Safe and healthy food is essential for our equine companions and our equine athletes who rely on appropriate ingredients to maximize performance. Supplements are also required at times and should be free from contamination, as well as be effective in improving the horse’s condition. 

Nutrition researchers assess how food is absorbed, assimilated, biosynthesized, catabolized and excreted by the horse in order to understand how it relates to health and disease.  As more horse owners seek a holistic approach to keeping their horse healthy, we will see continued growth in this field of research.

Lindinger, MichaelNutraceutical Alliance
Pearson, WendyOntario Agriculture College, University of Guelph - Animal Biosciences
Merkies, KatrinaOntario Agriculture College, University of Guelph - Animal Biosciences
Arroyo, LuisOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph– Clinical Studies
Weese, J ScottOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – Pathobiology

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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