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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.
 
EC Export Preparedness Seminars Guelph, March 27, and Kemptville, March 28 | Print |
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.
 
Four New Speakers Added To Exciting Export Preparedness Seminar Lineup | Print |
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 Forwarders.
 
Sign Up for the Equine Export Preparedness Seminars in Guelph and Kemptville, ON in March | Print |
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.
 
2010 Equine Canada Convention Agenda Update | Print |
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.
 
CFIA Announces New Food Safety Regulations for Horses | Print |
February 1, 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.
 
Equine Breeders Seminar Focuses on Export Marketing | Print |
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.
 
Health Canada Warns One Lot of Veterinary Drug Longisil Recalled After Reports of Allergic Reactions | Print |
January 11, 2010 — The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders that Health Canada is warning veterinarians, livestock producers and pet owners that one lot of the prescription veterinary drug Longisil is being recalled due to an unusually high number of adverse reactions in animals treated with this lot.
 
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