Equine Guelph Conducting Ontario Racing Industry Survey

Equine Guelph Conducting Ontario Racing Industry Survey

The goal of the survey is to learn more about the current challenges facing the Ontario horse racing industry in all three sectors: Quarter Horse, Standardbred, and Thoroughbred.

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Equine Guelph is calling on grooms, trainers, and owners in the Ontario, Canada, racing industry, to complete a first-of-its-kind survey on racehorse health and well-being to direct future research and programs for the industry.

The goal of the survey is to learn more about the current challenges facing the Ontario horse racing industry in all three sectors (Quarter Horse, Standardbred, and Thoroughbred). Specifically, this project explores, current racehorse health concerns (injuries and diseases of most concern), horsemanship and racehorse well-being including post racing opportunities, communications, and training.

Racing professionals’ input is important to help drive new research, educational programs, and outreach efforts to maintain and improve racehorse health and well-being in Ontario, Equine Guelph said. The survey is anonymous; no specific identifying information will be collected. A summary of the results of this comprehensive survey will be published.

At the end of the survey, participants have the option to enter a draw to win either one of five $100 fuel cards, one of five $50 Tim Horton's cards, or one of ten $25 Tim Horton's cards. Chances of winning are approximately 1 in 20.

Complete the survey before Dec. 15 at equineguelph.ca/racingsurvey.php.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Diane Gibbard at 519/824-4120, ext. 53457, or dgibbard@uoguelph.ca or Gayle Ecker at 519/824-4120, ext 56678, or gecker@uoguelph.ca.

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Equine Guelph

Equine Guelph is the horse owners' and caretakers' center at the University of Guelph, supported and overseen by equine industry groups, and dedicated to improving the health and well-being of horses.

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