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Free equine health seminars offered

by Andrew Kirk, OF THE RECORD STAFF

Mountain Horse Medical Center is offering two free seminars next month for horse owners.

The center opened 17 months ago in Silver Summit and began the classes last summer, explained owner and head veterinarian Charmian Wright.

Since opening, the hospital has expanded its staff and now has five vets, one of whom is a board certified surgeon and another who is "board eligible." That allows the center to offer what Wright believes is the best care available for 500 miles.

Vet Tracy Wright also cares for the needs of small animals and farm animals. The center is open to all species 24 hour a day, she said.

In addition to offering high-quality surgery and routine care, one of the missions of the center is community education, she said.

The monthly Client Education Seminars are usually on the last Thursday of every month starting at 6 p.m.

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The goal is to cover topics pertinent to horse owners such as avoiding colic, providing good nutrition, hoof and foot care, and internal medicine. Roughly 60 people attend the meetings.

The next seminar is Dec. 16 and will be by Dr. Wright about equine gate and locomotion.

In addition to monthly seminars, special events are also held periodically. On Dec. 9 the center will host one covering performance issues of equine athletes for trainers and barn owners in the area. In spring another will be held on general wellness covering topics like vaccinations and worms. Next summer a horse first aid seminar is scheduled.

Wright said the center has many clients from Wyoming and from as far away as Las Vegas and Jackson Hole, she said.

For more information about the seminars, visit mountainhorsemedical.com.


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