Life is all about the connections we make. Researchers from the University of Guelph’s Department of Population Medicine ( Ontario Veterinary College) are studying the contact patterns between horses and humans.
Who we are: Researchers from the University of Guelph’s Department of Population Medicine (Ontario Veterinary College).
Dr. Amy Greer firstname.lastname@example.org 519-824-4120 x54070
Dr. Terri O’Sullivan email@example.com 519-824-4120 x54079
Rachael Milwid firstname.lastname@example.org
What they are doing: We’re conducting a study at this facility. The study will use a small tag (smaller than a Loonie) that will record contacts between horses and people (staff/trainers) that come in contact with each other, as well as the duration of the contact.
What they need from you (the horse owner): We invite you to give your consent/ permission to enroll your horse in the study. The tag will be attached to your horse’s halter. They will record all contact your horse has with other individuals and horses who are also wearing the tags. What we need from you (the employee/trainer): We invite you to wear a tag on a lanyard (under your shirt) during work hours.
How long will the study last? The study will last for two one-week periods. The dates of the study periods are to be determined, but will be 1 week in spring/summer and 1 week in fall/winter 2016.
Why participate? You will be participating in ground-breaking research which aims to determine the contact patterns (which individuals come in contact ) between horses and humans on various facility types.
Incentives: If you or your horse participates in this study, you will be entered in a draw to win an equine retail gift voucher valued at $600, $300 or $100 with a chance of 1 in 80 of winning. REB certificate #16AP009.
To find out more about this study you can contact:
Dr. Terri O’Sullivan
519-824-4120 ext. 54079