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MARS EQUESTRIAN™ presents a free Equine Veterinary Continuing Education Series.

The Mars, Incorporated portfolio of equine brands and services is focused on whole horse wellness and is backed by research, diagnostics and nutrition expertise.

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SAVE THE DATE!

Below are the key leaders from the Mars, Incorporated portfolio of equine brands that have come together for this webinar series. 

 
October 22, 2022
Keeping the performance horse healthy and active
October 29, 2022
Keeping the gastrointestinal tract healthy
November 5, 2022
Keeping The Performance Horse Mobile And Active

Meet Your Speakers:

Below are the key leaders from the Mars, Incorporated portfolio of equine brands that have come together for this webinar series. 

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Pat Harris, MA, PhD, VetMB, DipECVCN, MRCVS & RCVS specialist Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (equine)
Director of Science, Mars Horsecare and Head of WALTHAMTM Equine Studies Group, Waltham Petcare Science Institute
 

After qualifying from Cambridge University, Pat completed her Ph.D. at the Animal Health Trust into the Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome. She joined the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition (now Waltham Petcare Science Institute) in 1995. As Director of Science for MARS Horsecare and Head of Equine Studies Group at Waltham, she is responsible for their equine research conducted in collaboration with experts at institutes and universities globally. This provides the science behind the SPILLERS™, BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, and WINERGY™ brands.  She is also a scientific advisor to MARS Equestrian™. Pat is a European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Nutrition, an RCVS recognized specialist in veterinary clinical nutrition (equine), and a British Equine Veterinary Association Past-President. She is also a member of several international society and charity boards and holds, or has held, a number of academic posts within various institutions around the world.  Pat lectures internationally on nutrition as it affects the health, welfare, behavior, and performance of the horse. She is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters with recent emphasis on obesity, laminitis, and senior horse nutrition.

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Amy Polkes DVM, DACVIM
Equine Veterinary Specialist at Antech Diagnostics
 
Dr. Amy Polkes received her veterinary degree from Purdue University and then completed a residency and board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Polkes currently resides in Maryland with her husband (a small animal internal medicine specialist), 2 children and 3 dogs. She has a mobile Equine Internal Medicine practice servicing many surrounding states in the Northeast. Dr. Polkes has been with Antech since 2002 starting as an Equine consultant. Her current role with Antech Diagnostics is to support Equine veterinarians with pertinent diagnostic testing capabilities, Equine education and consultation support.
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Nettie Liburt, Ph.D, PAS
Senior Equine Nutrition Manager at BUCKEYE™ Nutrition
 

Dr. Nettie Liburt is the Senior Equine Nutrition Manager at Mars Horsecare US/BUCKEYE™ Nutrition where she helps develop new products, trains associates in equine nutrition, provides veterinary continuing education, and works with the company’s UK-based team at the WALTHAM™ Centre for Pet Nutrition on developing and implementing research protocols. She holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Animal Science (Equine Nutrition & Exercise Physiology) from Rutgers University and studied under Dr.’s Kenneth McKeever and Karyn Malinowski. Dr. Liburt is a member of the Equine Science Society, is a registered Professional Animal Scientist (PAS), and has an Appendix gelding named “ET” that she occasionally competes in the hunter and equitation divisions.

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Kyla Ortved, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR
Jacques Jenny Endowed Term Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
 

Dr. Kyla Ortved is an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania in Kennett Square, PA. She received her DVM degree from the University of Guelph in 2006 and completed her large animal surgical residency training at Cornell University in 2010. Kyla became boarded with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011. Following her residency, Kyla went on to obtain a PhD in gene therapy for equine cartilage repair at Cornell. In February 2016, Kyla became boarded with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She joined the large animal surgery faculty at New Bolton Center in 2016 as an equine orthopedic surgeon and was named the Jacques Jenny Endowed Term Chair of Orthopedic Surgery in 2019. Her research program focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of equine osteoarthritis and developing gene and cell-based therapies to improve cartilage repair and prevent osteoarthritis.    

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Cris Navas, LV, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM

Assistant Professor of Cardiology/Ultrasound and Internal Medicine (CE), University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Cris Navas is a clinician and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. He received his veterinary degree from the UCH-CEU University in Valencia, Spain, Phd from UAB, Barcelona, Spain and Masters Of Veterinary Clinical Medicine from the University of Illinois. He completed a residency in Equine Internal Medicine (University of Illinois) and Fellowship in Cardiology and Ultrasound (University of Pennsylvania) and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2009. Before starting formal Internal Medicine training worked in equine ambulatory practice. Dr Navas joined Texas A&M from 2015-2019 and returned to PennVet in 2019. Dr Navas' clinical activity and research focuses in equine cardiology and ultrasound. Dr Navas’ ongoing projects are designed to prevent injuries and exercise associated deaths in equine athletes and to promote veterinary health and education using telehealth.

Watch the Recordings: 

MARS EQUESTRIAN™ presents the inaugural Equine Veterinary Continuing Education series offering a total of six Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)-CE credits to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 

 
Topic: Obesity

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Topic: Senior Horse

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Topic: Laminitis

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Meet Your Speakers:

Below are the key leaders from the Mars, Incorporated portfolio of equine brands that have come together for this webinar series. 

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Pat Harris, MA, PhD, VetMB, DipECVCN, MRCVS & RCVS specialist Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (equine)
Director of Science, Mars Horsecare and Head of WALTHAMTM Equine Studies Group, Waltham Petcare Science Institute
 

After qualifying from Cambridge University, Pat completed her Ph.D. at the Animal Health Trust into the Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome. She joined the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition (now Waltham Petcare Science Institute) in 1995. As Director of Science for MARS Horsecare and Head of Equine Studies Group at Waltham, she is responsible for their equine research conducted in collaboration with experts at institutes and universities globally. This provides the science behind the SPILLERS™, BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, and WINERGY™ brands.  She is also a scientific advisor to MARS Equestrian™. Pat is a European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Nutrition, an RCVS recognized specialist in veterinary clinical nutrition (equine), and a British Equine Veterinary Association Past-President. She is also a member of several international society and charity boards and holds, or has held, a number of academic posts within various institutions around the world.  Pat lectures internationally on nutrition as it affects the health, welfare, behavior, and performance of the horse. She is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters with recent emphasis on obesity, laminitis, and senior horse nutrition.

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Amy Polkes DVM, DACVIM
Equine Veterinary Diagnostic Specialist at Antech Diagnostics
 
Dr. Amy Polkes received her veterinary degree from Purdue University and then completed a residency and board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Polkes currently resides in Maryland with her husband (a small animal internal medicine specialist), 2 children and 3 dogs. She has a mobile Equine Internal Medicine practice servicing many surrounding states in the Northeast. Dr. Polkes has been with Antech since 2002 starting as an Equine consultant. Her current role with Antech Diagnostics is to support Equine veterinarians with pertinent diagnostic testing capabilities, Equine education and consultation support.
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Nettie Liburt, Ph.D, PAS
Senior Equine Nutrition Manager at BUCKEYE™ Nutrition
 

Dr. Nettie Liburt is the Senior Equine Nutrition Manager at Mars Horsecare US/BUCKEYE™ Nutrition where she helps develop new products, trains associates in equine nutrition, provides veterinary continuing education, and works with the company’s UK-based team at the WALTHAM™ Centre for Pet Nutrition on developing and implementing research protocols. She holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Animal Science (Equine Nutrition & Exercise Physiology) from Rutgers University and studied under Dr.’s Kenneth McKeever and Karyn Malinowski. Dr. Liburt is a member of the Equine Science Society, is a registered Professional Animal Scientist (PAS), and has an Appendix gelding named “ET” that she occasionally competes in the hunter and equitation divisions.

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