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Import Permits and USDA Health Certificates Will Continue to be Required for Equine Semen and Embryos from the United States for 2011 | Print |

February 11, 2011 — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed that import permits will continue to be required for the importation of semen and embryos from the U.S. into Canada during 2011. These import restrictions are a result of Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) in the U.S.

 
Canada's Equine Code of Practice to be Updated by Diverse Committee of Stakeholders | Print |

Equine Canada is pleased to announce the Equine Code Development Committee of 18 stakeholder representatives from eight provinces has been finalized and the next stage of revising the Code of Practice for Horses, last developed in 1998, can begin. Following the nationally recognized and supported National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) Code Development Guidelines, the Equine Code Development Committee will work with the Equine Scientists’ Committee, assembled by NFACC, to develop the new Code of Practice for Horses that is planned for release in 2013.

 
Clenbuterol No Longer a Permitted Medication in Equine Canada Sanctioned Competitions | Print |
November 16, 2010 —The Equine Canada Medication Control Committee is announcing the following Medication Control information: Clenbuterol      
 
Equine Canada Export Market Development on Facebook | Print |
October 2, 2010 — The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are in full swing, and the Equine Canada Export Market Development program is celebrating the participation of the Canadian-bred horses competing in the Games by profiling them on Facebook.
 
Equine Canada Represents Canada’s Horse Breeds to the World | Print |
September 24, 2010 — September 25, 2010, marks a historical day for horse sport in North America, and Equine Canada has taken important steps to ensure it will be a part of it.  As the gates open at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Equine Canada’s trade show booth will be humming with activity while it celebrates the Canadian Equestrian Team along with their successes with Canadian-bred horses.
 
Funding Available to Companies for Export Market Development through the AgriMarketing Program | Print |
September 23, 2010 — Equine Canada invites small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in the promotion and sale of equine genetics, horses, ponies, donkeys or mules to apply by October 10, 2010, for upwards of $50,000 each for promotional activities that target markets outside of North America.
 
Import Restrictions Lifted for Horses from Arizona Entering Canada due to Vesicular Stomatitis | Print |
July 31, 2010 — Equine Canada’s Breeds & Industry Division and Health & Welfare Committee would like to inform all stakeholders that effective immediately the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has lifted their restrictions for horses from Arizona. 
 
Health Canada Advises that Vétoquinol N.-A has voluntarily expanded the Recall of Veterinary Drug Lo | Print |
June 29, 2010 — The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders that Health Canada is advising veterinarians, livestock producers and pet owners that Vétoquinol N.-A. has voluntarily expanded the December 2009 recall of the prescription veterinary drug Longisil (DIN 00461679) to include one new lot, due to an unusually high number of reports of allergic reactions in animals treated with this lot.
 
National Equine Industry Traceability Readiness Study Began in May | Print |
June 10, 2010 — Equine Canada wishes to announce the launch of a national telephone survey — the National Equine Industry Traceability Readiness Study. The study is one of two research and data gathering exercises that are being conducted during the development phase of the national equine identification and traceability program. The information gathered during the research exercises will be used to inform the creation and implementation of a national program that best serves the needs of Canadian horse owners and industry participants.
 
Vesicular Stomatitis Invokes Import Restrictions for Horses from Arizona Entering Canada | Print |
June 1, 2010 — The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders that, due to the reported finding of horses infected with vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Arizona, US, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to suspend the issuance or endorsement of export certificates for horses and other equines for all end-uses originating from the state of Arizona.
 
Export Preparedness Seminars Pave an Exciting New Path | Print |
Dr. Alain Moreau, Senior Veterinary Officer, Canadian Food Inspection AgencyMarch 31, 2010 — The latest Equine Canada Export Preparedness Training seminars in the cross-Canada series were held in Guelph, ON, on March 27, and Kemptville, ON, on March 28, 2010.  Speakers and topics were selected to provide attendees with the tools required to strengthen Canada’s ability to export horses and equine genetics to countries around the world.  Breeders, along with other stakeholders involved in the business of rearing, developing and marketing horses, were in attendance.
 
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