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Are You Up to Par with the Equine Code of Practice?

It is our duty as horse owners and caretakers to provide the best possible care for our horses. Horses are dependent on us to provide their care and welfare. So what is good horse care? What does welfare mean? What makes a responsible horse owner? Ask these questions to 10 different horse people, there will…

To Rug or Not to Rug?

ISES MEDIA RELEASE from #ISESROME2018  To rug or not to rug? Horse owners are routinely putting rugs (blankets) on their horses all year round, however new research suggests that certain types of rug could be causing them to overheat. It has become routine (and even fashionable) for many domestic horses to be rugged all year round…

New Blog for 2019 International Society for Equitation Science Conference

A New Way of Looking At Horses February 9, 2019 | by Dr. Katrina Merkies “Since 2012 I have not missed an ISES conference. It is my most favourite conference to attend, and I have gotten to know amazing people from all over the world, all devoted to improving the quality of life for horses.”…

Fork’s Recovery From Fire

March, 2019 Story by: Equine Guelph “You never think it would happen to you, and one of your horses, until one day you wake up to a phone call in the middle of the night,” recounts Sarah Scott, member of the horse racing community for over 20 years, and owner of Fork. Since the first line…

Make a Point to Discuss Vaccinations with your Vet to Guard against Influenza and Disease

March 2019 Story by:  Jackie Bellamy-Zions A Real and present threat to your horse’s health More than 100 racing yards were on lockdown this past Thursday Feb 7 as horse races were called off due to a flu outbreak in Britain. All horse owners need to guard against the very real and present threat of equine…

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Launch of the Equine Industry Symposium discussion group on TheHorsePortal.ca

You asked, we listened! Just in time to kick start the upcoming Equine Industry Symposium hosted by the University of Guelph on October 27, 2018, a new discussion group has started on theHorsePortal.ca website. In response to one of the suggestions that arose from the second Equine Industry Symposium held last February, the organizing committee…

Inquiring Minds Want to Know More About Biosecurity

Inquiring Minds Want to Know More About Biosecurity Guelph, ON – Spring consists of more than just cleaning.  There is much to do, planning ahead to maximize time spent with your horse and working towards your goals for the impending sunny months.  Regardless of riding discipline; everyone wants their equine partner to be healthy and…

Equine Guelph Research Update Spring 2017

  Read the Latest Research from the Ontario Veterinary College in the Spring 2017 issue of the Equine Guelph Research Update Spring 2017.  Highlights include: Sustained Release Intra-articular Medication Model Research Leads to Advanced Studies of Cardiovascular and Gut Health How Therapy Horses React to Humans Equipment and Expertise at OVC Makes Strides in Diagnosing Equine…

‘Going Under Cover’ – Blanketing Decisions

New ThermoRegulator Healthcare Tool launched by Equine Guelph Equine Guelph has partnered with internationally renowned blanket manufacturer, Bucas of Ireland and is pleased to announce the launch of the ‘ThermoRegulator Healthcare Tool’ The new interactive online tool explores thermoregulation in all seasons to help horse owners avoid over-heating and dehydration along with a variety of…