EQUINE NEWS

Get a Customized Vaccination Schedule for Your HorseNovember 2009


Equine Guelph offers a new online tool for horse owners


Horse owner and their horse imageGuelph, ON – Live and online now, Equine Guelph’s new Vaccination Equi-Planner, sponsored by Intervet Schering-Plough, is a tool designed for horse owners to generate personalized immunization schedules for their horses.


Horse owners are asked to complete six questions that help us determine individual farm differences and risk factors, including: age, use, sex, exposure to outside horses and geography. This data is then compiled in a program, and a printable customized vaccination schedule is provided for each horse.


“Vaccines are an important part of a horse’s preventative health program,” says Dr. Richard Conrad, Technical Services Consultant for Intervet Schering-Plough. “This new tool is a great starting point for horse owners and veterinarians to discuss the appropriate use of vaccines for their horses.”


To access the Vaccination Equi-Planner, go to:

www.equineguelph.ca/education/equiplanner.php


While online, check out the new look of Equine Guelph’s website. “We are excited to take our website to the next level for horse owners,” says Gayle Ecker, Managing Director of Equine Guelph. “You will see more educational tools on horse health and video clips from the experts on our site over the next year.”


Equine Guelph is the horse owners’ and care givers’ Centre at the University of Guelph. It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole.