For instance when May comes and lots of pasture grass is growing, horses cooped up all winter can overeat when turned out on pasture. Overconsumption of lush pasture grass may result in laminitis or founder. Come learn from local experts Scott Duggan of OSU Extension, Dr. Maura Mack of Black Diamond Equine, and Greg Roush of Purina about proper diet, supplements and other wellness practices to avoid problems that can do serious damage.