Gut Health & Colic Prevention – Fall ’19

Nov 11 – Nov 29

3 wks (5-10 hrs/wk)

CE Eligible

Colic is the #1 killer of horses other than old age!

You can prevent colic by:

  • Calculating your Risk
  • Assessing your Management Plan
  • Developing Preventative Strategies

Reduce your Risk with Equine Guelph’s Colic Prevention Program Designed for individuals that want to reduce the risk of colic in their own horse or horses they care for by increasing their knowledge of risk factors and preventative management strategies.

This course may be of interest for:

  • Anyone who owns are horse, as all domestic horses may be at risk of colic
  • Boarding/leasing or breeding facility
  • New horse owners who are interested in dramatically reducing colic risk for your horse
  • Owners of competitive horses, as the stress and lifestyle can predispose the equine athlete to higher colic risk
  • All youth leaders to encourage best practices for reducing colic through improved management

 

You will learn to:

  • Identify risks factors associated with colic
  • Understand different types of colic
  • Detect early signs and symptoms of colic
  • Assess your management plan
  • Develop preventative strategies
  • Implement practical ways to reduce your colic risk

Assignment (not graded, but recommended for personal achievement and required for certificate of completion)

Time Commitment:

  • Occurs over a 3-week period
  • 5-10 hour/week time commitment is required during this period
  • No set times to be online each week
  • Recommended you visit the course site at least 5 times a week, preferably once or more each day
  • Course is entirely online, so travel to the University of Guelph is NOT required

Materials

  • All materials are provided online within course site

Prerequisites

  • 16 years of age or older

For more information, please contact Susan Raymond Phone: 519 824-4120, ext. 54230 Email: [email protected]

Certificate of Completion Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph. Continuing Education Credits/Professional Development:

10 CE-OAVT

One Moon - Krista Cole, Owner

One Moon – Krista Cole, Owner


“This course was very informative and truly interesting. There was a lot of information covered on the subject and it was broken down in sections each day. Was very enjoyable to take.”

Krista Cole, Thoroughbred Trainer (Krista Cole Racing Stables, Brampton, ON) Student – Gut Health & Colic Prevention

Palomino Horse“This course provides valuable insight for anyone that has an interest in improving the management of horse health. The take away is that good management saves horse lives and reduces expensive vet calls.”

Jackie (Calgary, AB), Student – Gut Health & Colic Prevention

“The Gut Health & Colic Prevention course was packed full of relevant and useful information along with practical applications that I can immediately implement with my horses. The Horse Health Tracker App is a very useful take away that I will be using often.”

Donna Elkow-Nash, Owner Student, Gut Health & Colic Prevention 

 

Nancy Tamblyn and Kevin Sampson“Thank you for providing this course! My husband is a 3rd generation full-time Standardbred trainer and was pretty much born and raised at the race track. We thought he knew everything there was to know based on the generations of knowledge he had in his head. By the end of the first day of the course, we were already discussing possible new strategies and techniques. By the end of the 3rd week, we realized how little we actually knew and are now implementing many new methods to lessen the chances of colic happening at the track and at the farm. All trainers should be asked to take this course before they can be certified.”

Nancy Tamblyn and Kevin Sampson – Standardbred Owners, Breeders and Grooms Sampson Standardbreds (Castor, AB) Students, Gut Health & Colic Prevention

Course Instructor

Gayle Ecker Gayle Ecker Course Instructor

Gayle is the Director of Equine Guelph and played an instrumental role in its birth and ongoing development as a Centre for the horse owner at the University of Guelph. She has dedicated her energies to advancing the equine industry through education and communications on health, welfare and safety. Gayle continues working on a ‘pyramid of education’ model – an educational approach that provides learning pathways for career development at all levels (youth education > industry skills > Equine Science Certificate and Diploma >leading to higher education) in the equine industry. In collaboration with the Office of Open Learning, Gayle developed the Equine Studies program targeted to the equine industry to provide over 20 online courses that can be combined for Business, Science and Welfare Certificates or an Equine Studies Diploma. She also acts as an instructor in many of the courses, and also for several courses on The Horse Portal.

Federation Members – 15% Off!

$80.75
access until December 23, 2019 12:00 am

General Enrollment

$95.00
access until December 23, 2019 12:00 am