Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph are conducting a study on the awareness of current research among members of Ontario’s horse industry. The study aims to measure who in the

equine industry is accessing University of Guelph research, how they are accessing it, and whether the information changes their practices. In order to assess this, members of the industry are being asked (riders, athletes, owners, veterinarians, and equine business owners) to complete a short online survey. It will be online until February 1, 2015.

The survey will ask industry members about their involvement with the horse industry and where they source horse-related information and if they have had any experiences with University of Guelph equine research. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary and anonymous and should take no more than 30 minutes. Participants under the age of 18 are asked to seek consent from their parent or guardian before completing the survey.

At the link, you will also find an information letter describing the project and the role of participants. The research team can be contacted with any questions: principal investigator Professor Jeff Thomason at jthomaso@ovc.uoguelph.ca, or Amy Binning at amy.binning@mail.mcgill.ca.