Colorado State University Veterinarians to Host Free Seminar for Horse Owners on Emergencies, Wound Care

Dr. Dean Hendrickson, director of the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, will host "Equine First Aid: A Horse Owner’s Guide to Emergencies and Wound Care" from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Room 118/120 of the Animal Cancer Center. CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital is at 300 W. Drake Rd in Fort Collins. Parking is free.

Ideal for all horse owners, stable managers and equine professionals, this interactive seminar will provide up-to-date information on first aid and wound care. Participants will learn about advanced wound care dressings, techniques for initial wound treatment, anatomical areas of specific concern in the horse and items to have in your first aid kit.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Space is limited and all who are planning to attend should R.S.V.P. to or call (970) 297-1269 by Friday, May 29.

This seminar is the second in a series about veterinary care for equines that will be offered by CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital equine veterinarians and sponsored by Purina Mills. CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital supports all equine athletes and companions by providing outstanding, comprehensive veterinary care; education for current and future veterinarians, horse owners and other equine professionals; and cutting-edge research to treat today’s equine concerns and lead to tomorrow’s cures.

Hendrickson is a professor of equine surgery and lameness in the Department of Clinical Sciences. The department is part of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In his role as hospital director, he sees clients on a limited basis at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.