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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. 

Previous webinars

2021

DateTopicPanellists

Tuesday, 12 January

Getting ready for the breeding season

Andrea Ryan,
Kilcash Equine Clinic

Tuesday, 2 February

Movement of equines between Ireland and the UK (including as a landbridge) since Brexit

Catherine Lawler
Superintending Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Division, DAFM

Celine O’Neill
Principal Officer, Customs Division, Revenue

Humphry O’Sullivan
Assistant Principal Officer, Indirect Taxes Policy & Legislation Division, Revenue

Tuesday, 2 March

‘No foot, no horse’  - nurturing a sound foundation is imperative

Andrew Mahon,
Master Farrier

2020

DateTopicPanellists
Tuesday, 19 May Assessing the mare through her family and progeny, from the perspective of the breeder and rider Recording on YouTube Andrew Hughes
Ennisnag Stud, Kilkenny

Damien Griffen
Lissyegan Stables, Galway

Tuesday, 9 June

A rider's perspective on how the sport of eventing is evolving, and the implications for breeders

 
Camilla Speirs     
Kildare

Sam Watson
Ballybolger Stud, Carlow

Tuesday, 30 June

Breeding the next generation of broodmares

Mary McCann
Hartwell Stud

Norman Allen
Knockrath Stud

Tuesday, 21 July

Breeding and producing Connemara Ponies for today’s markets

Denise Norton
Edenmist Stud 

Grace Maxwell Murphy
Gleann Rua Stud

Tuesday, 11 August

Identifying prospective performance and breeding stock as foals Recording on YouTube

Andrea Etter,
Belmont House Stud

Tuesday, 1 September

Developing a breeding programme and herd

 Recording on YouTube

Tom March,
March Stud U.K. 
(Also owned by Piggy French)

Tuesday, 6 October

A veterinary perspective on breeding and reproductive management

Recording on YouTube

Dr. John Haughey M.R.C.V.S.,
Carrickview Stud

Tuesday, 3 November

Understanding current parasitism challenges and practical tips to protect herd health

Dr. Ursula Fogarty, 
Irish Equine Centre

Nicola Walshe, 
University College Dublin

Tuesday, 1 December

Protecting herd health through biosecurity

Alan Creighton, 
Head of Environment and Nutrition, 
Irish Equine Centre