Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk; Free Webinar Coming on TheHorse.com


Friday, February 27, 2009
Contact: Robert Bolson, Director of Corporate Marketing
Blood-Horse Publications
(859) 276-6809; rbolson@BloodHorse.com

Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk
Free Webinar Coming on TheHorse.com

Lexington, Ky. - Sign up now for the free Webinar on Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk, scheduled for March 26, 2009, at 8 pm EST, presented by TheHorse.com and sponsored by Merial Animal Health. Registered participants will be able to watch a live presentation and ask questions of the experts prior to, and during, the live event.

The free Webinar will be presented by Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, the director of Louisiana State University's Equine Health Studies Program. Andrews will be assisted in answering questions by Frank Hurtig, DVM, MBA, director of Veterinary Services at Merial.

Did you know that research has shown horses start developing gastric ulcers within three days of a stressful event? Something as simple as hauling your horse to a show or trail ride can incite equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS). Some researchers suggest that up to 50% of "normal" backyard horses have ulcers, including broodmares and young horses.

For more than a decade equine gastric ulcer syndrome and colonic ulcers have been linked to performance and health problems in horses. Today, research continues to improve our understanding of ulcers, and the results are beginning to help veterinarians develop new strategies for prevention and treatment.

Sign Up Now:
For more information on the basics of Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk, and how to protect your horses from this disease, sign up now by visiting: TheHorse.com/Webinars.

The seminar is sponsored by Merial, which manufactures UlcerGard and Gastrogard, the only two FDA-approved products that prevent and treat, respectively, equine gastric ulcer syndrome.

Registrants for the free Webinar on Equine Ulcers: Your Horse At Risk may submit questions prior to the Webinar to be answered that evening by e-mailing them to THWebinars@TheHorse.com.

System Requirements:

  • 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM; 512 MB recommended.
  • Broadband Internet connection or access to a high-speed network highly recommended.
  • Speakers/headphones on your computer to hear the audio.
  • Flash Player 8 or higher.

More requirements can be found at TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=8419#V4.

About The Presenter:
Andrews formerly was a professor and section chief in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee's veterinary school. He earned his DVM and MS degrees from Washington State University and completed his residency at The Ohio State University. Andrews is boarded as a specialist in internal medicine.

He has received many awards and honors, and he currently serves on numerous boards and in societies such as the Comparative Gastroenterology Society (of which he is a past president) and Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis Society (also past president). He has published more than 100 refereed articles and book chapters and has presented his research internationally.

About The Horse:
The Horse is an all-breed, all-discipline equine education provider for hands-on participants in the horse industry. The Horse brand disseminates the latest and most reliable news and information on the health, care, management, and welfare of equids through print and electronic means. TheHorse.com is operated by Blood-Horse Publications, publisher of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care.

Readers are cautioned to seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.

About Blood-Horse Publications:
Blood-Horse Publications is a multimedia publishing company that traces its roots to 1916. Its flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, is a publication of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), and is the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Blood-Horse MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official Kentucky Derby souvenir magazine; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including BloodHorse.com, TheHorse.com, StallionRegister.com, ExclusivelyEquine.com, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications; and TrueNicks.com.

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For more information, contact:
Robert Bolson
Director of Corporate Marketing
Blood-Horse Publications
Tel.: (859) 276-6809
E-mail: rbolson@bloodhorse.com

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