Equine Webinar Series: Taking Science to the Stable

75 minutes

Equine Webinar Series: Taking Science to the Stable

Equine Guelph is pleased to announce that our partnership program, Taking Science to the Stable, FREE summer webinar series begins June 16th and will run every two weeks until August 18!

When: Summer 2021, every two weeks starting June 16th

Cost: FREE!

How to Register:  

To register for the webinar series, please complete this form.  You will receive a confirmation email and information about the webinars upon registering!


Webinar #1: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7 pm ET

  • Broodmare Management and Nutrition, Don KapperDo you know the daily nutrient needs of your broodmare? Prenatal nutrients are important in every trimester. Changes in management and nutrition can help you improve the health of your mare and reduce early development problems in foals. Join Don Kapper in this webinar to understand why forage is so important and how paying attention to what you feed your pregnant and lactating mares can produce better health outcomes.

Webinar #2: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7 pm ET

  • What’s Next? How to restart your business after a shutdown Wondering how to rebuild your business after the pandemic? Let’s talk about the first steps to take in recovering from the pandemic shutdown and the complexities of reopening. In this webinar, our panel will discuss how to understand where you are in your business right now, and how to determine which parts are worth reigniting as you move forward. Our panelist will share examples of how they are addressing the new operational challenges and stimulate ideas on how you can plan to diversify and prepare a sustainable future for your business.

Webinar #3: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 7 pm ET

  • Newborn Foal Management and Nutrition, Don KapperStart them right from the first day. In every growth phase, foals need to meet all nutrient requirements to reach optimal growth rates, immune response, and performance. Join Don Kapper in this webinar and find out what, why and how the newborn foal needs to be fed based on the maturity of their digestive system and ‘rate of growth’

Webinar #4: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 7 pm ET

  • Routine equine handling using low stress and cooperative care techniques, Robin FosterHorses are expected to tolerate a wide range of handling and health care procedures, such as tying, trailer loading, grooming, bathing, taking oral paste, being injected, having a temperature taken, and more. While these routine procedures are only mildly unpleasant, some horses react with fear, avoidance, and aggressive behaviours. This webinar will describe how equine distress can be reduced and safety increased by sleuthing out and addressing the underlying reason for the horse’s distress, and by practicing low-stress handling, positive training, and cooperative care techniques.

Webinar #5: Wednesday, August 11, at 7 pm ET

  • Feeding the Suckling, Weanling and Yearling  PLUS Managing and Feeding the Orphaned Foal, Don KapperOrphaned foal? Rejected foal? Mare with no milk? Each season these can be common scenarios, you will want to be ready. In this webinar, Don Kapper will introduce you to a successful program for raising these foals so they will grow and mature similar to foals raised by a mare.

Webinar #6: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7 pm ET

  • Turning Science into Stories for Horse Owners, Emily EstersonHorse Owners count on equine writers to provide accurate and relevant information. It is possible to write a great news story or an informative article by using the contents of a research paper as your starting point. This webinar will discuss finding research studies and teasing out the horse owner-focused content for your audience for multiple communication streams, while ensuring your stories are entertaining, informative and based on science.

Webinar #7: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 7pm ET

  • Performance Nutrition – Feeding and Management of the Performance Horse

Don Kapper is a highly experienced equine nutritionist. Don graduated from Ohio State University and achieved his credentials as a Professional Animal Scientist from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists in 1996 and has been a sought-after speaker for equine meetings in both the U.S. and Canada. He was a member of the “Performance Electrolyte Research” team at the University of Guelph and wrote the chapter on “Applied Nutrition” for the authoritative veterinary textbook: “Equine Internal Medicine”, 2nd edition.  Don is now retired after 35 years of helping owners, trainers and veterinarians understand their feeds and feeding, to improve the health and welfare of their horses.