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Equine drug study leads to rule change

April 14th, 2016

Results from a Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) study have led to a nation-wide change in Equine Canada-sanctioned competition rules regulating the use of the drug firocoxib in performance horses. The national equine sport organization’s rule change regarding firocoxib’s use came into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that’s used to treat musculoskeletal …

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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 …

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