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Equine workshops set for April

Kenton Morgan, an equine technical service veterinarian for Zoetis, will be the keynote speaker at the NDSU Extension Service's Equine Encounter workshops.

Vaccinations, deworming, nutrient and pasture management, and weed control are among the topics to be covered.

Deworming, especially spring deworming, is on every horse owner's mind.

Vaccinations, deworming, nutrient and pasture management, and weed control are among the topics that will be covered in three workshops for horse owners in North Dakota in April.

Kenton Morgan, an equine technical service veterinarian for Zoetis, a global animal health company, will be the keynote speaker at the North Dakota State University Extension Service-created Equine Encounter workshops. He will discuss spring equine vaccinations and deworming.

"Deworming is probably the largest area of misinformation among equestrians and an area of concern due to resistance issues," Morgan says.

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Two NDSU Extension specialists also will give presentations at all three workshops:

Mary Berg, livestock environmental management specialist at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center, will discuss special topics related to equine nutrient management such as mortality disposal and options for dealing with manure.

Kevin Sedivec, rangeland management specialist, will address horse pasture management and weed control, and making the best of available pastures.

Local Extension agents will talk about hay selection for horses at the West Fargo and Mandan workshops, and equine disease prevention and biosecurity measures at the Minot workshop.

The dates and locations for the workshops are:

April 21 – Schollander Pavilion, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo

April 22 – Morton County Courthouse, Mandan

April 23 – NDSU North Central Research Extension Center, Minot

All three workshops will begin with supper at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Berg at (701) 652-2951 or mary.berg@ndsu.edu, or the Extension agent for the location of the workshop you plan to attend:

West Fargo – Kelcey Hoffman, Extension agent, Cass County, (701) 241-5712, kelcey.hoffman@ndsu.edu

Mandan – Jackie Buckley, Extension agent, Morton County, (701) 677-3340, jackie.buckey@ndsu.edu

Minot – Paige Brummund, Extension agent, Ward County, (701) 857-6444, paige.f.brummund@ndsu.edu

Those who want to attend should preregister by April 17 to help workshop organizers with meal planning.

–NDSU Extension