Epidemiology is the study of “who, when, where and why” diseases (or health) occur in a population. In equine research, the results of an epidemiological study are used to guide and evaluate methods to prevent disease or to help manage health and disease in horses and other equines. 

Epidemiology is a fundamental part of evidence-based medicine, a compilation of research and clinical expertise, on which veterinarians rely to provide optimal care to their patients at the herd or individual level. 

See what our researchers are discovering in this exciting area of research.

Physick Sheard, PeterOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – Population Medicine
O'Sullivan, TerriOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – Population Medicine
Greer, AmyOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph-Population Medicine

Areas of Equine Research

Ontario’s equine researchers investigate a wide range of issues involving horses and the horse industry. Click on a link below to see who’s working in that area.


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