Equine health lecture series offered

March 4, 2009

By Jeff Richards

For those looking for information about how to better care for their horses or to just learn more about the animal, Dr. Hank Greenwald, of Equine Medicine and Surgery, is hosting a series of lectures.Each lecture is designed to educate about health care for horses, including treating horse colic and general first aid. 

The talks conclude with the annual dissection lab, when Greenwald brings in a horse leg and dissects it to give participants a better understanding of the lower anatomy of a horse. 

Greenwald said the lectures, which he has been doing for the past 10 years, are a good opportunity for not only others to gain a little more knowledge about horses, but for himself as well.

“I think I learn more than they learn,” he said. “If somebody asks a question, and I don’t know the answer, then I have to look it up, and maybe gain a new insight. There’s nothing better than new insights.”

He said he usually gets all types of people at the lectures — professionals as well as people who’ve never even been around a horse and everything in between. He said he designs the lectures so they’re not so detailed that a novice can’t understand, but also with enough detail that even experts may learn something new.

The talks will include computer-generated images of a horse’s anatomy, which will give people a 3-D view of what Greenwald is discussing. The doctor also brings in bones as visual aids.

He said the talks usually last from two to three hours, depending on how many questions people have.

Anyone interested need only show up.


If you go

Horse health talks

1-4 p.m.

March 15 (colic), April 19 (first aid), April 26 (anatomy), May 16 (dissection)

Eastside Fire & Rescue

175 Newport Way N.W.



Reach intern Jeff Richards at 392-6434, ext. 236, or isspress@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquahpress.com.

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