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Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines is Now Available

Equine Canada (EC) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the release of the new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. The Code is available for download here. “The development of this new Code is perhaps the most important project in recent Canadian history for the […]
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nEHV-1 Reported in the United States

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1) has been reported in a horse at the HITS show grounds in Ocala, Florida. It has been confirmed that it is the neurological strain of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (nEHV-1). Outbreaks of nEHV-1 are contagious and have a high […]
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West Nile Virus Advisory for Ontario

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee believes the information contained in this advisory is of national importance to Canadian horse owners. The advisory appears below. West Nile Virus (WNV) is endemic in Ontario and cases occur in the horse population at varying levels each year. There is the potential for a significant increase in the […]
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Equine Canada Creates Task Force on FEI Hypersensitivity Protocol

Equine Canada (EC) today announced it has requested its Sport Council to strike a Hypersensitivity Protocol Task Force. The objective of the Task Force will be to review the International Equestrian Federation’s Protocol for Thermography and Clinical Examination (Hypersensitivity of legs) to ascertain, from the perspective of Canada’s equestrian sport community, if the protocol and […]
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Vote on Revised Equine Canada Bylaws

Equine Canada has revised its Bylaws and is calling on its membership to review and vote on the proposed 29 draft amendments. To read the revised draft Bylaws, and to learn more on how and when you can participate in the voting, on-line or in person, click here. All EC Sports License holders are pre-registered […]
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Canadian Eventing Committee Seeks International Technical Advisor

The Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee is a technical management team of volunteers that includes two elite rider representatives. It is assisted by professional staff including the Eventing Manager. The International Technical Advisor (ITA) provides leadership and works in partnership with the High Performance Committee and in particular with the Chef d’ Equipe and the […]
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Equine Canada Health Alert Updates

Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Las Animas, Colorado August 2, 2012 A horse tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Las Animas County, Colorado on August 2, 2012. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any […]
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Top 25 Finish for Ashley Holzer in Olympic Dressage

Canadian Olympic Team member for Dressage Ashley Holzer of Toronto, ON, finished 24th individually on Tuesday, August 7, at the 2012 London Olympic Games. A total of 50 athletes competed individually in the equestrian sport of Dressage at the Olympic equestrian venue of Greenwich Park. Riding Breaking Dawn, Holzer earned a score of 71.317% to […]
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Third National Equine Code of Practice Survey

Equine owners and others with an interest in equine welfare have an opportunity to provide input into the revision to Canada’s Equine Code of Practice through online surveys. The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting a third stakeholder survey to gain further input as the Equine Code of Practice is revised. The Code […]