Horse owners who want free tips on equine health are invited to attend a free series of lectures this summer at UC Davis. • Photo by Molly Montag.

Equine Hoof Care, First Aid Subject Of UC Davis Seminars

Two seminars planned this summer by the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) will provide horse owners with the latest information about equine health.

The educational public series of lectures – entitled “An Evening with Vet Med” – will be held once a month on campus in Davis, California. They will be free, but registration is required.

“We are so excited to bring this lecture series to animal owners in the community,” said Dr. Jane Sykes, VMTH chief veterinary medical officer. “At UC Davis, the health and wellness of our clients’ animals is our #1 priority. Preventative care is one of the most important things owners can provide to their pets, and these lectures will help owners with that by staying abreast of the latest in veterinary medicine.”

The first three lectures in the series are:


Farrier Services: Hoof Care Myths and Truths

7-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Presented by UC Davis farrier Shane Westman


Basic First Aid and Preventative Care for Horses

7-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Presented by UC Davis equine resident Dr. Emily Schaefer


Pet Dental Health

7-8 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Presented by UC Davis dental hygienist Kimi Kan-Rohrer


Future topics in the series may include:

  • basic dog and cat first aid
  • dog breeding practices
  • foal care
  • biosecurity at farms and horse events
  • environmental hazards for animals
  • animal behavior
  • eye health
  • lameness in dogs
  • colic in horses
  • vaccinations and parasite prevention for dogs and cats
  • much more


All presentations will take place in Valley Hall on the campus of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, click here for the veterinary school’s website.