Equine News

Two Confirmed Cases of Equine Herpes Myeloencephanlopathy in Durham Region, ON

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of two confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1).The horses from Durham Region were referred to the Ontario Veterinary College with neurological signs and are receiving treatment. Three other horses on the farm have tested…

‘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…

Innovative Equine Programs at University of Guelph

From the Dean Story by:  Dean Jeffrey Wichtel, Ontario Veterinary College I have spent quite a bit of time this year getting to know the horse industry in Ontario. One thing I have noticed is the enduring passion of our horse people, including my veterinary colleagues, regardless of the ups and downs of the industry.…

Winter Waterers for Horses, Cattle, and Livestock

Winter can make the most mundane tasks challenging. This reality is clearly illustrated when it comes to watering animals. For as long as man has worked alongside horses and livestock, there have been different watering methods and their seasonal variations. Fresh, clean water is critical to good health, and freezing temperatures can make providing this…

Changes in Gut microflora could provide early warning of EMS

Early diagnosis of Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is an important area of study especially considering one of the first signs can be laminitis, a serious and sometimes life-ending condition. Catching EMS in its initial stages can facilitate early intervention with an appropriate exercise and diet plan to reduce the chances of laminitis developing. In a…