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Horse Owner's Workshop




Presented by OSU Animal Science Department and OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

The Horse Owner's Workshop (HOW) will be held on March 9th, 2019 at the Charles and Linda Cline Equine Teaching Center.  Topics will include equine stress management, equine law, lameness evaluations and more.  The morning sessions will include lectures with hands on activities in the afternoon.

The Horse Owner’s Workshops are intended to benefit the average horse owner by providing quality information on equine health, farm management and safety.

Registration is $45 and includes lunch.

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2019 Agenda

9:00 am - What's new in Colic: Dr. Megan Williams

10:00 am - Equine Liability and Risk Reduction: Mary Westman

11:00 - Stress in the Equine - Dr. Kris Hiney

Lunch demonstration:

1:00 pm - Lameness Detection for Horse Owners - Dr. Mike Schnoover

Speakers:   Mary Westman

Mary Westman

Mary Westman is an Oklahoma attorney, Morgan horse breeder and registered nurse with an MBA.  Ms. Westman earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law graduating with honors as a merit scholar and in the top 5% of her class and currently practices equine law in Norman, Oklahoma.  She is an active member of the Oklahoma and American Bar Associations, American Bar Association Animal Law Committee and Equine Law Sub-Committee, Oklahoma County Bar Association, American Morgan Horse Association, Sooner State Morgan Horse Association, United States Equestrian Federation, American Stock Horse Association, Morgan Stock Horse Association and both the Oklahoma and American Horse Councils.  A native of West Virginia, she now lives with her husband, David, in Norman, Oklahoma.  Together, they also own a horse stable in Noble, Oklahoma.

Megan Williams

Dr. Williams is an assistant professor. Originally from Leawood, Kan., Dr. Williams earned her BS and DVM degrees from Kansas State University. Her research focus includes equine lameness, particularly regarding suspensory ligament pathology.

In her spare time, Williams enjoys riding her horses and playing with her twins.

Dr. Mike Schoonover received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 2000. He then completed an internship in equine field services at the Ohio State University and returned to Oklahoma State to complete an equine surgery residency and earn a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences in 2004. Following his residency training, Schoonover was employed in a private equine referral practice in central Oklahoma for eight years.

In 2012, Schoonover returned to Oklahoma State and is an associate professor of Equine Surgery. He is a Diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal Specialty) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine Specialty). His research interests are in equine regional limb perfusion techniques, objective lameness evaluation modalities and general equine sports medicine and surgery.



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