The Presents Free Webcast

"Caring for the Senior Horse," a free webcast, will be offered Dec. 13, at 8 p.m. will present "Caring for the Senior Horse," a free webcast on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m. (EST), sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

Nutrition, dental care, exercise, and age-related diseases can all become issues for horses as they age and on the podcast experts will offer suggestions on how to best manage and care for senior horses to ensure they lead long, comfortable, and productive lives. Attendees can submit questions to the experts during the live Q&A chat that accompanies the video.

Presenting this webcast event will be:

--Dr. Dianne McFarlane, an associate professor in physiological sciences at Oklahoma State University. Her research focuses on using a comparative animal approach to understanding the biological changes that accompany aging and the age-related factors that promote risk of neurodegenerative disease.

--Dr. Cynthia G. MacKenzie, a senior equine technical services veterinarian for Merck Animal Health. In this role, she provides continuing education to equine practitioners and horse owners, composes technical literature, and conducts field trials. Prior to joining Merck Animal Health, MacKenzie served as a veterinary associate for Dr. Mark Secorin in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. She was also the resident veterinarian for about 700 horses at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky.