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Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Found in Southern Ontario and California | Print |

February 1, 2012 — Equine Canada’s Health and Welfare Committee is notifying horse owners that Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) has been confirmed in horses in Southern Ontario and California.

 
University of Calgary to Conduct Equine Herpesvirus 1 (EHV1) Study | Print |
The University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, is conducting a research study to follow‐up on the outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus 1 (EHV1) that occurred in Western Canada following the National Cutting Horse Association event in Ogden, Utah in April‐May 2011. The goal of this research is to identify factors associated with the outbreak in order to prevent and control outbreaks in the future.

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New 2010 Equine Industry Released by Equine Canada — Most Comprehensive Equine Industry Study Available in Canada - August 29, 2011 | Print |

IndustryEquine Canada has just released its 2010 Canadian Equine Industry Profile Study — the State of the Industry. The 2010 study reports on statistical data derived from the largest equine industry participant survey sample ever completed in Canada. The demographic and economic information garnered in the survey underlines the significant role Canada’s equine industry plays in the country’s overall economic health.

 
New Case of Contagious Equine Metritis Reported in Arizona - August 25, 2011 | Print |

Health alertThe World Organization for Animal Health (OIE ) reports that  a new case of Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) was confirmed in the United States (U.S.), on July 21, 2011.

 
Canadian Equestrian Ambassadors Complete Endurance Race During Trade Mission to China’s Zhaosu County | Print |

2011-canadians zhaosu china_webJuly 25, 2011 — Six individuals representing Equine Canada’s Export Market Development program (EC Export) completed a trade mission to Zhaosu County, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwest China in early July. The mission’s delegates met their objectives to experience, firsthand, a Chinese-run equestrian sporting event, gain knowledge of China’s current horse husbandry practices and demonstrate that Canada has the expertise to partner with China as it strives to develop a contemporary horse industry.

 
Take the Equine Code of Practice Survey | Print |

SurveyJune 20, 2011 — The welfare of farmed animals is receiving increased attention and changes are happening.  In Canada, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that sound animal care standards are in place.

 
Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus-1 Status Update | Print |

Health AlertJune 14, 2011 — 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 of Calgary Veterinary Medicine, provincial animal laboratory veterinarians and local equine practitioners.

 
From Breeds & Industry Division to Industry Division | Print |

March 18, 2011 - It’s official. Starting in 2011, the “Industry Division” becomes the official name of Equine Canada’s Breeds & Industry Division. With the goal of clarifying its role within the national federation and within Canada’s equine industry overall, the “Industry” designator captures the broader scope of the Division’s activities and emphasizes that its areas of work and responsibility affect all stakeholders regardless of their sport, discipline or breed affiliation. The Industry Division represents the equine industry in all of its facets.

 
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      
 
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