Full-Circle Responsibility Program - Equine Welfare

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Equine Guelph declares 2014 the year of "Full-Circle-Responsibility"

 

...for equine welfare. 'Helping Horses for life' has been Equine Guelph's mandate from day one providing education to horse owners and promoting equine welfare. As of late, changes to the infrastructure and economics of Ontario's horse racing sectors have drawn attention to potential welfare considerations in this industry and the equine industry at large.

In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF), Equine Guelph is developing an educational initiative which stands to benefit the welfare of horses in both the racing and non-racing industries. Members of Equine Guelph's e-database will receive special feature articles, information sheets and video links discussing life cycle planning from the joyous initial purchase to the more difficult and often unforeseen decisions every horse owner must plan for.

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1. Responsibility To YOUR Horse

• Follow the "Code of Practice" on your farm.

Follow the "Code of Practice" on your farm. This nationally developed guideline encourages a high level of health care and management for your horse (Equine Canada and NFACC).

 

• 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:

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

2. Responsibility To ALL Horses

• 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

 
In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, 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:
(button) Go to Omega Alpha website (new webpage) (button) Go to Campbell Centre for Animal Welfare website (new webpage) (button) Go to Equine Canada website (new webpage) (button) Go to Farm and Food Care Ontario website (new webpage (button) Go to Greenhawk Harness and Equestrian Supplies website (new webpage)
(button) Go to Ontario Equestrian Federation website (new webpage) (button) Go to Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food website (new webpage) (button) Go to Ontario Racing Commission website (new webpage) (button) Go to Standardbred Canada website (new webpage) (button) Go to Ontario SPCA website (new webpage)
 
(button) Go to Growing Forward 2 website (new webpage) (button) Go to The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food website (new webpage) (button) Go to Growing Forward 2 website (new webpage