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New forum focuses on protecting equine

From equine traceability to equine biosecurity, the newest forum co-hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) and the US Animal Health Association (USAHA) focuses on protecting equine health. Everyone in the equine industry is encouraged to attend.

The new Equine Diseases Forum will be held in Denver, Colorado, Jan. 19-21, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton. For horse owners and veterinarians, association leaders and regulatory animal health officials and other industry leaders, the topics and speakers at this forum will offer the latest updates on disease threats to equine health.

The goal of the Forum is to provide opportunities for collaboration on how to identify potential solutions to current risks and areas to improve to advance equine health and avoid disease outbreaks, as well as enhanced communications to improve disease control efforts.

Outstanding Forum speakers include Dr. Angela Pelzel McCluskey, USDA APHIS VS; Dr. Mike Short, Florida State Veterinarian and Director of the Division of Animal Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Invited); Dr. Peter Timoney, Gluck Equine Research Center, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky,; Dr. Ellen Buck, Equine Import Specialist, USDA APHIS VS; Dr. Dee Ellis, Texas State Veterinarian, Texas Animal Health Commission (Invited); Dr. Josie Traub Dargatz, Professor of Equine Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University; and Dr. Jerry Black, Veterinarian and Director of the Equine Science program at Colorado State University.

For the full Forum agenda, click HERE. To registration, click HERE. Hotel reservations at the Denver Doubletree by Hilton can be made at the booking website HERE. For information on partnership opportunities, contact Katie Ambrose.

Forum attendees will also have the option of visiting the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 for the 7 p.m. PRCA rodeo.