From sporadic disease to outbreaks, infectious diseases have a tremendous impact on the equine industry and highlight the need for increased biosecurity awareness and education.
Through an awarded grant, Equine Guelph is developing “Beat the Bugs”, a program promoting biosecurity throughout all sectors of the horse industry.
The “Beat the Bugs” program will be launched in March 2012, which will allow participants the opportunity to learn and put a biosecurity plan in place before their busiest season. The program will include four workshops, conducted by biosecurity specialists, offered free of charge on a first come, first served basis. The workshops are scheduled for London, Sudbury and Kemptville. The fourth workshop will be held at either Woodbine or Mohawk racetrack.