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Orrville Veterinary Clinic’s annual Horse Owners Meeting Jan. 26

Orrville Veterinary Clinic is excited to have Dr. Scott Hancock, Equine Professional Services Veterinarian from Boehringer Ingelheim, as the guest speaker for the annual Horse Owners Meeting. He will discuss Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Schmid Hall, 501 Hall St., Orrville.

Most noticed in donkeys, ponies, Arabians, mustangs, and warmbloods, Equine Metabolic Syndrome is a condition that can be caused due to a lack of exercise, pre-existing illness, poor diets, and obesity. It is a disorder in which insulin levels lack regulation, therefore causing obesity, fat deposits, as well as laminitis. Dr. Hancock will share his knowledge and information on the signs to watch for, and how to prevent Equine Metabolic Syndrome and/or Cushings.

Dr. Hancock received a DVM degree from Auburn University. He began his practice not too far from Orrville, in the heart of a rural Amish community. He then relocated to Georgia where he developed a full-service equine surgical practice with an interest in reproduction, lameness, and herd health management and consultations. After 23 years of active equine veterinary practice and research with the CDC, Dr. Hancock pursued science-based medicine and was retained by Boehringer Ingelheim where he is an Equine Professional Services Veterinarian.

To learn more about Cushings and Equine Metabolic Syndrome join us at Schmid Hall, 501 Hall St., Orrville, at 6 p.m. Jan. 26. Reserve your spot by Jan. 21 by phone at 330-682-2971 or email at


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