News: Horse Canada

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

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