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Fourth-year veterinary student Becky Gilday. Photo: Myrna MacDonald.

Becky Gilday receives Markel/AAEP award

Becky Gilday, a fourth-year student at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), was one of eight North American veterinary students  to receive the 2013 Markel/American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation scholarships in early December. The students received their $2,500 scholarships on December 8 during the AAEP’s 59th annual convention’s student luncheon in Nashville, Tenn. The annual program recognizes …

December 16th, 2013 Full story »

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EHRF donations make great gifts!

Struggling to find a meaningful Christmas present for your family’s horse enthusiast, your local veterinarian or your riding coach? Here’s a great option for you: make a donation to the WCVM’s Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) on their behalf! Unlike a coffee gift card or a box of chocolates, a contribution to the EHRF is a gift that keeps on …

December 07th, 2013 Full story »

Dr. Anne Marie Guillemaud and her horse Nellie demonstrate the overground endoscope and Holter telemetry monitor. Photo: Myrna MacDonald.

EFC’s $120,000 gift supports equine program

The Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) gave another boost to horse health care in the country with its latest contribution of $120,000 to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s equine health program. The national organization’s gifts were highlighted during a horse health evening on October 8 that was held in the WCVM’s recently expanded Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre. “Having the …

October 30th, 2013 Full story »

Dr. Kathleen Anderson

WCVM alumna new AAEP vice president

The American Association of Equine Practitioners has named Kathleen Anderson, DVM, owner of Equine Veterinary Care PC in Elkton, Md., as its 2014 vice president. Dr. Anderson will be installed during the Dec. 10 President’s Luncheon at the 59th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn., and will assume the role of AAEP president in 2016. A native of British Columbia, Dr. …

September 10th, 2013 Full story »

Dr. Steve Manning

WCVM linked to equine welfare awards

Two Western College of Veterinary Medicine veterinarians were among the recipients of the 2013 Awards of Distinction for Equine Welfare on February 16 in Saskatoon, Sask. During a noon-hour awards ceremony, Dr. Sue Ashburner (WCVM ’79) received an Award of Distinction for Equine Welfare Communication while her colleague, Dr. Steve Manning (OVC ’91) received an Award of Distinction for Equine …

February 20th, 2013 Full story »

Equine Expo’s sophomore year bigger, better

One year after the first Saskatchewan Equine Expo took place in Saskatoon, the annual equine event has “grown up” to include an expanded trade show, more demonstrations and more activities that will appeal to people of all ages. The 2013 Saskatchewan Equine Expo, which takes place from February 15-17, is a collaborative effort involving Saskatoon Prairieland Park, Saskatchewan Horse Federation …

February 07th, 2013 Full story »

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Awards recognize equine welfare efforts

Once again, the Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) and Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan (FACS) have teamed up to recognize Saskatchewan individuals, organizations and companies demonstrating excellence in equine welfare and animal health. Nominations are open for the “Awards of Distinction for Equine Welfare” in four categories until January 15, 2013. The awards will be presented during the Saskatchewan Equine Expo …

January 11th, 2013 Full story »

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Public review draft equine code of practice

Equine Canada and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) have released Canada’s draft equine code of practice for public review. The draft code can be viewed and submissions made at the NFACC site  until February 14, 2013. All stakeholders are encouraged to provide input to ensure that this code reflects a common understanding of equine care expectations and recommended …

December 03rd, 2012 Full story »

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Controlling EIA’s spread has its challenges

Those in the horse industry all share a stake in maintaining vigilance over the spread and control of equine communicable diseases, and this is perhaps most true with equine infectious anemia (EIA), a disease whose only control is through regular screening. But the politics of disease management inevitably bring forth questions. Why do certain competitions require EIA screening but not …

July 12th, 2012 Full story »

WCVM veterinary student Lynn Smart

Equine Code of Practice survey available

Equine owners and others with an interest in equine welfare have an opportunity to provide input into the revision to Canada’s Equine Code of Practice through online surveys. The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting a third stakeholder survey to gain further input as the Equine Code of Practice is revised. The Code will serve as our national …

July 03rd, 2012 Full story »