Webinar: Low-Stress Routine Health Care for your Horse


Recording of presentation and Q&A from May 2021

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This webinar should be mandatory for every horse owner!

Learn how to prepare your horse for routine health care and mildly aversive veterinary procedures through the application of science-based learning principles for gaining and maintaining your horse’s comfort.

Presented by Dr Sue McDonnell – Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), Animal Behavior Society; Adjunct Professor of Reproductive Behavior, New Bolton Center; Clinical Associate, Widener Hospital, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine; and Founding head of the Equine Behavior Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

In this presentation, Dr McDonnell outlines specific recommendations and demonstrates practical tips with video for each of several common health care procedures. Focus is on those procedures for which many horses have difficulty, including oral dewormer and other oral medications, eye meds, intravenous needle sticks, vaccination and other IM injections, and intranasal vaccination.

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Sample of Feedback on this webinar:

– I really enjoyed learning about the ophthalmic application. I am a human eye doctor and have suggested to my trainer that applying drops or ointments to the inner canthus is enough and that fighting to drop into the lower lid is counterproductive and unnecessary. It is nice to have this verification from the video

– The webinar was very good. I have learned a few tricks about how to apply medication in a better way. I see now that I can use basically the same technique as with my dog.

– Sue McDonnell has done and continues to do amazing work with horses! She’s also so generous with her time and knowledge. I always learn something new with her presentations; it’s as if she triggers my neurons.

– Clear and useful – Such an important topic!

– Information was given in clear and practical language.

– Easy to understand, hands on tips, you can feel the love of horses.

– Always a pleasure to learn from an expert in this field!!

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