TAMU Mare and Foal Workshop Set for February 24
Station, Texas Broodmare and foal management is the focus
of the 8th Annual TAMU Mare / Foal Workshop, set for February 24,
2004 at the Louis Pearce Pavilion in College Station, Texas.
workshop offers mare owners training on topics including basic reproductive
function, estrus detection and teasing, signs of foaling, health
care, foal handling and neonatal care. Additional topics include
body condition scoring, weight estimation, broodmare nutrition,
forage selection and hay quality, and feeding young horses for sound
growth and development.
year we strive to offer the most comprehensive training for mare
and foal owners, said Dr. Pete Gibbs, Extension horse specialist.
With well over 200,000 breeding horse scattered across the
state, this workshop addresses those needs of mare owners who breed
and raise horses in Texas multi-billion dollar a year industry.
participants can register by calling the equine science section
of the TAMU Department of Animal Science at 979-845-1562, or visit
http://animalscience.tamu.edu. Participants should register before
February 17, and the cost of attending the workshop is $40 per person,
which includes educational materials, admission to the trade show,
a noon meal, and refreshments. This workshop is also part of the
2004 Equine Workshop Series, which also includes the Basic Horse
Management and the Performance Horse Workshop. Participants may
attend all three workshops for $100.