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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,…

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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…

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Equine Guelph Large Animal Emergency Rescue Programs Resume with Hands-On Workshops for Toronto Mounted Police

Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Rescue educational tools emerged out storage for the first time since the pandemic started.  A total of 30 Toronto Mounted Police officers were the keen participants in workshops taking place on November 3rd and 10th 2021 at the CNE grounds.  The last hands-on workshop was for the Hamilton Mounted Police unit…

Free Online Youth Course on Horse Behaviour and Safety Returns!

Equine Guelph, the horse centre at the University of Guelph in Canada, has announced it is once again opening the doors to a free virtual classroom for youth around the world. Horse-crazy teenagers (ages 13-17) will have the opportunity to take an online Horse Behaviour & Safety course with on-demand access from November 1, 2021 until January 31, 2022.  Last…

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Emily Esterson Joins OpenEd as Instructor for Redeveloped Equine Journalism Course

Story by: Cameron Grant Bring your passion for writing to the equine industry this fall with the newly redeveloped online Equine Journalism course, taught by experienced journalist Emily Esterson. The 12-week University of Guelph course has been redesigned to provide students with the tools, techniques, and knowledge needed to develop compelling content, and will include…

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What to do About Ticks

Both people and their animals have been encountering more ticks and there is a real concern when it comes to the possibilities of contracting Lyme disease.   Dr. Luis Arroyo, researcher at the Ontario Veterinary College was involved in a study on the growing numbers of ticks in southeastern Canada and the risk factors to horses. …

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FREE Equine Business 101 Course for a Limited Time!

New Equine Facility Management Certificate offered by Equine Guelph Nothing compares to being greeted with nickers every morning, watching the herd peacefully graze, and sharing the strong horse/human bond with your customers.  Equine industry pros are a passionate and hard-working bunch, who consider themselves lucky to earn a living doing what they love.  Sadly, passion…

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Recent UofG Grad Joins Research to Improve Survival of Horses with Diarrhea and Critically Ill Foals

Dr. Diego Gomez completed his Ph.D. at the University of Guelph in 2017 under Dr. Scott Weese and Dr. Luis Arroyo working on infectious diseases.  With a keen interest to reduce mortality rates in critically ill horses, Gomez is now in the midst of three important studies – two involving fluid therapies for foals and…

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Equine Guelph Offers New Industry Certificate

Equine Guelph has announced it will offer a new Equine Emergency Preparedness Certificate. Requirements for the new certificate program include completion of two of Equine Guelph’s online short courses: Equine First Aid and Fire & Emergency Preparedness.  In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 2-8, 2021), a national event supported by Public Safety Canada, Equine…

Diagram of a horse digestive tract

The Healthy Horse: Understanding the Role of Equine Digestion & Nutrition Webinar

Take a journey through the horse’s digestive system in a free webinar April 14, 7pm-8:15pm EST.  Equine Guelph’s life size model of the digestive system will be featured so participants can identify what the entire tract looks like, how it works, and what this means for feeding horses. This  interactive webinar will help viewers understand strategies and…

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JobTrack Relaunched!

A Free service linking employers and job seekers in the Equine Industry  Equine Guelph has announced the reboot of JobTrack, its free online equine employment matching service.  Serving the Ontario horse community for nearly 20 years, JobTrack has been a popular job-matching service for thousands of employers and job seekers.  After undergoing many updates and upgrades for…