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South Central Tennessee Horse Seminar Set



The Bedford and Moore County Agricultural Extension Service will host a horse educational seminar, Monday evening, February 24, 2003 at the Bedford County Agricultural and Education Center in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The event will begin at 6:30p.m. followed by the evening program. “Both Bedford and Moore County continue to be leaders in the horse industry and we strive to provide up-to-date information to benefit the people involved in horse-related activities,” stated John Teague, Bedford County Extension Director.

The program is designed for all horse owners to gain knowledge and skills about horse care and management. Dr. Mike Harry, a well-known Middle Tennessee veterinarian and horseman, will speak on horse breeding in the 21st century. Dr. Harry is resident veterinarian for Waterfall Farms in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Additionally, Dr. John Henton, veterinarian for the University of Tennessee College of Veterinarian Medicine, Large Animal Clinic Sciences, will discuss protecting you and your horse with a proper disease control program, including West Nile virus. Dr. Doyle Meadows will discuss “Traveling With Your Horse”. Dr. Meadows is an Extension Horse Specialist and Professor in the Animal Science Department at the University of Tennessee. At the conclusion of the presentations, all speakers, as well as John Teague and Moore County Extension Director Larry Moorehead, will participate in an open forum panel discussion.

The seminar will be presented at no charge as several local businesses will provide dinner and refreshments. Reservations can be made by calling either Moore County Extension Office at 931-759-7163 or Bedford County Extension Office at 931-684-5971.

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