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Equestrian Canada Biosecurity FREE

HCBC Staff
Created: March 29, 2018

Training Webinars: April 14-15, 2018

Ottawa, ON, March 27, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) will be hosting two online biosecurity training webinars focused on the development of disease prevention plans:
• Veterinarian Biosecurity Webinar: April 14, 2018 – 12:00 p.m. EST
• Facility and Event Operators Biosecurity Webinar: April 15, 2018 – 12:00 p.m. EST
Workshops are one and a half (1.5) hours in length. Participants should have a computer with a high-speed internet connection and headphones.
Veterinarian Biosecurity Webinar: April 14, 2018
Dr. Jean-Yin Tan will be delivering a biosecurity training webinar for equine veterinarians to learn how to coach clients who manage events or facilities. Dr. Tan will explain the rationale behind biosecurity plans and help veterinarians increase their depth of knowledge on biosecurity plan development. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from a top board-certified internist with extensive experience.

Registration: Registration is now open via Eventbrite
Cost: Free
About Dr. Jean-Yin Tan
Originally from Edmonton, AB, Dr. Jean-Yin Tan is board-certified in internal medicine. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DMV) degree at Cornell University in 2005, where she had the opportunity to participate in research on Recurrent Airway Obstruction (heaves) at the renowned Baker Institute of Animal Health. Following a prestigious internship at the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in New Jersey, Dr. Tan completed her large animal internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota in 2008. She joined the University of Calgary as an Instructor in Equine Clinical Sciences in 2015. Dr. Tan is trained in equine acupuncture, certified in equine rescue, and her interests include equine respiratory disease and equine infectious disease.
Facility and Event Operators Biosecurity Webinar: April 15, 2018
Dr. Ashley Whitehead will be delivering a biosecurity training webinar open to any horse owner, event operator or facility manager in Canada. Participants will learn how to prevent the spread of preventable communicable diseases such as Equine Herpes Myelitis and Strangles, and will leave the workshop with a draft biosecurity plan for their facility or event.
Registration: Registration is now open via Eventbrite
Cost: Free
About Dr. Ashley Whitehead
Dr. Ashley Whitehead completed her DVM degree at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College in 2005. She then moved to Wisconsin, where she completed a rotating equine internship at the Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital. In 2006, Dr. Whitehead returned to Guelph to start a combined clinical residency and graduate degree program in large animal internal medicine. Dr. Whitehead obtained the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2012. She practices within the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s Distributed Veterinary Learning Community at Moore Equine Veterinary Centre, and provides large animal internal medicine consultations. Dr. Whitehead’s clinical interests include equine health management, equine infectious diseases, equine gastrointestinal conditions, neonatal foal intensive care and camelid (llamas and alpacas) medicine. She is also trained in veterinary acupuncture.
For further information, please contact:
Kristy House
Coordinator, Industry and Equine Development
1-613-287-1515 x 120
[email protected]

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