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Blister beetles contain a toxin that can make horses sick and even kill them, so it’s very important to inspect your hay for them before feeding it.

Beware of Toxic Blister Beetles in Your Horse’s Alfalfa Hay

Last week, it was reported that 14 horses at a farm in Wisconsin had died, and 1oo more were ill, after consuming hay contaminated by blister beetles. The owners of Red Ridge Riding Stable, Cindy Kanarowski-Peterson and Lyle Peterson, said they purch

Hamilton Mounted Police at Equine Guelph.

Hamilton Mounted Police get refresher course in Large Animal Rescue

Anyone who has taken a human first aid course has received a notice that they are due for a refresher. After taking an initial large animal rescue course with Equine Guelph, the Hamilton Mounted Police have been proactive enrolling their officers in

EHV-1 Leads to Two Cases of Equine Abortion in Ontario

On January 6th, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two cases of equine abortion in Simcoe County. Both cases were confirmed to be caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Both mares aborted durin

Animal protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, has filed an appeal in their case against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Notice of Appeal Filed on Behalf of Horses Transported for Slaughter

On December 4, 2019, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) learned they lost their lawsuit against the Canadian government regarding how horses are transported to Japan and South Korea for slaughter. However, they believe the judge made some er

Horse Canada Magazine Goes Digital Only in 2020

Over the past three decades, Horse Canada magazine has built a reputation as a trusted source of information for horse owners. Our readers count on us to deliver expert advice on horse care, management and training, and to share heart-warming and ins

The Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act, 2019 has received Royal Assent and will come into force on January 1, 2020.

PAWS Animal Welfare Act set to come into force on January 1

The Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act, 2019 has received Royal Assent and will come into force in Ontario on January 1, 2020. The Act and the new provincial enforcement model consist of a Chief Animal Welfare Inspector, locally deployed p

How can you tell when a horse is feeling stressed? It’s all in the eyes and the way their eyelids twitch, University of Guelph researchers have discovered.

Researchers Find Stressed Horses Blink Less, Twitch Eyelids More

How can you tell when a horse is feeling stressed? It’s all in the eyes and the way their eyelids twitch, University of Guelph researchers have discovered. A horse will blink less and twitch its eyelids more when it’s under mild stress, the resea

A study based out of the Atlantic Veterinary College will evaluate the efficacy of equine-assisted therapy for helping veterans with PTSD.

$50,000 for Research of Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans

Horses and Humans Research Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Principal Investigator, Dr. Laurie McDuffee and her team from Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. The purpose of this project, Psychophysiological effec

A lawsuit filed over a year ago by the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, has been dismissed in federal court.

Animal Protection Group Loses Legal Battle Against CFIA

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit launched in late 2018 by the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), which claimed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) was not enforcing regulations surrounding the shipment of live horses overseas for

Two mares have died due to the neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus at a stable in Manitoba, according to the Equine Disease Communication Center.

Two Manitoba Mares Die from Neurological Form of Equine Herpesvirus

The Equine Disease Communication Center reports that two mares have died from the neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus in Manibota. On November 8, 2019, a seven-year-old Quarter Horse mare in the Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, MB died less tha