HEALTHflash - SUMMER EDITION 2021
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IMPORTANT ALERTS
Alert: Eastern Equine Encephalitis - county Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, ON
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The Hoofprints program gives grieving horse owners a positive means to cope with the loss. By dedicating an Equine Guelph donation in their name, their legacy will live on by benefitting horse health and welfare for all.

Since 2009, Equine Guelph and generous program sponsor CapriCMW Insurance Ltd., have provided this unique way to pay tribute. View the legacies of cherished horses and learn more about Hoofprints.
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TOOL OF THE MONTH
Our free biosecurity healthcare tool has resources from cleaning tips to quarantine practices and more. Calculating your risk and practicing prevention are important for protecting the health of your herd.
EQUINE HEALTH
Dr. Luis Arroyo, researcher at the Ontario Veterinary College was involved in a study on the growing numbers of ticks in southeastern Canada and the risk factors to horses. In a 5-minute interview he answers horse-owners top questions on removing, identifying and reducing risk of infections from ticks.

Lockdowns at riding stables led to more non-ridden time with horses, a greater appreciation for the horse-human relationship, community efforts to safeguard horse welfare, opportunities for farm maintenance and repairs, and downtime for stable managers, allowing them to rethink their business models, according to a new study by Katrina Merkies, PhD, associate professor and equine behaviour researcher at the University of Guelph.

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Peregrine, in OVC’s Department of Pathobiology, who recently received the 2021 American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP)-Boehringer Ingelheim Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award.

On Demand - Starting June 21
Interested in getting into the horse business or looking to improve your existing businesses? This course is for you, and it is free until Sept 20!
MORE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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New 12-Week Courses Start Sept 13th
Early bird deadline August 13!

Mgmt of the Equine Environment

Equine Health & Disease Prevention

Management of the Broodmare, Stallion & Foal

Equine Functional Anatomy

Stewardship of the Equine Environment

Equine Business Management

Equine Journalism

Advanced Equine Behaviour
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Upcoming Horse Portal Short Courses
Horse Behaviour & Safety for Youth

Equine Business 101 - On Demand FREE from Jun 21 - Sept 20

Horse Care & Welfare
Sept 20 - Oct 1

Sickness Prevention in Horses
Oct 18 - 29

Equine First Aid
Nov 8 - 15

Horse Behaviour and Safety
Nov 15 - 26

Fire & Emergency Preparedness
December 06 - 13

Gut Health & Colic Prevention
Jan 17 - 28, 2022
OTHER NEWS & EVENTS

5 tips for horse pasture management Video from our friends at University of Minnesota Equine Extension

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Video - Dr. Rebecca (Gimenez) Husted discusses your responsibilities in this emergency situation.

Find this article interesting? Check out our Welfare Certificate online courses.

One from the vault - to rotate or rest?

2-helpful ways to check your horses hydration status.

Keeping pests out of your barn and away from your horse

Tips, myth busters, balance, common issues and more.

Keep track of body condition score

Recommendations for barns reopening

Broodmare Management and Nutrition with Don Kapper - Replay is now posted!
Foal Management and Nutrition of Newborn, Suckling, Growing and Orphan Foals, Don Kapper
July 14 | Online

Routine equine handling using low stress and cooperative care techniques, Robin Foster
July 28 | Online

hosted by Farm & Food Care Ontario
July 22 | Online

Oct 29 - 31 | Lexington, KY

Horses through History and check out this month's colouring contest to win a Horse Behaviour & Safety online course for youth(12-17)!

Feature Video: from our friends at World Horse Welfare (1 hour):
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EQUINE JOBTRACK
AgCareers.com developed career profiles for high demand jobs in the agricultural industry. Explore new roles in the equine industry; check out this infographic at EquineJobTrack.ca.
Have you seen the 'big list of jobs' on Equine Jobtrack?

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