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Are you an equine professional? Do you work with owners caring for older horses? If the answer is yes, our next webinar for you!

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Navigating older horse care

Exploring owners’ experiences of caring for older horses to understand how management decisions are made and the factors that influence veterinary involvement.

Talk Equine are hosting PhD researcher Rebecca Smith who will be talking about her research into the experiences of owners and veterinary surgeons caring for older horses. She will discuss the factors that shape the human-horse relationship and how this relates to recognising and managing changes that can occur as a horse ages. Within a complex model of care, the role of vets and other care professionals can differ; these relationships and their impact on older horse management will be discussed.

Those attending the webinar will learn about new findings from a PhD research project. The project is funded by The Horse Trust and undertaken by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at The University of Liverpool. Attendees will learn about key themes identified from the analysis of qualitative data related to owner and vet decision-making around older horse management and health care.

Date: Thursday 21st July

Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm including Q&A

Cost: FREE

If you can’t attend live, the webinar will be recorded and delegates will have 3 months to watch the recording

About Rebecca

Rebecca is a Horse Trust funded PhD researcher at The University of Liverpool. In her PhD Rebecca has used social scientific research methods to explore how horse owners and their vets make decisions around older horse care. Prior to this Rebecca worked as a vet in clinical practice and completed her postgraduate certificate in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. Through these experiences Rebecca developed an interest in understanding how our relationships with nonhuman animals impacts on their care and welfare. Rebecca is passionate about using sociological research to support owners, vets and other care providers involved in a horse’s care, in order to improve equine welfare.


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