Business & Product Profiles

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Since 1984, the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) has been funding projects, equipment, and students to improve the welfare of horses in Canada. Fundraising has always been a challenge for the EFC, but 2021 was particularly complicated by the pandemic, lockdowns, and the limitation of person-to-person contacts. This has been especially true in Alberta due to the economic slowdown. Several years ago, Eldon Bienert was instrumental in securing several significantly large donations that have sustained the foundation through these tough times.

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SciencePure Nutraceuticals Inc., the developers of brand PUREFORM®, is jumping into 2022 with two new products to help systematically boost the immune system and aid in digestive absorption in horses. Both formulas are also recommended for horses that may have metabolic syndromes.

equiade body support equine performance supplement

More than 33 years ago, Arnold Epstein, founder of Equiade and long-time horseman and pharmacist, was searching for an effective way to enhance equine performance. After spending time developing the product to find exactly the right mixture for maximum effect, he created Body Support.

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Increasing the horse’s comfort is always a good idea — and now it’s easier than ever to go bitless. The Dr. Cook Bitless Bridle is designed to allow gentle, effective control with pressure that is distributed evenly around the horse’s head.

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Brain bucket, crash helmet, head armour, noggin shade, bump cap. Protective helmets have many derogatory names and a long history of ridicule. For decades, hockey players’ sweaty locks flopped about as players slammed into the ice and were walloped by pucks. Skiers protected their brains from colliding with trees by pompom-topped toques, and cyclists wore a leather hairnet to protect their brains from smashing into the pavement. Horseback riders boasted trendy top-hats in the late 1700s, while the fashionable bowler was invented in 1849. Apparently, the bowler’s “tasteful design meant that it didn’t blow off easily.” Fortunately, protective headgear design and social acceptance have evolved.

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Equine farms have their own set of tasks that make compact and maneuverable machines a necessity. Weidemann articulated loaders, telescopic loaders, and telehandlers provide ideal material handling solutions to increase productivity every day. In addition to a compact footprint, these machines can be equipped with many different attachments for versatility that horse farm owners will find indispensable.

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SciencePure Nutraceuticals Inc., the developers of brand PUREFORM®, first presented their targeted nutritional supplement concentrates to the equine and pet markets in 1997. The first equine products were designed to target horse joint pain (GHCL Plus/Glucosamine PLUS), as well as inflammation and respiratory issues (Curcuzone/First Response). They were so well received by the equine community in North America that the company received awards and accolades within the first two years.

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Horses have an extraordinarily large digestive system — compared to humans they have more than double the length if you were to place them side-by-side, start to finish! This long path for food digestion is packed with twists and turns (and the inability to vomit), so it’s easy to see how digestive upsets can occur in our equine partners. Below is a quick overview to give you a better understanding of how we can feed to our horses’ needs while keeping in mind how they evolved.

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The horse industry is changing. Horse welfare has become an everyday concern; veterinary medicine has advanced substantially; and the costs of horse ownership have risen. So, it’s time for the horse insurance industry to change, too.

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The Horse Habit located at Kemble, Ontario, was established 29 years ago by Ellen O’Reilly, with the mission “To bring quality equipment to the horse and their human.”

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