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Free Online Racing-Exclusive Training is Back and so are the Ambassadors of the Equine Guelph Programs

Thanks to Equine Guelph’s incredible racing industry education partners, TheHorsePortal.ca will host three racing-exclusive short courses in the winter of 2023 – FREE for AGCO licensees and Standardbred Canada members! (value $95).  “We are thrilled to once again offer these valuable short courses on the hot topics of lameness prevention, respiratory health and gut health…

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Stem Cells Under Investigation as a Possible Future Treatment for Equine Asthma

Heaves is known as a disease that can leave a horse struggling to breathe, ending athletic careers and even rendering a pleasure horse unsuitable for riding.  Commonly known today as equine asthma, it’s an irreversible disease brought on by repeated exposure to dust and moulds.  Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Doctor Bienzle has a long history…

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Leading the Herd in Equine Studies Online

Ontario Racing Industry Members – Don’t Miss out on Tuition Awards! Fall semester for Equine Guelph 12-week online courses began September 2022 and the next offerings in Jan 2023 and May 2023 will see two lucky tuition award applicants enrolled. A pioneer in developing university accredited online courses for the horse industry, Equine Guelph offerings…

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Equine Guelph Names September Senior Horse Education Month

Equine Guelph has announced that the month of September will be Senior Horse Education Month. As our landscape starts to turn golden with the approach of fall, and a nip of nostalgia in the air, we pause to think about our equid friends in their golden years. The next four weeks will be dedicated to…

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Horse Crazy Youth Learn to Speak Horse by Taking Free Online Course

On countryside road trips, do your children point and shout “HORSES” without fail?  Are they drawn like a magnet to the majesty of noble equids?  If so, this online, self-paced course from Equine Guelph is for them and it will be FREE for a limited time!  The Horse Behaviour & Safety online course on TheHorsePortal.ca…

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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…

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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…

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Research into Development of the Foal’s Gut Could Advance Treatment of Critical Cases of Diarrhea

The foal’s gut undergoes many changes as it develops rapidly.  More and more, we are learning how the colonization of a gut correlates to good health.  Exploring the differences in foal microbiomes and how those differences may tie in with overall health has PhD Candidate, Jennifer MacNicol, very excited about the potential advancements the research…