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Horse Owner's Workshop




Presented by OSU Animal Science Department and OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Horse Owner's Workshop (HOW) will be held on March 7, 2020 at the Charles and Linda Cline Equine Teaching Center.  Topics will include end of life decisions, medical handling for owners, equine genetic disorders 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 light breakfast, lunch and supplies.

Horse Owner's Workshop Registration


2020 Agenda

9:00 am - Upper Respiratory Diseases - Dr. Kelsey Jurek.

Dr. Jurek will discuss the general clinical signs associated with upper airway disorders in the horse, as well as the diagnostic approach to determining the underlying cause with a special emphasis on utilization of the dynamic endoscope,  The endoscope will be demonstrated in the afternoon workshops.

10:00 am -  Equine Protozoal Myelitis - Dr. Martin Furr

11:00 - End of Life Decisions - Dr. Kris Hiney

Dr. Hiney will discuss quality of life, making tough decisions, and handling the reality of final disposal of the remains.

Lunch demonstration: Disc Dogs with Tornado Alley

Hands on Sessions with Live Animals:

Session A - Dr. Kelsey Jurek, Dynamic Endoscopy

Session B - Foaling Mares  - Dr. Adam Bassett

Session C - What's in Your Kit?  A guide to the essentials of at home medical care


Dr. Kelsey Jurek is an Equine Surgery Resident. Originally from Hudson, Wisconsin, she earned her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research interests are equine orthopedics, equine tendon and ligament injuries and treatment modalities.

Jurek worked full-time as an equine trainer and riding instructor throughout her undergraduate and veterinary education, as well as her first internship.

In her free time, Jurek enjoys riding horses, kayaking and hiking.


Martin Furr, DVM, Ph.D., MA Ed, DACVIM, earned his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1986. He practiced veterinary medicine at a clinic in Oklahoma and then completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in 1989. Furr then became an assistant professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.

In 1991, Furr joined the faculty OSU as an Assistant Professor of Equine Internal Medicine and earned Diplomate status, receiving Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. In 1996, Furr was promoted to Associate Professor of Equine Internal Medicine, and in 2000, completed his Ph.D. in Neuroimmunology at the University of Maryland. In 2006, he was promoted to full professor, and in 2015 obtained a master's degree in medical education from Michigan State University.

Currently, Furr is Professor and Head of the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University. He continues to teach and consult, and has spoken regularly at national and international meetings on topics of equine internal medicine, neonatalogy and neurology. He has published approximately 90 peer reviewed research papers, and is the primary author and editor of a major textbook of equine neurology, now in its second edition, with his colleague, Dr. Steve Reed. His research interests include equine neonatal medicine and critical care, equine neurology (particularly equine protozoal myeloencephalitis) equine immunology, faculty development and medical education.





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