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Over 1,000 Registered in New Equine Business 101 online course

Coming from near and far, those interested in professional equine pursuits have posted glowing reviews for Equine Guelph’s new online short course, Equine Business 101, hosted on TheHorsePortal.ca.  Launched June 21, 2021, the online learning community has quickly grown to over 1,000 enrolled in this on-demand course that serves as an introduction to the newly…

TLC for our Senior Horses!

Check-ups and check-ins still required for equine health and welfare Trusty steed Sparky is ready to “retire”, but what exactly does that mean?  Certainly, there are management changes when it comes to the senior horse.  While there may be savings in some areas, there are still serious commitments of both time and finances to make…

Are most horses lefties?

The perils of putting symmetrical saddles on asymmetrical horses “We were not surprised to learn 60% of the horses in our 490 horse retrospective study had larger measurements on the left side of their withers,” says Dr. Katrina Merkies, researcher and associate professor at the University of Guelph.  Undergraduate students, Julia Alebrand, Bethany Harwood,  Katharine…

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New Equine Business 101 Course a Hit!

Over 900 students (and counting) are raising their business acumen to start their professional careers in the horse industry or raise their current operations to the next level.  On June 21, Equine Guelph launched a new on-demand, online course, Equine Business 101, which will be offered for FREE until Sept 20, 2021.  The discussion groups…

Don’t Let Dust Diminish Your Horse

Avoid asthma and respiratory issues with barn management Have you ever walked in a barn, and felt like your lungs were being assaulted? Imagine how a horse feels, particularly if they spend hours in a stall.  When horses exercise, they take on upwards of 16 times as much air per second than their human owners. …

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Emily Esterson Joins OpenEd as Instructor for Redeveloped Equine Journalism Course

Story by: Cameron Grant Bring your passion for writing to the equine industry this fall with the newly redeveloped online Equine Journalism course, taught by experienced journalist Emily Esterson. The 12-week University of Guelph course has been redesigned to provide students with the tools, techniques, and knowledge needed to develop compelling content, and will include…

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Equine Guelph Partners with Best Horse Practices for Fourth Annual Summit

Equine Guelph has announced its support of the fourth annual Best Horse Practices Summit (BHP) taking place at Spy Coast Farm, Lexington, KY, on October 29-31, 2021.   “While we will not be among the lucky 200 registrants at this live event, we are happy to be sponsoring one of the presenters, accomplished author, clinician and…

Horses 101 E-Book from Equine Guelph

Equine Guelph just released a 50-page downloadable E-book comprised of their most popular information sheets, plus some new handy checklists for horse owners.  It is FREE for all Equine Guelph E-news subscribers! “From the Horse Health Check to useful checklists, it is sure to be a practical resource for horse-owners and caretakers,” says Equine Guelph…

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What to do About Ticks

Both people and their animals have been encountering more ticks and there is a real concern when it comes to the possibilities of contracting Lyme disease.   Dr. Luis Arroyo, researcher at the Ontario Veterinary College was involved in a study on the growing numbers of ticks in southeastern Canada and the risk factors to horses. …

Equine Robo-Gut Helps OVC Researchers Study Gastrointestinal Diseases In Horses

Originally published by Ontario Veterinary College – June 14, 2021 A University of Guelph researcher is advancing knowledge into prevention and early detection of gastrointestinal diseases in horses using a mechanical replica of a horse’s GI system to mimic equine digestion and disease. Dr. Luis Arroyo, professor in the Department of Clinical Studies at the…

Free Equine Webinar Series: Taking Science to the Stable

Starts June 16 with Broodmare Management and Nutrition with Don Kapper Equine Guelph is pleased to announce that our partnership program, Taking Science to the Stable, FREE summer webinar series begins June 16 and will run every two weeks until August 18. Hosted by Open Learning and Educational Support at the University of Guelph, this…

Equine Asthma & Pollution

During the summer there are often waves of horses presenting with respiratory disease.  Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Janet Beeler-Marfisi never really ascribed that to being part of air pollution, until her recent research revealed horses, with their far greater lung capacity and athleticism, can also suffer when air pollution levels rise. Checking the Air Quality…