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Canadian Horse Journal and its talented writers received multiple honours for editorial excellence during the American Horse Publications 2019 Equine Media Awards held during the AHP High Desert Media Roundup annual conference held in Albequerque, New Mexico, from May 30 to June 1, 2019. Held annually since 1974, this year’s AHP Awards competition for material published in 2018 attracted 711 entries from 119 members representing the top equine media from across North America.

Just when you’ve put in the work to get your horses accustomed to dogs, bikes, strollers, umbrellas, quads, and whatever else you might meet on the trail, out of the sky drops what looks like a buzzing cross between a drink-tray and a dragonfly – it’s a drone! Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAV, have exploded in popularity in Canada, and it’s a safe bet that trail riders will come into contact with one at some point. Consumer spending on drone purchases in Canada are predicted to go from $5.24 billion this year to almost $11.2 billion by 2020. Recreation areas have scrambled to come up with regulations to govern drone use, and some have banned amateur use altogether.

Edmonton, AB – May 29, 2019 – The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) urges pet owners to be vigilant about checking pets for ticks and being aware of the risks of Lyme disease, which is now present in Alberta. As Albertans head outdoors with their pets to enjoy the warmer weather, the ABVMA is reminding the public that it’s tick season (April to October) and that there’s potential for serious health risks if a bite goes unnoticed or untreated. Tick bites themselves cause little harm. The danger lies in a tick’s ability to transmit disease, the most common of which is Lyme disease.

Ottawa, ON, June 12, 2019 - Health Canada has completed a safety review of human health products and veterinary drugs containing gentian violet and has found that exposure to these products may increase the risk of cancer. Given the seriousness of this risk, Health Canada is advising Canadians to stop using all human and veterinary drug products containing gentian violet.

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.

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