CHA International Conference
Veterinarian and animal-welfare advocate Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, Senior Director of Equine Veterinary Services for Zoetis, will give a keynote address titled “Equine Welfare: Lessons Learned” at the Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference, open to all. The conference will be held October 19-23, 2016, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Dr. Lenz will speak on October 20 at 4:00 p.m.
“The presentation will focus on lessons we learned in dealing with equine-welfare issues and the unwanted-horse situation,” said Dr. Lenz, past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, a past chair of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, and the current chair of the American Horse Council’s Welfare Committee.
“In the past, welfare issues were discussed and resolved within the horse community, but this was the first national issue where non-horse owners and animal activists, as well as state and local officials, were involved in the debate and resolutions discussion. The result was a change on how we communicate and address equine welfare issues.”
The conference will also include sessions from riding instructors, top veterinarians, horse trainers, farriers, equine behaviorists, and other equine professionals. Mounted workshops will give participants the chance to learn from the back of a horse while the audience learns from the live demonstration.
For more information on the CHA International Conference or to register, visit http:// CHAInstructors.com/conference. Tom Lenz
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