News: Horse Canada

Liberal Leadership Candidate Releases Rural Platform

Liberal leadership candidate Dr. Eric Hoskins released his rural platform in his hometown of Simcoe in southwestern Ontario. The plan emphasizes the need for the Ontario Liberal Party to re-connect with and listen to rural Ontarians to regain their trust

Chris Irwin Joins Stable of Horse-Canada Bloggers

Internationally renowned trainer and personal coach, Chris Irwin, has joined Horse-Canada.com’s stellar line-up of bloggers. Fans can find him at www.horse-canada.com/the-dark-horse-speaks where, in the spirit of iconic books such as Black Beauty and Misty of Chincoteague, Irwin will share weekly

US Horses are Being Accepted at Canadian Slaughter Plants Again

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition just posted the following message on their blog: There have been conflicting reports throughout the day, but it is apparent now that US horses are being accepted again at Canadian slaughter plants. When we have

Canadian Slaughter Plants Refuse US Horses

US horses are no longer being accepted by Canadian horse slaughter plants, according to multiple sources. The Shipshewana auction in Indiana confirmed reports that they have discontinued loose (slaughter) horse sales for an indefinite period of time. A spokesperson for

Biosecurity Survey for Breeders

Healthy horses are the key to a sustainable equine industry. Biosecurity plays a vital role in both individual horse and herd health. To help assess current biosecurity practices and training needs at breeding farms, breeding farm owners are invited to

Caution: Counterfeit HIPPIRON™

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, has announced that one of its equine products – HIPPIRON™ 1000 – has been counterfeited, and was discovered being sold via an Internet website. Regulatory authorities and veterinarian customers have

Farm Animals to Paint this Year’s Royal Poster

On Thursday, September 20th The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair will create a unique piece of artwork, painted solely by farm animals. With paint on their hooves and feet, a variety of animals including a horse, cow, pigs, sheep, and chickens

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