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Forage Management Strategies for Diseased Horses

January 20, 2016 @7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Not all diets are created equal! In this lecture, you will learn from one of the nation’s leading equine nutritionists, Krishona Martinson, about her latest research on forage management strategies for horses prone to laminitis, obesity and/or metabolic syndrome including grazing low carbohydrate forages, use of  grazing muzzles, slow feed-hay nets, hay steamers, soaking hay, and new bodyweight and ideal bodyweight estimation equations for multiple breeds of horses including warmbloods, drafts, stock horses, Arabians and ponies.

Krishona Martinson was raised on a farm in Colfax, Wisconsin and earned her B.S.  M.S. and Ph.D. in Agronomy.  Since 2008, she has been the Equine Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota.  Her applied research program focuses on improving equine forage utilization.  Dr. Martinson has published over 30 journal articles and has secured over $1.1 million in grant funding.  In 2011, she was awarded the Equine Science Society (ESS) Outstanding Young Professional Award and currently serves on the ESS Board of Directors.  She lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughters and shows horses in local speed events and raises Hereford beef cattle.


When: January 20, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine – Agnes Varis Lecture Hall

Registration is just $20; only $5 for current 4-H, FFA, and Pony Club members!


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There is no fee for Cummings School students, faculty or staff  to attend. Pre-registration is not required for members of the Tufts community, simply check in that evening with your Tufts ID.


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts
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Continuing Education for Veterinary Professionals

Cummings School faculty provide the latest in surgical and medical education (CE) to the veterinary professionals and staff throughout New England. Leaders in research and teaching, they provide seminars, lectures, hands on labs, and online learning experiences that improve the care and treatment of all species.