Equine Guelph

Rider Weight And Equine Welfare: A Hot-Button Issue

Previous scientific studies have shown that horses have negative physiological responses and abnormal gait symmetry when they carry what are deemed “heavier” riders, which are those where the horse:rider weight ratio increases from 25 to 30 percent. New research spearheaded by Janne Winther Christensen, from Aarhus University in Denmark, was presented at the 2019 International […]

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Testing, Testing: Can Nutraceuticals Help With Equine Stomach Issues?

Though highly adapted performance animals, the sensitivity of a horse’s stomach has not changed over the years and remains a constant source of stress and worry for equine owners and caretakers. Similar to humans, a horse’s stomach contains acid that helps break down food and a mucus coating that’s designed to protect the stomach from […]

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Canadian Biosurveillance Program Launched To Promote Equine Welfare

Merck Animal Health has launched an Equine Biosurveillance Pilot Program in Canada designed to help equine clinics with diagnosis of common equine respiratory diseases. The program will also collect epidemiological information on the main respiratory pathogens across Canada. This information can then be disseminated to the equine industry to promote knowledge of the ever-evolving nature […]

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Interactive Tool Helps Owners Keep Senior Horses Healthy

Owners of older horses now have an easy way to learn about the care and management of their senior horses, as well as what conditions may affect them as they age. Developed by Equine Guelph and Boehringer Ingelheim, the Senior Horse Tool takes into account a horse’s breed, health, use and history as there is […]

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Equine Guelph Launches Free Online Mare & Foal Care Tool

Guelph, Ontario – Equine Guelph announces its new “Mare & Foal Care Tool, a free and interactive online tool that will help users learn about reproduction in horses. The Mare & Foal Care Tool was designed and developed in partnership with PFERA, an equine reproductive biotechnology company, as a resource for horse owners and breeders. This […]

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Study Shows Thyroxine Harmful To Racing Performance, Equine Health

A study completed by Dr. Janice E. Kritchevsky at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shows that the use of thyroxine as a supplement in racehorses can be detrimental to performance and cause cardiac arrhythmias. Kritchevsky noted that thyroid issues in horses are rare; bloodwork that shows thyroid hormone concentrations above the norm don’t necessarily […]

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Silent Sting: ‘Miracle Baby’ Could Be Headed For Queen’s Plate

In the wee hours of a bitterly cold February night, 2015, Dr. Ruth Barbour got an urgent call from her sister Gail Wood; Mona Mia was ready to foal but there was trouble. The prized mare of Deborah Holmes was dying, and her foal needed to be saved. What followed through split second decision-making is […]

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New Online Course Helps Equine Enthusiasts Stay Safe

The University of Kentucky’s Saddle Up Safely (SUS) program and Equine Guelph have partnered to provide members of SUS’ partner organizations with short, easy-to-access online training dealing with equine safety and horse welfare. Equine Guelph, based out of the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has created The Horse Portal, a new e-training platform designed […]

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Equine Guelph Creates Online Colic Risk Calculator

Other than old age, colic is the No. 1 killer of horses. Equine Guelph has created a new online tool to help owners determine their horse’s risk of the potentially deadly disease. This tool helps equine owners and caretakers identify risk factors and develop preventative strategies. Colic is known as any abdominal pain in horses; […]

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