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Results are in from the Equine Guelph-funded research that marks the first study to investigate steamed, soaked, and dry hay in Ontario. Tiana Owens, a University of Guelph graduate student involved in the study, presented these results during her thesis defence last month. The research team, which also includes Madeline Barnes, Vanessa Gargano, Wilfredo D. Mansilla, Katrina Merkies and Anna K.

The Canadian Farm Builders Association presented the Builder Awards for 2018 projects at their Annual Conference held in Stratford, Ontario, February 28th, 2019. The Awards program recognizes and honours CFBA members with the best 2018 project in each of nine categories, with two of the categories being projects for horses based on the building cost for the completed project.

Horse Day will be your one-stop horse shop on Saturday June 8 in Erin, Ontario. This event is a collaboration of businesses and organizations in the Erin community and will be a celebration of “all things horse.” Horse Day will take place at the Erin Fairgrounds, and will also be a fundraiser for the Erin Agricultural Society’s building accessibility project.

Guelph, ON April, 4, 2019 - Spring is the season of change. Unfortunately, horses aren’t great with change. Changes to a horse’s routine and diet can increase the risk of colic and are often overlooked as a potential cause. However, 80 percent of colic cases can be prevented with proper management strategies. Do your part to prevent colic this spring by learning more.

The City of Montreal announced in 2018 that horse-drawn carriages in the city would be phased out by 2020 after incidents involving the horses raised concerns about the animals’ welfare. Currently, there are about 50 horses and 47 drivers in the city, working in the industry that caters mainly to tourists.

Rising Stars Youth Dressage was established in 2004 as an all youth Dressage and Hack Show at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC. The vision of the Rising Stars committee was to encourage more youth participation in Dressage. Its mission is to provide youth riders, 21 years and under, the opportunity to participate in a dressage competition that is exclusively their own, in an environment that provides a fair playing field for youth riders of different age groups to compete against their peer group at all levels of skill, from beginners to advanced.

Guelph, ON April 18, 2019 - Researchers at the University of Guelph are leading the way in equine research again, this time with studies looking at tools that may help predict disease spread in horse populations. The studies were published in early January. In the first study, researchers looked at using small, non-invasive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, placed under vet wrap on each horse’s halter, to collect data on which horses came into contact with one another on horse farms

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