Full-Circle Responsibility Program - Equine Welfare

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2015 is the year to
"Widen the Circle" for equine welfare

 

We Challenge you to 'Widen the Circle' ... Equine Guelph's successful welfare program is expanding to include several exciting tools and an app.

Equine welfare is an important priority for every association and club to intertwine in all programs, rules and procedures. In 2015, Equine Guelph invites the industry to join us throughout the year as we learn more about the Code of Practice.

Each month our enews will focus on a specific chapter of the new National Code of Practice for Equine Welfare, giving you the keys to the code.

Equine Welfare Resources

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HORSE HEALTH TRACKER APP CODE DECODER EQUINE 1ST AID KIT
Monitor your horse's vital health data, body condition score and body weight with a few simple measurements. The Code Decoder is the fast, easy way to learn the National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. The Equine Guelph First Aid Kit is available for $129 (savings of over $55) at many Greenhawk locations.
 
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1. Responsibility To YOUR Horse

Horses in pasture image • Follow the "Code of Practice" on your farm.

The CODE DECODER is the fast, easy way to learn the National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines.

 

• Educational Resources:

Equine Guelph's online courses, tools and infosheets

Ontario Equestrian Federation Equine Welfare program (horse ownership and horse health resources)

Equine Canada Horse Health & Welfare resources

Campbell Centre for Animal Welfare

Farm & Food Care Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Horse Resources)

 

• Monthly features 2014:

JANUARY

- Equine Welfare feature & infosheet

FEBRUARY

- Cost of Ownership feature, infosheet (excel) (pdf)  & video

MARCH

- Emergency Preparedness feature & infosheet

APRIL

- Trailer Safety feature & infosheet (pdf)

MAY

- Body Condition Score feature

JUNE

- Fire Safety feature & infosheet

JULY

- Hazards on the Horse Farm feature & infosheet

AUGUST

- Equine Emergency Preparedness and Large Animal feature

SEPTEMBER

- Planning for the Final Goodbye feature & infosheet

OCTOBER

- Prevention & Treatment of Leg Injuries feature PLUS

arthritis infosheet & managing athletes infosheet

NOVEMBER

- Welfare Issues and Drug Use in Horses feature

DECEMBER

- Second Careers for Racehorses feature

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2. Responsibility To ALL Horses

Distressed horse image • If you care for YOUR horse … care for ALL horses

Consider providing a "forever home" to a horse in need

Can you assist (i.e. volunteer, items, funds) a reputable rescue, sanctuary or re-homing facility so they can give horses a second chance?

 

• Do you run a horse rescue facility?

Resources for you:

Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue & Retirement Facilities (AAEP)

Equine Sanctuary & Rescue Facility Guidelines (University of California, Davis)

 

• Are you feeding a starved horse?

Contact Gayle Ecker directly at:

gecker@uoguelph.ca

519 824 4120, ext 56678

 

• If you spot a horse in distress

Do not take matters into your own hands. Forward your concern to your local Ontario SPCA, Humane Society, or Police service; they have the legal authority to investigate cases of animal cruelty.

for OSPCA, Contact (Toll Free):

• 310-SPCA

• 310-7722

• email: cruelty@ospca.on.ca

• website: www.ontariospca.ca

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In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Equine Guelph is developing an equine welfare educational initiative, "Full-Circle-Responsibility", which stands to benefit the welfare of horses in both the racing and
non-racing sectors.
  Development of equine welfare training tools is being funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario.  
Other partners include:
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Ontario Equestrian Federation logo Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food logo Ontario Racing Commission logo Ontario SPCA and Humane Society logo STANDARDBRED CANADA logo
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