July 23, 24, 25  - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
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2021 MN Horse Expo Speakers/Demos
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Michelle DeBoer PhD

Poultry Barn Speaker Area - Friday and Saturday - 10:00am to Noon

Digging Deeper into Deworming
While nobody wants their horse to have parasites, there is more to parasite control than just rotating dewormers every 2 months. With certain dewormers losing their efficacy, it is important to evaluate our horses on a more individual basis and manage them accordingly. At 10 and 11 am, you will briefly learn about different parasites that can impact your horse, the steps to perform a fecal egg count, and how to select the best protocol to effectively manage your horse.

Following the seminar portion of this event, you can learn how to read a fecal sample under a microscope. Microscopes with slides containing fecal samples will be set up so you can test your knowledge and count the parasite eggs. You can then submit your counts, and if they were correct, you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! You are welcome to stop in at any time during this session to submit your answers. We hope to see you there so we can all dig deeper into deworming!

Dr. Michelle DeBoer

Dr. Michelle DeBoer has her M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Currently, Dr. DeBoer is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls where she teaches Animal Physiology and Equine Production and performs research focusing on nutrition, blanketing, and deworming horses. Her most recent research has evaluated the efficacy of different dewormers on both young and mature horses. Outside of work, Dr. DeBoer competes in agility with her dog, Kira, and rides her two Arabians in competitions including team sorting, dressage, WSCA shows, endurance rides, polocrosse, and skijoring.



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