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Friday, October 1, 2010

Don't Forget: It's Not Too Late to Register for the Inaugural NTRA Professional Education Seminar

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance will host the inaugural NTRA Professional Education Seminar - Presented by Pfizer Animal Health and Keeneland - on Tuesday, October 19 in the Sales Pavilion at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Attendance at the seminar will help satisfy continuing education requirements for racetracks as mandated by the Alliance's Code of Standards. It would also be an informative day for any owner or trainer.

The Seminar will feature expert speakers from across the country who will discuss health and safety topics targeted specifically to trainers, aftercare organizations, track medical directors, racing officials, farriers, and regulatory and association veterinarians. There are no session fees, but limited seating is available.

Topics for Trainers Include:
  • Meet the Press: Preparing for an Interview
  • Exercise Protocol for the Young Horse
  • Managing Post-Exercise Body Temperature in the Equine Athlete
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Nutrition
  • How to Retire your Racehorse
  • Importance of Providing Voluntary Injury Reporting During Training Hours
  • Working with Stewards
  • Pre-Race Exams
Presenting Speakers Include:
  • Eric Wing, NTRA
  • Dr. Reid McLellan, Groom Elite
  • Randall Raub, Purina Mills
  • Anna Ford, New Vocations
  • Dr. Mary Scollay, KHRC
  • Stan Bowker, ROAP
  • Dr. Bryce Peckham, KHRC
"The NTRA Professional Education Seminar will assemble leading experts in one location so that attendees can learn about the latest issues, developments and techniques pertaining to human and equine safety in Thoroughbred racing," said Mike Ziegler, Executive Director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. "All participants will find this one-day gathering extremely helpful in their professional development. We thank Keeneland and Pfizer Animal Health for their invaluable support in establishing the Seminar."

"As an avid supporter of the NTRA and its Safety and Integrity Alliance, Pfizer Animal Health is proud to present this first-ever Professional Education Seminar," said Kristin Ruff, Sr. Equine Marketing Manager, U.S. equine business, at Pfizer Animal Health. "As equine health and safety research advances, it is crucial that those working directly with the Thoroughbred stay abreast of the latest information available."

"I'm very pleased that we have the opportunity to host this important new Seminar," said Nick Nicholson, President and CEO of Keeneland. "As the Thoroughbred industry strives to optimize the safety of the human and equine athletes who make our sport great, it is important that the working knowledge of all those around them stays completely current."

For additional information about the NTRA Professional Education seminar, including how to register, contact Casey Hamilton at (859) 422-2627 or chamilton@ntra.com. Discounted hotel rooms for Seminar attendees are being held at the Crowne Plaza in Lexington.

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