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The silver lining of COVID-19 for horse communities

Looking Back on the 2020 Equine Industry Symposium & Webinar Replays By Kaitlyn Graff, Equine Management student  Over the course of the last nine months, COVID-19 has proved to be challenging for everyone. People in the equine industry have faced significant hardship, isolation and financial impacts. These unforeseen circumstances provided an opportunity for horse enthusiasts…

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If You Build It, They Will Come….Or Will They?

By Tracy Dopko, BA, DipEqS There is an old saying, “How do you make a million dollars in the horse world? Start with two million.” Anyone who is active in the equine industry can definitely vouch for this statement. But why is this statement true? Why is the equine industry notorious for high-effort, low-profit? The…

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Learn practical nutrition tips with new Equine Guelph videos

Part 3 of the digestive journey coming to your screen Dec 2020! Why are forage and/or forage-based feeds or alternatives so important for a horse’s digestive system? If you subscribe to Equine Guelph’s monthly Enews, you will find out in part three of their three-part video series on equine digestion. Watch as we take what we’ve…

Ontario Horse Racing Online Courses Survey 2.0

You told us – We built it – What’s next? Guelph, ON – As the 2019-20 “Ontario Training Pilot Project for the Horse Racing Industry” draws to completion at year-end, Equine Guelph is launching a survey to hear from the industry, “How did we do? What do you want to learn next?” Equine Guelph is…

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Fuelling Wellness Symposium was a Hit

“Part one of a three-part video series” on digestion from Equine Guelph now available!   Equine and pet nutrition enthusiasts came together on August 15th, 2020 to learn more about nutrition topics from experts around the world at the virtual Fuelling Wellness Symposium, co-hosted by Equine Guelph and the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition.   The event was a great success…

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Equine Financial Futures Webinar Series

2020 is a year the equine industry would like to flush away, along with all the unexpected business restrictions and financial challenges.  First wave, second wave and now a tidal wave of online information is inundating your inbox, but there is a free webinar series you are going to want to add to your e-calendar.  Equine Guelph…

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Practice Preparedness and Prevention – Resources on Barn Fire Prevention from Equine Guelph

Waiting until the wildfire approaches dangerously close is no time to draw up a disaster preparedness plan.  Learning the hazards of storing hay is too late after the barn is reduced to ashes and all is lost.  It is not a scenario that one fathoms will ever happen to them, until it does.  Equine Guelph’s October healthcare tool of…

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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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Apply Now For 2020 Ontario Racing Industry Scholarships

Hundreds of Ontario Racing industry members have discovered ways to optimize the health and performance of their racehorses by taking online short courses through TheHorsePortal.ca.  For those ready to take that learning to the next level, Equine Guelph offers two tuition awards for two free 12-week online university-accredited courses, donated by families passionate about the racing industry and the welfare…

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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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Fuelling Wellness Symposium a Hit!

Stay tuned to catch videos from Equine Guelph’s presentation! Story by: Nicole Weidner Equine and pet nutrition enthusiasts came together on August 15th, 2020 to learn more about nutrition topics from experts around the world at the virtual Fuelling Wellness Symposium, co-hosted by Equine Guelph and the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition.   The event was a great success…

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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…