Spread the Word - Protect your Horse from Infectious Diseases

Protect Your Horse from Infectious Disease

(logo) Spread the Word-Not the Germs

Find Out How!

√ Identify risks in your barn

√ Apply practical ways to reduce your risks

√ Reduce the chances of sickness in your horses

Biosecurity Short Course

Date: April 10 - 28, 2017 Equestrian Canada Coaching Approved seal
Cost: $95 +HST


An overview of the many steps that can be taken to protect horses from infectious disease both on the farm and while travelling to events. Information presented is applicable to all sectors of the horse industry.

Increasing knowledge of best biosecurity practices stands to benefit the horse industry by reducing the risk of disease transmission and, in turn, could create a huge positive economic impact and prevent a potential catastrophic outbreak.


You will learn to:

• Identify the risks associated with infectious disease

• Implement practical ways to reduce those risks

• Alter your equine management techniques to help reduce the chances of sickness in your barn

Time Requirements:

3-weeks (10-15 hours/week)

No set times to be online each week

Recommended you visit the course site at least 5 times a week, preferably once or more each day

Course is entirely online, so travel to the University of Guelph is NOT required

Assessment Methods: Assignment (not graded, but recommended for personal achievement and required for certificate of completion)
Materials: All materials are provided online within course site  
Prerequisites: At least 18 years of age  
Technical Requirements: Click on the System Check link or on the login page to ensure your system meets the technical requirements

More Info:

For more information, please contact Susan Raymond

Phone: 519 824-4120, ext. 53457

Email: slraymon@uoguelph.ca

What our students are saying:


"This course offered extensive information on biosecurity. I believe it to be valuable, and even essential, for any barn owner or for any horse owner/boarder that wants to protect and give their horse the best and safest conditions possible."

- Patty Russen, New York, USA, Student


"This course really brought home the meaning of equine biosecurity."

- Sue Kristiansen, Sweden, Student


"If you care about the health of your horse don't miss this course! This was the best equine course I have taken. I gained new, valuable knowledge from every assignment. The assignments provided information and practical practices that you can apply immediately around your barn and horse to make the chances of catching or spreading diseases less likely. It is about time someone made the topic of Biosecurity available to equine owners and handlers. This was my first course with Guelph but it will not be my last. With my busy schedule, your mini course allowed me to gain valuable knowledge in a fast and practical manner."

- Jan Huntley, Ontario, Canada, Student

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Industry Partners

American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation
Central Ontario Standardbred Association
Colorado State University
Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association
Ontario Association of Equine Practitioners
Ontario Veterinary College
Ontario Equestrian Federation
Ontario Harness Horse Association
Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association
Standardbred Canada
Vétoquinol Canada Inc.
Woodbine Entertainment Group

Presented by

(logo) Canada (logo) Agricultural Adaption Council (logo) Equine Guelph (logo) Grand River Agricultural Society (logo) Ontario (logo) Growing Forward
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