BOZEMAN, Mont. - A daylong equine conference presented by Montana State University's Equine Science Program and MSU Extension will be held on April 21 in Bozeman at the GranTree Inn.
The program begins at 7:30 a.m. with a trade show, followed by the Catlin Memorial Lecture at 8:15 a.m. Dr. Stephen Reed, equine specialist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, will discuss the recent outbreaks of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) and other neurologic diseases in horses.
Participants can choose from 16 expert-led breakout sessions during four concurrent sessions following the lecture.
The sessions include: forage analysis; purchase exams; lameness of the foot; Montana plants; pasture, hay and weeds; alternative therapies; geriatric horse care; managing estrous cycles in mares for breeding or performance; respiratory system health; body condition scoring and feeding overweight horses; reined cow horse competition questions; gastrointestinal parasites, including diagnosis, control and treatment.
There are also sessions designed for youth, 4-H and FFA participants: Horsemanship and husbandry; preparing you and your horse for a show; working in the horse industry; and the MSU Equine Science Program.
Catered lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee of $45 per adult or $25 per student before April 9; after April 9 or at the door costs will be $60 per adult and $40 per student. Register with the online form at
or send name, address, phone and email with payment to: MSU Equine Conference, PO Box 172900, Bozeman, MT, 59717-2900.