Farrier Conference scheduled for Jan. 10

COLLEGE STATION — A Texas A&M Farrier Conference is set for Jan. 10 in College Station.

Sponsored by the Department of Animal Science and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the conference will include presentations from Texas A&M equine faculty and leaders in the equine industry. Topics include preparing and trimming, effects of nutrition on hoof growth and health, a laminitis research update, therapeutic shoeing and the latest in synthetic shoeing. A live demonstration will be presented on variances in foot flight on a high-speed treadmill.

Registration for the Farrier Conference is $50, which includes handouts and lunch. Those who register for the AFA Certification tests will receive a $20 discount on the conference registration. Late registration (after Dec. 20 and at the door) is $60.

To register, visit AgriLife Extension Conference Services at http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/. Enter keyword = Horse.

For more information on the conference, visit http://animalscience.tamu.edu/files/2012/04/2014-Farrier-Conference.pdf.

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 For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at cacoufal@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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