$20 – $75

2017 Florida Equine Institute & Allied Trade Show

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Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

2232 Northeast Jacksonville Road

Ocala, FL 34470

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This annual event focuses on the equine production as it relates to sport (including racing and competitive events) and recreational horses.

The theme for the 2017 educational program is "Filling In The Blanks". This University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service program is designed to provide Florida Horsemen and Horsewomen with current equine management information and a "working" Trade Show.

The Trade Show will open at 8:00 am and the seminars will begin at 8:30 am. Highlights of the educational program include the following topics and speakers:

“Fiber: Friend or Filler”

Tayler Hansen, M.S. PhD. Student, UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida

How Stress Can Affect the Horse’s Response to Disease Challenges

Jill Bobel, M.S. PhD. Student, UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida

Neurologic Diseases in Horses: What Horse Owners Need to Know"

Maureen Long, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Cedar Lock Farm, Run for the Ribbons and Thoroughbred Retirement

(Live Animal Demo)

Laurine Fuller-Vargas, Ocala, FL

"Experiencial Breakout Sessions (3 stations, 20 minutes each)

Weed ID, Physical Exam/Vital Signs, Equine Genetics and Health

University of Florida Extension Agents and Specialists

"Recognizing and addressing behavioral problems: What is my horse telling me?"

Carissa Wickens, PhD., UF/IFAS Extension Horse Specialist

Departmant of Animal Sciences, University of Florida

Register Now To Win a $50 Gift Certificate! Each paid participant registration will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $50 gift certificates good at Tack Shack of Ocala, Inc. or Tack Shack Too. Take a look at their website http://www.tackshackofocala.com/ . The drawing will be held at the conclusion of the program on September 21, 2017.

Registration includes admission to all seminars, trade show, a printed copy of the speakers’ papers, refreshment breaks and catered lunch.

Early registration is $35.00 if on or before September 8, 2017. Student registration is $20.00 (student ID required). FTBOA registration is $25.00 (membership card required). On-site registration or late registration (after September 8, 2017) is $75.00.

Trade Show Exhibitor Information: Sponsorship levels are available starting at $150. For a detailed description of specific sponsorship level benefits, go to http://cflag.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml or phone 352-671-8400.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Shuffitt at the Marion County Extension Office (352) 671-8400 or Ed Jennings (352) 486-5131. We will do everything we can to assist you.

We look forward to having you at the 2017 Florida Equine Institute & Allied Trade Show and sincerely appreciate your assistance in making this a successful event.




The Institute of Food and Agriculture is an Equal Employment Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin. EXTENSION WORK IN AGRICULTURE, HOME ECONOMICS, STATE OF FLORIDA, IFAS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING.

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