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Follow-up UK mRNA Biomarker Study Will Build on Promising Research Into Preventing Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

 

Stouffville, ON– The Ontario Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Humane Society has released a new commemorative Animals in War collectible pin featuring a pigeon, as this year’s symbol to honour the wartime contributions of animals. The new pin goes on sale today leading up to Remembrance Day.

2020 marked the 26th consecutive year for the Canadian Warmblood Alberta Chapter Fall Classic Sale and the first Canadian Online Horse Auction, hosted by ClipMyHorse and WeAuctions. Once again, Elite Three was the title sponsor and we would like to thank them for their generosity.

Part one of a three-part video series on digestion from Equine Guelph now available!

By Nicole Weidner 

60-Year-Old Endurance Rider Takes on 700km Ride - This October, in a world tipped on its ear by COVID-19, 60-year-old endurance rider Julie Veloo is taking fundraising challenge to the extreme by racing through the 700 kilometre Gobi Gallop route across the wilds of the Mongolian countryside… alone.

 

Horse owners in Alberta are keeping a close watch on their horses after an outbreak of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in the province.

Alberta has seen clusters of cases so far this year, according to Dr. Ashley Whitehead, DVM, BSc, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (large animal), University of Calgary.

Caused by the bacterium neorickettsia risticii, symptoms include fever, depression, decreased appetite, mild colic, and diarrhea. More serious symptoms include abortion of fetuses by pregnant mares, laminitis, and death in approximately 30% of infected horses.

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada (HWAC) has launched an online training program, in an effort to increase awareness around nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of equines.

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