The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has announced its 2006-07 Tuesday Talks schedule. This series of lectures is designed to provide veterinarians, horse owners, and horse professionals with valuable insight and practical advice related to a wide-array of equine healthcare topics.

The 2006-07 “Tuesday Talks” schedule is as follows:

“Equine Neurological Issues Over the Life Course” – Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, by Martin O. Furr, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomate ACVIM, Adelaide C. Riggs Chair in Equine Medicine, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

“Acupuncture and Pain Relief for Horses” – Jan. 16, 2007, by Alison A. Smith, DVM, Diplomate ACVA, Clinical Assistant Professor in Anesthesia, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

“New Treatments for Equine Tumors” – Feb. 13, 2007, Kenneth E Sullins, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Professor of Equine Surgery, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

“Detecting and Treating Lameness” – March 6, 2007, Nathaniel A. White, II, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

All “Tuesday Talk” lectures will be held at 7:00 pm in the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center's library. No fee is charged for attending, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail Amy Troppmann or call (703) 771-6843.

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is a Leesburg, Virginia, based full-service equine hospital that is owned by Virginia Tech and operated as one of three campuses that comprise the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.