Northern Michigan Events: Do you know of a neighbor, friend, or even yourself whose horse needs health care services but cannot currently afford them due to extended unemployment, a family health emergency, or an unforeseen financial crisis? The Michigan Equine Foundation will be holding a Free Horse Health Care Clinic to meet these needs.  

On September 28th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., the Michigan Equine Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide for equine wellness primarily through education, will have a speaker focusing on preparing horses for winter and providing nutrition is times of hay shortage at the North West Michigan Fairgrounds. This event is free to the public and will teach tips for winterizing horses, including nutrition tips in anticipation of hay shortages that are expected this year due to drought conditions.

The following day, September 29th, also at the fairgrounds, the Michigan Equine Foundation will provide health services from a wide range of equine practitioners for persons who cannot afford care for their horses due to unemployment, health or financial crisis, or other unforeseen circumstances.  The increase in the number of equine neglect cases indicates that a clinic of this type is greatly needed.  There will be veterinarians from MSU, as well as local volunteer practitioners providing immunizations, deworming, castrations, dental work, coggins testing, and basic health exams.  Those seeking services must pre-register for an appointment by calling 231-944-8288 or by emailing

This Horse Health Clinic is provided in partnership with the Northwestern Michigan Fair Board, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pfizer, Merck Animal Health and Black Star Farms.

Michigan Equine Foundation also accepts tax deductible donations at 526 14th St. #133, Traverse City, MI 49684.

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