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Equine colic – The topic for the next Welfare Wednesday Webinar

The fortnightly webinars are free to attend and they can be viewed live on Facebook and Zoom

Colic is dreaded by anyone who looks after a horse. “How do I stop it happening?”; “Why are some horses prone to it?”; “What are the signs I should look for?”. Join the experts at 7pm on Wednesday 7 October for the next Welfare Wednesday Webinar, as they consider colic in detail in ”Understanding colic – what we as owners need to know.” Dr Katie Lightfoot, a Teaching Associate at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science joins World Horse Welfare’s International Programme Officer Izzy Wild, who is also a vet, and has experience of dealing with complex colic cases.

Katie will explain what we can do to prepare ourselves if our horse gets colic. She will discuss the types of decisions we may have to make and provide some real-life case studies of owner experiences. Izzy will explain what the main risk factors are and talk us through the critical signs we should all be able to recognise and what steps to take.

By pre-registering for the webinar, there will be plenty of time of set aside for Katie and Izzy to answer any questions you may have at the end of the webinar; both are very keen to share their experiences and ensure that as owners we are as informed as possible about what happens if our horse gets colic. If you are keen to be part of the conversation, then please join online.

The fortnightly webinars are free to attend and they can also be viewed live as a Facebook Live session, but by registering with Zoom you get to take part in the various polls, ask questions during the Q and A and overall have a much more interactive experience. All previous webinars are available to watch on the World Horse Welfare YouTube channel.

More about the two presenters:

Dr Katie Lightfoot is a Teaching Associate at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. As part of the equine teaching team, she now supports the learning of undergraduate vet students in subjects such as equine welfare, anatomy, and behaviour. However, prior to joining the University, Katie completed a PhD research project which evaluated horse owner behaviour and knowledge transfer in response to an educational campaign.

Izzy Wild graduated from the University of Nottingham as a vet, also undertaking a Research Masters with the Nottingham Colic Project. Following finals, she researched colic in working equids in Honduras at a World Horse Welfare partner-project. She worked in First Opinion equine practice for two years in Hampshire, before joining World Horse Welfare in August, where she is working as an International Programme Officer. Izzy has an interest in veterinary research, education and working equids.

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