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Ontario Large Animal Rescue Awareness Course

Meaford Fire Department Training Centre in Ontario is opening its doors once again, for intensive training on what to do in emergency situations involving large animals. Learn alongside first responders the best practices for successful rescue in these stressful and…

Community Impact Statement for Ontario Case of Animal Abuse

The Ontario equestrian community has been in shock and dismay since the news broke about a horrific case of animal abuse and neglect at a Stouffville area farm in May. When Ontario SPCA officers arrived on the scene, they discovered…

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State of Emergency Declared Due to B.C. Wildfires

Due to the increasing threat from hundreds of wildfires in British Columbia, the B.C. government has declared a provincial state of emergency. The state of emergency was declared by Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, based on…

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West Nile Virus Appears in Saskatchewan

On August 1, 2018, the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System has confirmed a case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a four and a half-year-old Quarter Horse mare in Orkney, Saskatchewan. The mare was treated and survived. Two days earlier,…

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Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Haldimand County, ON. Both horses, from separate farms, were unvaccinated for EEE and had no history of travel….

A group of concerned horse lovers gathered at the Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, on August 13, 2018.

Trio Accused of Animal Cruelty Avoid Court Again

Three Ontario people accused of animal cruelty, in an ongoing case of horrific abuse and neglect, once again failed to appear in court today, August 13, 2018. A legal representative attended on their behalf. As previously reported, David Lee, Victoria…

Southlands Riding Club

Southlands Riding Club Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Southlands Riding Club (SRC), a non-for-profit equestrian riding club based in Southlands, Vancouver, B.C., is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. “We’re incredibly lucky to have such an idyllic urban equestrian community just minutes from Vancouver’s Downtown core, offering an…

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Ontario Equestrian Helps Fund Equine Gut Health Studies

Ontario Equestrian has partnered with Equine Guelph to help fund research by Dr. Luis Arroyo and Dr. Scott Weese of the Ontario Veterinary College. Their studies involve the examination of manure and gut contents to establish a baseline for what constitutes a…

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National Equine Disease & Welfare Surveillance Call Aug 8th

The next Equestrian Canada (EC) National Equine Disease & Welfare Surveillance Call is coming up on August 8, 2018 at 12 p.m. ET. The call will be facilitated by Dr. Melanie Barham, DMV, PMP, Co-Chair of the EC Health &…

Erin Fair Heritage Horse Hall of Fame

Ontario’s Erin Fair Announces Horse Heritage Hall of Fame

The Erin Agricultural Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Erin Fair Heritage Horse Hall of Fame, presented by the Erin Fair Equine Tent Committee. The Erin Fair Horse Hall of Fame will recognize, and celebrate people and horses in…

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