Colic Prevention Program - Reduce your Risk!

  Colic is the #1 killer of horses other than old age! (button) SIGN-UP FOR COLIC PREVENTION eWORKSHOP
  YOU can prevent Colic by:


 √ Calculating Your Risk

 √ Assessing Your Management Plan

 √ Developing Preventative Strategies


Reduce your Risk with Equine Guelph’s Colic Prevention Program:

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1) Calculate your Risk with the Colic Risk Rater

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2) Sign-up for Colic Prevention eWorkshop

Colic Prevention Short Course

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$95 + HST


Designed for individuals that want to reduce the risk of colic in their own horse or horses they care for by increasing their knowledge of risk factors and preventative management strategies.


You will learn to:

Identify risks factors associated with colic

Understand different types of colic

Detect early signs and symptoms of colic

Assess your management plan

Develop preventative strategies

Implement practical ways to reduce your colic risk

Time Requirements:

Occurs over a 2-week period

15 – 20 hour time commitment is required during this period

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)


All materials are provided online within course site


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 Diane Gibbard

Phone: 519 824-4120, ext. 53457


What our students are saying:

"This colic prevention eWorkshop was jam-packed with useful information! It gave me an excellent opportunity to assess my horse's colic risk, look carefully at my management practices and make decisions about what I can realistically change in my specific situation. The guest experts were a great resource during week two.”

- Kristeen Ungar, Ontario, Canada, Student


"Equine Guelph's eWorkshop gave me a clear and concise understanding of how to prevent colic in a simple, straight forward course. "

- Jennifer Stefik, British Columbia, Canada, Student


"This course is a must for all horse owners as knowledge is the first and best defense against colic!”

- Natalie Price, Ontario, Canada, Student

Industry Partners

Central Ontario Standardbred Association
Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association
Ontario Association of Equine Practitioners
Ontario Equestrian Federation
Ontario Harness Horse Association
Ontario Veterinary College
Standardbred Canada
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Investment in this project has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). In Ontario, this program is delivered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.
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