Horsemen’s Update 2017

Date: Time: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Animal Sciences Complex
Additional Info: ANSC
Contact: Kathy Anderson, 402-472-6414,

Additional Public Info:
January 31, 2017
Contact: Kathy Anderson, Phone: 402-472-6414 e-mail:


Lincoln, Neb. - January 31, 2017 - The University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension is pleased to announce its Horsemen’s Update 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., March 1, 2017, room A211, at the UNL Animal Science Complex, on East Campus.

“We want to get the newest information to our extension staff and producers to keep them abreast of what’s going on in the horse industry,” Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension Horse Specialist, said.

We have a great list of topics on this year’s update covering a very interesting presentation on feeding horses, how the PRCA deals with welfare issues and several others. It will be a very full day of great information from some wonderful experts.”

Guest presenters will be Cindy Schonholtz, PRCA Director of Industry Outreach and Carey Williams, Rutgers University Extension Horse Specialist.
Other presenters are from the University of Nebraska Extension offices and include: Gary Stauffer, Extension Educator for Holt County; Monte Stauffer, Extension Educator for Douglas County; Bruce Anderson, Extension Forage Specialist; Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension Horse Specialist; and Carol Thompson, UNL Animal Science graduate student.

Topics to be discussed are:
• Human diet fads and their effects on horse nutrition
• Dealing with horse welfare issues at events—the PRCA approach
• New online horse courses (feedlot horse and others)
• Horse health updates and concerns including diseases in the news (EHV-1, Vesicular Stomatitis, and others)
• All you need to know about the Trails Challenge competition and activities
• Best management practices for your horse pastures
• Wearable technologies for horses

The cost per session is $30 if registered early and $40 at the door. Lunch and materials will be provided. Please register online at Register by February 24 for the discounted price.

If you are unable to be there in person, contact your local extension office to attend from a distance, view from your home live, or at your convenience.

For more on how to connect remotely, or for other information on the Horsemen’s Update 2017, please contact Kathy Anderson at 402-472-6414 or email We look forward to your participation.

The Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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