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Wynonna Judd to Perform at Opening Ceremony of the WEG

Lexington, KY – Wynonna Judd will welcome the world to Kentucky with a special performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The 2010 Games will feature world championship competitions in eight equestrian sports at the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25 through October 10.  The Games will be the largest […]
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Windfields Farm Confirms Auction Date

Windfields Farm, breeder of 361 stakes winners and 48 champions including the internationally renowned Northern Dancer, has confirmed that auctioneer Bob Dickenson will conduct a liquidation auction at Windfields Farm on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Auction Details: Items slated to cross the auction block on site at Windfields Farm include tractors, trucks, lawn mowers, farm […]
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Anti-Slaughter Associations Praise CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued the long awaited health requirements for all horses bound for slaughter in Canada. In 2009, 56% of the 93,812 horses slaughtered in Canada were U.S. exports. The requirements posted on the CFIA website state, “Effective July 31, 2010, it will be mandatory for all CFIA inspected facilities […]
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New Rules for Horses Heading to Slaughter in Canada

In response to the European Commission (EC) requirements on the importation of equine meat products from Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) with assistance from the Veterinary Drug Directorate (VDD) of Health Canada and equine industry partners has submitted an action plan outlining how Canada intends to meet these requirements. Implementing programs to meet […]
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Animal Relief Efforts in Haiti

While rescue efforts have been focussed on the overwhelming task of saving human lives in Haiti since the earthquake devastated that country in January, animal welfare organizations are monitoring the situation and waiting for information to determine when and if they will able to get into Haiti to assist injured and abandoned horses, dogs and […]
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Import Restrictions Announced for Horses from New Mexico Entering Canada

Ottawa, ON – The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders that due to the outbreak of equine piroplasmosis in the state of New Mexico, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing the following import restrictions effective January 11, 2010: A) For horses from New Mexico for all […]
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Longisil Recalled After Allergic Reaction in Cats and Dogs

Ottawa, ON – The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders that Health Canada is warning veterinarians, livestock producers and pet owners that one lot of the prescription veterinary drug Longisil is being recalled due to an unusually high number of adverse reactions in animals treated with this lot. […]
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EC Announces its Position on the FEI Clean Sport Commission

Ottawa, ON – Equine Canada strongly endorsed the Clean Sport Commission Report, presented at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) General Assembly, held in Copenhagen at the end of November.  We are pleased that the overwhelming majority of other national equestrian federations (NFs) also supported the report. The General Assembly was similarly presented with a proposal […]
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Canadians Tie for Fourth at the FEI World Reining Masters

Ottawa, ON – Canadians Patrice St-Onge and Lisa Coulter finished in a three-way tie for fourth place at the FEI World Reining Masters, held in Oklahoma City, OK, USA on December 3, 2009. Competitors from 17 different countries, including the United States, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, […]
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Horseless 4-H Horse Clubs a Virtual Reality!?

4-H Ontario and Equine Guelph recently announced a new partnership that will see the creation of a 4-H online horse learning community placed within the successful online learning environment developed by Equine Guelph. The Grand River Agricultural Society has generously provided $10,000 as initial funding. The 4-H horse curriculum and new horse industry resources will […]