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Published April 04, 2015, 04:03 PM

Equine workshops set for April

Deworming, especially spring deworming, is on every horse owner’s mind. Vaccinations, deworming, nutrient and pasture management and weed control are among the topics that will be covered in three workshops for horse owners in North Dakota in April.

By: Staff Report, NDSU Extension Service

Deworming, especially spring deworming, is on every horse owner’s mind.

Vaccinations, deworming, nutrient and pasture management and weed control are among the topics that will be covered in three workshops for horse owners in

North Dakota in April.

Kenton Morgan, an equine technical service veterinarian for Zoetis, a global

animal health company, will be the keynote speaker at the North Dakota State

University Extension Service-created Equine Encounter workshops.

Morgan will discuss spring equine vaccinations and deworming.

Two NDSU Extension specialists also will give presentations at all three

workshops:

-Mary Berg, livestock environmental management specialist at NDSU’s Carrington

Research Extension Center, will discuss special topics related to equine

nutrient management such as mortality disposal and options for dealing with

manure.

-Kevin Sedivec, rangeland management specialist, will address horse pasture

management and weed control and making the best of available pastures.

Local Extension agents will talk about hay selection for horses at the West

Fargo and Mandan workshops, and equine disease prevention and biosecurity

measures at the Minot workshop.

The dates and locations for the workshops are:

-April 21: Schollander Pavilion, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo.

-April 22: Morton County Courthouse, Mandan.

-April 23: NDSU North Central Research Extension Center, Minot.

All three workshops will begin with supper at 6 p.m. Those wishing to attend should preregister by April 17

For more information, contact Berg at (701) 652-2951 or mary.berg@ndsu.edu.

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