The University of Guelph is seeking Thoroughbred racehorses that have been diagnosed with front limb superficial digital flexor tendinitis, for a study.
Canadian researchers are investigating the exposure rate, or seroprevalence, of the parasite Neospora caninum and its potential link to equine abortion.
The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College has placed 1st in Canada, 3rd in North America and 7th globally in the 2019 World University Rankings.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
University of Guelph researchers Dr. Betteridge, Dr. Hayes and Dr. Bienzle share an interest in a protein with important roles in equine reproductive and respiratory research. Here, they discuss their work. In a major step towards combating issues affecting equine reproduction and respiration, researchers at the University of Guelph have identified a protein called Clara […]