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As show season approaches, horse owners are reminded that the practice of tail alteration in horses in now banned in British Columbia. The ban has been in effect since November 2016, when the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) passed a vote in favour of banning cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses. The decision brings British Columbia in line with the majority of provinces across Canada and supports the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) position on the practices.

A horse lover in Victoria, BC is rescuing a horse named Blossom and could use some help. Shelly Taylor, who found the mare in a kill pen in Louisiana, describes Blossom as, “A kind, gentle soul whose body tells a story of neglect and unfortunate circumstance.”

Prairieland Park organizers and the Saskatchewan Equine Expo committee would like to thank their partners, The Saskatchewan Horse Federation and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, along with all the sponsors, the media, and volunteers who helped to make the 6th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo such an amazing success.

Serving Manitoba’s Equine Community - Any organization is only as strong as the people in it. We are pleased to honour some of our exceptional 2016 Manitoba Horse Council members.

A Weekend of Education & Enjoyment - The 35rd Annual Alberta Horse Conference took place January 13-15, 2017 in a new venue and location at the Strathcona County Community Centre in Sherwood Park, and the changes were exciting!

Manitoba’s Keystone Centre presents the 10th Anniversary of Horse3 in their Westoba Ag Centre, Brandon, on April 14 to 16, 2017.

By Jeanette Neufeld

When it comes to the equine care available at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), clinicians have access to many advanced technologies and tools that allow them to provide cutting edge care.

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