Tennessee Walking Horse event hires veterinarians

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

While we still must pass the PAST Act to stop all soring…this maybe a step in the right direction. ~ HfH

From: The Tennessean
By: Heidi Hall

Tennessee Walking Horse National CelebrationA new, three-member veterinarian advisory committee will handle rules around animal safety for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, which runs Aug. 20-30 in Shelbyville.

The members are:

•Jerry H. Johnson, of Lexington, Ky., a longtime equine surgery professor who entered private practice in 1979. He has 50 years of experience and holds degrees and a diplomate from the University of Georgia, Iowa State University and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

•Dallas O. Goble, a former University of Tennessee equine surgery/clinical professor who retired in 2003. He is a Budweiser Clydesdale herd health consultant who travels the country checking the company’s horses.

•Phillip D. Hammock, a Louisville, Tenn., equine surgeon who has treated Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide and Dubai World Cup winner Curlin. Hammock’s veterinarian degree is from the University of Tennessee, and he, too, is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
4 Comments
  • Janet Schultz

    Eah, nice, another way to earn some money – writing rules. Te horses could care less who is writing rules, which should not have to be written. Ethics and morals combined with horse sense tell anyone what NOT to do.

    The fail is in caring for the hores. What rule will say you shall care more for the horse than your prestige?

    July 23, 2014
  • Mary Anne Gardner

    THIS MAY BE A START BUT PEOPLE CAN BE BOUGHT OFF AND THIS IS A BIG BUSINESS!!! SOME TIMES WE HAVE TO WATCH THE ONES THAT ARE “WATCHING”

    July 23, 2014
  • arlene

    So many credencials, Question is do they Love and respect Horses, and can they be bought????? These questions over rule any Degrees………..

    July 23, 2014
  • Daryl

    As long as the vets are not bought by the walking horse people…it is a start, the walkers should be judged on their walk and not from chains and high pads;

    July 25, 2014