Hay friends,

It’s one of my favorite times of the year! This February is the annual horse management seminar! All of my best two legged friends are going to be there to teach you about gastrointestinal (GI) health. It is on Sunday, February 11th from 8:30am-3:30pm in the Cook Student Center. Make sure to secure your spot for early bird registration at https://goo.gl/2ZNHR2.

I don’t know if you remember, but last year I wrote a blog post about the gastric ulcer issues I was having in my belly! Unfortunately, a lot of my other furry friends were also suffering from gastric ulcers. Due to the widespread issues associated with tummy health in horses, my pal, Dr. Carey Williams, made sure to assemble a great group of equine experts to help owners learn more and dispute any myths about GI health.


Gastrointestinal health has been on everyone’s radar recently. Bring your favorite notebook; we hope to see you there!

Specifically, Dr. Mary Durando from Equine Sports Medicine Consultants will discuss important risk factors for gastric ulcers. Dr. Burt Staniar will have a live-demonstration about how the equine gut behaves. He is a dynamic speaker you do not want to miss! Dr. Amy Biddle will start the afternoon session with her work dedicated to identifying microbes in the normal horse gut. Basically, she will explain a bunch of the different bacteria that reside in our gut to keep us healthy and happy. Dr. Williams and her graduate student, Jennifer Weinert, will end the day about their GI health related research at Rutgers.

It is an event you don’t want to miss out on! Maybe you’ll have some advice for me and my stomach issues!

Your pal,






Lord Nelson

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