Dr. Scott Weese

Biosecurity Survey for Breeders

Healthy horses are the key to a sustainable equine industry. Biosecurity plays a vital role in both individual horse and herd health. To help assess current biosecurity practices and training needs at breeding farms, breeding farm owners are invited to participate in a research study being coordinated by Dr. Ulrika Gronlund Andersson and Dr. Scott […]

Report on Research: Investigating Intestinal Microflora

OVC researcher, Dr. Scott Weese is going boldly forward- looking into what has been referred to as the “secondgenome” by looking at the microbial residents of a horse’s gut. Here, he discusses his work: When you consider that a horse is thought to have 100 times more bacterial cells in its intestinal tract than ‘horse’ […]

Report on Research: Biosecurity on Horse Farms

Biosecurity in the horse industry can be a difficult concept to comprehend, and put into practice, especially when the average horse frequently travels off property or encounters horses that have been off the farm. However, lack of infection control procedures can leave a barn vulnerable to all kinds of diseases. Here, University of Guelph Researcher, […]