Equine News

EHV-1 Research Study and Infection Control Tips

“Most horses have been exposed to the equine herpies virus,” says Dr. Diego Gomez-Nieto, researcher at the Ontario Veterinary College. Gomez has been part of a research study on the Equine Herpes Virus which discovered the nasal microbiota of infected horses differed significantly to those of a healthy control group.   The study came together quickly…

Toronto Mounted Police take Large Animal Rescue Course

Equine Guelph Large Animal Emergency Rescue Programs Resume with Hands-On Workshops for Toronto Mounted Police

Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Rescue educational tools emerged out storage for the first time since the pandemic started.  A total of 30 Toronto Mounted Police officers were the keen participants in workshops taking place on November 3rd and 10th 2021 at the CNE grounds.  The last hands-on workshop was for the Hamilton Mounted Police unit…

Horseracing Partners in Ontario Announce Free Respiratory & Lameness Courses

Ontario Racing (OR), the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) and Equine Guelph are partnering to offer two free online courses to the racing industry in Ontario this winter. Addressing the top two industry-identified health priorities, OR is funding the student tuitions of the Racehorse Respiratory Health course and COSA is sponsoring the Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention…

Taking the Reins! Exciting Equine Opportunities. The University of Guelph’s Equine Industry Symposium Set to Return November 22-24, 2021

By Mallory Friesen, Equine Management student Now more than ever the equine community is bursting with new opportunities. Join the University of Guelph, in partnership with Equine Guelph, Ontario  Equestrian, and Equestrian Canada as these opportunities are discussed during the 6th annual Equine Industry Symposium. Sessions will be held virtually on the evenings of November…

Free Online Youth Course on Horse Behaviour and Safety Returns!

Equine Guelph, the horse centre at the University of Guelph in Canada, has announced it is once again opening the doors to a free virtual classroom for youth around the world. Horse-crazy teenagers (ages 13-17) will have the opportunity to take an online Horse Behaviour & Safety course with on-demand access from November 1, 2021 until January 31, 2022.  Last…