The University of Guelph in Canada offers a tremendous amount of education for horse owners through the Equine Guelph program. Equine Guelph has just unveiled a new series of educational tools to teach horse owners and facility managers about infectious diseases. Following you will find the synopsis of each of these new tools and a link to each one. You can find the entire program on the Equine Guelph website.
THE BASICS OF INFECTION CONTROL (5:56 min)
This unique ‘whiteboard video’ is all about the basics and answers: What are the differences between bacteria and viruses? How are they spread? What can you do to prevent them?
INFECTION CONTROL IN TODAY’S RACING INDUSTRY (5:44 min)
This second ‘whiteboard video’ builds from the previous one and focuses on racing specifically. This video answers: What should my goals for infection control be? How can I prevent illness at home? How can I prevent illness at the track?
INFECTION CONTROL AT THE TRAINING CENTRE (5:04 min)
Watch as international expert, Dr. Scott Weese, walks you through a training centre and points out the keys to infection control and protecting your horse.
INFECTION CONTROL AT THE RACETRACK (5:04 min)
Watch as our expert, Dr. Scott Weese, now takes you through a racetrack to show you the key areas you need to focus on to make sure your horses are protected from germs and ready to race.
ARE YOU DOING THESE THINGS TO PREVENT SICKNESS?
Print out this checklist and use in the office or in the barn to make sure you and your staff are doing everything you can to prevent sickness in your horses.
PROTECT YOUR HORSE FROM GETTING SICK
This printable flyer lists the top five things you can do to reduce the odds of sickness in your horses.
Equine Guelph has included several testimonial videos.
STANDARDBRED TRAINER BEN WALLACE (3:15 min)
In this video, well-known standardbred trainer Ben Wallace, based out of Classy Lane Training Centre in Puslinch, Ontario, talks about how infection control is part of his winning program.
QUARTERHORSE TRAINER BOB BROADSTOCK (3:46 min)
Listen as Bob Broadstock, a lifelong member of the quarterhorse industry, talks about what he does to ensure his horses are safe from germs and how others can protect their horses from getting sick.
THOROUGHBRED TRAINER SHERRY MCLEAN (2:28 min)
See long-time thoroughbred trainer and breeder Sherry McLean, from Caledon, Ontario, discuss the importance of infection control from foaling to racing and what she does to protect her horses.