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New EU Rules for Import of Canadian Horsemeat

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

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

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

BLM Will Not Destroy Thousands of Captive Wild Horses

News broke recently that the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board had recommended euthanizing 45,000 wild horses and burros being held in government holding facilities throughout the United States. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) read more

FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 set to start

A record 46 nations (including Canada, represented by Yvette Vinton and Kataki) will contest the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 this Saturday (17 September), with the world’s top Endurance athletes already on-site at Slovakia’s state-of-the-art Šamorín Equestrian Centre, brain-child read more

The world’s top Endurance athletes from a record 46 countries will compete at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 this Saturday, 17 September, in Šamorín (SLK), leaving in a 6am mass start for the 160km ride. (Athletes pictured here at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2012 in Euston Park (GBR). (FEI/Henry Browne)

BLM Prepares to Euthanize 45,000 Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted to recommend euthanasia of all unadopted wild horses and burros now in government holding facilities throughout the United States. In response, Humane Society of the United States read more

OEF Welcomes New Directors to the Board

The Nominations Committee of the OEF Board is delighted to announce that we have three outstanding candidates for the three Director at Large positions that were created as a result of the new Bylaws voted in by the Membership in read more

WCVM Dean to Serve as AAVMC President

Dr. Douglas Freeman is set to serve a one-year term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Dr. Freeman is dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of read more

Dr. Douglas Freeman

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