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New Funding to Help Saskatchewan Livestock Producers Deal with Excess Moisture

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 14, 2011 14:25

 

What animals are eligible?

For feed transportation or livestock transportation, applicants must own, lease, custom feed, or custom graze any type of beef cattle, dairy cattle, bison, elk, sheep, goats, horses, caribou, deer, llamas, reindeer, or alpacas to be eligible.

For feed shortfall assistance, only breeding males and breeding females for beef cattle, dairy cattle, bison, elk, sheep, goats, horses, caribou, deer, llamas, reindeer, and alpacas that were owned, leased, custom fed, or custom grazed by the applicant on Oct. 1, 2010 are eligible. 

Only males of breeding age and used for breeding purposes in the applicant's own herd are eligible.

Non-breeding stock of all species are not eligible e.g. feeders, open heifers, calves, geldings, steers, animals of non-breeding age.

For more information on the SFFP, please visit http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=b44e80c4-8543-421c-a092-ff80778a8cf7

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HORSE IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR Lloydminster, Sk.

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 13, 2011 10:10

 March 12, 2011  

Lloydminster Exhibition, Lloydminster – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m (Alberta time)

 

Agenda

                     

Are You Selling a Horse? What is the Equine Information Document?

 

Dr. Jim McLane, DVM, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

 

Humane Transport of Horses

Refreshment Break

 

Vaccination Program for your Horse

 

Basic Horse Nutrition – Jenifer Heyden, Regional Livestock Specialist

 

Dr. Jim McLane, DVM Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dr. Doug Meyers, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim

 

Please Pre-Register by calling the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377

 

For More Information Contact:

Jenifer Heyden, Regional Livestock Specialist, North Battleford (306) 446-7961

Sponsors:  County of Vermillion River, County of Minburn No. 27, AESA

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HORSE IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT Melfort, Sk.

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 13, 2011 09:58

March 19, 2011

Kerry Vickar Centre, Melfort – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Agenda

                     

Are You Selling a Horse? What is the Equine Information Document?

 

Dr. Jewel Perry, DVM, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

 

Humane Transport of Horses

Refreshment Break

Vaccination Program for your Horse

 

Basic Horse Nutrition – Tracy Evans, Regional Livestock Specialist

 

Dr. Jewel Perry, DVM Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dr. Doug Allan, DVM, Park Range Veterinary Services (Prince Albert Meeting)

Veterinarian, Mohawk Animal Clinic (Melfort Meeting)

 

Please Pre-Register by calling the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377

 

For More Information Contact:

Tracy Evans, Regional Livestock Specialist, Tisdale (306) 878-8847

 

 

Sponsors

 

Kennedy’s Animal Nutrition Centre and Davidner’s Clothing & Western Ltd.

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HORSE IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR Prince Albert, Sk.

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 13, 2011 09:50

 March 19, 2011  

Travelodge Hotel, Prince Albert – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

Agenda

                     

Are You Selling a Horse? What is the Equine Information Document?

 

Dr. Jewel Perry, DVM, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

 

Humane Transport of Horses

Refreshment Break

Vaccination Program for your Horse

 

Basic Horse Nutrition – Tracy Evans, Regional Livestock Specialist

 

Dr. Jewel Perry, DVM Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dr. Doug Allan, DVM, Park Range Veterinary Services (Prince Albert Meeting)

Veterinarian, Mohawk Animal Clinic (Melfort Meeting)

 

Please Pre-Register by calling the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377

 

For More Information Contact:

Tracy Evans, Regional Livestock Specialist, Tisdale (306) 878-8847

 

 

Sponsors

 

Kennedy’s Animal Nutrition Centre and Davidner’s Clothing & Western Ltd.

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HORSE IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR North Battleford, Sk.

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 13, 2011 09:32

 March 12, 2011

AgriVilla, North Battleford – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lloydminster Exhibition, Lloydminster – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m (Alberta time)

 

Agenda

                     

Are You Selling a Horse? What is the Equine Information Document?

 

Dr. Jim McLane, DVM, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

 

Humane Transport of Horses

Refreshment Break

 

Vaccination Program for your Horse

 

Basic Horse Nutrition – Jenifer Heyden, Regional Livestock Specialist

 

Dr. Jim McLane, DVM Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dr. Doug Meyers, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim

 

Please Pre-Register by calling the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377

 

For More Information Contact:

Jenifer Heyden, Regional Livestock Specialist, North Battleford (306) 446-7961

Sponsors:  County of Vermillion River, County of Minburn No. 27, AESA

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Coming soon to www.HorseOwnerToday.com

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 12, 2011 08:52

   

 

“Cartier Equine Learning Center….where the horses do the teaching!”

 Academy of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)

 

 

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Livestock producers encouraged to protect animals from anthrax

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 11, 2011 15:18

 

March 8, 2011:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is urging livestock producers in the Prairie provinces to take the necessary precautions to protect their animals from anthrax this summer.

Anthrax is a naturally occurring disease that can have devastating affects on cattle, sheep, goats, horses and bison. The spores that cause the disease are known to exist in the soil across the Canadian prairies. They generally surface during the summer months, when heavy rainfall and flooding is followed by hot, dry temperatures.

"Given the recent and predicted climatic conditions, the risk of anthrax is poised to elevate this summer," says Dr. Brian Evans, Chief Veterinary Officer and Chief Food Safety Officer for Canada, "we encourage all livestock producers in the prairies to speak to their veterinarian about having their animals vaccinated, especially if their herd is in an area where anthrax has been found before."

While vaccinating livestock is the best protection against anthrax, producers should also avoid giving hay that was cut close to the soil or feed that had contact with soil to non-vaccinated animals thoroughly clean and disinfect equipment and footwear that may have had contact with contaminated soil

wash clothes worn when tending to sick animals separately from the rest of the household laundry.

For more information on anthrax and Canada’s disease control measures, producers should call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 or visit www.inspection.gc.ca.

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Last Chance to Sign up: Groom One – Orientation

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 9, 2011 16:17

 

March 25- 26, 2011

Country Hill Farm, Goodwood ON.

 

Groom one is a unique program introducing students to employment in the horse industry by blending classroom experience, online learning and a hands-on work placement.  Employers are looking for safety skills and a good foundation of horse knowledge akin to those gained through Equine Guelph’s comprehensive Groom One program. 

 

Employers from the Quarter horse racing program actively participate as pathway mentors.  To find out more about program subsidies please visit:  www.ontarioracingcommission.ca.   Groom One participants can also source their own employment options opening up opportunities tailored to their horse industry career aspirations in the discipline of their choice.

 

Industry professional Doug Nash comments, “In my view, the Groom One Program provides the basics for a solid foundation in Horse Handling Skills, Nutrition, Conformation, Health and Safety, the Environment.  It also passes on knowledge gained from the latest research and technology as it is applied daily in the Horse Industry regardless of breed or discipline therefore providing potential employers with skilled, knowledgeable people that would be an asset to any Equine operation!”

 

Launch your future career in the horse industry by attending Part One of this successful, flexible study program!  For more information about Groom One visit:  http://www.equineguelph.ca/education/skills.php

 

Equine Guelph is the horse owners’ and care givers’ Centre at the University of Guelph.  It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups.  Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole.  For further information, visit www.equineguelph.ca.

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INDUSTRY UNITES ON INTERNATIONAL SAFETY INITIATIVE

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 8, 2011 13:30

Equine Guelph + 20 Partners Support Youth Safety Workbook

 

 

Photo Caption:  Photo by Gary Brown

Partners of Equine Guelph’s safety initiative “Play Safe. It’s HorseSense!” gather and have some fun modeling horse hats that bear a safety message for kids.  Back row (l – r):  Jackie Bellamy, Equine Guelph; John Aird, Workplace Safety Prevention Services; Gayle Ecker, Equine Guelph; Catherine Barker, Ontario Equestrian Federation; Susan Raymond, Equine Guelph; Ed James, SSG Gloves; Brenda Snape, SSG Gloves.  Front row (l – r):  Henrietta Coole, Equine Guelph; Dwayne Job, System Fencing and Tack; John Gilliland, Kubota Canada; Tammie Karsten, Workplace Safety Prevention Services.

 

Equine Guelph, with the support of 20 industry partners from Canada and the United States, is launching a 20-page bilingual interactive workbook titled Danger Detective on the Horse Farm, which teaches equine safety to youth through fun, engaging activities.

 Horses continue to be the #1 cause of agricultural animal injuries to our youth; 67% of animal-related injuries to kids (19 and under) are caused by horses.  In addition, machine run-overs are the #1 cause of fatal injuries to youth on farms (Source: Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting program).  The combination of horses and equipment plus kids can add up to a disaster waiting to happen.

 The way to keep our children safe is through education, and Equine Guelph has rallied with the industry to present this significant project.  Major partners include:  Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), Equine Guelph, Kubota Canada, SSG Gloves, Saddle Up SAFELY, System Fencing and Tack, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture (The Equine Initiative), University of Kentucky HealthCare and Workplace Safety Prevention Services.  All equine federations are on-board, including:  Alberta Equestrian Federation, Alberta Farm Safety Centre, Equine Association of Yukon, Fédération équestre du Québec, Horse Council British Columbia, Island Horse Council, Manitoba Horse Council, New Brunswick Equestrian Federation, Newfoundland Equestrian Association, Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation Ontario Equestrian Federation and Saskatchewan Horse Federation.

 Partners will be distributing 55,000 workbooks to kids aged 10-12 years, available through:  EquiMania! (Can-Am and The Royal), federation exhibits at shows and events, industry retail locations, classrooms (in Alberta) and federation mailings. 

 This project was made possible by a significant funding contribution from CASA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and safety on Canadian farms and ranches.  “CASA is pleased to support an initiative within this unique agricultural industry; one that is uniting to create a strong partnership to keep its kids safe,” says Marcel Hacault, executive director of CASA. 

 For more information on how to obtain a Danger Detective on the Horse Farm Activity Workbook, please contact your provincial/territorial equine federation.

 

-By Henrietta Coole

 

 Equine Guelph is the horse owners’ and care givers’ Centre at the University of Guelph.  It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups.  Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole.  For further information, visit www.equineguelph.ca.

 

 

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2011 Saskatchewan Horse Federation Conference

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 7, 2011 16:49

www.HorseOwnerToday.com would like to thank everyone that visited our display booth at the Sask. Horse Federation March 4-6,2011. 

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