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Cheltenham racecourse: will stage a thoroughbred seminar in November

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Cheltenham hosts racing and breeding seminar

ALL the latest news and views on scientific research and advice for anyone involved with racing and breeding will be available at Cheltenham racecourse on Thursday, November 12, the eve of the Open meeting.

The ninth annual thoroughbred racing and breeding seminar, sponsored by Intervet and the Levy Board, takes place in the Centaur centre from 10am-4pm, and features presengtations from experts at Britain's top veterinary research and education establishments, as well as practising vets.

The programme is geared towards informing trainers, breeders and horse owners, bringing the results of scientific research to them in a practical way to benefit the welfare of racing and breeding.

The event is also intended to stimulate debate through Q&A sections chaired by Animal Health Trust chief executive Peter Webbon.

Morning presentations cover topics generally related to disease prevention and control, notably among breeding and young stock.

The afternoon is primarily given over to issues of performance, including jetlag, muscle damage and modern diagnostic techniques.

Speakers include Jose Vazquez-Boland and Jacqui Matthews from Edinburgh university, and Richard Piercy and Stephen May from the Royal Veterinary College in London.

Cost of attending the seminar, including lunch, is £80.50 (inc. VAT). More details can be found online at, or to book call Louise Holder on 01638 667600




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