Ontario Veterinary College

The Impact of Impact on Bone Health

Ontario Veterinary College, graduate student, Cristin McCarty is no stranger to joint health issues having to work through her own athletic injuries from rowing. As an avid rider since age 5, McCarty bought an ex-racehorse in her early teens for repurposing into a hunter/jumper and immediately began an education in joint problems and maintenance options […]

OVC Research Update at Woodbine

Ontario Veterinary College researchers shared some of their latest results during a presentation at Woodbine racetrack on May 22, 2014, thanks to generous sponsorship from the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) and Woodbine Entertainment Group. This research day was open to all Woodbine members involved in day-to-day work with the horses, with […]

Woodbine Under Quarantine for EHV-1

Woodbine Entertainment Group has imposed a quarantine on Woodbine Racetrack’ Barn 1 as a precaution against equine herpes virus (EHV-1). On June 10th, two horses from Barn 1 who were exhibiting signs of illness, including fever and neurological symptoms, were shipped to the Ontario Veterinary College for evaluation, where one, a two-year-old unraced filly trained […]

EHV-1 in Ontario: ORC Update

As of May 28, 2013, there have been no further confirmed cases of EHV-1 in Ontario since the restrictions on racing were imposed. At the request of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), Dr Scott Weese, an expert in infectious disease control at the Ontario Veterinary College, conducted an examination of the conditions at the Campbellville […]

“Report On Research” Presentation

Mark your calendars! On April 6th, 2013 Equine Guelph presents an exciting seminar at the University of Guelph, featuring Ontario Veterinary College researchers who have starred in the popular “Report on Research” video series. By attending this event, which commemorates Equine Guelph’s ten years of service to the equine industry, you will be the first […]

Report on Research: Investigating Intestinal Microflora

OVC researcher, Dr. Scott Weese is going boldly forward- looking into what has been referred to as the “secondgenome” by looking at the microbial residents of a horse’s gut. Here, he discusses his work: When you consider that a horse is thought to have 100 times more bacterial cells in its intestinal tract than ‘horse’ […]