Seminars

As part of the National Symposium, Makeover attendees are welcomed to sit in on educational seminars and panel discussions dedicated to the care, training and marketing of off-track Thoroughbreds. For 2021, seminars will be offered both live at the Makeover in the TCA Covered Arena Lounge as well as streamed via Zoom.

Please register whether you intend to attend live or via Zoom.

We're pleased to present our 2021 lineup of webinars:

Maintaining Performance Horses 
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Stephanie L. Church, The Horse Media Group, moderator

Our OTTBs were professional athletes well before we got them. Now we’re responsible for helping them thrive and flourish in their new roles by maintaining their soundness and stewarding their gastric and respiratory health. We’ll discuss common challenges when maintaining OTTB performance horses and take audience questions on the topic.

Panelists: Jessica Gould, DVM, MS; Sarah Reuss, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM

Back Pain and Kissing Spines 
Sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Media Group, moderator

Back pain can stem from many issues, from improper saddle fit to impinging spinous processes (aka kissing spines). It can also be secondary to lameness and other physical conditions. We’ll discuss common causes of back pain in OTTBs and take audience questions about specific issues and therapies.

Panelists: Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM; Larkspur Carroll, DVM

Feeding High-Energy Horses 
Sponsored by Triple Crown Nutrition
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Stephanie L. Church, The Horse Media Group, moderator

Designing OTTB diets can be tricky, as some horses need more body condition but are hot-tempered and excitable. We’ll discuss cool vs. hot calories, supporting the gut, helping the horse gain weight and topline and what forages, feeds and supplements are useful in that quest.

Panelists: Bill Vandergrift, PhD and Jyme Nichols, PhD

Our 2021 Webinar Series is presented by:

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