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Study Seeks to Reduce Stress of Weaning

Study Seeks to Reduce Stress of Weaning

A study is currently being conducted at Plymouth University, led by Catherine Williams, on weaning methods in the equine industry. Williams said “Much research has been conducted in this area and, whilst many agree that the weaning process can be read more

Ontario Animal Health Network Launched

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has partnered with the University of Guelph to create the Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN). The purpose is to detect disease and other health issues early so that action can read more

Can Eye Wrinkles Reveal a Horse’s Emotional State?

At the recent International Society for Equitation Science Conference, a team of researchers from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, discussed a study they conducted which asked whether eye wrinkles in horses are caused by negative emotional states or read more

West Nile Virus in Sudbury, Ontario

On August 11, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a positive test result for West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse from the Sudbury area. The unvaccinated mare developed neurological signs which progressively read more

One-year Countdown to Rio 2016

Today marks the one-year countdown to the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where equestrian sport will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic movement at the first Games to be held in South America. The world’s best horses read more

Glanders Threat in Rio Prior to Test Event

In April 2015, a police horse from the city of Vitoria, located over 500 kilometres from Rio, was diagnosed with glanders. This horse had left the Army Equestrian School in Deodoro ‒ site of the Olympic Equestrian venue ‒ in read more

Equine Canada Presents Proposed By-laws

In a special notice to members, Equine Canada presented the proposed EC By-laws and Articles of Continuance and encourages members to Get Informed, Get Engaged, Vote! The proposed By-laws and Articles of Continuance are the result of extensive consultation and read more

In Memoriam: Alan Plewis

Alan Plewis, founder and operator, along with his wife, Margaret, of the iconic Foxhunter Tack Shop in Stouffville, ON, for over 35 years, passed away on July 16th. Plewis was deeply rooted in the equestrian community first as a professional read more

Alan Plewis

Canadian Eventing Team Ready for Action at Pan Am Games

Canadian Eventing Team members Colleen Loach of Dunham, QC, defending Pan Am champion Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON, Waylon Roberts of Port Perry, ON, and Kathryn Robinson of Kettering, GBR, are ready for action as eventing competition gets underway at read more

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