Monthly Archives: August 2012

Equine Canada Annual General Meeting – Notice of Meeting

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NOTICE is hereby given to all Equine Canada members that a General Meeting of its Members has been called for: When: September 22, 2012 at 4 pm EDST Where: 450 chemin de Gaspé, Bromont Equestrian Park, Quebec – Hospitality Tent, Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships Why: For the purpose of voting on recommended changes to the official Bylaws of Equine Canada As many of you know, the past several months have seen tremendous collaboration, on a number of fronts, on behalf of the country’s equestrian sport…
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Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Las Animas, Colorado August 2, 2012

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August 8, 2012 – A horse tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Las Animas County, Colorado on August 2, 2012. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any horse suspected of being affected by the disease. The disease causes blister-like lesions to be formed on the inside of the mouth, nose and hooves, alongside flu like symptoms and anorexia. The affected horse in Colorado had not travelled recently…
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Groundbreaking study looks at bacterial populations in the equine gut

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OVC researcher, Dr. Scott Weese is going boldly forward- looking into what has been referred to as the “secondgenome” by looking at the microbial residents of a horse’s gut. When you consider that a horse is thought to have 100 times more bacterial cells in its intestinal tract than ‘horse’ cells in its entire body, the scope of this secondgenome becomes apparent. New and innovative technology recently developed to study this area is simply groundbreaking. One major breakthrough has been the development of ‘next generation…
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