Douglas Corey, DVM, of Adams, Ore., will be the keynote speaker at the Canadian Quarter Horse Assn.’s 2009 Annual General Meeting, to be held Feb. 6 in Ottawa, Ontario.
The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2009 Equine Canada Annual Conference, which runs Feb. 1-9.
Dr. Corey will discuss “The Problem of the Unwanted Horse.” The presentation is sponsored by the North American Equine Ranching Information Council.
Corey, a partner at Associated Veterinary Medical Center, has devoted much of his attention to horse welfare issues, particularly through the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn. Instrumental in the establishment of a full-time animal welfare position at the PRCA, Corey helped develop minimum care guidelines for rodeo livestock as well as other welfare rules and guidelines for the PRCA.
Corey served through 2007 as the 53rd president of the American Assn. of Equine Practitioners and is past president and board member of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Assn.
An assembly Feb. 7 will discuss contagious equine metritis and other topics.