Colic. The word can instill fear in even the most seasoned horse people. Come learn about your horse’s gastrointestinal health at the UC Davis Equine Medicine Symposium “You Are Invited to Take a GI Journey” and arm yourself with tools that will enable you to meet your next colic situation with an educated eye.
The UC Davis Equine Medicine Club will host an all-day workshop at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine on May 8, 2010. The workshop will focus on colic issues and include information about equine anatomy, complications, why they occur and what to do about them, and preventative medicine. Talks and wet labs will be conducted by UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty and residents and will be directed towards the general horse owner.
Registration for the event is available online at http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/emc/symp.html and registration is due by May 1st. The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $60 for adults and $30 for participants under 14 years of age. Proceeds from the event will fund wet labs and Equine Medicine Club events, as well as go towards the veterinary students’ participation in the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in December.
In addition to the seminar, the Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) will host a fundraising tri-tip BBQ dinner. The event will include large animal lift demonstrations and a silent auction as well as a live band. The cost is $15 and the dinner will run from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/VERT/.