'Mare Care' Series Continues Dec. 11 In Wichita County

The second installment of a four-part horse series on how to care for mares will feature equine experts on the program in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Published on: Dec 4, 2012

A special program will be held in December that will be of special interest to those owning horses, with other programs to follow in January and February.

The second installment of a four-part series for horse owners who want more information on how to care for their mares will be hosted on Dec.11 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Wichita County Extension Horse Committee.

The horse program is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 5th Street in Wichita Falls, says Fred Hall, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural and natural resources agent for Wichita County.

Dr. Jered Harlan will present "Focus on Foaling Time."

FOCUS ON CARE.  The second installment of a four-part series for horse owners on care for mares is Dec. 11 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
FOCUS ON CARE. The second installment of a four-part series for horse owners on care for mares is Dec. 11 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Harlan, a graduate of the Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine, works with Fellhauer and Morris Veterinary Clinic, specializing in companion, performance and production animals.

The final two parts of the horse series will be held after the New Year, Hall points out. On Jan. 8, Dr. Tina Anderson, a nutritionist with Purina, will present "Nutrition and Care of the Lactating Mare and Foal."

Then on Feb. 12, "Care and Nutrition for the Breeding Mare" will be presented by Jeff Butler, a nutritionist with ADM.

Hall emphasizes that the registration for these next three programs is only $20 combined. Walk-ins are welcome and can just pay $10 at the door for each program.

This special four-part series for horse owners is sponsored by the Feed and Garden Store in Wichita Falls; Berend Bros. Farm Store, Wichita Falls; and Holliday Feed and Farm Supply in Holliday. In addition, the Browse Shop in Wichita Falls will supply some door prizes for attendees at each program.

For much more information on the horse program, you can contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Wichita County by calling 940-716-8610.