Horse care

Erin Horse Day donates to Equine Guelph

Erin Horse Day Supports Equine Welfare

HorseDay Erin, held in early June at the Erin Fairgrounds, gave back to the local equine community to support horse education and horse welfare.  “One of the goals of HorseDay Erin is to create a long term, community event, that supports horses in Erin, in Wellington County, and throughout Ontario.” says Bridget Ryan, event organizer. …

Disease specialist speaks to importance of protecting pets, livestock from air pollution

Air pollution from smokestorms, smog, dust can cause lung damage: Dr. Beeler-Marfisi First published by the Wellington Advertiser – Robin George July 8, 2023 When air thick with haze and the acrid smell of wildfire smoke pushes air quality health indexes to high levels, people are advised to remain indoors. But what about animals? The…

Equine Guelph director Gayle Ecker presents a talk at Horse Day in Erin, ON

Show and Tail at Horse Day Erin

A town where unicorns, ponies, horses, dogs, goats, sheep, humans and one mermaid were recently observed delivering important messages about the wonderful world of equines to face-painted children wearing horse hats. This rare sighting was documented on May 27, 2023 at the Erin Fairgrounds during HorseDay Erin. Gayle Ecker, Equine Guelph’s director, was at the…

Dr. Luis Arroyo

Screening for biomarkers & indicators of intestinal health among equine microbiota

No one will argue that prevention is better than cure and early intervention is certainly preferable to watching an equine partner go from not feeling 100% to being completely sidelined.  Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Luis Arroyo is embarking on a very interesting collaborative study that may result in the ability to detect the first…

Program participants in 2022 were appreciative about the training they received, and the help in finding employment. (pikselstock - stock.adobe.com)

OEEEP Returns: Training Employees for Horse Industry Careers

The Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program is in its second year of preparing participants for equine jobs – for free. First posted by: Horse Sport – April 7, 2023 The Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program got an encouraging start last year and is back for 2023, providing barn and business owners with a pool of…

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How is your Horse Trivia? 

Get your Fun Facts Published! Do you know why horses can sleep standing up? Did you know they don’t have a gall bladder?  Equine Connection and Equine Guelph are partnering on an online educational initiative, “Who Knew? Fun Facts & Why it Matters.” You can have your little-known horse fact printed in a new E-book…

Cynthia Naydani

Equine Guelph: An Online Portal to Unlimited Possibilities

Story by: Anya Barradas, Ontario Veterinary College Students and faculty from more than 40 countries around the world form the foundation of Equine Guelph’s online community. Regardless of their academic backgrounds, their goals or their reasons for enrolling, students from different walks of life can adapt the courses to their specific needs and interests. What…

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Horse Portal Opens Course to Youth for Free

Sickness Prevention for Horses Begins with You! We all cough into our elbow to try to keep our germs to ourselves and we stay at home when unwell, but what if you are a horse?  TheHorsePortal.ca course for Sickness Prevention in Horses is coming up faster than event season (and fly season)! For this March…

Vaccination Aiming for Optimal Immunity

April is coming and that means time for shots, right?  While there are several core boosters that are annual, if you are looking to provide optimal immunity for your horse, a ‘one and done’ approach may not be the best fit. Each March, Equine Guelph declares the month as Vaccination Education Month and this year…

Equine Guelph talks Ulcers this February during Colic Prevention Education Month

Each February, Equine Guelph declares the month as Colic Prevention Education Month. The number one killer of horses, colic is a topic every horse owner wants to stay current on. Equine Guelph provides many ways for horse care takers to do just that with the Colic Risk Rater (www.TheHorsePortal.ca/ColicTool), a highly popular, free, online healthcare tool.  And…

Racehorse Lameness Prevention Kicks off Winter Online Learning Series!

Standardbred Canada (SC) is partnering with Equine Guelph, Ontario Racing and COSA to offer three online courses in Winter of 2023 in priority healthcare areas of lameness, respiratory and gut health. Sponsored by SC, the Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care course will be first off the gate in January of 2023. The two-week online short…

Safe Travelling with Equine Guelph’s New Resources

“A very near-accident with my horse trailer was a wake-up call for me,” says Gayle Ecker, Director of Equine Guelph. “It showed me clearly that I didn’t know what I didn’t know about safety while trailering a horse! Hearing similar stories from others prompted me to propose this course to my team and all agreed…