Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
Dr Chris Riley, Professor of Equine Health & Surgery at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy campus, will speak about the State's new equine hospital and the scope of research partnerships to be formed with horse owners at the Horse SA Business Networking Lunch this Friday.

“An equine veterinarian of the experience and qualifications of Professor Riley is a great asset to our State,” said Julie Fiedler, Executive Officer for Horse SA. “It is exciting that there is a commitment to build a state-of-the art horse hospital coupled with bidding for exciting research programs with roll-on benefit for many horse owners.”

Professor Riley has undertaken many leadership roles, with the last one being at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Canada, where he was Professor and Service Chief of Large Animal Surgery before joining the University of Adelaide. Dr Riley’s research in recent years has focused on the development of biomedical tests for animal diseases using the emerging technologies of infrared spectroscopy and bioinformatics.

One of the hottest topics for horse owners, also to be presented, is the Primary Industries Ministerial Council directive for horse owners to sign the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (EADRA) and agree on a levy mechanism before December. Supporting speaker, PIRSA Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Rob Rahaley, will outline how the failure to meet the deadline will most likely see voluntary horse flu vaccinations become reality, heralding the domino effect of life-long cost impost on horse owners.

Mr Greg Bailey, President of Pony Club Australia, is also attending. “The Horse SA Business Lunch provides a unique opportunity for engaging with government and educational leaders to discuss the issues of the day,” he said. “For Pony Club, the EADRA agreement, cross-industry meetings and economic impact investigations on behalf of our members is now taking up many hours of volunteer time."

Around 80 horse industry and community representatives from a range of sectors from racing, breeding, equestrian and horse businesses have registered for this annual event at Pavilion on the Park. Reservations are still being accepted and can be made with Horse SA.

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Horse SA is a dynamic not-for-profit membership driven organisation which seeks to grow the horse industry and community in South Australia. Horse SA’s exciting projects and strong advocacy take place in the key areas of Facilities, Industry and Workforce Development, Horse Keeping and Environment, Recreational Trails, Horse Health and Welfare and Cultural Heritage.
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