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Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Degree in Equine Management Open House at University of Guelph 

A team of eight University of Guelph students in the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (B.B.R.M.) degree majoring in Equine Management are planning an open house for all those who are interested in pursuing a degree in equine studies. The Event will be taking place Sunday, November 12th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Equine Sports Medicine and Reproduction Center at 50 McGilvray Street, Guelph ON. Demonstrations of body condition scoring will be performed on the B.B.R.M. teaching horses every hour of the event starting at 10:30 am with the last evaluation being done at 12:30 am. 

All are welcome to meet the herd and learn about what the Equine Management major has to offer. Featured on the left, is one of the B.B.R.M. teaching horses, Jackson, a 10-year-old Haflinger gelding who often participates in demonstrations, such as body condition scoring or equine first aid. He is an affectionate big guy who enjoys showing this to the students with plenty of kisses and snuggles daily. 

The University of Guelph is known for being the largest and most renowned agricultural school in Canada since 1964, founded from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) and Macdonald Institute. Since 2007, it has been the only university in Canada to offer a degree program in equine management, through the Department of Animal Biosciences and Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

“With a strong focus in hands-on learning, horse welfare, scientific based evidence, and best practice, this degree was the perfect avenue towards a fulfilling career in the industry.” (Stephanie Mackay, 2023) 

The program was first implemented at the University of Guelph Kempville Campus in 2007 by Dr. Katrina Merkies, an associate professor currently at the University of Guelph main campus. The Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (B.B.R.M.) Equine Management (EQM) offers a mixture of biological sciences as well as business management programs through a combination of economic aspects, managerial aspects, biology, physiology and behavior of the equine species and industry. 

Source: University of Guelph News Release

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