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Gut Health and Colic

Equine Guelph declares February Colic Prevention Education Month

Equine Guelph has announced that the month of February, Canada’s coldest month, will be Colic Prevention Education Month. The next four weeks will be dedicated to increasing awareness of ways for caregivers to decrease the risk of colic in their horses. Although horses can be afflicted with gut pain in any season, the cold weather…

Grand River Agricultural Society

Grand River Agricultural Society Supports Equine Guelph Programs with Generous Gift

A gift of $150,000 over three years from the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) to Equine Guelph will initiate the partnership of a multi-year initiative to continue building and developing programs of value to the horse industry.  The generous donation from the Grand River Agricultural Society will support important Equine Guelph programs in job training…

Dr. Arroyo is researching gut health and Fecal Transplantation in horses

New Equine Fecal Transplant Research

By Jackie Bellamy-Zions for the Equine Guelph Annual Research Update – Volume 19 Fecal transplantation has been very successful in treating humans with issues such as C-difficile infection, which is also a leading cause of diarrhea in horses.  Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Luis Arroyo and his team are about to begin a study which…

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Follow Your Heart: Careers in the Horse Industry

Story: Kim Izzo | First posted January 26, 2022 by Horse-Canada.com There are countless young women and men who would embrace a career in the horse industry. But some either do not come from a horse background or didn’t grow up on a farm in a rural area and working with equines may seem like…

Dr. Melissa McKee

Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care Course Instructor Announced!

Dr. Melissa McKee of McKee-Pownall Equine has been announced as the course instructor for the Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care course. Funded by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) and offered by Equine Guelph, the two-week online short course runs from Feb. 21 – Mar. 4, 2022 and will be FREE (value of $95) to…