News: Horse Canada

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

Pro-SARP Motion Passed in Ontario Legislature

The Ontario Legislature passed a motion to continue the Slots at Racetracks Program beyond the cancellation deadline imposed by the Liberals. In addition, the motion called for the suspension of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s gaming modernization plan until municipal referendums

Bradford Barn Fire

A Bradford, Ontario stable went up in flames Wednesday evening, completely destroying the barn. Reports indicate that approximately 20 horses were safely evacuated, along with the home owner. No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has

Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1 Found in Quebec

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1) has been reported in a horse in the province of Quebec. This is the neurological strain of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV 1). Outbreaks

nEHV-1 Reported in the United States

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1) has been reported in a horse at the HITS show grounds in Ocala, Florida. It has been confirmed that it is the neurological strain

“Report On Research” Presentation

Mark your calendars! On April 6th, 2013 Equine Guelph presents an exciting seminar at the University of Guelph, featuring Ontario Veterinary College researchers who have starred in the popular “Report on Research” video series. By attending this event, which commemorates

Arrests Made in Horsemeat Investigation

Three men were arrested on Thursday, under the Fraud Act, at two meat processing plants in the UK in relation to the European horsemeat scandal. The plants – Farmbox Meats and Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse – were toured by British Food

European Horsemeat Scandal

European Union officials will meet tomorrow in Brussels, Belgium to discuss the horsemeat scandal that is sweeping the continent. Since the news broke in January that horse DNA had been found in frozen “beef” burgers from the retailer Tesco, in

Interesting Alltech Feed Survey Findings

The world is producing 959 million tons of feed and has increased its production by at least four percent in the last year, according to the 2013 Global Feed Tonnage Survey released by Alltech. Alltech assessed the compound feed production