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Purina Mills to host equine short course in Brentwood, Tennessee


Franklin, TN – In the 2004 survey conducted by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee ranks 2nd in the U.S. in number of equines on farms.  To help with the education of the growing number of Horse Owners in Tennessee, officials for Purina Mills announced today that they will be hosting an Equine Short Course.  The event is planned for November 10th, 8 am at the Brentwood Holiday Inn. 


The short course titled “Equine Science University” will give horse owners detailed information to better enjoy their horses through learning health, nutrition and legal tips from national equine experts.


The program will emphasize “Care of the Equine Athlete” and will include topics on Equine Dentistry, Nutrition, Gastric Ulcers, Lameness Evaluation, Equine Law and Equine Degenerative Joint Disease.  The speakers include Dr. John Haffner, MTSU; Dr. Katie Young, Purina Mills; Dr. Frank Andrews, UT-College of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Dwayne Rodgerson, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute; Lynda Hill, Miller & Martin; Dr. Victoria Maxwell, Luitpold Animal Health.


The event starts at 8 am with registration and the speakers will start promptly at 9 am.  The program will conclude around 4:15 pm.


Included with the information provided, attendees will get lunch, proceedings, coupon for a free bag of feed, door prizes and chance to win 1 ton of feed.  The cost is $50 at the door, $40 if purchased prior to the event, and students with ID are $25.


To purchase tickets in advance or to get more information contact Rusty Bane, Purina Mills Equine Specialist, at 615-948-1590, 615-794-6926 fax or at

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