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Want a refresher on competition biosecurity, SIRC?

With competition season upon us, it is a great time to review the habits that minimize disease spread at competition or back at home as much as possible. Biosecurity can seem daunting or excessive, but the impacts of disease outbreaks are devasting.

You are invited to join the EC sponsored webinar that will review the basic principles of biosecurity to support a safe and fun competition season for everyone. The webinar will take place on May 25, 2022 from 12-1pm EDT and will cover the latest research on disease risks, actions you can take to prevent disease spread, and methods to promote and maintain good biosecurity habits.

Register Here

Speaker: Kelsey Spence, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and One Health
Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College

Dr. Kelsey Spence is an Assistant Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist who specializes in how diseases spread in populations (and how to reduce the risk of that happening). Kelsey’s research focuses on improving the use of biosecurity among horse industry members to keep our horses healthy. She has worked with horse industries in Canada and the United Kingdom to assess disease risks and improve the use of biosecurity.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Kristy Laroche
Director, Active Equine Industry and Development
khouse@equestrian.ca
1-343-308-5032