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Talking horses

Press release issued: 17 January 2002

Talking horses

Horse lovers in and around North Somerset are in for a treat with the launch next month of a series of talks by leading experts on key aspects of horse welfare.

The series will open on February 18 with a talk by Dr Alistair Barr on fractures in horses' legs. The next event, on March 4, will deal with dietary issues and will be given by Kate Lugsden of Bailey's Horse Feeds, who are sponsoring the series. Equine artificial insemination will be the subject of a talk on March 25 by surgeon Tim Randle, while on April 8 Professor Christine Nicol will discuss the prevention of abnormal behaviour in horses. Clinician Geoff Lane will focus on the care of horses' teeth on April 15, and equine rehabilitation will be the subject of the final talk on April 29 by Dr Cathy Fuller and Sam Franklin.

All six events are being organised by the University of Bristol's renowned School of Veterinary Science at Langford. The School incorporates the Bristol Equine Centre, which the University has been developing over the past decade into one of the world's foremost facilities of its kind.

Professor Avril Waterman-Pearson, Head of the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, said: "The Equine Centre is of national and international importance for its teaching, research and clinical work, but it's also part of the local equine community.

"We're keen to develop our relationship with all those who care for and work with horses. These talks will be a great way of opening up the Equine Centre to more people who share our enthusiasm and want to learn more."

Professor Waterman-Pearson added that money raised from the events would be put towards the development of a new equine surgery suite and intensive care unit at Langford. This will complement the diagnostic facilities, equine sports medicine unit and clinical stables that already form parts of the Equine Centre.

All the events will take place at the School of Veterinary Science at Langford, starting at 7pm with welcome drinks. Tickets cost £8 and can be booked in advance by telephoning Bristol 928 9502.

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Copyright: 2002 The University of Bristol, UK
Updated: Thursday, 17-Jan-2002 11:08:58 GMT

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