News: Horse Canada

OVC Celebrates 150 Years

The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) will celebrate 150 years of commitment to animal health and wellness this year. To mark the occasion, OVC is planning exciting anniversary events, including the grand opening of the Equine Sports Medicine and Reproduction Centre

Slots-at-Racetracks Program Update

The Ontario budget, passed April 24th, puts an end to the slots-at-racetracks program, operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on March 31, 2013. The provincial budget was passed with all 52 Liberal members of Parliament voting for

Protect Your Horse From Getting Strangles

In late March, an outbreak of strangles closed the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in upstate New York for three weeks. As spring competition season approaches, it is important to remember that strangles is a highly infectious disease that can have

Poll Shows Torontonians Prefer Woodbine for Casino

A recently commissioned poll by Woodbine Entertainment Group, conducted by Environics Research Group, shows that 51% of Torontonians surveyed support the idea of a casino at Woodbine. The survey of City of Toronto residents shows that there is considerably more

Torontonians support Woodbine at the site for a casino.

Report on Research: Biosecurity on Horse Farms

Biosecurity in the horse industry can be a difficult concept to comprehend, and put into practice, especially when the average horse frequently travels off property or encounters horses that have been off the farm. However, lack of infection control procedures

Equine Guelph Report on Research: Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Thomas Koch, who researches joint cartilage repair at Aarhus University, Denmark and the University of Guelph, discusses regenerative medicine. http://youtu.be/Wy4lS-aB_rE Canadians and Danes were the first to source equine umbilical cord blood for regenerative medicine. The anticipation over the

Have Your Say About Slots At Racetracks

The New Democrat leader, Andrea Horwath, is asking Ontarians for feedback on the new provincial budget and has announced two ways to do so. Visit www.ondpcaucus.com/yoursay/, www.ondpcaucus.com/exprimez-vous/ or call 1-855-ONT-BDGT (668-2348). “We have been clear that in order for this provincial

OHRIA Places Budget Response Ad in Toronto Star

The Ontario horse racing industry association placed full page advertisement in the Toronto Star today (Wednesday March 28, 2012) in response to the Ontario budget announced yesterday, highlighting the government’s misguided plans for OLG and Ontario’s horse racing and breeding