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Jim Garner and his wife had just 20 minutes to grab what they could and get out of the ranch that has been their home for over 30 years as a wall of fire from the massive Kenow wildfire bore down on them from Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, on Monday night, September 11, 2017. Understandably, the successful horse breeder and owner of Rocking Heart Ranch just outside the national park boundary fretted about the stallions left in the barn and some 100 horses on his property.

The ongoing wildfires in British Columbia this summer have destroyed the largest area in recorded history, burning through nearly 900,000 hectares, much of that in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region. There are estimated to be between 800 and 1,000 wild or free-roaming horses in the Chilcotin.

Two horses have tested positive for West Nile virus in Ontario this week. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two positive cases on August 21, 2017. One of the horses, a 10-year-old gelding in Simcoe County, had to be euthanized, but the other, a 25-year-old mare in Bruce County, is recovering under a veterinarian's care.

The Animal Disaster Relief Fund (ADRF) is helping to look after displaced horses and animals during and long after the wildfires in the interior of British Columbia.

In 2013, Equine Canada (now Equestrian Canada) and the National Farm Animal Care Council released the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. This important document is a comprehensive guideline for equine owners and managers, and addresses the basic needs of food and water, shelter, freedom of movement, company of others, veterinary care, farrier care, emergency preparedness, and humane end of life options.

Odysseo by Cavalia is now playing under its gigantic White Big Top next to Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The $30 million production is a show unlike any other on the planet.

The 60th Annual Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show returns to Brandon, Manitoba for the seventh year in a row. Join the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) as they celebrate the beauty and versatility of Arabian & Half-Arabian horses, Canadian style.

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