UC Davis Equine Medicine Symposium Optimizing Your Horses’ Performance March 9, 2013

The hock is a complicated structure to teach, but Jillian Mills 2013 did a beautiful job explaining this joint to wet-lab attendees. — with Jillian Mills 2013 at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

  • 7:30am-8:30am – Registration in Gladys Valley Hall
  • 8:30am-9:10am – Lecture 1: Acupuncture and Chiropractic with Dr. Sarah le Jeune DVM. DACVS, DECVS, CVA
  • 9:20am-10:00am – Lecture 2: Equine Nutrition with Dr. Joie Watson DVM, PhD
  • 10:10am-10:30am – Question and Answer Round 1
  • 10:40am-11:20am – Lecture 3: Vaccination for the Travelling Horse with Dr. Krista Estell DVM
  • 11:30am-12:10pm – Lecture 4: Equine Behavior with Dr. Jeannine Berger DVM, DACVB
  • 12:20pm-12:45pm – Question and Answer Round 2
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm – Lunch and Raffle1:45pm-3:45pm – Rotating Wetlabs

** Although lecture topics are confirmed, lecture order is subject to change**

This Year’s Wetlab Topics:

  • Hoof anatomy and how it relates to soundness and performance!
  • Body Condition Scoring – Learn how to determine your horse’s body condition score, how to estimate weight with a weight tape, and how to palpate for regions of fat!
  • Worm Control – Learn about potential equine intestinal parasites, how to diagnose them, and what you can do to keep their numbers under control!

This year’s event also includes:

  • Raffle with many great prizes donated by our amazing local supporters!
  • A wide assortment of booths held by our generous sponsors!
  • We apologize that there will be no continuing education credits for this event.


  • Adults (17 and over): $50
  • Youth (16 and under) :$30
  • UCD Student with Student ID: $30

Day of Registration:

  • Adults (17 and over): $60
  • Youth (16 and under): $40
  • UCD Student with Student ID: $40

Registration fee includes attendance at all lectures, wetlabs, access to raffle and booths, and lunch (vegetarian option available). Due to concerns of having an appropriate amount of food available for attendees, we have decided to implement a discount for pre-registration.
To register, please follow the instructions on our registration page.

Registration Page : http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/emc/symposium/registration.cfm



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