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Notice to the Industry: Latest testing results suggest containment measures working to contain EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack

Notice to the Industry: Latest testing results suggest containment measures working to contain EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-racing, horse-health, Equestrian News

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that the results of two days of additional testing indicate that containment and mitigation measures are working to contain the neuropathogeniclogical form of EHV-1 to a single barn at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala Cancelled for 2020

Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala Cancelled for 2020

Posted in Home Page articles, English riding, horse-health, Equestrian News

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, has been cancelled.

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Notice to the Industry: 20 Confirmed Cases of EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack

Notice to the Industry: 20 Confirmed Cases of EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-racing, horse-health, Equestrian News

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) continues to monitor cases of the neurotropic strain of EHV-1 present at Woodbine Racetrack. On May 17, the AGCO reported two thoroughbred horses that resided in Barn 12 at Woodbine had tested positive for the disease, and ordered a number of measures be put in place to address the situation.

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Notice to the Industry: Confirmed Cases of EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack

Notice to the Industry: Confirmed Cases of EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-racing, horse-health, Equestrian News

On May 17th, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has confirmed that two horses residing at Woodbine Racetrack have tested positive for the neurotropic strain of EHV-1. Both horses are 2-year-old thoroughbred horses that resided in Barn 12 at Woodbine.

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Barn or Yard: Where does a horse choose to spend its time?

Barn or Yard: Where does a horse choose to spend its time?

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-health, Equestrian News

Our horses live in a large bank barn with the door always open to their paddocks. Over the years, their whereabouts would often surprise me. Once during a particularly nasty storm with driving winds and icy rain, I found them all outside with their tails to the wind, tinkling with ice. Conversely, on pleasant summer afternoons, I would often find them all in the barn. My observations seemed contrary to conventional turnout practises, so I decided to track my horse’s location by GPS.

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NOTICE TO INDUSTRY: Update on the Re-Allocation of Purse Funds Program

NOTICE TO INDUSTRY: Update on the Re-Allocation of Purse Funds Program

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-racing, horse-health, Equestrian News

Ontario Racing has received applications for more than 5,000 racehorses from horsepeople across the Province and is happy to report that cheques are now being distributed.

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Equestrian Canada Announces Return To Business Operations Framework

Equestrian Canada Announces Return To Business Operations Framework

Posted in Home Page articles, Equestrian Canada, horse-health, Equestrian News

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to share a return to business operations framework with the Canadian equestrian community in anticipation of the conclusion of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Suspension Extended For Equestrian Canada Sanctioned Competition

Suspension Extended For Equestrian Canada Sanctioned Competition

Posted in Home Page articles, Equestrian Canada, horse-health, Equestrian News

The suspension of Equestrian Canada (EC) sanctioned competition has been extended to June 30, 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Calgary Stampede Cancelled

Calgary Stampede Cancelled

Posted in Home Page articles, western riding, Equestrian News

On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Alberta has banned all gatherings of more than 15 people for an indefinite period of time and the City of Calgary has declared a state of local emergency. These steps, as well as our continuing concern for the health and well-being of our community, means we are unable to host the 2020 edition of the Calgary Stampede.

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Hoofbeats Radio News

Hoofbeats Radio News

Posted in Home Page articles, Equestrian News

Recently on Hoofbeats radio, we shared new and extra information on the Findings from The “Learning From Employers Action Group," which were initially presented at the 2019 Equine Industry Symposium, by the chair, Kim Logue, in a quick 5 minute summary.

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