Equine Seminar Series

Cornell's Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension are proud to host the Equine Seminar Series. Monthly talks presented equine experts on important equine health and management topics. The seminars are free to attend and open to the public. We hope you will join us and other equine enthusiasts for this exciting learning opportunity!

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the seminar series will be held ONLINE only until further notice.

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Equine Seminar Series Fall 2021

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September 21, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
How Saddle Fit Affects Performance, Lameness, and Shoeing

Presented by Steve Kraus
Kraus is an American Farriers Association, Certified Journeyman Farrier who has been the head of Farrier Services and a Sr. Lecturer of Large Animal Surgery, at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and the instructor of the Farrier School there since 2010. Prior to that, he worked for over 40 years in his own farrier business in Central New York. He is known for troubleshooting lame, injured, and under performing horses and has shod horses of practically every breed and discipline. He has lectured to farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners all over the US, Canada, South America, and Europe. He has been a featured speaker at the International Hoof Care Summit, Laminitis Conference, Equine Affaire, and the American Farriers Association Convention. Steve has written many articles published in the American Farriers Journal, The Horse Journal, and The Professional Farrier. In 2016, he was inducted into the International Farriers Hall of Fame.

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October 19, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Tate Morris, DVM from Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialist


November 16, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Lindsay Goodale, DVM

Dr. Goodale teaches courses in Equine Biology and Management, Domestic Mammalian Behavior, and Animal Welfare Science. As Cornell Cooperative Extension's Equine Specialist, she also serves as a resource for the state's extension educators, horse owners, and industry professionals.


December 14, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Barbara Delvescovo, DVM, MRCVS, DACVIM - Internal Medicine Specialist

After receiving her DVM and Masters degree from the University of Parma in 2012, Dr. Barbara Delvescovo worked for 1 year in an Equine practice in the area treating mainly Standardbred racehorses and eventers. After a long visiting at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Equine Hospital, she moved to Ireland for a 1 year internship at Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital. She then practices in Ireland as a hospital and ambulatory veterinarian for 3 years at Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital. Her duties involved racetrack work as well as stud work and management of critical foals in the hospital. She came to Cornell for a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine in 2017 that she completed in 2020.