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Seminar To Be Held At Vernon Downs

Published: July 16, 2013 1:19 pm ET

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The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine will present a seminar on advances in equine health practices and procedures for horse breeders, owners and trainers on Sunday, August 25 at Vernon Downs in Vernon, New York.

The event is sponsored by the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund and hosted by Harness Horse Breeders of New York State.

The seminar will cover infectious diseases at home and on the track, platelets and equine herpes virus type-1 infections, alternative sources of equine stem cells, diagnosis of poor performance in racehorses, and a hepatitis virus discover and its potential importance to equine health.

There will be open question and answer opportunities available.

The seminar will begin at 2:00 p.m. with registration at 1:30 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be available at registration. The seminar is free and includes materials and a meal.

This equine seminar requires advance registration. For more information or to register, please call Harness Horse Breeders of NYS at 518-785-5858 or email [email protected].

For anyone interested in staying for the races on August 25, the Zweig Memorial Trot will take place at the harness track with a post time at 6:45 p.m.

(Harness Horse Breeders of New York State)

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