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There has been a confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in Ontario.

Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Ontario

On Aug. 10, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse located in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, ON. The unvaccinated…

The Nomination Committee of Horse Council BC (HCBC) is seeking candidates to join the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

HCBC Seeks Members for Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The Nomination Committee of Horse Council BC (HCBC) is seeking candidates for the positions of Officer specializing in Coaching, Officer specializing in Competition and Officer in General for two year terms, and Secretary/Treasurer for a one year term to join…

The annual Gobi Desert Cup will be held from August 28 to September 6.

The Annual Gobi Desert Cup Kicks Off Next Week

In the heart of the Gobi Desert, Mongolia nomads from the last true horse culture in the world come together to train and condition the horses for the annual Gobi Desert Cup sponsored by TRM Nutrition. While some travel from…

Student Jenna Brandon files a horse’s teeth as Jean-Yin Tan oversees. Photo courtesy of Todd Korol/UCalgary

Calgary Vet Students Care for Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations Horses

A new rotation at the University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine is providing fourth-year students the chance to participate in hands-on equine care while engaging with Indigenous communities near the city. The two-week placement program ran for the first…

Vesicular Stomatitis has been reported in the U.S.

Vesicular Stomatitis Cases Reported in the United States

Findings of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) have been reported in the United States in the following states*: Oklahoma (Date of Notification: July 29, 2019) Wyoming (Date of Notification: July 24, 2019) Colorado (Date of Notification: July 3, 2019) New Mexico (Date…

The University of Guelph is seeking Thoroughbred racehorses that have been diagnosed with front limb superficial digital flexor tendinitis, for a stem cell study.

Thoroughbreds Needed for Superficial Digital Flexor Tendinitis Study

A group of researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph is seeking Thoroughbred racehorses between two and six years old, that have been diagnosed with front limb superficial digital flexor tendinitis, for a stem cell therapy…

Go to TheHorsePortal.ca/FirstResponders to learn more about Equine Guelph’s fire prevention and large animal rescue resources.

Fire Prevention, Large Animal Rescue Training for First Responders

The need for training in prevention and preparedness is highlighted with every media report of yet another horrific barn fire. Equine Guelph has announced it will be providing online resources on barn fire prevention and large animal rescue for all…

The results of a recent poll shows that two-thirds of Canadians are opposed to the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption.

Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter

The findings of a Nanos Poll taken across Canada in June 2019 by Ottawa, ON lobbying firm, The Parliamentary Group, show that over two-thirds of Canadians say they are uncomfortable or somewhat uncomfortable with the export of horse meat from Canada…

Learn more about the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act and the Animal Welfare Institute at awionline.org.

U.S. Passes Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act

In an important victory for Tennessee Walking Horses, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 693) by a vote of 333–96. The PAST Act would end…

There’s just one month to go until the 15th Annual International Equitation Science Conference takes place at the University of Guelph August 19 - 21, 2019.

Countdown to Equitation Science Conference is On!

It’s only a month now until the 15th Annual International Equitation Science Conference is here! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to ‘Bring Science to the Stable’ by attending lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops from world renowned equine scientists….

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