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Horse Protection Course Offered

March 16, 2007

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

Editors: Please note April 1 early registration deadline.

A three-day course designed to give animal cruelty investigators information on acceptable treatment of horses will be held May 7-9 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The early registration deadline for the course is April 1.

The annual Horse Protection Officer's Short Course is provided by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service horse husbandry program at N.C. State University, the North Carolina Horse Council, the Animal Protection Society of Orange County and the Humane Society of the United States.

While the course is designed for animal cruelty investigators, it is open to the public. The course will emphasize acceptable management and treatment of the debilitated horse and recognition of grossly inadequate feeding programs, facilities, health practices and management techniques. Other topics include investigation training, protocol for court preparation, horse evaluation techniques, stable management and horse psychology and restraint.

The cost of the course is $200 prior to April 1, after which a $30 late fee will be charged. Participants who complete the course successfully will receive continuing education credits from N.C. State University.

More information is available from the Cooperative Extension horse husbandry program office at N.C. State University at 919.515.5784, on line at or from Dr. Bob Mowrey, Extension horse husbandry coordinator, at 919.515.7871 or

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 -

Posted by Dave at March 16, 2007 11:04 AM