International & National

Results are in from the Equine Guelph-funded research that marks the first study to investigate steamed, soaked, and dry hay in Ontario. Tiana Owens, a University of Guelph graduate student involved in the study, presented these results during her thesis defence last month. The research team, which also includes Madeline Barnes, Vanessa Gargano, Wilfredo D. Mansilla, Katrina Merkies and Anna K.

The Canadian Farm Builders Association presented the Builder Awards for 2018 projects at their Annual Conference held in Stratford, Ontario, February 28th, 2019. The Awards program recognizes and honours CFBA members with the best 2018 project in each of nine categories, with two of the categories being projects for horses based on the building cost for the completed project.

Horse Day will be your one-stop horse shop on Saturday June 8 in Erin, Ontario. This event is a collaboration of businesses and organizations in the Erin community and will be a celebration of “all things horse.” Horse Day will take place at the Erin Fairgrounds, and will also be a fundraiser for the Erin Agricultural Society’s building accessibility project.

In an interview in French with RMC Sport, he said, “It took me a very long time to be able to discuss it with the people around me. The last thing I wanted was to scare them.” He explains that he did not know how to tell them, and withdrew from friends, the media, and the jumping scene, although he plans to continue to ride for as long as he is able.

A staple of the Canadian Equestrian Team for decades, Ian Millar of Perth, ON, has recently announced his decision to step down from competing on Team Canada and in major games. The show jumping star will continue to compete individually in national events and in some international competitions.

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.