News: Horse Canada

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

Guy McLean Returns to Dressage at Devon

In 2011, Guy McLean, an accomplished horseman from Australia, entertained, inspired and educated spectators at Dressage at Devon. Given the audience acclaim, it’s not surprising that Guy and his equine team – Hope, Sequel, Pride and Spinnaby – have been

Vote on Revised Equine Canada Bylaws

Equine Canada has revised its Bylaws and is calling on its membership to review and vote on the proposed 29 draft amendments. To read the revised draft Bylaws, and to learn more on how and when you can participate in

Report on Research: Investigating Intestinal Microflora

OVC researcher, Dr. Scott Weese is going boldly forward- looking into what has been referred to as the “secondgenome” by looking at the microbial residents of a horse’s gut. Here, he discusses his work: When you consider that a horse

John Craig Wins Tax Appeal Case

The Supreme Court of Canada today released its decision in the case of The Queen v. John Craig concerning section 31 of the Income Tax Act. Section 31 limits the ability of taxpayers to deduct farming losses against other income. Section 31

Report on Research: Clara Cell Secretory Protein

University of Guelph researchers Dr. Betteridge, Dr. Hayes and Dr. Bienzle share an interest in a protein with important roles in equine reproductive and respiratory research. Here, they discuss their work. In a major step towards combating issues affecting equine

Third National Equine Code of Practice Survey

Equine owners and others with an interest in equine welfare have an opportunity to provide input into the revision to Canada’s Equine Code of Practice through online surveys. The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting a third stakeholder

Canada to Participate in Trans-Pacific Partnership

The U.S. Grains Council welcomed the announcement this week that both Mexico and Canada will participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The inclusion of the United States’ current North American Free Trade Agreement partners will build on the successful