What a great start to fall 2018! It was an absolutely fantastic experience to attend the first annual International Equine Symposium in Calgary in September 2018. Rachael, Tanya and I each presented different equine projects that we have been conducting in Ontario and the feedback was really fantastic. It was a great way to interact with equine practitioners, researchers and students and wrapped up with an absolutely wonderful evening at Spruce Meadows to watch the 6-bar jumping event. We can’t wait to return next year to share updated results!
Yesterday Rachael, Beatrice, and Enise were out conducting a farm visit! They are collecting all of the preliminary information we need from the farms that are participating in our new equine contact network study. If you are a horse or farm owner who is interested in participating in our new study please contact us. We would love to speak with you about the project.
Kelsey was recently interviewed for an equine podcast called Straight from the Horse's Mouth. If you participated in Kelsey's study or are interested in the equine research that we are conducting check out Kelsey's interview here.
I am excited to report that the temperature here in Guelph is on the rise this morning. Since moving to the Ontario Veterinary College I have started gauging the temperature based on if the horses are in or out of the barn when I arrive in the morning. This morning the horses were out enjoying the sunshine. Seeing the horses when I arrive to my office in the morning is a real treat after seeing only skyscrapers and concrete in downtown Toronto.