Horse health day ideal for young riders

Pilar Peterson

More than 200 young horse enthusiasts will learn all about horse health from Western Canada’s future veterinarians during the annual Equine Education Day on Saturday, Feb. 28.

The day-long event, which takes place at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), is an annual favourite for members of Saskatchewan’s 4-H and Pony Clubs.

The Equine Education Day is organized by members of the veterinary college’s Equine Club — a Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP).

During the day, veterinary students give talks on a variety of horse health topics, host interactive labs and lead tours of the WCVM’s equine health resources. Based on their age and knowledge level, participants are split into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.

Aspiring veterinarians can also learn more about the veterinary profession and admission requirements at the WCVM.

The cost of the Equine Education Day is $20 per participant and $10 per chaperone (fee includes a pizza lunch). Download the event’s registration form (deadline is February 10). The form also includes submission information.

For more information, please contact WCVM student representative Renae Zook.



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