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Whip Use in quarter Horse Racing

Whip use in horse racing is a very controversial issue; their use has increasingly become an animal welfare concern. Whip use, which is widely believed to cause a horse to run faster, is a form of positive punishment which may result in a fear response. Positive punishment is one of four principles that make up […]
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Drugs and Your Horse The Dangers of Medicating

In the management of horse health, injuries and disease, conscientious horse owners would never put their horse at risk; however, improper use of some commonly administered equine drugs can impact the health and safety of our horses more than we think. Seldom does a month go by when media attention doesn’t focus on a positive […]
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Equine Guelph Urges Riders to Plan A Head

Helmet head may be unflattering but is it worth risking vegetable brain? No matter what the riding discipline, wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to plan ahead to minimize the chance of a brain injury. Safety starts before a foot even goes into the stirrup as 20% of accidents which result in […]
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Awareness Training for Large Animal Rescue

Always Expect the Unexpected Last month, Equine Guelph kicked off its series of emergency response rescue courses with a reception attended by over 50 key stakeholders, including a lecture by special guest, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez. In addition to the reception, Equine Guelph also held an Emergency Preparedness workshop for horse owners and a Technical Large […]
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Equine Guelph Research Survey

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 […]
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Equine Guelph Offers Growth and Development Online Course

When it comes to breeding the importance of sound management and health practices play a key role in building a solid foundation toward a horse’s future. Equine Guelph is pleased to offer its newly updated “Growth and Development” online course as part of its Fall 2014 lineup, which has been designed to increase awareness by […]
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Protect Your Horse from Hazards on the Farm

Often times, horse owners feel their beloved equines are simply a magnet for injuries. Being accident prone just seems to be in their nature, most times brought on by their instinctive fight-or-flight response, their need to establish herd hierarchy, and in some cases, their sense of natural curiosity. By spending time to minimize the various […]
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Equine Emergency Preparedness and Large Animal Rescue Training

Emergencies involving horses and other large animals can happen any time, anywhere. Whether it’s an overturned trailer on the highway, a horse stuck in the mud or rescuing animals from a barn fire, learning how to prevent equine emergencies and being prepared should a disaster occur can mean the difference between life and death for […]
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New Horse Health Check Barn Posters Available

Equine Guelph’s new Horse Health Check poster is an indispensable tool for any horse owner who wants to give the best possible care to their horse. This handy reference tool provides a quick and easy 16-point systematic method to check vitals, figure out normal baselines and alert you when potential health problems are brewing. Equine […]