News: Racing Quarterly

Clenbuterol Testing Program for Quarter Horse Racing

To provide clarity on the scope of the 2011 Clenbuterol Testing Pilot Project for Quarter Horse racing, the Ontario Racing Commission has issued Quarter Horse Directive 2-2011 and notes that owners and trainers should be aware of the following: The

EC Encourages Owners Test for Equine Infectious Anemia

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee would like to remind Canadian horse owners that Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a potentially fatal viral disease that is constantly present, to some degree, in the Canadian equine population.  All individuals involved in

USDA Bans Double-Decker Transport

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a complete ban on the use of double-decker trailers to transport American horses to slaughter. Previously, the 2006 regulation only prevented the transport of horses in double-decker trailers if they were

Quarter Horse Industry Breeding Seminar

A special seminar on horse breeding practices is being held this fall in Fort Erie. The seminar will be of benefit to all interested horse breeders, particularly those with an interest in Quarter Horses. The session will be held: Friday,

A Great Time to Buy a Quarter Horse

The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) is pleased to announce two new buyer incentives just in time for the 2011 QROOI Yearling and Mixed Sale, to be held at the Orangeville Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 24th.  These

2011 Quarterama Reining Extravaganza

Unlike the recent stock market “melt-down” there was no “Fear Index” driving the competitors from across the US and eastern Canada attending the 2011 Quarterama Reining Extravaganza, held August 12th to 14th. Instead, visitors were treated to world class performances

Tim Stanton

New Clenbuterol Testing in Ontario Quarter Horses

Starting August 15, 2011, testing for clenbuterol in Ontario Quarter Horse racing is expanding to include a 30 day withdrawal period and lower threshold levels. This expansion by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) will complement the existing efforts of the

Testing for Clenbuterol in Ontario Quarter Horses

With the support of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc (QROOI), the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has launched an initiative to conduct random out-of-competition testing for the presence of clenbuterol in quarter horses, commencing July 1, 2011. Clenbuterol is

Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Status Update

Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is sharing an update on the EHV-1 status in the Western Provinces from a conference call June 13. Participants included the Chief Provincial Veterinarian, members of Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, faculty from the University