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Horse Management Seminar- Genetics, Nutrition, Health, and Disease

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Due to the in-person group meeting policies, and to make the event as convenient as possible for all attendees, we have decided to keep the Horse Management Seminar as a virtual format for one more year. The format will be similar to last year, and will instead consist of three Tuesday evening webinars on February 8th, 15th, and 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

To register go to:

Each webinar will feature two speakers who will focus on “Recent Advances” in Health, Genetics, and Nutrition. Each evening will focus on one topic area and will end with an “Ask the Expert Live” panel hosted by Dr. Carey Williams, Equine Extension Specialist and the Associate Director of Outreach for the Rutgers Equine Science Center, as well as the evening’s speakers. Attendees will have time to ask questions about the presentations and are also encouraged to bring questions to the webinars based upon the subject area for that night. The schedule includes:

February 8th – Recent Advances in Veterinary Medicine

  • “New Advances with Equine Diseases – Lyme, EHV, PHF, and more!” By: Dr. Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Senior Veterinarian, Equine Technical Services, Zoetis
  • “What is new, tried and true with equine rehabilitation and conditioning?” By: Dr. Sarah Gold, DVM, DACVSMR, B.W. Furlong & Associates

February 15th – What’s New in Equine Genetics and Health

  • “Genomics in the horse industry: discovering new questions at every turn” By: Dr. Samantha Brooks, University of Florida
  • “Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What is ID, why do we care and how do we manage?” By: Dr. Amanda Adams, University of Kentucky

February 22nd – Recent Advances in Equine Nutrition

  • “Nutrition and rotational grazing, metabolism and microbiome” By: Dr. Jennifer Weinert-Nelson, formally Rutgers University, currently USDA-ARS Post-Doc, Lexington, KY
  • “New findings on CBD/Hemp in Horse Nutrition” By: Anna Collins, Murray State University

Attendees can register for one specific webinar or for all three at the same time using the same link. The webinars are FREE to attend, however in order to facilitate a more engaged live audience with the speakers they will not be posted to the archived webinars immediately after the program.

For questions, please contact Dr. Carey Williams at

About the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University
The Equine Science Center is a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Its mission is “Better Horse Care through Research and Education” in order to advance the well-being and performance of horses and the equine industry. Its vision is to be recognized throughout New Jersey as well as nationally and internationally for its achievements in identifying issues in the horse industry, finding solutions through science-based inquiry, providing answers to the horse industry and to horse owners, and influencing public policy to ensure the viability of the horse industry.

For more information about the Equine Science Center, call 848-932-9419 or visit

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