July 19, 2004
Dickinson Horse Day Focus is Management with Limited Resources
The North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center will be hosting a Horse Field Day, “Managing Horses with Limited Resources,” on Aug. 12 at the DREC ranch southwest of Manning.
Shuttles will leave the Dickinson Recreation Center parking lot at 2 p.m. Following a welcome at the ranch by Kris Ringwall, DREC director, an “Ask the Expert” open house will be held. Topics to be covered in concurrent sessions include hoof care, horse behavior, harnessing and saddling and mare ultrasounding.
From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., a barbeque supper will be served. After supper, participants will rotate between sessions concerning pasture management on limited acreage, waste saving forage alternatives, yearling horse growth and development and a cooperative West Nile virus project.
Speakers include Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Extension range specialist; Brenda Rettinger, NDSU Bowman County Extension agent; Doug Landblom, DREC animal scientist; and Chip Poland, DREC Extension livestock specialist.
At 7:50 p.m., Charlie Stoltenow, NDSU Extension veterinarian, will tie it all together with comments on equine parasitism and a West Nile virus update.
Shuttles are scheduled to depart for the Dickinson Recreation Center at 8:45 p.m.
For more information, contact Landblom at (701) 483-2072 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration is not necessary.