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Horse Hoof Care and Shoeing Course is March 9-10

January 24, 2007

Media Contact: Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension horse husbandry coordinator, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, 919.515.7871 or bob_mowrey@ncsu.edu

A two-day short course for horse owners March 9-10 in Raleigh will provide the latest information on the care and management of horse's hooves. The early registration deadline for the clinic is Feb. 10.

The course will provide information on maintaining horses' hooves in a healthy state. Among topics to be covered are hoof anatomy and physiology, limb form and function, creating a balanced foot through hoof trimming, strategies for improving and maintaining soundness, and basic and corrective shoeing. The course is designed for horse owners 19 and older. Completion of the course does not qualify participants to become farriers, or blacksmiths.

The course is provided by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension horse husbandry program at North Carolina State University and will be held at the extension horse husbandry office, 1400 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. It is sponsored by Zinpro Corp. Inc. and the N.C. Horseshoers Association in cooperation with the N.C. Horse Council.

The cost of the course is $50 for one day and $100 for two days until Feb. 10, after which a $25 late fee will be charged.

More information is available from the Cooperative Extension horse husbandry program office at N.C. State University at 919.515.5784, on line at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/horse/SC_Clinic/SCmain.htm or from Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension Horse Husbandry coordinator, at 919.515.7871 or bob_mowrey@ncsu.edu.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational agency supported by county governments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and N.C. State and North Carolina A&T State universities. County agents, backed by specialists at the two land-grant universities, conduct educational programs related to agriculture and forestry, family and consumer sciences, 4-H, community and rural development and other issues.

- Dave Caldwell, 919.513.3127 or dave_caldwell@ncsu.edu -

Posted by Dave at January 24, 2007 01:26 PM