News: Horse Canada

Free EHV-1 Testing Available

Subsequent to the recent diagnosis of equine neurological disease in Ontario due to Equid herpesvirus‐1 (EHV‐1), in cooperation with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs, the University of Guelph’s Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) will be

2013 Quarter Horse Program

Details of the 2013 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) have been announced by the Program Administrator. Cooperatively developed with input from the Quarter Horse industry, the 2013 Program maintains a solid racing program and significant support for breeders. With purses being offered

Confirmed Case of EHM in Wellington County

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Wellington County. A blood sample from a horse with severe neurological signs

Honouring Windfields Farm

A new group has been formed keep the public up to date on any developments linked to the former Windfields Farm land in Oshawa, Ontario and to pay tribute to the birthplace of racing great Northern Dancer. Windfields Farm ceased

New Clicker Training Blog

Horse-Canada.com is pleased to introduce our all-new blog, The Pony Fairy, by Monty Gwynne. Better known as the “The Pony Fairy,” Gwynne is the only Canadian-approved Alexandra Kurland ‘Click That Teaches’ instructor. She has used clicker training for the past

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Federal Legislation Introduced to Eliminate Soring

US Congressmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY) introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013. The bill is intended to strengthen the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to prevent soring. The HPA was enacted in 1970 to prohibit the showing, exhibiting, transporting

Equine Guelph’s Report on Research Seminar

Equine Guelph presented an exciting full day of seminars at the University of Guelph, on April 6th, featuring Ontario Veterinary College researchers who have starred in the popular “Report on Research” video series. Attendees for this event were able to ask

BC Government Supports Next Generation of Farmers

The B.C. government is investing $87,000 in the B.C. 4-H Council to encourage young British Columbians to experience and pursue a career in agriculture. The funding was announced by Eric Foster, MLA for Vernon Monashee, on behalf of B.C. Agriculture

USDA to Increase Species Testing

In response to the European horse meat scandal, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that they will be ramping up species sampling and testing. Inspectors will increase testing of raw and ready-to-eat meat products coming to the