An opportunity for horse owners to learn about their horse inside and out

Horse on Pasture in Tennessee

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will host a one-day conference on Saturday, March 15, called "Knowing Your Horse Inside and Out." Photo by P. McDaniels, courtesy UTIA.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) will host “Knowing Your Horse Inside and Out” Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the conference lasts until 4:25 p.m. The conference will be held in room A118 at the college, which is located on the UT agricultural campus at 2407 River Drive in Knoxville. Tours of the new Equine Hospital and Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center will be available immediately following the conference.

The conference is designed for those who have owned horses for years or are new to the horse world. Speakers for the conference include board-certified faculty of the UT Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and UT Extension. Topics include chronic colic, airway disease, equine hoof myths, color genetics, pregnant mares, first aid, proper nutrition, geriatric equines and advances in equine rehabilitation.

The fee for the conference is $40 for the first family member and $20 for each additional family member. This fee covers lunch and refreshments. Visit to download a brochure and registration form. Advance registration by March 10 is requested to ensure adequate food and supplies. To register online or for more information, visit, email, or call 865-974-7264.

One of 28 accredited veterinary colleges in the United States, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine educates students in the art and science of veterinary medicine and related biomedical sciences, promotes scientific research and enhances human and animal well-being.

In addition to the programs of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the UT Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT AgResearch system of 10 AgResearch and Education centers and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.   



Sandra Harbison, CVM media relations, 865-974-7367,