From the Horses Mouth - Healthy Horse Keeping Seminar

28 Mar 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm


The ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator Program invites the equine community to an evening of informative and engaging presentations from local and interstate equine educators and vets. Please see full program below;



Stuart Myers, Equiculture

Changing horse management practices to meet the needs of the 21st century horse

Horse management practices have evolved over the centuries,  the changing role of horses and the lifestyles of modernhorse owners have created different needs and issues from the 'traditional model'.

Jude Matusiewicz, Evidence Based Worming


Evidence Based Worming

Evidence-based worming is a scientific, yet practical approach to mitigating the growing threat of worm resistance to chemical wormers.  Resistance is world-wide and escalating and Jude will talk about the internationl efforts to combat resistance and the important role that Faecal Egg Counts can play.

Kimberley King, “Riverview”


Adopting and Aplying Evidence Based Worming at “Riverview”

Hear  how Kimberley King has encouraged and enabled agistees at Riverview to undertake evidence-based worming. Including, some of the challenges and practical issues that Riverview have overcome.


ACT Government Vet, Parks and Conservation Service


Hendra Virus


The ACT Government vet will cover the following issues: What is Hendra virus, history/incidence of Hendra virus cases in Australia. Recognising Hendra virus in your horse and what do if you suspect my horse has Hendrairus. Testing for Hendra virus and Hendra virus biosecurity; minimising the risk .

Natasha Webb, Webb Equine Education

Poisonous plants


Dr Natasha Webb (Webb Equine Education) will be talking about a variety of plants found in paddocks that are poisonous to horses including Patterson's Curse, which causes liver damage, and flatweeds, which are associated with the condition Australian stringhalt.

When: Tuesday the 28th of March, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: Sutton Hall, West St, Sutton NSW 2620 -20 minutes from Canberra City Centre

RSVP: Please register at the following  link

Cost: $15.00, payable when registering

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Refreshments , tea and coffee will be provided during intermission

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