Two webinars will offer free health advice for horse owners in the month of November. * Photo by Florian Schmetz/courtesy of Unsplash

Free Webinars Discuss Colic, Physical Therapy

Physical therapy and colic will be the focus of two free webinars offered later this month through Virginia Tech University.

The events, held Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, will be presented by Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Both webinars will begin at 7 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public, but attendees must register at

Hosted by center director Michael Erskine, each session will feature a video tour of the hospital, during which faculty and staff will outline plans for the future; glimpses of the center’s equine patients; and a faculty presentation.

A Q&A period will follow each session; participants are encouraged bring questions.

Colic Treatment

For the Nov. 10 session, Elizabeth MacDonald, clinical instructor in equine medicine, will present “Colic Prevention and Treatment,” discussing treatment options and management strategies to reduce incidences of colic.

Physical Therapy

For the Nov. 12 session, Maureen Kelleher, clinical assistant professor of sports medicine and surgery, will present “Physical Therapy for Horses,” reviewing physical, exercise, and manual therapies that can be implemented as part of recovery from an injury or to prevent injury from occurring.

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Centeris one of three hospitals of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia.