Location: Stevenage Novotel, Knebworth Park SG1 2AX
Date: 29th November 2016 at 19:00
A Rossdales Hertfordshire special evening event exploring the benefits of complementary equine therapies and feed supplements.
The proliferation of ‘para-professionals’ and the rising popularity of complementary therapies within veterinary managed equine health care is a much-debated subject. Amidst common misunderstandings and unsubstantiated health claims it is wise to obtain independent, professional veterinary advice as to what complementary therapy, of the many available, may be suitable for your horse or pony. Similarly, gazing at the overwhelming variety of nutritional supplements on the shelves of your local tack shop or feed merchant, it is easy to be confused by their competing claims and alleged benefits. It seems there is a feed additive with magical properties for almost any condition you can think of. But how can you be sure the product is high quality, appropriate or even safe to feed your horse or pony?
Susanna Ballinger BVSc MRCVS, managing partner and head veterinary surgeon at Rossdales Hertfordshire will host an evening of presentations and conversation with qualified and accredited practitioners who will explain current legislation and discuss the range of approved equine complementary therapies and feed supplements.
Susanna Ballinger BVSc MRCVS will discuss equine feed supplements, their purpose, appropriate use and beneficial effects in horses and ponies.
Susanna heads the team at Rossdales Hertfordshire. She qualified from the University of Bristol in 1998 and subsequently spent 18 months as Assistant Trainer and Vet at Mark Johnston Racing. She then spent 4 years at Peter Scott Dunn’s Equine Clinic before joining C P Harris & Associates in 2004 and was instrumental in its merger with Rossdales to create Rossdales Hertfordshire.
Carolin Gerdes MRCVS, Senior Clinician at Rossdales Diagnostic Centre, will give an insight into veterinary chiropractic treatment. Carolin is certified by both the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic (IAVC) and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA).
Susie Grady MSc BSc (Hons) HCSP, a human qualified physiotherapist who completed a Masters of Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2003, will be sharing her extensive experience of equine physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Emma Hedderson BSC MA VetMB MRCVS trained with, and is a member of, the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA). Emma, a qualified veterinary surgeon, will introduce veterinary acupuncture and discuss its application and benefits for horses and ponies. Emma manages her own veterinary acupuncture practice.
Please do join the Rossdales Hertfordshire team for a very special evening. The event is at 7pm on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at Novotel Stevenage, Knebworth Park SG1 2AX (just off roundabout at junction 7 of A1 M). We will also be supporting Riding for the Disabled during the evening. There will be a raffle with lots of prizes and Stevenage and District RDA hopes to be selling their Christmas cards in good time for the festive season. All proceeds will be donated directly to Hertfordshire RDA to help support the terrific work of its nine groups throughout the county providing therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with a range of disabilities.
This major event is free to attend, but places are strictly limited and pre-registering your attendance is absolutely essential. All names must be entered on the guest list in advance. Our evening event in August was a sellout! So please book early by emailing the office at email@example.com or by calling 01462 790221.
Clients, non-clients and horsey friends are all welcome.
The evening refreshments are generously sponsored by Boehringer Ingleheim Vetmedica.
Understanding Complementary Equine Therapies
A Rossdales Hertfordshire special evening event
7pm – Tuesday 29 November 2016 – Stevenage Novotel, Knebworth Park SG1 2AX
(just off the roundabout at junction 7 of A1M)
Admission is free, but places are strictly limited and prior registration is essential to ensure your name is on the guest list
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