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Seminars bring horse health to communities

March 27th, 2014

A series of six “backyard horse seminars” this spring will deliver vital equine health management information to Saskatchewan horse owners right in their own communities. The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan (FACS) is organizing the seminars in partnership with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. The seminars aim to …

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Vaccinations, deworming, hoof care and equine nutrition are among the topics that will be covered during the backyard horse health seminars. Photo: Christina Weese.
Jesse in the winter

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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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 …

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