Annual Horse Health Expo Happening Soon

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Does your horse need a current coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia? We have the answer for you. Come on out March 30, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to the Mountain Folk Center/Cherokee County Fairgrounds, in Murphy, NC and get a coggins test done with quick turn around on test results. We will have e-coggins available for you as well this year. Dr. Beverly Hargus will be the veterinarian providing the shots and test. Major shots like East-West Tetanus, Rabies, Rhino Flu, and West Nile will also be available. Does your horse need its teeth floated? This can be done on-site this very day.

Image of a horseYou do not have to live in North Carolina to bring your horse. If you just want to come out and learn more, it is free to come out and watch. There will also be barrel race on site that you can enjoy. For information on the barrel race: Battle Lines Barrel Racing

The following are the prices for some of the services that the vet will offer:

  • Coggins (on-site results with e-coggins):   $20
  • Rabies:    $10
  • East-West Tetanus:  $15
  • Rhino Flu:  $25
  • West Nile:  $25
  • Strangles:  $30
  • Float Teeth:  $90
  • Fecal Testing: $10
  • Potomac Horse Fever: $25

There will also be a Tack Sell & Swap during the Expo so bring on your tack and see what you can swap or sell it for.

This event is sponsored by Cherokee Rider’s 4-H Horse Club, with support from Cherokee County Saddle Club. For more information call Angie Hopkins (828) 557-1408.

two girls learning to trim a horse's hoof

Cherokee Rider’s 4-H Club Members, Emmy Madrigal(Left) and Sydney Elliott(Right) learning how to trim a hoof from Dennis Loudermilk.

Other Services available:

  • Freeze Branding by Tinker Moffit
  • Farrier Services by Dennis Loudermilk

The Mountain Folk Center, also known as the Cherokee County Fairgrounds, is located in Cherokee County, in the Ranger Community. From Murphy, take US-19 S/US-74 W/US-129 S for 9 miles, starting at the red light at the McDonalds intersection. Continue to follow US-74 W go across the media crossing making a u-turn onto US-64 E/US-74E. The Mountain Folk Center will be on your right.

Cherokee Rider’s 4-H Horse Club will provide concessions. The Vet will accept cash, checks, debit, and credit cards. For more information contact the North Carolina Cooperative Extension of Cherokee County office (828) 837-2210 ext 4 or Angie Hopkins, event coordinator, (828) 557-1408.

Printable flyer available here: Horse Health Expo 2019