Horse care

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Free Youth Horse Behaviour and Safety Course to begin this November!

Missing the excitement leading up to the Royal Winter Fair?  Us too!  Equine Guelph and its safety partners have come up with a way for all the horse crazy youth to keep fuelling their passion to learn more about their favourite animal.  Instead of setting up the immensely popular EquiMania! display this November, Equine Guelph is setting up…

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Role of Telemedicine in the ‘New Normal’ for Equine Veterinary Care

Equine Guelph has been getting questions on access to their equine veterinarian.    The new COVID-19: A Guide to Reopening Veterinary Medicine in Ontario, Stage 3 , prepared by Dr. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM University of Guelph and the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association  was released  August 24, 2020.  It is meant to be a useful guide and the following recommendations were made…

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Racing-Exclusive Online Courses a Win!

Ontario racing industry provides feedback on Equine Guelph’s Pilot Project and looks forward to Fall Offerings 100% positive feedback has been received for the new TheHorsePortal.ca online courses, developed exclusively for Ontario Racing industry members!  Respiratory health, lameness prevention and gut health prove to be a priority and AGCO licence holders that completed the first three free…

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Fuelling Wellness Symposium is Approaching Fast – Join us to learn about equine and pet nutrition!

Interested in learning more about horse or pet nutrition? Join us at the one-day online Fuelling Wellness Symposium co-hosted by Equine Guelph and the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, August 15th, 2020. Participants can choose to spend the day on equine specific topics or choose from other pet nutrition seminars running concurrently. Watch the promo video below…

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Fuelling Wellness

A one-day online symposium where you can learn more about equine or pet nutrition! Equine Guelph is co-hosting a one-day online symposium on August 15th, 2020 where you can learn more about horse nutrition from the comfort of your own home! Co-hosted by the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, participants can spend the whole day…

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Patron Determined to Help Equine Guelph “Survive and Thrive” with a Generous Donation

A generous donation of $100,000 to Equine Guelph has been made by the Kerr family to establish an equine education and community outreach endowment.  A portion of the Kerr Fund for Equine Education and Community Outreach will support much needed ongoing operational funding for the University of Guelph’s not-for-profit Centre for the horse owner. Sheryl Kerr…

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Lameness Research and Prevention Tips with Dr. Judith Koenig at OVC

Lameness is a huge focus for Dr. Judith Koenig as a clinician, researcher and instructor at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).  Koenig is also a rider with a keen interest in helping grass roots riders and upcoming high-performance athletes.  In the accompanying video Dr. Koenig explains her current research endeavoring to heal tendon injuries faster and also…

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7 Tips on Equine Conditioning with Biomechanics Expert Dr. Hilary Clayton

There are many important questions pertaining to equine conditioning and fitness as we all look forward to returning to work. Dr. Hilary Clayton recently shared some cautions and considerations in a Skype interview with Equine Guelph. Dr. Clayton is a veterinarian, researcher and horsewoman. For the past 40 years she has been conducting amazing research…

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Colic Prevention – Introduce Spring Pasture Slowly

Spring is upon us and so is the prevalence of gas colic. Equine Guelph is sharing many strategies to prevent it.   First, Equine Guelph recommends that every horse owner refers to its FREE Colic Risk Rater Tool (www.equineguelph.ca/colictool) to help them assess their management practices, such as introducing new feeds slowly to reduce their colic risk.  An…

Equine Guelph Wins Equestrian Canada Health and Welfare Award

The Equestrian Canada (EC) Health & Welfare Award recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed directly to the improvement of horse health and welfare in Canada through years of hard work and dedication, and Equine Guelph is the deserving recipient for 2019. Equine Guelph, based at the University of Guelph in Ontario, is recognized…

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Equine Guelph Survey Part of Covid Initiatives for Horse Owners

From adding special online course offerings to updating a Covid-19 resources page daily, Equine Guelph has been responding to industry requests during this difficult time. You can take a survey right now to let them know of any additional courses you would like to take while you are staying home. Fire & Emergency Preparedness online course from May 4…

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Equine Guelph Offers Fire & Emergency Preparedness Online Course in Response to Covid-19

Equine Guelph is offering a special discounted rate for the upcoming offering of their Fire & Emergency Preparedness online course. In response to industry requests during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent updates to the course will address many horse caretaker and facility owner concerns. Topics added include developing plans for business disruptions and back-up planning especially…