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Genetic Disease and Testing Seminar

December 03, 2013

Posted by SBSW in Affiliate News

Sharon_Spier300 Many breed registries now require testing for specific genetic diseases in order to be accepted into their registry. As research continues into the genetic diseases of specific breeds it’s possible the number of required tests could increase. Do you know what your breed registry requires? Do you know how these diseases can affect the foals you produce?

Select Breeders Southwest wants to help horse owners learn more about the genetic diseases within their breed and others. They have invited Dr. Sharon Spier of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to be their guest speaker at a FREE seminar on February 19th, 2014 at Lantana Lodge in Pilot Point, Texas.

Dr. Spier received her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University and earned a PhD degree in Comparative Pathology from the University of California, Davis. She is Board Certified in Large Animal Internal Medicine and has received the AVMA Excellence in Equine Research Award. She is a Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where she leads the Equine Field Service.

Dr. Spier’s clinical and research interests include heritable diseases of horses as well as Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infections. She has provided emergency care and internal medicine expertise at numerous international equestrian events including five Olympic Games and two World Equestrian Games.

This special evening will begin with food and beverages served at 6:30pm, followed by Dr. Spier at 7:00pm.. Please contact Debbie McPherson (debbie@selectbreederssw.com) or (940) 365-2467 to register.

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