The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., one of three campuses operated by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, has announced the 2004-05 schedule for its popular "Tuesday Talks" equine lecture series

The informal lectures feature equine medical center faculty and guest speakers discussing topics of interest in equine veterinary medicine. This winter, four lectures will be offered.

==> "Colic: What Every Horse Owner Should Know About Critical Care Treatment," will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004 by Jennifer Brown, instructor in emergency care and equine surgery at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

==> "Laminitis: Treat It and Beat It," will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005 by Nathaniel A. White II, director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center; and David S. Kronfeld, the Paul Mellon Chair in Agriculture at Virginia Tech, and head of the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

==> "Treating Hoof Problems" will be presented on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 by R. Scott Pleasant, equine Extension specialist, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg campus.

==> "Diagnosis and Management of the Septic Foal" will be presented on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 by Harold C. McKenzie III, assistant professor of equine medicine at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the equine medical center's library. No fee is charged for the lectures, but seating is limited and reservations are required.

Additional information is available from the "educational opportunities" link at http://www.equinemedicalcenter.net.

To be included on the equine medical center's continuing education mailing list, call Amy Troppmann at 703-771-6843 or e-mail atroppmann@vt.edu.