Equine Guelph Offers eWorkshops

The 10th anniversary year at Equine Guelph, the horse owner and caregiver's center at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has given the horse community much to celebrate. Equine Guelph has launched several new programs including the "Colic Risk Rater" tool and the introduction of three eWorkshops.

Over 440 horse enthusiasts, short on time but hungry for knowledge, participated in Equine Guelph's newly launched two-week eWorkshops this past spring. Created as a response to industry demand; the three eWorkshops focus on horse behavior and safety, colic prevention, and biosecurity.

The horse behavior and safety eWorkshop is designed to help horse owners take action to create a safe environment for themselves and their horses. Participants learn safety through understanding horse behavior. The colic prevention eWorkshop is designed to help horse owners reduce the risk of colic in their horses by increasing their knowledge of risk factors and preventative management strategies. And the biosecurity eWorkshop is designed to help horse owners take steps to protect their horses from infectious disease. Participants learn practical ways to reduce the chance of infectious diseases both on the farm and while traveling.

The fall offerings will deliver more knowledge from experts on topics the equine industry has cited as top priorities. Equine Guelph’s director Gayle Ecker says, “The two-week short course format has proven popular as a quick, effective way for horse owners to learn more about safety and important equine welfare topics. We are very pleased with the response from the industry Kemptville Campus has added both the colic prevention and the biosecuirty eWorkshop to their equine undergraduate degree and diploma academic programs. Equine Canada has also approved the eWorkshops for updating credits for their coaches.

You can register for Equine Guelph’s upcoming Fall eWorkshops at  http://equineguelph.ca/education/eworkshops.php.

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