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A total of six chuckwagon horses died during this year’s Calgary Stampede.

2019 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Deaths Total 6

A total of six chuckwagon horses died during this year’s Calgary Stampede. The first death occurred last Monday. Driver Troy Dorchester had one of his horses examined following a chuckwagon race for a “serious internal medical issue.” It was reported…

A total of 45 competitors from around the world will tackle the 11th annual Mongol Derby – the world’s longest horse race – this August.

45 Riders Will Contest the 11th Annual Mongol Derby

There are crazy things to do – and then there’s the Mongol Derby. Featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest and toughest horse race, this is the 11th year that 45 men and women from the…

Canadian researchers are investigating the exposure rate of the parasite Neospora caninum and its potential link to equine abortions.

Study Investigates Parasite that May Cause Equine Abortions

Abortions in horses continues to be a very frustrating problem for breeders and veterinarians. So much time and effort is put into producing quality horses and it is heartbreaking when it does not work out; even more so when you…

For the second time this year, a horse-drawn cart has been involved in a collision with an automobile in Kings County, Prince Edward Island.

Horse-Drawn Cart Accidents in PEI Prompt Road Safety Review

For the second time this year, a horse-drawn cart has been involved in a collision with an automobile in Kings County, Prince Edward Island. In response, Transportation Minister Steven Myers says the province is looking into way to improve road…

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition filed a lawsuit against the federal government regarding violations of sections of the Health of Animals Regulations.

Canadian Government Sued Over Transport of Horses for Meat

Last fall, the not-for-profit animal protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court. The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR) and names the Minister of…

The life cycle of the blacklegged (or deer) tick (shown ~5x life size), Ixodes scapularis.

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

A study led by Dr. Luis Arroyo at the Ontario Veterinary College set out to determine the prevalence of Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis in the Ontario horse population, and to identify geographic risk factors for the tick-borne infections. The research…

Intercity Insurance Services Inc. has changed its name to CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd., effective July 1, 2019.

Intercity Insurance Is Now Known as CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd.

Intercity Insurance Services Inc., a national leader in equine insurance and risk management based in Aurora, Ontario, announced today its name change to CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd., effective July 1, 2019. The new name marks the company’s next step in…

Results are in from the Equine Guelph funded research investigating steamed, soaked and dry hay in Ontario.

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. Tiana Owens, a University of Guelph graduate student involved in the study, presented these results during her…

A new toll-free number is available 24/7 to report animal welfare concerns: 1-833-9ANIMAL.

Ontario Has a New Toll-Free Hotline to Report Animal Abuse

On June 29, 2019, Ontario’s interim animal protection model came into effect to keep animals safe as the province transitions to a new system that is more robust, transparent, and accountable. This temporary model includes: A new toll-free number available…

2019 Horse Day Kids Drawing Contest Winners

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the winners of the Horse Day Kids Drawing Contest held as part of the 11th annual National Horse Day on June 1, 2019. The contest was offered as a fun and engaging way…

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