News: Horse Canada

In Memoriam: Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy, a well-known farrier, passed away at home in Holland Landing, Ontario, on Thursday February 9th, at the age of 55. McCarthy leaves behind his loving wife Donna, of 35 years, and their sons Scott and his wife Kristin, Mike

Equine Guelph’s New Video Series: Report on Research

Thanks to a grant from the Knowledge Translation and Transfer program of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Equine Guelph has launced a video series entitled Report on Research and Help for Horse Owners. This month’s premier release showcases Dr. Physick-Sheard’s

Equine Canada Works With the CFIA to Control EIA

With the resurgence of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) infected horses in Canada in 2011, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in consultation with Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee, is developing a new protocol for dealing with this disease. The

Designated Ports of Entry into Canada for Slaughter Horses

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding transporters and importers that as of January 1, 2012, all shipments of feeder and slaughter horses entering Canada from the United States by ground transportation will be required to proceed through designated

ASPCA Calls for Permanent Ban on Horse Slaughter

Following the passage of the 2012 Agricultural Appropriations bill, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is urging support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (HR 2966/S 1176), which would stop the slaughter of

Undercover Investigation of Quebec Slaughterhouse

Video footage and photos of troubling practices at a Quebec slaughterhouse have been released today by the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC). Captured by an anonymous source at Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation Inc. in St. Andre-Avellin, Quebec, the footage

Ban on US Horsemeat Inspection Lifted

The US Congress has lifted a ban on using Federal funds for horse meat inspection, paving the way for horses to again be slaughtered in the U.S. for human consumption. Animal rights groups are protesting the decision. In 2006, activists,

Spruce Meadows to Salute Hickstead

Spruce Meadows invites fans of the great champion Hickstead to pay tribute to the recently departed stallion at Spruce Meadows beginning Tuesday, November 8th through November 13, 2011. In response to the tragic and untimely passing of Hickstead on November