Equine Guelph

Equine Guelph launches a new course this fall - The Senior Horse

Equine Guelph’s Latest Online Course is Golden!

Get Savvy for your Senior Horse If you fail to plan, you can plan to fail the adage says.  It is certainly true when it comes to keeping your horse comfortable in its golden years.  Picking up on subtle cues and knowing when to make management changes can make all the difference in the world…

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Employers and Grads Agree: OEEEP Works!

First posted by Horse Sport – July 8, 2022 This successful program matches enthusiastic graduates with busy equine businesses, offering free training courses and attractive financial incentives. The Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program (OEEEP) was launched in January of 2022 and has proven to be a welcome win-win opportunity for both Ontario residents and…

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Praise for Practical Online Learning on TheHorsePortal.ca

Whether you are brushing up on Emergency Preparedness with a course in equine first aid or other stable management priorities like learning what’s in your forage; TheHorsePortal.ca has been helping equestrians advance their knowledge with one and two-week online courses that are easy to fit into busy schedules. Thirteen short courses on hot topics give…

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PVC an Emerging Trend for Horse Barn Construction 

With biosecurity advantages and the huge selling point of not absorbing moisture, Dwayne Job, owner of System Equine, sees the use of PVC in horse barns as a trend that will continue to gain popularity.  Job has been installing Polyvinyl Chloride panels in wash stalls, isolations stalls, tack rooms, feed rooms and ceilings for horse farm owners…

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Newcomers to the Horse Industry Succeed with OEEEP Program

Graduates like Susan Walker are following their hearts and entering the horse industry thanks to the Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program (OEEEP). Ontario residents, 18 years and over, that are unemployed or underemployed and not in school full-time can apply by the June 24, 2022 deadline for the last offering of this amazing free…

Horse Vocalization

What is in a Whinny?

When horses talk, we listen but how good are we at deciphering what they have to say?  According to a recently published study (Nov 2021) by Dr. Katrina Merkies, researcher and associate professor at the University of Guelph, and her master student Haley Belliveau, we are faring well.  Using an online survey, participants categorized 32…

Holly Holstock Equine Student

Equine Student Creates Positive “Ripples”

Originally Posted on Tuesday March 22, 2022  One of the main goals of the University of Guelph’s Equine Studies Online program is for students to take what they’ve learned and apply it in the real world to create sustainable change. For current equine student Holly Gillman, this goal has already been achieved through her ongoing work with…

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New Sport Horse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care Online Course Guest Expert Announced

Equine Guelph, the horse centre at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has announced that Dr. Brianne Henderson of Rivendell Equine Veterinary Services will act as course instructor for the new Sport Horse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care course. She will be joined by renowned professor and farrier, Travis Burns of Virginia, U.S.A., in the role…

Mare and foal

Research on Equine Pregnancy

The value of long-term studies is well understood by researcher, Dr. Keith Betteridge who has been involved with Ontario Veterinary College equine reproduction studies since 1986.  Since graduating as a veterinarian from Bristol University, England, in 1959, Betteridge has seen reproduction technology evolve with the introduction of ultrasound in the 1980s and, most recently, RNA…

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New Sport Horse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care Online Course

Dr. Brianne Henderson of Rivendell Equine Veterinary Services has been announced as the course instructor for the new Sport Horse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care course. Offered by Equine Guelph, and kindly sponsored by CapriCMW Insurance Services, this new two-week online short course runs from April 25 – May 6, 2022. Participants will learn daily practices that…

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…