Ontario Survey Results Released

Published: September 8, 2017 08:27 am EDT

The recently completed Ontario Racing Industry Survey results are in and over 70 per cent of the respondents agreed that the industry would benefit from education/training opportunities for both grooms and trainers.

In a first-of-its-kind survey, grooms, trainers, owners and other stakeholders from all three sectors of the Ontario racing industry were asked for feedback to direct future research, education/training programs and outreach efforts to maintain and improve racehorse health and well-being in Ontario.

Nearly 60 per cent of respondents reported ‘sickness’ as the No. 1 most common reason their horses perform poorly in races.

The top three health issues of concern to the racehorse industry are:

1) Respiratory
2) Injuries
3) Gut Issues

Click this link or read the PDF below to view the results of the survey.

(Equine Guelph)