Equine News

Sheryl Kerr

Patron Determined to Help Equine Guelph “Survive and Thrive” with a Generous Donation

A generous donation of $100,000 to Equine Guelph has been made by the Kerr family to establish an equine education and community outreach endowment.  A portion of the Kerr Fund for Equine Education and Community Outreach will support much needed ongoing operational funding for the University of Guelph’s not-for-profit Centre for the horse owner. Sheryl Kerr…

Dr Koch holds up 2 plastic bottles containing stem cells

Cryopreservation of Equine Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair

Cryopreservation is the next exciting stage of research in stem cell therapy. Dr. Thomas Koch and his team are working to preserve cartilage chips for long-term storage, which would enable off-the-shelf use to treat localized cartilage defects.  Defects that very often shorten or end horses athletic careers.  Cryopreservation (or vitrification) is the formation of a solid from an aqueous solution without…

Equine Guelph Supports Ontario Equestrian’s ‘For the Herd’ with Learning Community

In two short months, just over 30% of the $500,000 fundraising goal has been raised to help school horses that lost their jobs in March. In April, Ontario Equestrian launched For the Herd, an emergency fundraising initiative to support lesson horses and riding school facilities in Ontario, many of whom are facing the harsh realities of…

OVC researcher Dr. Mark Hurtig

Innovative Research on Equine Lameness & Equine Conditioning Tips

Could biologic therapies be the future for treating joint disease?  Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Mark Hurtig and his team are investigating novel new methods to potentially repair tissue rather than just suppressing the signs of joint disease.  Hurtig also explains the mechanism and contributing factors to fetlock chip fractures stating they can be related to the…

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Racing-Exclusive Online Courses a Win!

Ontario racing industry provides feedback on Equine Guelph’s Pilot Project 100% positive feedback has been received for the new TheHorsePortal.ca online courses, developed exclusively for Ontario Racing industry members!  Respiratory health, lameness prevention and gut health prove to be a priority.   In 2016, Equine Guelph conducted a major Ontario Horse Racing Industry Survey and learned that…