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Sunnybrook Stables, the site of one of Canada’s first indoor riding arenas, was the scene of a massive barn fire in the early morning hours of May 21, 2018. Up to 50 Toronto firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze that broke out around 3 a.m. EST, engulfing one barn and spreading to another. Sixteen horses died, and 13 more horses were moved to safety from the second burning barn, and later moved again to the Canadian National Exhibition grounds with the assistance of the Toronto Police Mounted Unit.

 

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Esther the Wonder Pig, the real-life star of a new hit children’s book and one of the most beloved and famous pigs on Earth, is making a very large contribution to the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

The porcine celebrity, and the two men who rescued her as a tiny piglet, are the benefactors behind a large, lifesaving scanner coming to OVC. The Pegaso CT scanner – the first of its kind in Canada – in some ways mirrors the trail-blazing Esther.

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to inform the equestrian community on EC’s position regarding Health Canada’s proposed increase to service fees for the review and maintenance of veterinary drugs, effective April 2019.

Three people from Stouffville have been charged with neglect under the Ontario SPCA Act following an investigation into the treatment of horses in their care.

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Sunnybrook Stables, the site of one of Canada’s first indoor riding arenas, was the scene of a massive barn fire in the early morning hours of May 21, 2018. Up to 50 Toronto firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze that broke out around 3 a.m. EST, engulfing one barn and spreading to another. Sixteen horses died, and 13 more horses were moved to safety from the second burning barn, and later moved again to the Canadian National Exhibition grounds with the assistance of the Toronto Police Mounted Unit.

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