Monthly Archives: April 2013

Confirmed Case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy

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The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in Wellington County. A blood sample from a horse with severe neurological signs tested positive for EHV-1 neuropathogenic pathotype in early April. The horse was euthanized. After discussion with the veterinarian, the stable manager voluntarily placed the premises under a self-imposed quarantine to reduce the risk of viral spread. To date, there have been no further reports of…
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Canadians Ranked Among Best in the World at Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final

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Canadians Jacqueline Brooks and Jaimey Irwin battled it out against the best dressage athletes from around the world, vying to be counted among the finest in their field at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final, held April 24-28 in Gothenburg, SWE. The 2012 Olympic duo, Brooks of Cedar Valley, ON, and D Niro, Brookhaven Dressage Inc.’s 14-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding sired by D-Day, earned one of the highly coveted spots in the renowned Grand Prix Freestyle, having qualified on a score of 67.356%…
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Horse Day is back and bigger than ever

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It’s all about horses on Saturday, June 1, 2013 as Horse Day trots into Toronto and Ottawa to celebrate all things equine while introducing the public to riding in a safe, fun environment. “If you love horses this is the event for you,” says Dianne Graham, executive director of the Ontario Equestrian Federation, the host of Toronto Horse Day. “We want to reach out to aspiring riders and help them turn an interest into a life-long passion. Horse Day is an opportunity for experienced riders…
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Canada invited to participate in endurance test event for 2014 WEG

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Canada has been invited to participate in the 2013 endurance test event for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, which will be a 120-km 2* event to be held at Sartilly, France on Aug. 16, 2013. The Endurance Canada International Committee (ECI) invites riders to declare they are interested in competing in the 2013 Test Event by sending an e-mail by April 19, 2013 at 4 p.m. (Ottawa time) to Wendy Gayfer, Program Coordinator Non-Olympic FEI Disciplines, WGayfer@equinecanada.ca, indicating they would like to be considered as a participant,…
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Markdale horse owner charged with four counts of animal cruelty

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On April 11, 2013, the Ontario SPCA charged a Markdale woman with four counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act. The charges are as follows; One count for causing distress to an animal; One count for failing to comply with an Order; Two counts for failing to provide standards of care as outline under the Ontario SPCA Act. Since February 2013 the Ontario SPCA has been diligently working with an Owner to try to provide care for the horses on the property. The…
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Horse Racing Industry Calls on Wynne to Respect Legislature and Pause OLG Modernization

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 The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to pause the OLG’s modernization process until after the Auditor General releases his report on the decisions surrounding the OLG modernization plan. On Wednesday, April 10, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts voted to ask the Auditor General to investigate the OLG’s process in determining the Modernization Plan. The Auditor General has confirmed that an investigation will commence in short order.  “We have had serious concerns with the OLG’s modernization process from…
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Get Concussion Smart Today!

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After months of development, the Coaching Association of Canada is excited to offer its NCCP partners the first glimpse of the new Concussion Awareness section on coach.ca. This will be launched to all coaches through the Coaching Association of Canada’s April Coaching e-news. Developed as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative, this series of resources is designed to help reduce the incidence of brain injuries in team sports and improve decision-making about when it is safe to return to play after a…
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