Related Posts with Thumbnails

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Laminitis Lessons": Webinar by Animal Health Foundation's Dr. Don Walsh Will Be a Spring Tuneup on Practical Aspects of Research and Recognizing Laminitis in Horses

Dr. Walsh treating a horse with laminitis at his hospital in Pacific, Missouri
 Mark your calendar and dust off your keyboard: We're saving you a seat at the first AHF laminitis webinar!

The Animal Health Foundation's Dr. Don Walsh will present a one-hour "webinar' (a seminar presented over the web) on Wednesday evening, April 25. The webinar will be hosted by EQUUS Magazine and (home site of the magazines EQUUS, Practical Horseman, Dressage Today, Trail Rider, etc.) and sponsored by US Rider Equestrian Motor Plan.

Here's a chance to see and hear the newest, most important laminitis research explained in context; over 1400 horse owners have already signed up to watch and it will be fascinating to hear their questions for Dr. Walsh at the end of the video and slide presentation/lecture.

What: "Laminitis Lessons: A Webinar for Every Horse Owner" 
with the Animal Health Foundation's Dr. Donald Walsh
When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern USA time
Where: On your computer at a special "GoToMeeting" link! (see clickable link below)
Who: Donald Walsh DVM, founder of the Animal Health Foundation, along with an audience of horse owners from all over the world...and you and me!
How: Click on the link and sign up--it will take less than a minute. You'll receive a confirmation email with a link back to the same page to attend the webinar Wednesday evening.
Cost: It's Free!


Donald Walsh, DVM, founder of the
Animal Health Foundation;
photo by Julie Plaster
PLEASE FORWARD THIS (you should see a little envelope at the bottom of this post, which will allow you to email it, or you can use the Facebook or Twitter tools to share it) to horse owner friends, veterinarians, farriers, vet techs and anyone else who would benefit from or be interested in information from the Animal Health Foundation's "Laminitis Lessons".
About Dr. Walsh and the AHF: 
Dr Walsh and his wife Diana founded the grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit organization known as The Animal Health Foundation in the 1990s to fund laminitis research. Dr. Walsh was a full-time equine practitioner in Pacific, Missouri at that time. Since they began, AHF has been able to donate more than $1 million to research, primarily through small donations from horse owners who lost a horse to laminitis.

Early on, the Animal Health Foundation identified Dr. Chris Pollitt and his Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit at the University of Queensland as a primary beneficiary of support from the AHF. 
After his retirement from active practice last year, Dr. Walsh traveled to Australia to conduct research with Dr. Pollitt and his team and has now returned to the USA to share what he learned there and from other AHF-funded projects around the USA. 
Dr. Walsh recently received the Merial Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot. This year, Dr. Walsh is beginning a national tour of veterinary colleges around the world to educate students about laminitis. He is known for his straightforward, down-to-earth speaking style, has a great skill for explaining complex concepts in a meaningful way, and is a dedicated horseowner himself.

See you there!

Laminitis education links you can use and share:

Please find and "like" the Animal Health Foundation page on Facebook--and share a story from the page on your own timeline so we can build a bigger Facebook presence!

Follow the Animal Health Foundation on Twitter:

Watch or send people to watch the Animal Health Foundation's Laminitis Update 2012 videos, currently the #1 most popular post on the Hoof Blog this spring:

The Animal Health Foundation informational web site and blog:

© Fran Jurga and Hoofcare Publishing; Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog is a between-issues news service for subscribers to Hoofcare and Lameness Journal. Please, no use without permission. You only need to ask. This blog may be read online at the blog page, checked via RSS feed, or received via a digest-type email (requires signup in box at top right of blog page). To subscribe to Hoofcare and Lameness (the journal), please visit the main site,, where many educational products and media related to equine lameness and hoof science can be found. Questions or problems with this blog? Send email to  
Follow Hoofcare + Lameness on Twitter: @HoofcareJournal
Read this blog's headlines on the Hoofcare + Lameness Facebook Page
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any direct compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned, other than Hoofcare Publishing. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Hey Fran, I'm going to miss this :( is there any sort of recording that is going to be done, or a transcript I can access later?