The Equine Research Centre (ERC) and the University of Guelph have collaborated to create “Equine Guelph” a new entity combining the programs and services previously offered by each of these two organizations. Equine Guelph will initiate and manage research that is pertinent to the industry, thus generating new knowledge and delivering this improved knowledge to the equine industry through education, technology transfer and communication programs.
“Equine Guelph builds on everyone’s vision that the equine industry can and must have available world-class equine health, research and educational resources,” says Dr. Alan Wildeman, vice-president (research), University of Guelph. “It represents a renewed commitment of the university and the equine industry to work together.”
Bruce Lloyd, who has chaired the ERC board for the last 12 years added: "Since the ERC was established in 1987, the vision of the Board of Directors has been to fund research programs and provide information and services that are beneficial to the equine industry. This common commitment from all partners will build upon 15 years of service to the industry and demonstrates a very positive and progressive step forward.”
“Equine Guelph” became operational on July 1st, 2003 with a newly appointed Advisory Council representing the funding groups within the equine industry.
For further information on Equine Guelph, please contact Gayle Ecker at (519) 824-4120 ext. 56678.