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Study Investigates Parasite that May Cause Equine Abortions

Canadian researchers are investigating the exposure rate, or seroprevalence, of the parasite Neospora caninum and its potential link to equine abortion.

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Study to Determine Prevalence of Tick-Borne Infections in Ontario Horses

A study led by Dr. Luis Arroyo at the OVC set out to determine the prevalence of Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis in the Ontario horse population.

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Ontario Study Shows Steamed Hay is Superior for Equine Athletes

Results are in from the Equine Guelph funded research that marks the first study to investigate steamed, soaked and dry hay in Ontario.

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Learn How to Assess Lameness in Horses with Free Online Tool

Equine Guelph’s Lameness Lab tool provides interactive activities to help you learn the causes of lameness in horses as well as how to assess lameness.

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Positive Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Reported In B.C.

A case of Equine Infectious Anemia was confirmed on May 29th by the CFIA national reference laboratory for a horse in Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia.

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New Study Indicates Zebra Stripes Regulate Body Temperature

New research indicates that zebras' stripes are used to control body temperature, and reveals a new mechanism for how this may be achieved.

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When Will it Be Legal to Use CBD for Horses in Canada?

Products containing cannabis, commonly referred to as CBD, are now on the market which claim to have therapeutic benefits for horses. But are they legal?

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Veterinary Products Containing Gentian Violet Pose Cancer Risk

Health Canada has found that exposure to human health products and veterinary drugs containing gentian violet may increase the risk of cancer.

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Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy Outbreak in Saskatchewan

An outbreak of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), also known as neurotropic equine herpes virus -1 (nEHV-1), has been reported in Saskatchewan.