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USDA Issues “Final Rule” on Soring

USDA Issues “Final Rule” on Soring

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a final rule on January 13th that includes changes that will help to protect horses from the cruel and inhumane practice known as soring and eliminate read more

Kentucky Horse Park Drops Bid for 2022 WEG

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted on Friday, Jan. 13th to withdraw from consideration for hosting the 2022 World Equestrian Games (WEG). Commission members expressed concerns regarding staging of the games and the potential conflict that hosting would create with read more

Comment on Proposed Animal Transport Law Changes

It was reported last fall that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) was undertaking a review of animal transportation regulations for the first time in 30 years. Changes have been drafted and are now available for review at this link. read more

Cyberfoal Celebrates 20 Years

Cyberfoal.org is celebrating 20 years of helping newborn foals in need of colostrum. This online resource was created by Peter J. Hurst, the founder of the Alberta Nurse Mare and Colostrum Registry, in order to provide easy access for those read more

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OSPCA Seeks Gently Used Blankets

With the cold weather upon us, the Ontario SPCA is appealing to the equestrian community for donations of gently used blankets to help keep horses warm this winter as they wait to be adopted. The Ontario SPCA is seeking all read more

Montreal Carriage Industry to Receive $500,000

Montreal’s horse-drawn carriage (calèche) industry is set to receive a half a million dollars in funding to help improve operations and regulate the safety of the horses and the public. The decision was made by the Ville-Marie borough council last read more

EC Introduces New Athlete Concussion Protocols

Equestrian Canada (EC) has become one of the first national governing bodies for sport in Canada to release official, sport-specific guidelines on return-to-play protocols for athlete concussions. “Parachute congratulates Equestrian Canada in creating a Return-to-Play protocol that will help educate read more

OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare

Over 400 participants, representing more than 100 countries, attended the recent the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Global Conference on Animal Welfare. A draft global strategy on animal welfare was presented for the first time to serve as a read more

Health & Welfare Special: 2017 Canadian Horse Annual

The 2017 Canadian Horse Annual, our Health & Welfare special, hits newsstands December 12th. The perfect stocking stuffer, it includes advice on maintaining your horse’s health and well-being, with thought-provoking and educational articles. In her article, “Talking to Horses,” equine read more

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