A&M program on horse management set for Sunday


Texas A&M University will hold the 2019 edition of its Ranch Horse program in College Station Sunday in conjunction with the Beef Cattle Short Course. The program will include a range of topics for successful equine management.

The program will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex, 3240 F&B Road. The cost is $50 at the door or free for Beef Cattle Short Course registrants. Lunch is included.

To RSVP, go to: http://bit.ly/2JotsO3.

According to a press release, participants will gain insight into equine nutrition, management and routine health maintenance, plus spend the afternoon at the complex arena with professional horseman Jeff Williams of Post.

Williams has started colts for more than 20 years for clients including the Haythorn Ranch, King Ranch, Beggs Ranch, Matador Ranch, Espuela Ranch and Muleshoe Ranch.

Morning presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. and include:

* Ranch horse nutrition, Dr. Matt McMillan, Hi-Pro Feeds.

* Veterinary emergencies, Dr. Wesley Bissett, Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team director, College Station.

* History of the 6666 horses, Dr. Glenn Blodgett, resident veterinarian and manager of the 6666 Ranch horse division.

* Ranch horse dental care, Dr. Cleet Griffin, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine clinical associate professor, College Station.

For more information, contact Jennifer Zoller, AgriLife Extension horse specialist, College Station, 979-862-5980, jennifer.zoller@tamu.edu; or Hanna Galloway, Texas A&M Equine Initiative, College Station, 979-845-6098, tamuequine@tamu.edu.