February 7, 2014

Interactive Equine Seminars delivered by CAFRE

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is running two interactive seminars for the equine industry in the coming weeks.

Equine Nutrition and Weight Management Techniques

CAFRE is hosting a training event on Equine Nutrition and Weight Management Techniques for all horse owners.  The event runs over two days, 21st and 22nd of February at Down Royal Racecourse, Lisburn. The Friday evening will comprise of an  Equine Nutrition and Feeding Conference followed by a practical Weight Management day where you can bring your horse along and learn how to correctly fat score, weigh tape and weigh your horse.  Industry professionals will also be in attendance to provide information regarding diet and rations.  Speakers at the event include Dr. Stephanie Wood, CAFRE, Katie Williams, Dengie and Nia O’Malley, Red Mills. To book your space at the event, email Stephanie.wood@dardni.gov.uk or call 028 944 26993 / 0771 3807821.

The Athletic Horse – Inside Out

This interactive seminar will involve Equine and Veterinary experts performing dissections on various aspects of the horse, including the lower limb, the digestive tract, the hoof, the respiratory tract and the heart. The seminar will comprise of 5 sessions, each covering a different part of equine anatomy and delivered by an industry expert.  Sessions will include an oral presentation and practical dissection of equine anatomy.  Delegates will observe dissection and have an opportunity to examine anatomy.

The seminar will be of particular value to anyone who is involved in the training and conditioning of the athletic horse. Confirmation has been gained from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and from Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) that the seminar can be classed as a CPD event for registered vets and coaches, respectively.


  • Hugh Suffern                             Lower Limb
  • William Sharp                           Digestive Tract & Gastric Ulcers
  • Chris Miller                                Digestive Tract & Gastric Ulcers
  • Martin Payne                             Hoof
  • Geoff Lane                                  Respiratory Tract
  • Tom Buckley                              Microbiology

The event will take place on Tuesday 4th March at Greenmount Campus, Antrim. Doors open at 12.45pm. The seminar will cost £30 per person which will include a light supper.

Due to the practical nature of this event, spaces are limited. To book your place and pay by credit or debit card call 028 6634 4600 or to receive a booking form and pay by cheque contact Janine Bryce on Janine.Bryce@dardni.gov.uk.

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