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Let's Talk Equine

Teagasc are providing a series of monthly equine webinars, ‘Let’s Talk Equine’ on the first Tuesday of the month at 8.30pm. It will offer an opportunity to hear from industry professionals discussing topics of relevance to horse breeders. Make sure to join at 8.30pm for what is hoped to be interesting discussion and relevant information to inform decision making on your own farm.

The webinars are broadcast using zoom so participants will have an opportunity to submit questions during the live broadcast. 

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Upcoming Webinar


Optimising foal survival, and minimising vet bills! - 6 December 2022

Join Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist on Tuesday, 6th December for the latest webinar in the Let's Talk Equine Webinar Series. 

Siobhan McAuliffe MVB DACVIM (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine), Cert RA (Regulatory Affairs) will discuss optimising foal survival, and minimising vet bills!.

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Previous Webinars


The story of CSF James Kann Cruz from breeder to international success - 8 November 2022

Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist was joined by Connolly Stud Farm, Francis Connors Show Jumper, and Shane Sweetnam (Sweet Oak Farm) on Tuesday, 8th November for this webinar as part of the Let's Talk Equine Webinar Series. The panel discussed CSF James Kann Cruz (ISH), one of the best nine year old showjumpers in the world.


The reality of trading horses for a living - 4 October 2022

On this episode of Let's Talk Equine, Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist was joined by Barry O’Connor International Agent and Coach to discuss the reality of trading horses for a living.

Barry shared his personal perspectives on the markets for show jumpers. The production of young horses was discussed relative to the markers they should ideally achieve through the different age classes. The challenges around valuation for various markets were discussed with strong recommendation for breeders/ producers to have their homework done and know the costs involved.

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Managing broodmares to optimise fertility - 3 May 2022

On this episode of Let's Talk Equine, Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist was joined by Dr. Susan Salter BSc Hons BVM&S MRCVS, SES Equine Veterinary Services and Dr. Aoife Osborne, Osborne Farm (K&A Sport Horse Ltd. to discuss optimising mare fertility.

Sue and Aoife emphasised the importance of the breeder and vet working closely together and communicating effectively while taking a step by step approach to diagnostics, with early acknowledgement of expectations and budget. A variety of examples/scenarios were discussed to reflect typical situations which both encounter, and the approach taken with each.

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Assisted reproductive technologies: When, How and Why? - 5 April 2022

On this episode of Let's Talk Equine, Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist was joined by Dr Niamh Lewis, Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Equine Reproduction and Fertility at the School of Veterinary Medicine UCD to discuss the when, how and why of assisted reproductive technologies.

Niamh gave an introductory recap of equine reproductive physiology for context, explained reasons for producing horses in vitro, discussed managing expectations with problem mares/ infertility and succinctly explained I.C.S.I. (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection).

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Practical advice on managing neonatal/ young foals - 1 March 2022

On this episode of Let's Talk Equine, Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist was joined by vets Jennie Henderson, Ballylinch Stud and Carmel Welsh, Kilcash Equine Clinic to discuss practical management of neonatal / young foals. Jennie and Carmel presented advice on the key management practices that can help prevent issues arising along with an overview of some of the more typical issues that can arise and the reciprocal actions needed.

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Optimising digital marketing - 1 February 2022

On this episode of Let's Talk Equine, Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist was joined by Emma McCabe, Epic Management to discuss optimising digital marketing. Wendy and Emma discussed an overview of the use of various digital marketing tools including website, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok and the relevance of branding and knowing your ‘mission’ irrespective of size of the enterprise.

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2021 Webinars

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2020 Webinars

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