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calgary stampede equine events, rodeo calgary stampede, bull riding calgary stampede research anderson-chisholm animal care and welfare, faculty of veterinary medicine university of calgary dr ed pajor

Few bulls show signs of stress or anxiety just before bucking performance - A new study by a renowned animal welfare and behaviour expert at the University of Calgary looks at the stress levels of bucking bulls at the Calgary Stampede. The study — the first to examine the handling of bucking bulls before a rodeo performance — found that few bulls show signs of stress or anxiety. “The major conclusion of our study was that at this specific rodeo, the majority of bulls did not show behavioural indicators of fear prior to the performance,” says Dr. Ed Pajor, professor in animal behaviour and welfare at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) and Anderson-Chisholm Chair in Animal Care and Welfare. “The evidence does not support concerns that bulls were agitated prior to performance.”

Haygain, the world’s only manufacturer of scientifically proven hay steamers, is pleased to announce a new partnership with System Fencing Stalls and Equipment to distribute Haygain products in Canada. Haygain’s range of scientifically proven, patented hay steamers eliminate respirable dust in hay and haylage, kill mould spores and bacteria, and produce hygienically clean, palatable forage.

The Pacific Association of the Andalusian & Lusitano Horse (PAALH) is proud to announce their 13th annual show, to be held at the Westerner Event Centre in Red Deer, Alberta, August 12-14, 2016!

New Brand, Name, Logo & Website for EC - Equine Canada officially transitioned into a new and exciting brand, including a new logo and new name, Equestrian Canada (EC).

Source: Arabian Horse Association

The Canadian National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show returns to Brandon, MB, August 14 to 20, 2016 at the Keystone Centre. The show will offer the Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L) program for newcomers to learn more about the horses exhibiting at the event.

whoas, wild horses of alberta society, saving alberta's wild horses, olds alberta horse charity wild horse rescue alberta

Spring 2015 to Spring 2016 - The Wild Horses of Alberta Society (WHOAS) recently completed the first year of an innovative five-year pilot contraception and field monitoring project. The aim of the project is to develop a means to provide effective and humane stewardship for the just over 850 remaining wild horses in Alberta. This is the first program of its kind in Canada and a showcase for the way in which a not-for-profit organization can design, manage, and implement a community-based scientific field program using skilled volunteers that are invested in the project.

Schleese Saddlery Service announced on July 15, 2016, that as part of their 30th anniversary celebration, they will be giving away 30 saddles to deserving organizations or individuals over the coming year.

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