Montana: Bozeman equine conference address equine osteoarthritis on March 5 |

Montana: Bozeman equine conference address equine osteoarthritis on March 5

BOZEMAN – A day-long equine conference will be held March 5 at Bozeman’s GranTree Inn and Convention Center. The conference will feature a lecture on equine osteoarthritis, a trade show, and breakout sessions on a variety of topics, with special sessions for youth.

The program begins at 7:30 a.m. with a trade show, followed by the Catlin Memorial Lecture at 8:15 a.m. Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, director of the Orthopedic Research Center at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, will present the latest research, treatment options and surgical interventions for equine osteoarthritis.

Participants can choose from expert-led breakout sessions following the lecture, including: strangles update; assessing quality horseshoeing; understanding feed tags and hay analysis; equine metabolic disease; legal issues for Montana horse owners; equine management and budgeting software; alternative therapies; sessions for youth, 4-H and FFA participants; and more.

A catered lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee of $45 per adult or $25 per student before Feb. 21; after Feb. 21 or at the door will cost $60 per adult and $40 per student. Register with the online form at, or by calling 406- 994-7953.

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