Hartpury hoping for a positive reaction as college gets set for science week


Staff and students are gearing up for a series of stimulating science-based workshops across the Hartpury campus when British Science Week gets underway next week.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how a horse’s lower limb works from the inside out or the best way to care for your pet if it has an accident – amongst other things – then the series of public workshops at Hartpury could help you!

Next week sees the start of British Science Week, an event which celebrates science, technology, engineering and maths at events up and down the country and Hartpury staff and students are getting involved with a range of activities for schools and the public throughout the week.

This year, for the first time, Hartpury will host some fun and interactive workshops with staff and students showcasing some science-based events across the departments of Sport, Animal, Equine and Veterinary Nursing.

Equine will kick off the week on Monday evening with two dissections. One will look at equine limb conformation and common injuries in a dissection of the lower limb. The other will be looking at the digestive tract and the importance of the golden rules of feeding. You can then take a tour of Rider Performance Centre and find out how our mechanical horses can improve riding performance.

Wednesday sees the Sport department hosting a Sports Injuries Practitioners meeting open to anyone that works with sports injuries. The evening will be a chance to network, share best practice amongst the sports injury community and to outline areas that would be beneficial for future Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that will guide the theme of subsequent meetings. This first session will also look at hamstring rehabilitation and exercises.

Hartpury’s Veterinary Nursing team will then wrap up the week with a pet and equine first aid session on the Friday. The evening event will give you an overview of everything you can do to look after your pet if it has an accident or injury before the vet arrives.

For more information and to register your attendance head to http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/events/

Please note that places are strictly limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

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