International & National

The Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Group outreach forum has been in existence for almost 20 years and currently has over 11,000 international members. As you might expect, many members seek out the group when their horse, pony, mini, donkey, or mule becomes obviously laminitic. Others report issues confirmed by blood work but state they have never had problems with laminitis.

Guelph, ON April, 4, 2019 - Spring is the season of change. Unfortunately, horses aren’t great with change. Changes to a horse’s routine and diet can increase the risk of colic and are often overlooked as a potential cause. However, 80 percent of colic cases can be prevented with proper management strategies. Do your part to prevent colic this spring by learning more.

The City of Montreal announced in 2018 that horse-drawn carriages in the city would be phased out by 2020 after incidents involving the horses raised concerns about the animals’ welfare. Currently, there are about 50 horses and 47 drivers in the city, working in the industry that caters mainly to tourists.

A consumer product recall was issued on March 19, 2019, for 16 models of Collegiate riding saddles sold between August 2016 and December 2018. All of the saddles are branded Collegiate and have a Collegiate nail head in the head of the saddle, and Collegiate brand printed on the stirrup keeper.

The FEI Campus, part of the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) website, is a free online learning resource providing education around our partner and fellow athlete, the horse. The content and courses have the FEI seal of approval and have been carefully crafted and selected by experts and professionals within the equestrian community.

Rising Stars Youth Dressage was established in 2004 as an all youth Dressage and Hack Show at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC. The vision of the Rising Stars committee was to encourage more youth participation in Dressage. Its mission is to provide youth riders, 21 years and under, the opportunity to participate in a dressage competition that is exclusively their own, in an environment that provides a fair playing field for youth riders of different age groups to compete against their peer group at all levels of skill, from beginners to advanced.

Guelph, ON April 18, 2019 - Researchers at the University of Guelph are leading the way in equine research again, this time with studies looking at tools that may help predict disease spread in horse populations. The studies were published in early January. In the first study, researchers looked at using small, non-invasive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, placed under vet wrap on each horse’s halter, to collect data on which horses came into contact with one another on horse farms

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