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Ontario Woman Charged with Neglect, Two Horses Euthanized

Two horses were euthanized following an investigation by the Nottawasaga OPP, who received a complaint alleging neglect at a farm on the 5th line of Essa Township, on October 16th. A veterinarian was called in to examine two horses, who, read more

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Three Charged After Slapping Police Horse in Kingston

Three people have been charged criminally by Ontario’s Kingston Police force after one of its equine officers was slapped during a Queens’s University homecoming event on October 15th. The mare, named Murney, is new to the force and still in read more

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EC Convention Heading to Vancouver

The 2017 Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention will take place in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC, April 6-9, 2017. EC is proud to partner with Horse Council British Columbia (HCBC) in order to provide the Canadian equestrian community with four days of exceptional read more

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Proposed EIA Disease Control Program Update

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a persistent and incurable viral disease of equines (i.e. horses, donkeys, mules, zebras) which has nearly worldwide distribution. There is no available vaccine or treatment for EIA. It is a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) listed read more

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Understanding Fall Laminitis

In the fall, some owners and caretakers are faced with the onset of obvious foot pain in their horses for no apparent reason. What’s going on? Dr. Eleanor Kellon, an established authority in equine Cushings and Insulin Resistance, says the read more

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Inside the 2016 Equestrian Canada AGM

Equestrian Canada (EC) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 under its new By-laws and governance model. The AGM agenda included three items of business: 1) approve the audited financial statements for the fiscal read more

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University of Guelph Offers New Equine Care and Management Diploma

Students interested in pursuing equine studies now have an Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management to consider at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus. The first intake of equine diploma students will be in fall 2017, and interested students read more

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New EU Rules for Import of Canadian Horsemeat

It has been announced that the European Commission is set to adopt stricter regulations on the import of horsemeat from non-EU countries following its latest audit, which found that Canadian horsemeat may not meet EU food safety standards. Consumer safety read more

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Support Improved Animal Transport Laws

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is undertaking a review of animal transportation regulations for the first time in 30 years. Changes have been drafted, but Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food has yet to bring them forward for public read more

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in the Toronto Area

On September 12, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a positive test result for West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse from the Toronto area. The horse displayed signs of fever, muscle tremors, read more

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