Equine Guelph has received funding for Beat the Bugs, a new equine biosecurity venture. The program has been funded by the Agricultural Biosecurity Program, a Canadian federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

From ongoing cases of strangles to large outbreaks of EHV, it’s abundantly clear that infection control is a critical area for the equine industry, and one that typically receives little attention in the absence of an outbreak. The new Beat the Bugs program will be launched in March 2012, and will facilitate development of farm-specific biosecurity programs through workshops and a two-week online program. The program is being developed by Equine Guelph with the cooperation of various academic and industry partners. More information can be found on the Equine Guelph website.