Dr. Scott Hancock will be presenting Protecting Our Horses: The Basic Science of Preventing Disease in the Esther Singer Building from 6:30-8pm.
Esther Singer Building
St Joseph County Fair Grounds
5117 Ironwood Rd
South Bend, IN 46614
Dr. Hancock grew up in Kentucky and was inspired by his Grandfather who trained horses. He aspired to be equine veterinarian at age 10 and was fortunate to have local horse vet mentor and encourager. He received a B.S. in Animal Science from University of Kentucky and a DVM degree from Auburn University. After college he began practice in rural Amish farm area of Ohio that included small training centers and working horse farms. The he moved to North Atlanta, Georgia area and developed full service equine surgical and ambulatory practice with interest in reproduction, lameness, and herd health management and consultations. He was recruited by CDC to serve as attending equine veterinarian and project officer for large scale equine hyperimmunization to create antibodies for National Security against biological warfare threats. Extensive travel and cooperative efforts from large team of scientist resulted in the first FDA licensed product made from horse plasma for treating people against a deadly neurotoxin. To date, over 300 humans have received antibodies from hyperimmune horses and recovered from the deadly exposure to neurotoxins. After 23 years of active equine veterinary practice and completion of CDC mission, Scott pursued science based medicine and discovered B.I.