The Mars, Incorporated portfolio of equine products and services is focused on whole horse wellness and is backed by research, diagnostics and nutrition expertise.
After our second annual series of successful live webinars, MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship has made the webinar recordings available for a total of six Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)-CE credits to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The virtual series is available at no charge at https://web.antechdiagnostics.com/equinewebinarseries. Topics from 2022 include Keeping the Performance Horse Healthy, Keeping the Gastrointestinal Tract Healthy, and Keeping the Performance Horse Mobile and Fit, covering relevant research and providing up to date nutritional advice, as well as current guidance on diagnostics.
Each session must be registered for individually. These are replays of the original webinars held in the fall of 2022. After each recorded session, attendees will be required to take a quiz, which will be scored, before receiving RACE credits.
This virtual educational series integrated Mars, Incorporated’s equine-focused products and services which include WALTHAM™ Science, ANTECH™, SOUND®, BUCKEYE™ Nutrition and SPILLERS™ Brands, with special guest collaborators from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet). The expert panel of speakers featured nutrition and veterinary specialists in research, diagnostics, and product development. Speaker bios can be found on the registration link, listed below.
This year’s live webinars had more than 800 registrations and the post survey indicated that 85 percent of attendees were veterinarians or veterinary technicians. Additionally, attendees hailed from more than 14 countries. The post survey also indicated that 100 percent of attendees were likely (10 percent) or very likely (90 percent) to attend a future educational webinar from MARS EQUESTRIAN™.
“Horses have been deeply rooted in MARS history since the 1930s, and as a global leader in the veterinary industry, we are committed to making the world a better place for horses through our shared passion for education and innovation.” said Bridgett McIntosh, PhD, Director at Mars Equestrian. “We are excited to continue to offer this robust learning opportunity through a recorded digital platform that is easy to use and connects the veterinary community with subject matter experts.”
The series recordings will be available for approximately 12 months. In addition to these webinars, the on-demand webinars from our 2021 series on Obesity, Laminitis and the Senior Horse remain available in the library of recorded webinars at https://web.antechdiagnostics.com/equinewebinarseries, where participants can also sign up to receive email updates.
About Mars, Incorporated
For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the center of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.
Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 133,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL™, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our pet health services AniCura, Banfield™ Pet Hospitals, BluePearl™Emergency & Specialty Hospitals, Linnaeus, and VCA™.
We know we can only be truly successful if our partners and the communities in which we operate prosper as well. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our Associates to take action every day to help create a world tomorrow in which the planet, its people and pets can thrive.
About MARS EQUESTRIAN™
MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship, funded by Mars, Incorporated is the link between our iconic brands and the equestrian community. For generations, Mars has celebrated a rich equestrian heritage, and through purposeful partnerships, MARS EQUESTRIAN Sponsorship is committed to the sport and building an enduring legacy. From world-class competitions across all equestrian disciplines, to stewarding the power of horses on society and sustainability, the MARS EQUESTRIAN Brand is dedicated to our purpose to improve the lives of horses, pets, and the people who love them. For more information please visit www.marsequestrian.com and join us @marsequestrian.
About ANTECH™ and SOUND® EQUINE
For more than 30 years, Antech Diagnostics has been a leader in providing high-quality diagnostic laboratory and imaging solutions with over 70 labs throughout North America. Building upon extensive scientific inquiry and data analysis, ANTECH™ Equine has developed new platforms to address the health conditions of veterinary patients through risk assessment and diagnostics. ANTECH Equine Health Program is designed to promote preventative health care by enabling veterinarians to incorporate wellness programs into their practice at an affordable price. Antech is constantly working to improve the level of equine health care and has partnered with Sound® Equine to expand their diagnostic capabilities through imaging. Sound® Equine, the pioneer of veterinary DR and the creator of the NEXT Equine DR system, is the exclusive provider of GE Ultrasound and Samsung mobile CT systems for the US veterinary market. Additionally, Sound® Equine developed and innovated Regenerative Laser Therapy, which has helped countless horses get back to work and into the winner’s circle. Above all, ANTECH and Sound® Equine values partnership, both in our long-standing relationships with industry-leading vendors and our continued dedication to the largest veterinary customer-base in the market. Visit us at antechdiagnostics.com. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About the BUCKEYE™ Nutrition Brand
The BUCKEYE™ Nutrition brand combines science, innovation and a genuine passion for horses to produce the highest-quality, safest feed possible. Every product is formulated by equine nutritionists and produced in a state-of-the-art, medication-free facility. The BUCKEYE Nutrition brand takes feed safety seriously, using only 100 percent pure ingredients delivered daily and traced from field to feed bucket. These stringent quality standards are backed by Mars, Incorporated. All BUCKEYE Nutrition products are underpinned by science from the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, a world-leading authority on animal care. In business since 1910, Mars Horsecare US is passionate about unlocking the full potential of horses, allowing them to live longer, healthier and happier lives. Visit BuckeyeNutrition.com.
About the SPILLERS™ Brand
The SPILLERS™ Brand is a proud partner in care and strives to lead, support and communicate research to continually expand knowledge and improve horse health worldwide. Having produced the first ever compound feed for horses back in 1958, the SPILLERS Brand now has feeds to suit all types of horses and ponies, including fibers, balancers, Laminitis Trust approved products and a superior range of thoroughbred breeding and racing feeds.
All SPILLERS products are underpinned by science from the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, a world-leading authority on pet nutrition and home to the WALTHAM™ Equine Studies Group, led by Professor Pat Harris, MA, PhD, VetMB, DipECVCN, MRCVS.
The SPILLERS Brand is part of Mars, Incorporated, who put quality at the heart of everything.
About the Waltham Petcare Science Institute The Waltham Petcare Science Institute is Mars Petcare’s pet research center. Our work focuses on the nutritional and behavioral needs of pets, as well as preventive health. We use this knowledge to support development of innovative products and services, advancing science to deliver our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. The WALTHAM™ Equine Studies Group, which is headed by Professor Pat Harris, MA, PhD, VetMB, DipECVCN, MRCVS, is dedicated to advancing the science of horse nutrition and provides the scientific support for Mars Horsecare globally including the BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, SPILLERS™, and WINERGY™ brands. By collaborating with key research institutes and universities around the world its work remains at the forefront of equine nutritional science.
About the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet)
Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.
Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,300 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 5,300 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.
Learn more about Penn Vet at www.vet.upenn.edu.
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