Horse care

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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…

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Introduction to Forage Latest Addition to Online Courses for Horse People

With forage recommended as approximately 80% of your equine’s diet, a caretaker with straight A’s in selection and management of hay and pasture is a horse’s best friend.  Join expert in the field, Dr. Paul Sharpe, for the inaugural offering of the Introduction to Forage online course this Mar 21 – Apr 1, 2022.  Whether…

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…

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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…

Dr. Arroyo is researching gut health and Fecal Transplantation in horses

New Equine Fecal Transplant Research

By Jackie Bellamy-Zions for the Equine Guelph Annual Research Update – Volume 19 Fecal transplantation has been very successful in treating humans with issues such as C-difficile infection, which is also a leading cause of diarrhea in horses.  Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Luis Arroyo and his team are about to begin a study which…

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Follow Your Heart: Careers in the Horse Industry

Story: Kim Izzo | First posted January 26, 2022 by Horse-Canada.com There are countless young women and men who would embrace a career in the horse industry. But some either do not come from a horse background or didn’t grow up on a farm in a rural area and working with equines may seem like…

Vanessa MacDonald 2021 Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award winner in racing silks

2021 Racing Industry Scholarship Winners Announced

Equine Guelph has announced the recipients of its 2021 tuition awards. Katelynn Rourke is the recipient of the Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award and Vanessa MacDonald has received the Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award.   Selected for their love of horses, commitment to their welfare and desire to learn, both winners will receive two online courses through…

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Last Call for FREE Online Youth Offering of Horse Behaviour and Safety

Tell all your barn buddies there is one month left to join the global community of horse-crazy teens that are pursuing their passion for horses online!  Over 1,000 youth around the world have logged on to take advantage of the FREE Horse Behaviour and Safety course offered until Jan 31, 2022 on TheHorsePortal.ca Equine Guelph,…

Equine Guelph Announces Industry Ambassadors for Free Online Racing-Exclusive Training Program

Equine Guelph has announced that Ruleen Lilley and Renée Kierans have been selected to represent the horse racing industry as Industry Ambassadors of an online training initiative this winter – a series of free short courses offered exclusively to the racing community in Ontario (AGCO licensees). Trainers, grooms and owners will reap the benefits of…

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Free Courses for Ontario Racing Industry – Instructors Announced!

Dr. Sarah Shaw and Dr. Amy Lack have been announced as course co-instructors for the Racehorse Respiratory Health online course. Funded by Ontario Racing and offered by Equine Guelph, the two-week short course runs from Jan. 24 – Feb. 4, 2022 and will be FREE (value of $95) to the first 100 AGCO licence holders who enroll…

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Equine Supplement Research Explores Potential Gastric Health Benefits

Collaborating on three recent research papers on a nutraceutical called ‘Gs Formula’, Dr. Wendy Pearson, PhD Associate Professor, at the University of Guelph has been very busy.  Approached by GS Organic solutions out in BC, Pearson has been investigating the potential for Gs Formula to improve gastric health, particularly for horses with a history of…

Horseracing Partners in Ontario Announce Free Respiratory & Lameness Courses

Ontario Racing (OR), the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) and Equine Guelph are partnering to offer two free online courses to the racing industry in Ontario this winter. Addressing the top two industry-identified health priorities, OR is funding the student tuitions of the Racehorse Respiratory Health course and COSA is sponsoring the Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention…