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.
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.
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.
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.
March 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
March 25, 2010 — With the next two Equine Canada Export Preparedness
Seminars scheduled for March 27 in Guelph, ON, and March 28 in
Kemptville, ON, participants are encouraged to attend without the
previous requirement of pre-registration. Participants can register and
pay at the door on the day of each event.
Equine Export Preparedness Seminars Taking Place in March at Guelph and Kemptville
March 15, 2010 — As plans for upcoming Equine Canada Export
Preparedness Seminars continue to unfold, four new speakers have been
confirmed. Presenting on topics of interest to anyone exporting horses
from Canada are speakers from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(CFIA), Export Development Canada (EDC), and from Sea Air International
March 4, 2010 — The locations and dates of the next two Equine Canada
Export Preparedness Seminars have been established for the month of
March, following the first in the series that was held in Montreal, QC,
in February during Equine Canada’s Annual Convention. Additional
seminars will be held across Canada throughout the year.
Presentation and discussion session regarding national equine identification and traceability system to be featured
February 3, 2010 — The 2010 Equine Canada Annual Convention is to be
held February 1-8, 2010 at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel in
Montreal, Quebec. The Breeds & Industry Delegate Assembly,
scheduled for Saturday, February 6th, will include a presentation
session to inform members about Equine Canada’s strategy for a national
equine identification and traceability system.
2010—Equine Canada would like to inform all industry stakeholders that the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the implementation of new a
Meat Hygiene Directive concerning all equines (domestic and imported)
intended for slaughter at federally-inspected meat processing plants. As of July
31st, slaughter facilities will be allowed to process only those
equines with complete health records dating back six months. The maintenance of
health records must begin by February 1st, for equines that are
intended to be sent to (or sold for) processing on or after July 31st
of this year.
January 22, 2010 — Breeders of horses in Canada enjoy unique advantages
found nowhere else in the world. As Canada is geographically vast,
breeders must draw on unique solutions that will consolidate their
efforts so that they can leverage off of these advantages to become a
leading exporter of horses to the world.
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