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Get A Load Of This: Study Helps Determine Potential Mechanical Cause Of Injury

Scientists are using inertial sensors to learn how horse hooves interact with the ground. This information will help researchers discover more about the strain on horse’s legs and the causes of injury. Dr. Jeff Thomason at the Ontario Veterinary College has been studying hoof/ground interaction as well as shock and the forces that act on […]

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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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Ontario Equestrian Stops Printing Membership Cards To Further Equine Research

Ontario Equestrian donated $30,700 to support research on equine digestive health. The funds were not a result of a targeted fundraising effort, but from a $1.50 savings per member from not printing Ontario Equestrian membership cards. Begun in 2017, the two-year total for the initiative was $59,300. Ontario Equestrian members voted on what research they […]

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Study Aims To Track Spread Of Disease Between Horses, Stables

A University of Guelph research team is studying horses and humans at several stables – both racing and equestrian – in Canada in order to better understand the spread of disease through contact patterns between barns. To keep track of each study participant’s movement, each was fitted with a small radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. […]

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Lab-Engineered Equine Cartilage Could Go To Trial in 2017

A Canadian laboratory has engineered equine cartilage tissue that could undergo a live trial in horses next year. Thomas Koch of the Ontario Veterinary College is hopeful that the millimeter piece of tissue will help horses that have cartilage injuries, which can potentially end an equine athlete’s career. Damaged joint cartilage does not repair on its […]

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Improving The Veterinary Referral Process

Your horse is colicking. Banamine and walking are not enough to quell his discomfort, so your veterinarian advises you to send your horse into a clinic, likely under the care of a specialist or other veterinarian for advanced attention, which could include surgery. While it gives an owner comfort that the horse is receiving the […]

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Automotive Crash-Test Technology May Help Prevent Bone Breaks In Horses

Finite-element modeling (FE) has been used for years in the automotive industry to assess material failure in crash-test simulators. This technology is now being used in equine applications, and soon may be  able to predict where a bone may fracture and under what conditions. It also may prove helpful in the assessing the chronically lame […]

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Miracle Mare and Foal Escape Death to Thrive

Twelve weeks ago, owner Dave Lumsden needed to make a tough decision: whether to save the mare or the foal. His retired harness racer Lusi encountered numerous complications during the birth of her third foal. “Her body was just basically falling apart,” remembered Dr. Luis Arroyo, a member of the Ontario Veterinary College where Lusi […]

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