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Ontario Veterinary College & University of Toronto Researchers Use Electroarthrography to Predict Cartilage Quality

Researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and University of Toronto are developing a novel method to measure the quality of cartilage in horses using electroarthrography (EAG). EAG is a non-invasive technique that uses electrodes attached to the skin around a joint to detect electrical signals produced by the cartilage when it is loaded. Dr.…

A New Look at Lameness

Prevention is the ideal when it comes to lameness but practically everyone who has owned horses has dealt with a lay-up due to an unforeseen injury at some point.  The following article will provide tools to sharpen your eye for detecting lameness, review prevention tips and discuss the importance of early intervention.  It will also…

Biosecurity Research Findings – More than Just Vaccination

In a new University of Guelph study at the Ontario Veterinary College, preliminary findings reveal that a perception exists among horse owners and some event organizers viewing vaccination as a ‘bullet-proof’ intervention that will protect their horse from ailments.  While vaccination is important, it does not make horses invincible to infectious disease and there are…

Celebrating Somebeachsomewhere: Film Event Raises Funds for OVC

“Somebeachsomewhere: Horse of a Lifetime”, made its big screen debut Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre, Milton, Ontario.  The event proceeds were kindly donated to support equine research at University of Guelph.  The screening was made possible through the cooperation and generous support of the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA), Eastlink…