Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is presenting a “Tuesday Talk”

On February 10, 2015, the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is presenting a Tuesday Talk” entitled “Perinatal Foal Care”.  The presentation will be held in the library at the Equine Medical Center and is open to the general public.  Please register to attend.


February 10th 2015            “Perinatal Foal Care”   

Presented by:                     Dr. Martin Furr


Presentation Summary:

The presentation will focus on a discussion of the conditions and management of pregnant mares in the in the final stages of pregnancy. The medical tools and techniques available to evaluate the mare and foal, and to provide treatment that will lead to a positive outcome for both will be discussed.  From this presentation it is hoped that the attendees learn to recognize the potential significance of some clinical conditions, and develop knowledge that will aid in effective reproductive management.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Furr is the Professor and Adelaide C. Riggs Chair in Equine Medicine at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. He received a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1986 from Oklahoma State University and a doctor of philosophy from the University of Maryland (College Park) in 2000. Dr. Furr conducted a residency in large animal internal medicine at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center from 1987 to 1989. He worked as an associate veterinarian at the Niles Animal Clinic in Konawa, Oklahoma, from 1986 to 1987 and as an assistant professor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine from 1989 to 1991. Dr. Furr served as an assistant professor of medicine at the Equine Medical Center from 1991 to 1995 and as an associate professor of medicine from 1995 to 2007. He was promoted to full professor in June 2007. In 2002, Dr. Furr was named acting chief of medicine at the center, and, in 2004, he was selected as the Adelaide Riggs Chair of Internal Medicine. Dr. Furr achieved Diplomate status through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1991. His research interests include equine neurology, immunology and neonatology. He is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the American Society of Veterinary Perinatology, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis Society.


Seminar will begin at 7:00 pm in the library at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Virginia.


 Please contact Sharon Peart at 703-771-6842 or for reservations or information.