Webinar: Low-Stress Routine Health Care for your Horse


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Presented by Dr Sue Mc Donnell, MS, PhD

Join 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 – for what will surely be an inspiring session that will help you prepare your horse for routing health care procedures.

Dr McDonnell’s  presentation will focus on application of science-based learning principles for gaining and maintaining your horse’s comfort with routine health care and mildly aversive veterinary procedures.

In addition to general principles, she will outline specific recommendations and demonstrate practical tips with video for each of several common health care procedures. Focus will be 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.  Learn what we are teaching today’s vet students about low-stress equine patient handling and care.
Dr. McDonnell’s research interests include several areas within equine physiology, behavior and welfare. She has also traveled to study equids throughout the world. In addition to laboratory and field studies, she maintains a semi-feral herd of ponies specifically for the study of their physiology and behavior under semi-natural conditions. This affords veterinary and animal behavior students the opportunity for long-term observation of equine social and developmental behavior and for first-hand comparison of horse behavior under free-running and traditional domestic conditions.

This webinar should be mandatory for every horse owner!

Sign up now and join from the comfort of your computer, tablet or phone!

Dr McDonnell will present at this live event on 30th April at 6AM (Pacific)/ 9AM (East Coast USA)/2PM (London)/ 

This webinar is included as part of the monthly content provided for everyone signed up to Equitopia’s membership program

It is available to non-members for $15.00


Questions may be submitted during the presentation or by email before 29th April to info@equitopiacenter.com

Equitopia Members  – please book your ticket through the link above  – a 100% discount will be applied to your purchase

Please note: you will receive an email from ‘Equitopia Events’ within 48 hours of purchase of the ticket, containing the link to join the webinar .

The raw recording will be made available to everyone registered 24 hours after the live event for 3 days. Equitopia members will be able to view the edited recording on the ‘Webinars’ section of the Equitopia website from 2nd May. Non members who have purchased the webinar, will be able to view the recording by logging into the Equitopia website and clicking on the ‘My Courses’ icon.


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