Webinar Series for Horse Owners

During the winter months from January to April, the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, hosts “Tuesday Talks” on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. This year, due to COVID-19, we are unable to host guests on-site, but will offer the program as a series of complimentary webinars.


To register to attend any or all of these sessions go to: https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/tuesday-talks-2021


February 9: 7 p.m.

Maureen Kelleher, DVM, CVA, DACVS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Sports Medicine and Surgery

Staying Sound: The Importance of Foot Balance in the Horse

Balance in the foot of the horse is achieved when weight is equally distributed over the foot of each leg, protecting each limb from undue weight-bearing stress. Abnormal weight distribution can result in the overload of a ligament, tendon, or bone, resulting in lameness.


This presentation will explain the importance of foot balance to the soundness and athletic ability of your horse and will provide insights into necessary hoof care to achieve and sustain balance with the goal of protecting your horse from injury. At the end of the presentation, Dr. Kelleher will be happy to answer your questions during a Q&A session.


March 9: 7 p.m.

Norris Adams, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR Clinical Assistant Professor, Equine Lameness and Surgery

"Equine Insurance"

At the end of the presentation, Dr. Adams will be happy to answer your questions during a Q&A session.


April 13: 7 p.m.

Emily Schaefer, VMD, DACVIM (LAIM) Clinical Assistant Professor, Equine Medicine

"Toxic Plants in Your Pasture: What You Need to Know!"

Summer is coming and, along with it, many ambitious plants that may or may not be welcome in your pasture. While intoxication is rare, recognizing these plants can make you feel more at ease about your horse’s environment. Dr. Schaefer will describe the appearances of many of the mid-Atlantic’s plants that are potentially toxic to horses, as well as clinical signs associated with intoxication. At the end of the presentation, Dr. Schaefer will be happy to answer your questions during a Q&A session.


Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is a premier, full-service equine hospital located in Leesburg, Virginia, and one of two hospitals of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. We offer advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment, and diagnostic services for all ages and breeds of horses.

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