International & National

Stabilization, Changes in Health Management, and Additional Challenges for Riding and Open Spaces Are Indicated - American Horse Publications (AHP) conducted its fourth online nationwide equine industry survey sponsored by Zoetis from January 22, 2018, through April 1, 2018. The survey’s three main objectives are: to gauge participation trends and management practices in the US equine industry; to identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own or manage horses; and to better understand approaches to horse health care.

Official Charity of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 to Offer Interactive Experience at World Equine Expo™ - In developing countries across the globe, working horses, donkeys, and mules are lifelines for families who depend on them for existence. Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, works around the world to improve and protect the lives of working equines.

Hundreds of Wildfires Affect Thousands of Residents - The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the province-wide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Meaford Fire Department Training Centre in Ontario is opening its doors once again for intensive training on what to do in emergency situations involving large animals. Learn alongside first responders the best practices for successful rescue in these stressful and potentially life-threatening situations. Registration is now open to all (must be at least 18 years of age) for the next offering of Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Rescue Awareness/Operational Training to be held October 12 (evening), 13 and 14, 2018.

The 2018 Event is On Track to Have More Than 700 Participating Retailers in 19 Countries. Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day, to be held August 18 and 19, 2018, expects to have a record number of participating retailers this year.

The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining eight equestrian World Championship caliber events in a pre-determined location. The FEI disciplines – Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining – are all included on the competition schedule, while equestrian-focused demonstrations and exhibitions will also be hosted throughout the duration of the event. The 2018 edition of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ will be held in Mill Spring, NC, over 13 days from September 11-23rd, 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Center.

Guelph, ON Aug. 8, 2018 - While most of us are more concerned with eliminating waste, the examination of manure and gut contents are providing fascinating upcoming studies for two Ontario Veterinary College researchers, Drs Scott Weese and Luis Arroyo.

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