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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…

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EquiMania! Resources for Young Horse Lovers

Safety has never been this much fun!  EquiMania.ca is a website full of interactive games and resources geared towards youth wanting to learn more about horses and their care.  There is always something new to learn!  Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)  has recently posted a whole new playlist of videos full of tips for…

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Last Call for the FREE Online Youth Offering for How to Speak Horse

Discover why teens from around the globe are signing up to learn how to communicate with horses and forge relationships built on that understanding.  Students from all over Canada and as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Italy and the United Kingdom are enrolling in the limited time FREE offering of Horse Behaviour & Safety…

Equine Guelph Declares November Fire Prevention Education Month

ABC’s of Fire Extinguishers – New Barn Fire Prevention Resource from Equine Guelph Do you have the right fire extinguisher for your barn and horse trailer?  Find out from firefighter, Robert Nagle, in a new video posted on TheHorsePortal.ca/FirePreventionTool. Learn about this and more barn fire safety practices throughout November 2022 as part of Equine…

Annual Equine Industry Symposium Features Horses in Human Health and Learning

The annual Equine Industry Symposium, hosted by the University of Guelph’s Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management – Equine Management degree program, returns this year for its 7th edition on November 21 – 23, 2022. This year’s theme, Horses in Human Health and Learning, featuring Nina Ekholm Fry from the University of Denver and five guest speakers,…

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…