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April 8, 2019 – During the 2019 foal season, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will cover the cost of conducting equine necropsy (post-mortem) examinations on aborted fetuses, stillbirths or euthanized foals that are suspected to be cases of warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS).

The University of Guelph periodically calls together Canada’s horse community, to develop a consensus on the community’s shared national priorities. The university’s most recent Equine Industry Symposium (EIS) has now created the Guelph Equine Public Policy Group, to advance those priorities with Canada’s governments and public institutions.

It was 2007, and I was a fledgling professor attending my first International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) conference in Michigan, USA. Having attended previous scientific conferences, I had a preconceived vision of long, boring talks in darkened rooms designed to encourage napping, interspersed with coffee and cookies, and occasional glimpses of the lovely weather outside I was missing. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

March 21, 2019 – The Ontario Government will provide $10 million per year to support programs for breeders and horse people through the Horse Improvement Program (HIP). The funding will support breeding and industry development for Ontario-bred horses and will be administered by Ontario Racing, replacing the Enhanced Horse Improvement Program previously administered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

February 20, 2019, Saskatoon, SK – The 8th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo, held on the weekend of February 14 – 17, 2019, at Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park, showcased the diversity of the equine industry with demonstrations, competitions, and information sessions.

Equine Guelph announces that an unprecedented seven online short courses developed by Equine Guelph will be offered for free to Ontario racing industry members beginning in February this year. Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) license holders will be able to reap the benefits of learning the latest in equine healthcare from industry experts in a series of upcoming relevant online courses.

The Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo is thrilled to announce its return to the Markham Fairgrounds for the 2019 show. Eastern Canada’s premier equine event will take place April 5 to 7, 2019 bringing together thousands of horse lovers and industry partners all under one roof for a great weekend for everyone from the seasoned horse person to the weekend rider and everyone in between!

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