Sept. 20 presentation: How to better protect horse health during equine events

Dr. Terry Hensley

WICHITA FALLS — TVMDL Extension veterinarian Dr. Terry Hensley will explain how organizers of equine events can better protect the health of participating horses during a presentation for the Wichita County Extension Horse Committee on Thursday, Sept. 20. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the county’s Extension office in the Courthouse Annex, 600 Scott, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

An expert on the health of horses, sheep, goats, backyard poultry, wildlife and exotics, Dr. Hensley serves a dual role as assistant agency director at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and as a veterinarian for AgriLife Extension. He holds a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries science, a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a master’s degree in poultry science – all from Texas A&M University.

He previously served as assistant executive director for animal health programs at the Texas Animal Health Commission.  Before that, Hensley was veterinary medical officer and foreign animal disease diagnostician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Veterinary Services in Salem, Ore., for 20 years.

Dr. Hensley is one of three Extension veterinarians available through TVMDL to provide up-to-date information about health issues for cattle, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, exotic animals and wildlife. Contact him at 979-845-3414, or by email at